South Devon celebrates 40 years

South Devon celebrates 40 years

28 Jun 2017 - 12:41 BY South Devon DFAS

The National Chairman and South West Area Chairman of The Arts Society, June Robinson and David Yates, joined members of South Devon Decorative & Fine Arts Society at the Moorland Garden Hotel on the 7th June 2017 to celebrate the Society’s 40th Anniversary.

City College Plymouth students provided a splash of colour with their vibrant art work and young musicians from Lipson Cooperative Academy provided a musical accompaniment. The Society has given support to both these schools.

The Society makes donations to schools to assist the development of the arts for young people in Plymouth and the surrounding area. Projects for local schools and community groups have included photography, ceramics, glass, music and theatre.

The Society provides its members with nine monthly talks by expert lecturers and arranges cultural visits and tours in the UK and abroad.

The 40th Anniversary event included displays of its activities in Heritage, Church Recording, Church Trails for young people and Young Arts. Our latest Church Trail was St Leonard’s at Sheepstor when the children walked 50 minutes across the Dartmoor from Meavy School to launch the trail. Other displays included a film of the first overseas tour to Venice and art work produced by members.

Image: South Devon DFAS past & present Chairmen with The Arts Society National and South West Area Chairmen

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