The Arts Society Thames Estuary  is a member of The Arts Society (TAS), formerly known as NADFAS, which incorporates the arts of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.   Our aim is to increase enjoyment and knowledge of our cultural heritage, and to stimulate interest in its preservation. To this end, we hold a series of monthly lectures, given by expert speakers on a wide range of Decorative and Fine Arts subjects.

Our society was founded in 1989 by Mrs. Barbara Askwith, who had belonged to other NADFAS groups, and was keen to establish one in South East Essex. The society quickly grew in size and two sessions were needed to accommodate all our members at lectures.

We currently have a large membership, but we are still able to welcome new members.


Our next lecture is on March 4th when Gail Turner's talk is entitled  "Painter of Sunlight, Joaquin Sorolla" 

We are open to new members, and if you are interested in coming along to a single lecture without obligation to join, you will be welcome -  the cost is only £5.00, deductable from the membership fee if you decide to join us.