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12 October 2018SW AREA GOLDEN CELEBRATION CRUISE FROM DOVER TO PETRA
03 October 2018YOUNG ARTS 2018
13 August 2018THE ARTS SOCIETY SOUTH WEST AREA. STUDY TOUR TO HERTFORDSHIRE
18 July 2018IMAGES FROM THE SPECIAL CELEBRATION OF NADFAS/THE ARTS SOCIETY AT DARTINGTON HALL
16 May 2018ARTSFEST - The members' art exhibition at Dartington Hall
15 May 2018ARTSFEST - GALLERY 2
14 May 2018DISCOVERY TRAILS IN THE SOUTH WEST
19 January 2018NETTLECOMBE CHURCH - HERITAGE VOLUNTEERS From The Arts Society, TAUNTON VALE
16 October 2017The Arts Society Sidmouth
11 June 2017South West Area 6 day study tour. GREAT HOUSES AND GARDENS of SUSSEX
06 April 2017SW AREA 5 DAY VISIT TO DRESDEN
31 March 2017Latest Church Trail from South Devon (Plymouth) dfas
10 July 2016FALMOUTH DFAS - Heritage Volunteers project
22 June 2016TAUNTON DFAS YOUNG ARTS AWARD 2016
07 May 2016AREA CHURCH TRAIL - Brannel
03 April 2016SW AREA VISIT TO YORKSHIRE, APRIL 2016
12 February 2016NADFAS Heritage Volunteers conserve at the Morrab library in Penzance
08 November 2015YOUNG ARTS - Musbury Woodland Trail
28 June 2015SOUTH WEST AREA - 5 night visit to the historic houses, places and art collections of Norfolk
30 January 2015TRURO DFAS celebrates 20 years of Volunteering
21 December 2014WEST CORNWALL DFAS - Activities during 2014
09 December 2014KINGSBRIDGE ESTUARY DFAS Birthday Party
18 October 2014 SOUTH WEST AREA - YOUNG ARTS PROJECT WITH THE ROYAL ALBERT MEMORIAL MUSEUM, EXETER AND RSPB.
29 June 2014SOUTH WEST AREA - 5 night visit to the stately and historic houses of the Peak District
16 April 2014WEST SOMERSET DFAS Heritage Volunteers - Restoration of Church Furnishings thanks to a grant from the Society of Antiquaries
01 March 2014SOUTH WEST AREA Church Recorders
02 February 2014TRURO DFAS Young Arts
 Heritage Volunteers - Making it all happen
 Heritage Volunteers - Conservation of books
 Heritage Volunteers - Volunteers at work on Church Textiles
 Heritage Volunteering
 Heritage Volunteers use elbow grease!

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SW AREA GOLDEN CELEBRATION CRUISE FROM DOVER TO PETRA
A group of twenty four members from the southwest left Dover for a fifteen day trip to Petra on the MS Boudicca (Fred Olsen lines)
Calm seas, good warm weather, convivial company and good food made the area trip which was a part of our fiftieth anniversary celebration of The Arts Society.
First stop was Oporto where a number of the party took a trip up the Douro river and a port tasting. Others explored the historic city, its many churches and marvelled at the profusion of fine tiling inside and outside the buildings (including the public lavatories).
Tours of Cadiz and Ibiza followed. En route, our Arts Society acccredited lecturer, Andrew Hopkins, delivered four relevant lectures - as usual stimulating and informative.
Then on to Malta, the wonderful Iraklion and the Palace of Knossos.
The labyrinth of the mythical minator, and the impressive earliest paved roadway in the world dating back to 1700 BC.
Probably the high spot of the whole tour was seeing the artefacts from the second millennium BC in the Knossos museum in the city.
After taking a twelve hour down the Suez Canal, we sailed on to Aquaba in Jordan. From here a two drive through the high Jordanian desert took us to the rose red city of Petra. A two km. walk down to the hidden city carved from the rocks lead to an experience as wonderful as anticipated.
In all a most successful tour emphasising the often underrated social side of our society with the fun and fellowship of like minded people enjoying stimulating and entertaining education.