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THE ARTS SOCIETY HARROW

The Arts Society Harrow

(formerly Harrow Decorative & Fine Arts Society)

 Registered Charity No: 279023

The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies was founded in 1968 as an educational organisation to encourage a wide appreciation and knowledge of decorative and fine arts. In May 2017 it changed its name to The Arts Society.

It originated when a group of twelve friends in the Chilterns began meeting to share their enthusiasm and curiosity about treasures of the past. Help was sought from the Victoria and Albert Museum in drawing up a list of lecturers who would come to a local venue. Membership numbers rose rapidly. Soon new societies formed, and were brought together in the National Association in 1968. Harrow DFAS was an early foundation; we are Society Number 25 in a global network of 385 local societies.

The Arts Society now has 90,000+ members.  Lecturers are drawn from a directory of handpicked experts many of whom work in national museums, broadcast on radio and television, and write in specialist magazines and journals.

Special Interest days are held nationally, and within societies, where topics are discussed in depth. Outings and weekend visits are arranged similarly.


Next Lecture

Tantrums and Tiaras

Thursday 11 April 2019

 

Tantrums & Tiaras
This lecture takes a look at life backstage at London's Royal Opera House and the tribulations and triumphs of working with The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet companies. We look at the way artistic inspirations, the people involved and the very special Victorian building all function together to create world-class opera and ballet in a unique environment.  Includes several performance video clips.

Lecturer: Nigel Bates 

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Tickets on sale at April Lecture

for Golden Celebration Lunch on 20 June 2019

At Grims Dyke Hotel, Stanmore