The Arts Society Harrow

(formerly Harrow Decorative & Fine Arts Society)

 Registered Charity No: 279023

The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies was founded in 1968 as an educational organisation to encourage a wide appreciation and knowledge of decorative and fine arts. In May 2017 it changed its name to The Arts Society.

It originated when a group of twelve friends in the Chilterns began meeting to share their enthusiasm and curiosity about treasures of the past. Help was sought from the Victoria and Albert Museum in drawing up a list of lecturers who would come to a local venue. Membership numbers rose rapidly. Soon new societies formed, and were brought together in the National Association in 1968. Harrow DFAS was an early foundation; we are Society Number 25 in a global network of 385 local societies.

The Arts Society now has 90,000+ members.  Lecturers are drawn from a directory of handpicked experts many of whom work in national museums, broadcast on radio and television, and write in specialist magazines and journals.

Special Interest days are held nationally, and within societies, where topics are discussed in depth. Outings and weekend visits are arranged similarly.

Venue: Harrow District Masonic Centre, Northwick Circle, Kenton, HA3 0EL.



We are very sorry that we have to cancel the next meeting of The Arts Society Harrow on Thursday 16th April 2020 due to the current situation regarding the Coronavirus. I am sure that you will all understand. We are hoping that we will be able to invite Graham Griffiths to give his lecture entitled "The Astonishing Mr Mozart Comes to London" on a future date.

As yet we cannot make a decision about our meeting on 14th May 2020 but we will let you know when the situation becomes clear.

We are disappointed that we have had to cancel next week's outing to Layer Marney Tower. All those who have paid will get a refund. However the good news is that we have rescheduled the outing to next spring , combining it with the Gardens of Easton Lodge so we will have a really lovely day of Tudor Houses and Gardens.

We hope that you all stay fit and well and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.


Best wishes

Tricia Savours

N.B. Unless otherwise noted, all Lectures are held at the following Venue:

Harrow District Masonic Centre, Northwick Circle, Kenton, HA3 0EL.