Decorative & Fine Arts Society

A NADFAS Society in Teignbridge was formed in 1988 and the Inaugural Meeting and first lecture were held at the Courtenay Centre in Newton Abbot.

TDFAS is affiliated to The Arts Society which comprises more than 90,000 members in over 340 independent societies world-wide. Its aims are to conserve our heritage and to promote an appreciation of decorative and fine arts. We have a membership of almost 400 and each year new members are invited to attend a coffee morning to meet the committee and learn about our activities.

Our main, regular activity is the monthly lecture held in the morning of the second Thursday of each month (October - June) at the Courtenay Centre, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot. In addition, we have several special interest days each programme year and we arrange day and extended visits to places of historical and artistic interest.

TDFAS is busily involved in various educational and cultural projects in the local community. All members are invited to attend our social activities and to join in the fun of trips and tours to locations of artistic interest. You can find full details of all these activities in other parts of our website.

Listed below is a brief summary of our data protection policy:

  1. Members' details will be processed fairly and lawfully and in accordance with the Society's legitimate activities.
  2. Members' details will be disclosed to The Arts Society for the purposes of mailing the quarterly magazine The Arts Society Review.
  3. Members' details may be disclosed to The Arts Society Area or to other Member Societies.