Every year we hold a wide ranging and fascinating programme of lectures, visits workshops and social events. Our members, many of whom are artists and craftspeople themselves, are interested in all the decorative and fine arts including painting, music, literature, furniture, mosaics, and architecture. We try and ensure that the programme has something of interest to everyone and with such a committed and enthusiastic membership there’s always something new and exciting going on!

Here in West Cornwall, we’re a relatively new society founded in 2011 . We do have some availability now for new members, so if you would like to become a member, click here for further information.

We still remain one of over 300 member societies of the ‘The Arts Society’  formerly  NADFAS – the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies.

Christmas is Approaching, we wish all of our members a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year


Our next lecture will be on 10th January 2019 at Penwith College at 7.30pm.


by Peter Warwick

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From the mid-fifteenth century the River Thames has been an important and colourful part of the national story. The lecture is a riverscape of this history from the Tudor age to the present day. It has been the inspiration for artists and architects, including, Canaletto, Doré, Kent, Turner and Wren; and the stage for royal ritual, cheerful and solemn river pageants, palaces and pleasure gardens and the ceremonial barges of the City of London Livery Companies and the Crown – a legacy today invested in Gloriana The Queen’s Row Barge.

To find out more about the forthcoming lecture series click here

and check the events  page for details of what is coming up in the future.

If you’d like to see what we’re all about, you’re welcome to book a spot at any of our lectures as a guest for a £7 fee.  Please contact us here  with your name or send us an email  here .

You can use the same link if you’d like to sign up for annual membership.

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