Horsley Decorative and Fine Arts Society

The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) was founded in 1968 to foster knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts. It currently comprises 330 societies with over 90,000 members in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Horsley Decorative and Fine Arts Society (Horsley DFAS) is a member society of NADFAS. The Horsley society was founded in 1993. Its aim is to support the national society’s objectives by offering a programme of lectures, special interest mornings and visits to places of cultural interest.

Membership of Horsley DFAS enables you to develop your interest in the decorative and fine arts, including painting, sculpture, porcelain, glass, gold and silverware, architecture, literature and music.

You may also play an active part in heritage preservation and in encouraging appreciation of the arts among young people.


Our core programme consists of ten monthly lectures per annum. The lectures are held on the second Wednesday of each month, with the exception of August and September. The lecturers are drawn from a directory of over 250 speakers who have been vetted by Nadfas. They are experts in their fields.

Lectures commence at 10.30am and usually last between 60 and 75 minutes.

Non-members may attend lectures at the invitation of a member at a cost of £5 per lecture.


Special Interest Mornings

Special Interest Mornings allow more time to examine a topic in greater detail. They normally comprise two lecture sessions followed by lunch. This provides the opportunity to learn more about a subject in a friendly environment.


Day visits are arranged to places of cultural and historic interest. A tour of 4 – 6 days duration is normally arranged once a year. The tour may be in this country or abroad. Members have enjoyed the opportunities presented by these tours to benefit from the knowledge of experienced guides as well as relaxing in the company of like minded people.

Committee & Volunteers

The success of all voluntary organisations is dependent upon people being willing to serve on the committee or help as a volunteer. Volunteers play an invaluable role in operating the sound and vision equipment and providing refreshments. Volunteers and members who serve on the committee find it enjoyable and rewarding and we encourage you to take part in one or other capacity.

Joining Us

Horsley DFAS has approximately 250 members.

If you would like to become a member please use the button below.

The current annual subscription is £37.50.


Where We Meet

The society meets at

East Horsley Village Hall
Kingston Avenue
East Horsley
Surrey KT24 6QT

The telephone number of the Hall is

01483 285019


Committee Members

Chairman Chris Tailby
Secretary Moira Tailby
Treasurer Alan Ridler
Membership Gerald Otley
Programme Shirley Goodwin
Visits Rhona Elliott
Special Interest Mornings Yvonne Shaw
Young Arts Jody Fearn
Refreshments Jody Fearn