Welcome to the Falmouth Decorative and Fine Arts Society (FDFAS)
Friday 16 September 2016
Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves: the Representation of the Working Classes in Art
Thursday 20 October - 24 November 2016
The Story of Art – In the Footsteps of Gombrich Part 4 ~ The Age of Reason – A Story Without End ~ The late 18th to the mid-20th centuries
Dr Geri Parlby and Jeni Andrews-Fraser, MA
Volunteer Wins National Award
John Day wins the prestigious NADFAS Marsh Award, open to members throughout the UK who have made an outstanding contribution to heritage conservation. To find out more Click Here
Falmouth DFAS will take a two month summer break, with a new programme starting on 16 September 2016.
Please note new memberships can be processed over this period.
Our society will be of interest to anyone who loves or wants to discover more about paintings, pottery, silverware, sculpture and the many other topics described as the ' Decorative and Fine Arts'. By joining, members are entitled to attend our excellent programme of 10 lectures a year and have the opportunity to participate in Study Days and Visits.
Experts have shared their knowledge on subjects as diverse as ‘The Golden Tang Dynasty’, ‘Railway Architecture’, ‘Dissolution of the Abbeys’, ‘The 12 Great Livery Companies of London’ and the ‘Monasteries of Bulgaria’.
The only way to really understand the richness of the material covered is to look at our Lecture Programme (both for this and previous years). You can also listen to some of the lecturers discussing their involvement with NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies).
Our monthly illustrated lectures explore a given subject and last approximately 1 hour. Lecturers are selected from the NADFAS directory (which lists over 3000 talks, delivered by 280 different lecturers) and are chosen for their expert knowledge and for their ability to present their subject in an informal and entertaining way.
Special Interest Days
Members have the option to take part in Special Interest Days (SID), previously referred to as Study Days. These give the lecturer the opportunity to explore a subject in more depth with typically 3 lectures spread over the day. SIDs are organised by both by the Falmouth Society and jointly with the South West Area of NADFAS.
Our visits often give members an opportunity to visit places of interest that are not always accessible to the public.
Become a member
To join the Falmouth society or to find out more, either email us firstname.lastname@example.org, phone the membership secretary on 01326 311240. or download a Registration Form. (To print the Form you'll need to have Acrobat Reader. We think most of you will have this but if you don't, it's free and can be downloaded from Adobe UK.)
Please note if you click on the email link and it does not automatically open up a new email for you, you can send an email in your usual way addressed to email@example.com
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