The Arts Society Beckenham

(Formerly Beckenham Decorative and Fine Arts Society)

The Arts Society Beckenham provides residents of Beckenham and the surrounding area with access to a wide range of artistic experiences through its morning lectures, study days and cultural visits and tours.  

Beckenham Decorative and Fine Arts Society was established in 1979 as the hundredth society of The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts, NADFAS.  In May 2017 NADFAS re-branded as The Arts Society and BDFAS as The Arts Society Beckenham.

Our annual programme of 10 morning lectures are given by The Arts Society approved lecturers; there are no lectures in August or January.  Click on the Lectures tab for information on forthcoming lectures.

Throughout the year the Society organises cultural visits, study meetings, tours and social events.  For more information about these click on the links above.

A part of our role in Beckenham is to encourage an interest in the decorative and fine arts, and we contribute to arts projects in our local schools via our Young Arts projects.

We are also actively involved in conservation, and details of the contributions we make can be found on the volunteering page.

For information about where we meet and how to become a member click on the relevant item above.

Beckenham is a member of the The Arts Society Greater London Area and is one of 3 societies in the London Borough of Bromley, the others being Bromley and North Kent.   The Arts Society Greater London Area runs a comprehensive range of courses and other events throughout the year so it is worth visiting their site by clicking HERE to find out more about the GLA’s programmes of events.

For more information about the Society,
including details of membership, click on any of the tabs above


Main Illustration: St George's Church Beckenham, R.E. Dawes, credit Bromley Historic Collections

Other Banner illustrations used are courtesy of Bromley Historic Collectons or open access images courtesy of National Gallery of Art Washington

Our next Lecture is on 7 December:  The Fascinating World of Playing Cards.  The Artsfest Exhibition of work by our members will be held at the December lecture meeting and you will be able to choose your favourite over a glass of wine and a mince pie. 

The latest newsletter can be found under Our Society/Documents

The closing date for our tour to Berlin has been moved to 30th November.  Please book as soon as possible, and be assured that if the tour has to be cancelled you will receive a full refund of any monies paid.

The latest Newsletter from the GLA contains details of events during the Golden Jubilee Year and particularly 4 events to be held on 11th January 2018. Tickets for these are very limited.  You can access the Newsletter under Our Society/Documents