As a member society of The Arts Society, our aim is to promote interest in and knowledge of the Fine Arts. Orwell DFAS is based in the Ipswich area and our members are drawn from all around East Suffolk. The Society takes its name from the River Orwell which flows through Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, on its way to the sea.
We meet monthly in Tower Hall, Rushmere St Andrew to host an illustrated lecture on a specific Fine Arts related topic. These lectures are both authoritative and entertaining. Lecturers are national and international experts in their fields. Other activities include study days, day-trips to important and notable buildings in the area, an annual tour to an interesting region farther afield, and the opportunity to participate in events and activities promoted by the National Association.