The Arts Society Thames Estuary (TEDFAS) 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.

The AGM packs were distributed at the June lecture, or by post if you were unable to collect it there. Pease let us know if you have not received one.

Our AGM will be on July 3rd, at 10.30 a.m., and we hope as many morning and afternoon members as possible will be there. The July lecture, which is the last of the current season, follows straight afterwards - Bertie Pearce will speak about Punch and Judy - I'm sure that will be extremely entertaining.

Please remember there is no afternoon session in July.