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.


Our AGM was followed by our final lecture of the year - Bertie Pearce speaking about Punch and Judy - and what a marvellous lecture to finish the season.

Our first lecture of the new season will be on Wednesday October 2nd.

The TAS Thames Estuary committee would like to wish you all a good summer, and we look forward to seeing you in October.