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TAS Kennet & Swindon was established in 1986 and currently has about 250 members.

Meetings are held at :

Ellendune Centre, Barratt Way, Wroughton, SN4 9LW

at 11:00am on the third Monday of every month except July and August.

(December lecture is held on the second Monday).

Coffee is available upon arrival.

TAS K&S runs several visits each year, details of which can be found in your programme, holds one study day a year to give an opportunity to study subjects in greater detail than an hour’s lecture allows.

Tickets for visits and the study day are normally sold at meetings 3 months in advance of the trip.

TAS K&S Heritage Volunteer projects are at the National Monuments Record Centre in Swindon and the Merchant’s House in Marlborough.

TAS K&S supports a Young Arts Project each year.

Any queries or questions about Kennet DFAS and NADFAS, please talk to any committee member and we will do our best to help.

The Arts Society is an arts education charity formed in 1968 by Patricia Fay OBE.

  • has over 360 member societies in the UK and mainland Europe, all run by local volunteers.
  • has over 300 accredited lecturers, with over 4,000 lecture titles between them.  These experts deliver our Societies’ lecture programmes.
  • has 5 Societies in New Zealand and a ‘sister’ organisation in Australia (ADFAS) with over 30 Societies.
  • Has 91,000 members all committed to and interested in the arts, heritage and conservation.

NADFAS has three volunteering arms;  Church Recorders, Heritage Volunteers and Young Arts.

NADFAS volunteers work on a huge range of projects preserving the nation’s artistic heritage for current and future generations.

NADFAS works with many other organisations in the arts and heritage fields, including amongst others The National Trust, English Heritage and the Art Fund.

  • gives a variety of grants to museums, galleries, arts and conservation projects involving arts for the young.  In 2011 NADFAS and its member societies gave £241,645 in grants to support the arts, heritage and conservation.

NADFAS’ quarterly magazine, the NADFAS Review reaches an audience of over 91,000 and has an ABC rating of 77,968.

NADFAS members get reduced price admission to various exhibitions and venues.  Please see the NADFAS website for more details.

New members are invited to lunch after the lecture which provides an opportunity to meet the speaker.