We are a group of people who have an interest in and enjoy the arts in general. Our Society is a member society of The Arts Society, (operating name of The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies - NADFAS).

Our objective, through lectures and visits, is to broaden our knowledge and enjoyment of the decorative and visual arts. At illustrated lectures we hear experts, chosen for their knowledge, presentational skills and entertainment value, speak on a huge variety of topics: architecture, artists and designers, china, glass, painting, music, furniture, sculpture, jewellery ...and much more, covering prehistory to modern times.

The visits programme may include country houses, exhibitions, gardens and other places of interest. For those who enjoy learning about a subject in greater depth, we have occasional Study Days which allow the speaker more time to cover the chosen subject.

This website shows the full extent of our activities so, please take the time for a tour; perhaps we’ll see you at one of our meetings?

Photo: The statue of St Edmund, by Elisabeth Frink, which stands in the grounds of St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Banner illustrations

Home: Historic Buildings in Bury St Edmunds, by John Clibbon
Our Society: Ickworth House
Lectures: Avocet Study, detail, by Brin Edwards, Suffolk artist
Visits: Bluebells in Bloom, detail, by Alfie Carpenter, Suffolk artist
Tours: Millennium tower ceiling, St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Special Interest: Box Valley, Straw Bales, detail, by Roy Connelly, Suffolk artist
Volunteering: Stained glass, detail, by Pippa Blackwell, Norfolk artist, All Saints Church, Honington,

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