Welcome to Orwell Decorative and Fine Arts Society

As a member society of The Arts Society (the operating name of NADFAS), our aim is to promote interest in and knowledge of the Fine Arts. Orwell DFAS is based in the Ipswich area and our members are drawn from all around East Suffolk. The Society takes its name from the River Orwell which flows through Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, on its way to the sea.

We meet monthly in Tower Hall, Rushmere St Andrew to host an illustrated lecture on a specific Fine Arts related topic. These lectures are both authoritative and entertaining. Lecturers are national and international experts in their fields. Other activities include study days, day-trips to important and notable buildings in the area, an annual tour to an interesting region farther afield, and the opportunity to participate in events and activities promoted by the National Association.

Airedale Solutions have made some changes to our web site (including a Lecture Feedback facility which we will explain later). If it looks rather odd please refresh the web page by clicking on the circular arrow in your browser.

Sunday 8th September 2019 - Church Recorders hand over the completed Church Record to Rector, Carl Melville, at St Mary and St Peter, Barham.  Visit our News page for more information.

Church Recording is a mystery to most of us but is a fascinating subject and if you would like to know a little more about it, please use the Contact Us tab on the menu and we will be in touch. 

Please rest assured that asking for more information does not mean you have actually committed yourself to volunteering!