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Volunteer Programme

One of the lesser known EHDFAS activities is providing guides and stewards to local Institutes and Museums.  Six of our Members act as guides at the Henry Moore Institute, taking…

Talk – November 2017

November’s talk is a tour of the history of mystery - from 3000 BC to 2000 AD. In ancient Egypt Sorcerer priests used scientific principles to create illusions for worship…

Special Interest day – November 2017

When Thomas Gainsborough moved to Bath in 1758 it was a bustling cosmopolitan spa centre experiencing a phenomenal building boom, attracting nobility and wealthy merchants alike, and described at the…

Overseas Tour – October 2017

In the foreground 25 intrepid EHDFAS Members on tour in Sicily this October. Struggling for attention in the background: the finest example of a Doric temple in the world- the…

Talk – October 2017

October’s talk is entitled ‘Trials & Tribulations of Van Gogh’ and will be given by Carol Petipher In this lecture, a selection of Van Gogh’s paintings will take us through…

Talk – September 2017

September’s talk will look at Art Nouveau and the subsequent Art Deco period: artists such as William Morris, Charles Voysey and Aubrey Beardsley and the influential store Liberty’s of London…

Church Recorders – July 2017

There is more to this than meets the eye. It is a picture of a silver chalice taken by Peter Davis, as part of the cataloguing work carried out by…

Outing – July 2017

We had a grand day out as our July Outing, ending with a visit to the Music Museum at Brentford. where we were serenaded by music played on their mighty…

Young Art at Presdales – July 2017

Each Summer we encourage local schools to submit some of their 'A' Level work to an exhibition sponsored jointly by the RBS (Royal Society of British Artists) and NADFAS (re-named…