The Arts Society Thames Estuary  is a member of The Arts Society (TAS), formerly known as NADFAS, which incorporates the arts of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.   Our aim is to increase enjoyment and knowledge of our cultural heritage, and to stimulate interest in its preservation. To this end, we hold a series of monthly lectures, given by expert speakers on a wide range of Decorative and Fine Arts subjects.

Our society was founded in 1989 by Mrs. Barbara Askwith, who had belonged to other NADFAS groups, and was keen to establish one in South East Essex. The society quickly grew in size and two sessions were needed to accommodate all our members at lectures.

We currently have a large membership, but we are still able to welcome new members.

Following the latest advice from the government, we have taken the decision to cancel our lectures for April, May, June and July. We are reviewing the way forward regarding this year’s AGM and will let you know the details shortly.

After the success of our first film streaming in May a second film from Seventh Art Productions for your viewing in lieu of June’s lecture. Please note this streaming opportunity is restricted to Arts Society Thames Estuary Members only. "The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism" will be available for you to view from Wednesday 3rd June, for 2 weeks only. 

Once you  have viewed the film, we would really appreciate it if you could provide feedback by clicking on the button below between 3rd June to 16th June and adding your scores and comments.