"THE ARTS SOCIETY IS A COMMUNITY THAT WANTS MORE PEOPLE TO ENGAGE, TO APPRECIATE AND ABOVE ALL TO ENJOY THE ARTS AND DISCOVER HOW THEY ENRICH OUR LIVES” JUNE ROBINSON, NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE ARTS SOCIETY.
The Arts Society Henley (formerly Henley Decorative & Fine Arts Society) was founded in 1976 by Francoise White, with our first lecture in January 1977. The membership grew rapidly and now stands at about 626.
The Arts Society Henley is one of over 385 societies throughout the UK, in mainland Europe and New Zealand as well as 35 societies in Australia as part of the Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) with a combined membership of over 98,000 worldwide.
Our lectures are held in the Ballroom at Phyllis Court Club in Henley. We have a morning lecture starting at 10:45 and the same lecture at 14:15 on the third Thursday of the month, except July, August and December. There are 10 lectures each year with two in April, one being at the AGM.
We also have three Study Days where we embrace a subject in greater depth. Four day trips are arranged each year to exhibitions, houses, museums and many other places of interest. Every spring we have a short holiday in the British Isles and each autumn a holiday abroad, accompanied by expert guides.
Do email your news, views and photographs to Jenny Homer (Website and Newsletter). We look forward to hearing from you.
To find out more about The Arts Society, its structure and history visit theartssociety.org website.
Last year, 2017, was a landmark year for The Arts Society Henley as we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of HEDFAS. We had a number of special events, which were very successful and greatly enjoyed by our members.
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