• Henley DFAS

Welcome to The Arts Society Henley

2017 is a landmark year for Henley DFAS as it is our 40th Anniversary.  We have a number of special events organised to celebrate and will keep you informed of the dates. 

Special 40th Anniversary Tea Party

We will be taking bookings at the 16 March meeting for our Special 40th Anniversary Tea Party which will take place on 20 June in the Phyllis Court Club Ballroom.  It will be hosted by Dr Loyd Grossman, our NADFAS  President, when he will share with us his remarkable life, from TV personality to Food Czar, to his lifelong interest in history, the arts and heritage.  His long list of achievements includes, last year, being appointed Chairman of the Royal Parks and appearing with his band at Glastonbury.

Please make a note of this date in your diaries.


Henley DFAS (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. 

Henley DFAS is one of over 375 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 Jane Rix (Website) or Jenny Homer (Newsletter). We look forward to hearing from you.

To find out more about NADFAS, its structure and history visit the NADFAS website.




Registered Charity No. 289323