Honiton Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Honiton Decorative & Fine Arts Society


The Honiton Society is a registered charity (registered charity number 1111757) run by an enthusiastic and lively team.  At our heart is the Lectures Programme with lectures held on the second Tuesday of the month from October to June at The Beehive Community Complex in Dowell Street.  Our lectures are chosen to cover all aspects of the arts and are given by carefully selected lecturers chosen for their expertise and presentation ability.

We also organize a number of social functions and arrange outings to places of historic and artistic interest.  We encourage an appreciation of art in young people by supporting a number of Young Arts initiatives. We do not organize our own study days but support those arranged by the South West Area organization on behalf of 24 Arts Society local societies in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

People join The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) for a variety of reasons; to further their interest in the decorative and fine arts, to increase their knowledge, or to take an active role in the promotion and preservation of our artistic heritage.  Joining a local society is not just a great way to learn - it's also a fun way of making new and lasting friendships.  Details of how to join the Honiton Society can be found on the Joining Us page.

The painting of Honiton High Street used in the banner at the top of this page is used by kind permission of local artist, Sally Boom.

Chairman's Comments

Welcome to our website.  We have two aims: to interest as many new members as possible and to ensure that it provides useful information for current members.  We have tried to keep the website as compact as possible, reflecting what we, as a society, are doing.  So, if you are interested in the arts, like our programme, and would like to learn more in a friendly environment, please come and see us at one of our lecture meetings.  We can guarantee you a warm welcome and look forward to seeing you there.

Lady Anne Boles, Chairman

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News & Events -

At the AGM in Birmingham it was agreed NADFAS would now operate under the new name of "THE ARTS SOCIETY" 

‘The Cult of Gloriana: Art, Music and Politics at the Court of the Virgin Queen’- Mark Cottle.This was well received and we were joined by friends and neighbours of our members as their guests. The auditorium was filled. We hope that appetites have been whetted and that some may decide to join us for some more of the lectures.

*Date for your diary - Members' Christmas lunch at The Deer Park Hotel - 5th December 2017*

23rd May Antiques Quiz Evening at Whittons. See photos in the Gallery and report in News section. Thank you to Edward & Maria Whitton for making the event possible.

5th October trip to Andalucia/Seville, see visits page for more details - see visits section for provisional details of a trip to Surrey next year.