Cenotaph Harpenden

The Arts Society Harpenden Evening (formerly HEDFAS) was formed in 1990, and is a thriving society for those living in and around Harpenden in Hertfordshire. It is a member of The Arts Society which is one of the UK's leading voluntary arts education bodies. We promote knowledge for education, appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts through lectures, study days, visits and tours. By joining The Arts Society Harpenden Evening you will have the opportunity to attend regular evening lectures by experts in their subjects,enjoy stimulating study days, tours and visits to museums, exhibitions and private houses, meet new friends with similar artistic interests and take part in a range of volunteer activities.

What is The Arts Society Harpenden Evening?

Founded in 1968 by Patricia Fay, The Arts Society is an arts-based charity, with over 90,000 members in 340 local Societies in the UK and Mainland Europe. All Societies subscribe to the aims and objects of the National Association, namely the advancement of arts education and appreciation and the preservation of our artistic heritage for the benefit of the public.

These aims are achieved through a programme of lectures on the fine and decorative arts in the widest sense, study days, visits, and tours and through volunteering activities, carried out by Church Recorders, Heritage Volunteers and Young Arts groups.