Arts Society Scarborough has been a member
of The Arts Society in London for
over thirty years. This Society was formed
to bring together people interested in the
arts and heritage, who wished to see and
hear beautifully illustrated lectures from
experts, to visit museums, galleries,
historic houses and gardens, and to
increase and broaden their knowledge of
art in all respects.
In September 2017 we re-branded, in line with Head Office and all other NADFAS societies. We changed the name to The Art Society Scarborough after 34 years as SDFAS. In order not to be confused with Scarborough Art Society, which is long established, very active and well known locally for creating their own paintings and selling them, we invited guests from Scarborough Art Society to our Christmas lunch to ensure a positive liaison between our two societies.
Seated are our guests from Scarborough Art Society
to view our Head Office page regarding this event
In December 2013 we celebrated 30 years
with a Christmas luncheon at The Downe
Arms Country Hotel followed by a slice of
rich fruit cake baked and very skilfully
decorated by Committee Member, Gillian
Bapty. The cake having been
ceremoniously cut by three of our original
Committee Members from over 30 years ago.
Scarborough members acted as stewards for
the filming of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow in
Scarborough in 2003 and 2012.
saw Scarborough celebrate its 25th
birthday with a lecture given by
Christopher Lewis, who is a retired
executive director of the Antiques
Roadshow: he shared with us his unusual,
funny and often surprising anecdotes from
behind the scenes of this famous TV show.
April 2002 the Scarborough Society hosted
the National Annual General Meeting of The
Arts Society at the Scarborough Spa with
over 800 delegates from all over the UK
members meet at The
Downe Arms Hotel in Wykeham
near Scarborough. Lectures commence at
11.00 am and are normally held on the
third Wednesday of each month (excluding
July, August and December). The annual
subscription is £45.00.