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New arts society to launch in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Tuesday 22nd October 2013 at 7:45 pm by SH (Editor)

Free taster evening this Thursday (24th October) at BSCS

Poster advertising a new arts society in Bradley Stoke.

From Picasso to Banksy … and from Windsor Castle to the privies of Bristol and Bath … via intriguing forays into Islamic mosques and Scandinavian interior design … There’s no limit it seems to what you might learn about at an adventurous new hub for art appreciation in South Gloucestershire. These are just some of the subjects potentially on the agenda with the launch of the South Gloucestershire Decorative and Fine Arts Society in Bradley Stoke this week.

Its monthly meetings promise to surprise and enthral with a hugely diverse offering of talks by some of the country’s top experts in their field. So if you thought fine art was all about stuffy discussions on the Old Masters, think again. Among the topics being considered for future talks are ‘Art & Engineering’, ‘Children’s Books Through the Ages’, ‘Shoes In Art’ … and the rather more provocative ‘Tarts in Art’!

This new forum, based at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) in Fiddlers Wood Lane, is part of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies – or NADFAS for short. NADFAS is a charity dedicated to opening up the world of Arts through its national events, local societies and inspiring lectures.

An incredible 360 societies are part of its network throughout the UK and Europe and as far afield as Australia and New Zealand. The organisation has 90,000 members and the new South Gloucestershire society is confident that its launch night on Thursday 24th October will swell the numbers still further, with a free talk by Bristol historian and author Francis Greenacre on paintings and drawings of the city’s spectacular landscape, architecture and events two centuries ago. No city has a more complete record of its past appearance apparently and the quality of the images is described as outstanding.

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