The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the preservation of artistic heritage. We are a UK based charity with over 97,000 members supporting a network of over 360 local Societies in the UK, Europe and Australasia.

The NADFAS North East Area covers Yorkshire, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland . There are 23 Societies in this Area further details of which can be found in the Societies section.

NADFAS Societies bring together groups of like minded individuals through regular meetings, lectures by top experts. study days, visits, tours and a number of volunteering activities including Church Recording, Church Trails, Heritage Volunteering and our Young Arts programmes.

NADFAS also supports the decorative and fine arts through our grant giving programme.

It is a great way to expand your knowldege of the arts as well as have fun and make new friendships.

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Upcoming events

AGM 17 May Wednesday 2017 Birmingham Town Hall

...Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (All day)

N E AREA STUDY DAY: SILVER OF THE NORTH EAST with Ian Pickford of BBC Antiques Roadshow. Tues 6 June 2017 at Hull History Centre, HU2 8BG. 10.30 am - 3.30pm FULLY BOOKED

 FULLY BOOKE...Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 10:30 to 15:30

N.E. Area Committee Meeting. Mon 26 June 2017, 10am. Venue Elizabeth Evans' House


Elizabeth Evans' house

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:00

NADFAS Golden Jubilee ArtsFest 2018

NADFAS Golden Jubilee ArtsFest

As part of the Golden...Monday, October 2, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, March 1, 2018 (All day)

N E AREA Committee Meeting Mon 16 OCTOBER 2017 Folk Hall New Earswick 10 for 10.30

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00