Welcome to the website of Ashridge Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS).
Our Society originated in September 1967 with guidance from Patricia Fay who then, in 1968, founded the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. It became affiliated to NADFAS in 1968 becoming its 8th oldest member.
Ashridge is a friendly and enthusiastic society and proud to be one of the founding members of the National Association. We organise 9 lectures each membership year (September to June) on a wide variety of subjects associated with decorative and fine arts. These are presented by well qualified experts and specialists. Every yaer we also organise several one day visits to exhibitions and places of historical, cultural and artistic interest in addition to a five day residential tour alternating between the UK and Overseas.
To get an understanding of the activities of our Society, you can see our current lecture and events programmes here.
Meetings are held at Potten End Village Hall with the lecture, lasting about an hour, starting promptly at 10.30 a.m. Coffee is served from 10.00 a.m. to 10.20 a.m. to give members an opportunity to meet, chat and sign up for visits.
Members are welcome to bring visitors, for a small charge, with prior permission from the Secretary