Originally founded in 1968 as NADFAS, The Arts Society is an organisation based on a love of the Arts in all its forms and incarnations. Its main objective is the promotion and advancement of art in all its forms and the aesthetic education of the public, cultivation, appreciation of the decorative and fine arts and the giving of aid to the preservation of our national artistic heritage for the benefit of the general public. Apart from this, it also gives its members a great deal of pleasure and enjoyment.
Founded in 2012 Dartmoor DFAS (now The Arts Society Dartmoor) meets ten times per annum for lectures on a wide range of topics. These lectures are given by experienced and highly qualified lecturers who are experts in their chosen field. A full description is in the 'Programme' section.
OUR NEXT LECTURE
September 14th 2022
A Blast From The Past - Part 2 Lecturer - Jonathan Weeks
Presented as two lectures, usually entitled “ A Blast from the Past Pt 1, Medieval Woodwind” and Pt 2 the Horns and Strings. The talks are always delivered without notes and in a very lively and amusing fashion. The talk can be further boosted with copious digital images of the instruments in their Medieval context.
During the talks Jonathan plays a tune on each instrument ( with varying degrees of proficiency) . He has been giving the talks for at least 25 years, and on at least 2000 occasions!
THE 11th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
will be held at at 10.15 am
PLEASE NOTE that there are some amendments to our 2022 PROGRAMME. Please click here for an updated programme.