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Welcome to the website of Birmingham Decorative & Fine Arts Society (BDFAS) – a member of the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS).

NADFAS opens up the world of arts to everyone. With monthly lectures on a broad range of topics as well as study days, educational visits and holidays at home and abroad, a NADFAS society is not just a great way to learn – it’s a way of making new and lasting friendships.

Birmingham Decorative & Fine Arts Society (BDFAS) was established in 1990. From a modest beginning we have made great strides, now having over 400 members and a waiting list. BDFAS is a successful and vibrant society thanks to a blend of good ideas, passionate and dedicated effort from everyone involved and the immense pleasure we derive from being members of this society.

BDFAS contributes greatly to the cultural fabric of our lives through the projects it undertakes, including the work of the Heritage Volunteers and Church Recorders as well as its Young Arts activities including the grants which it awards to develop the skills of young artists and craftsmen. BDFAS is proud to play its part in the cultivation and study of the decorative and fine arts in the West Midlands area.

For those inspired by a lecture to explore a subject more fully, we will be sharing contact details of our past lecturers. Following an outstanding lecture on Captain James Cook, further information on our maritime history can be found by following these links peterwarwick@compuserve.com and www.1805club.org.

For further details of our activities please contact us.

A message from our Membership Secretary

It would be greatly appreciated if members could let Alison Oswald know if they are unable to attend a lecture. This will allow more guests to be welcomed to attend.

Inspiring Knowledge Lectures

Members are invited to attend two lunchtime lectures at the University of Birmingham next Spring as part of the University’s Inspiring Knowledge series. For full details please click here.

NADFAS AGM 2017

This year brings the NADFAS AGM to Birmingham, and we hope many of you will be able to participate in some or all of the events being organised – further details here.

Committee Nominations

Nominations are invited for the Committee of the Birmingham Decorative and Fine Arts Society. Further details are available here.

New: Visit to Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre

For details click here.

Photography

Members should be aware that photographs taken at BDFAS events, or on visits, will only be used for legitimate BDFAS/NADFAS purposes.