Walton and Hersham

Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Walton Bridge

 

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Walton and Hersham
Branch

 
Amati violin
Amati violin.
This violin, now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, may have been part of a set made for the marriage of Philip II of Spain to Elisabeth of Valois in 1559, which would make it one of the earliest known violins in existence.
(Copyright: this image is in the public domain, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

Toby Faber will talk about Cremona and the Golden Age of Violin Making on 8 September, 2016
Members, the Society holds ten lectures a year from January to November, excluding August, for a membership fee of 40. See our 2016 lecture programme.

Non-Members, thinking of joining? Click here to email the membership secretary and attend as a guest for only 5 a lecture.

The lectures cover everything from individual artists such Leonardo da Vinci to art movements such as Impressionism through to music and the decorative arts. We hold afternoon lectures at 2.30pm on the second Thursday of the month at Hersham Village Hall on Queens Road by Hersham Green. 

In addition to the lectures, we normally organise three or four visits a year to houses, gardens or London walks, as well as day-long lectures, called Special Interest Days, which are held at the Riverhouse Arts Centre in Walton and include lunch. Members attending these additional activities are charged at cost and the tickets generally go on sale at 1:45pm the month before the event. Demand is often high and members are given priority and it is only if places are still available that non-members are invited to attend.

Each year the committee donates part of your membership fee to young arts and church recording.

We are part of the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) which has over 340 Societies and over 90,000 members worldwide. Our local NADFAS organisation is called the West Surrey Area to which eighteen societies belong. All the organisation and running of our Society is carried out by volunteers and we are always looking for members to help with everything from making the teas to organising events. If you are interested please contact the chairman.

We have 320 members and a short waiting list. Please note that guests on the waiting list may attend lectures by paying a 5 entrance fee but do not have priority when booking visits or Special Interest Days. If you wish to come to a lecture and you are not a member please contact the Membership Secretary at membership@whdfas.org.uk.