Frances Pinnock Awarded 2017 HCA/NADFAS Heritage Crafts Bursary

Frances Pinnock has received the HCA/NADFAS Heritage Crafts Bursary of over £4,000

Exotic Tastes in Rococo England

Fulham Palace and Chiswick Decorative & Fine Arts Society present this illustrated talk by art historian Philippa Barton on the influences and styles of Rococo England.

NADFAS Announces Rebrand

On 23 January 2017, in meetings held across the UK, leading arts education charity, the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) revealed plans of a new visual identity – and new name – to its membership. 

The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury

We learned with great sadness that The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury passed away peacefully on Monday 12th December, aged 94. 

A letter to AQA

NADFAS Accredited Lecturers and Trustees share their views on the subject.

Call for proposals - Age of Jazz

We are looking for a curator for a collaboration between NADFAS and The Bulldog Trust

Frequently Asked Questions: Developing a new brand for NADFAS

Why is NADFAS rebranding?

Hampshire & IW Area sponsoring a NADFAS Lecturer at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Our Hampshire & Isle of Wight Area are sponsoring NADFAS Accredited Lecturer Sarah Dunant at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

Guildford Evening DFAS are back at the Guildford Book Festival!

For the third year running, Guildford Evening DFAS are holding events as part of the Guildford Book Festival. 

On 14th October, they will be holding two lectures at the Guildhall in Guildford. 

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Fylde DFAS Project shortlisted for Historic England Angel Awards!

We are delighted to announce that Fylde DFAS' Tagging the Treasures Poject has been shortlisted for the best research project category in the 2016 Historic England Angel Awards.

Coming Soon! Another new Society in Bedfordshire

We are pleased to announce that Great Ouse Valley DFAS will be opening in Sharnbrook just north of Bedford on 18 April 2017.

Moggerhanger Park - Soane Lecture with Philippa Glanville

Phillippa Glanville OBE FSA, Vice President of the Society of Antiquaries and Keeper of Metalwork at the V&A is to give this year's Soane Lecture at Moggerhanger Park 

Helmsley DFAS open lecture for friends and members

Helmsley DFAS will be holiding an extra lecture this year, on 5th September 2016, which is open to both members and friends.

A message to our European Societies

Following the referendum in favour of leaving the European Union I want to reassure all Societies in Europe that we will work closely with you to build mechanisms for the seamless continuation of your role and participation within NADFAS.

June Robinson receives BEM in the Queen's Birthday Honours

In the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List, National Chairman, June Robinson, has received the British Empire Medal for her services to the community in Surrey.

Cumbria DFAS supporting the Cumbria Flood Relief Fund

Following the horrific floods last year, Cumbria DFAS will be holding a special open lecture in order to raise funds for the Cumbria Flood Relief Fund. 

Members of Turners Hill DFAS welcome a surprise guest!

Members at Turners Hill DFAS lecture, The World of Shakespeare, were surprised and thrilled to find that Dame Judi Dench was their very special guest.

Prize Winners Announced: Marsh Awards for Volunteering with NADFAS

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Marsh Trust Awards, recognising NADFAS volunteers who work to help support crafts and heritage in their local area.

NADFAS at Night is coming to Salisbury!

NADFAS at Night is going to Salisbury later this year and will be held at Sarum College in the heart of the city.