Kent Area held a raffle in 2018 to raise funds for Art Therapy for six veterans suffering from PSTD. Click here to see further details and a photo of the picture, painted by a Kent veteran, which is the prize in the Raffle. The raffle was won by Jenny Vye of Canterbury Evening Society and some £3,000 was raised.
Sandwich Society Jubilee Event
On 6 July 2018 The Arts Society Sandwich celebrated the Golden Jubilee of NADFAS/The Arts Society, and their own Pearl Anniversary with a Summer Supper. Drinks in the garden of two of their members were followed by a lecture in the Guildhall by Alexandra Epps entitled “Good as Gold”. An excellent supper was then enjoyed by members and guests. Thanks to Chairman Cally Vaile and her team for a delightful evening.
Prague Study Day
On 4 July 2018 members attended a Day of Special Interest on the subject of The Treasures of Prague presented by Clare Ford-Wille. Everyone present thoroughly enjoyed the expert lectures which were of particular interest to those who will be taking part in our Study Tour in September.
On 19 July 2018 The Arts Society Medway visited Waddesdon Manor. To see details please click here
Canterbury Societies’ Jubilee Event
On 29th June 2018 members and guests of the combined Arts Societies in Canterbury celebrated the Golden Jubilee of NADFAS/The Arts Society with a wonderful evening of music by the Marici Saxes, an international saxophone quartet, followed by wine and canapés. Thanks to the Canterbury chairmen, Stuart Field and Jim Gibbons for arranging this event and to their committee members for their help in making this an evening to remember.
Canterbury Society Study Day
Thursday 30th November 2017: Canterbury Society Day of Special Interest entitled “Formed in Fire: looking at your modern antiques” was presented by Mark Hill from the Antiques Roadshow.
Canterbury Evening Society Arts Fest
On 16 October 2017 Canterbury Evening Society held an exhibition of members’ work as part of The Arts Society Arts Fest. Click here to view the photos of work displayed and members of the appreciative audience.
Kent Area Autumn Meeting
The Kent Area Autumn Meeting took place on 1 November 2017 at Harrietsham Village Hall at 10.30 for 11.00 am. Guests were Jillie Moss and Julia Goldsmith, Trustees of the Arts Society, and Peter Butterworth, Community Fundraising Officer for Combat Stress. Attendance by invitation to Society Chairmen with two colleagues; and members of the Area Committee. For Minutes please contact the Area Secretary.
Elizabeth Hammond Memorial Lecture
On July 21st 2017 Mid Kent Society hosted the Elizabeth Hammond Memorial Lecture, a talk on the Principles and Practice of Art Appreciation, presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon. Click here for details.
Study Day at Egerton Village Hall
On 30th May 2017 Kent Area held a Study Day to mark the retirement of Elaine Graham as Chairman of Kent Area. The subject was “Twentieth Century British Theatre: One Hundred Years of Transformation”, presented by Giles Ramsay. Click here to view details.
On 3 May 2017 Canterbury Society visited the David Hockney Exhibition. Click here for details.
Summer Chairman’s lunch: On 7th June 2017 the Area Chairmen met for their annual lunch, held at High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells, kindly arranged by Sandra Hitching of Royal Tunbridge Wells society. To see photos click here
Our 2016 Area AGM was held on 24th February 2016 at Harrietsham Village Hall
Hosts: Malling . The guest speaker was Wendy Keeble, Head of Training
Visit to Hatfield House 25th May 2016 (report)
Other Events 2016
Summer Chairmen’s Meeting. 7th June 2016 Franklin Rooms, Gillingham. Talk by Kent artist Jeremy Clark.