The Arts Society Torbay ( formerly Torbay Decorative and Fine Arts Society

The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts is currently being relaunched and will be known in future as The Arts Society

The  title of the Torbay branch is therefore being changed to             The Arts Society Torbay

We plan our own programme which includes

  • monthly lectures given by some of the country’s top experts.
  • educational and cultural visits.
  • study days and social events

Society Members and Affiliate Members can also become involved in worthwhile conservation volunteering projects in churches, museums, castles and stately homes.

The  Society works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the conservation of our artistic heritage.

The Arts Society Torbay meets at the Peter Larkin Hall, St Matthias Church Centre, TQ1 1HW which is at the junction of Babbacombe Rd. and Ilsham Rd. Lectures are at 2.15pm on the 2nd Thursday of the months October to June inc.

NADFAS assisted with a grant to allow the purchase of digital equipment enabling us to hold lectures at this new venue.  Parking is easy and free and there is an opportunity to have a cup of tea and cake or biscuits after each meeting which gives members the opportunity to  to socialize and discuss the lecture.