TASW News | THE ARTS SOCIETY WEYBRIDGE (formerly Weybridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society)
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Welcome to The Arts Society Weybridge


UPDATES TO THE 2018 PROGRAMME CARD (being delivered to members early November 2017)

Extended Visit to Norfolk in October 2018. Bookings can now be made direct with Travel Editions. Update published on website on 11th November 2017.

Spring Social Event at St. George's Hill Golf Club. The date for this has now been fixed. The event will take place on 13th March 2018, and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of The Arts Society (NADFAS). Update published on website on 19th October 2017.

Change of Name

At our October 2017 AGM, our members voted unanimously to change our name from Weybridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society to The Arts Society Weybridge. This follows the recommendation of The Arts Society (formerly the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) and its rebranding

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Committee only visit to Paddington and Camden Lock

Richard Stocks arranged a committee only visit to Paddington and Camden Lock, which took place on 15th September 2017. Please see photo above of some committee members at the fan bridge at Camden Lock, just near the Thomas Heatherwick rolling bridge.

Visit to Whitchurch Silk Mill & Bombay Sapphire Distillery:
This was in place of the proposed Highgrove visit, and took place on 29th June 2017.

A spring social lunch was held at St George’s Hill Golf Club on 25th April. 54 members enjoyed the occasion. Please see picture below.

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On 27th March 2017 WDFAS hosted our Area Chairmen’s Meeting at the Riverhouse Barn.

On 11th April 2017 Carol Guthrie arranged a further visit to
Send Womens’ Prison. Details on the Young Arts page.

On 17th May 2017 the National Association for Decorative and Fine Arts became known as
“The Arts Society”. Local societies affiliated will also be making changes over succeeding months to reflect this re-branding.

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The Arts Society Weybridge

Weybridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society was founded in 2000. We are affiliated to The Arts Society formerly known as the National Association for Decorative & Fine Arts. In October 2017, following the lead of The Arts Society, we changed our name to The Arts Society Weybridge.

The Arts Society comprises Member Societies throughout the country whose aim is to increase enjoyment and knowledge of the arts and to stimulate interest in the preservation of our cultural heritage. The first Society was founded in Buckinghamshire in 1965 by the late Patricia Fay OBE and there are now over 320 societies with a membership of over 88,000. We have 300 members.

Our primary activity is a programme of lectures with a guest speaker. These talks take place at Whiteley Village Hall (pictured above), Octagon Road, off Burwood Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 4EH, at 10.30 am on the second Wednesday of each month (except July).

We also arrange visits to local places of interest, and trips abroad.

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There are also special interest days which are usually held at the Riverhouse Barn (pictured right) in Walton-on-Thames.

The Arts Society Weybridge supports the Young Arts in Weybridge and local area by contributing to an arts activity for young people between the ages of 8 and 18.

We are in need of more help for our Audio Visual team, especially someone knowledgable in sound equipment.

11th November 2017: News updates
11th Oct 2017: Site goes live

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