The Arts Society: Brecknock

The Arts Society: Brecknock (Formally the Brecknock Decorative and Fine Arts Society or BDFAS) was founded in 1987 and is a member of the West Mercia region for The Arts Society . There are currently 21 societies covering South Wales, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire in the West Mercia region. The National Decorative and Fine Arts Society (NADFAS) went through rebranding in January 2017 and is now called The Arts Society across the UK.

The Arts Society works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the preservation of artistic heritage. The Arts Society is a UK based charity with over 90,000 members supporting a network of over 360 local Societies in the UK, Europe and Australasia.

‘The belief that the arts have the potential to enrich peoples’ lives is at the heart of everything that we do’  

The Arts Society: Brecknock ~~~~ Arts For All

Our activities are centred in Brecon in Powys and our members come from a wide surrounding area. We promote the aims of The Arts Society by:

  • arranging lectures and study days for members
  • organising occasional outings and visits to private houses, gardens, museums and exhibitions
  • organising occasional longer trips – to another region of the UK, or overseas to an area of artistic and cultural interest
  • promoting volunteer activities such a Heritage Volunteers, Church Recorders & Young Arts

Joining us is  a great way to expand your knowledge of the arts as well as have fun and make new friendships.

Membership is open to any adult. See our joining details on our Join us page. We are lucky enough to be able to use the spacious facilities at Theatr Brycheiniog, Canal Wharf, Brecon, LD3 7EW for our regular lectures.

Our upcoming events can be found on the Programme Page.

Make sure you keep an eye on our Events of Interest page.

If you would like to contact us please do you use the Contact Form below:

Please note that unless you specifically ask us to keep your details on file we do not store your email address for any reason other than to reply to your query.

The Arts Society: Brecknock is pleased to be able to feature as our banner image the painting: ‘Brecon on the River Usk, South Wales By John Varley (1778- 1842), which is a watercolour over pencil, heightened with body-colour, scratching out and gum arabic. By permission of Brecknock Museum, purchased with support from The Art Fund, V&A Purchase Grant Fund and Brecknock Art Trust. You can read more about the Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery collection via this link: Brecknock Museum Art Collection

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