An Introduction from the Chairman
Welcome to our Website
I took over as chairman of TADDFAS in January 2016, and am therefore introducing myself to those members whom I have yet to meet.
If you are not a member of TADDFAS and just looking at our website to see who we are and what we do, I can assure you that we are a very welcoming and active society, affiliated to NADFAS, our national society. Throughout the year we organise 10 monthly lectures on an
interesting and varied range of topics to do with the arts in all their forms. We meet for these on the second Thursday of the month, starting lectures at 1.30pm at the Tarporley Community Centre, CW6 0AY with a break in July and August.
We also have 2 outings (sometimes abroad) and two study days per year, which you can attend or otherwise, for a fee. We try to visit new and interesting venues and on study days have eminent speakers who offer fascinating insights into specific and very varied topics.
Informative and entertaining is what we are aiming for and we must be doing something right, because many members have been with us for decades.
You donít have to have any particular knowledge of the arts to join us, just an interest in learning more in a gentle way, with almost 300 like-minded members. Donít worry Ė they donít all come to everything, otherwise the Community Centre wouldnít be able to accommodate us!
The Tarporley branch is entirely run by volunteers and we have a great and enthusiastic committee that is responsible for organising all the activities. We currently have just a handful of vacancies, so if you are interested in becoming a member, or finding out more, please contact
I'm already enjoying being involved in this amazing international group of societies with a great team of committee members who make our lectures, study days and outings all possible.
Venue - Tarporley Community Centre, High Street, Tarporley CW6 0AY. Limited parking is available at the rear or in the High Street. There is access for the disabled.
Monthly lectures - second Thursday of the month, with tea/coffee from 12.45 to 1.20pm for a prompt start at 1.30pm. The cost of these is covered by your membership fee. No meetings in July or August.
Study Days - we have two of these per year, at the community centre, including lunch, offering two or three lecture sessions, sometimes with artefacts or a "show and tell" session, depending on the topic or the lecturer. These are limited in number, are usually for members
only and are for a fee.
Visits - again, we organise two of these per year, mostly travelling by coach, sometimes for the day or for two nights or more with overnight stays at hotels. We visit houses, gardens, galleries and museums and sometimes venture abroad. Visits are also for limited numbers
and prove to be very popular. A fee is charged for these, of course.
We currently have a short waiting list for membership, but this varies over the year so do think about joining us.
Please continue to check our website for the most up to date information on lectures, outings and study days, as any changes to the programme will be noted here - particularly if they have to be made at short notice.
NADFASíS GOLDEN 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2018
Our parent organisation NADFAS was formed in 1968 and so has a golden anniversary on the horizon. This may seem a long way away, but plans are already being made
to celebrate this in all sorts of ways in societies up and down the country.
We are therefore looking for active and willing members to join forces in a sub-group to pull ideas together and get planning underway. We have already approached
a number of neighbouring societies to establish if they would like to work with us in planning something a little bigger, which may be easier to sustain, if we are part
of a larger group.
So the committee is asking members to offer to join the sub-group, to suggest exciting ideas for a celebration, and then to plan them. If you have a little time, ideas
and enthusiasm please do contact any member of the committee and join the sub-group.
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