About Us

The Arts Society was founded as the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) in 1968 to promote and advance aesthetic education, to cultivate the appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts and by giving aid to the conservation of our national artistic heritage.

Since 1991 The Arts Society Hampstead Heath (TASHH) has been a member society of NADFAS/TAS. Our society usually meets in the morning of the third Thursday of the month. These main meetings, held in Kenwood House are in the form of an illustrated lecture. In addition we run Special Interest Days in which subjects are studied in greater depth. Our speakers, who are all experts in their specialist fields, are taken from a Directory maintained by TAS which ensures a high standard. We organise Visits to historical and cultural venues, and most years we organise a 4-5 day home or overseas Tour. This programme gives our members many opportunities to catch up with old friends, meet new people and visit new places.

You can find out more about all these events in the various sections of our web site.

TAS Hampstead Heath  also supports a Volunteer programme including Young Arts, Church Recording and Trails and Heritage Volunteers.

We are a friendly group with a membership of around 180. We have a small waiting list.