June 2022 – News from the Chair

January newsletter from Helen Byard, chair of The Arts Society York
The Arts Society York


Supporting Decorative & Fine Arts
President: Mr George Smith, MBE
Mrs P N Crookenden
Mrs P Mackenzie-Smith
Mrs R F B Wivell
From: Chairman
Helen Gregory
The Old Orchard
18 Woodlands Grove
York YO31 1DL
01904 430844 / 07770 685701

June 2022

Dear Member,

Next meeting Tuesday 28th June 2022
We are looking forward to our next meeting which is “The Textiles of Bhutan” presented by Zara Fleming. Zara is an art historian with a specialist knowledge of Buddhist art, focusing on the art and culture of Tibet, Mongolia and the Himalayas.

Meeting 26th July 2022
We are very lucky that our lecturer Hanne Sutcliffe is a member of our Society. Her lecture “The Unique Terracotta Army” is one to really look forward to. Hanne has led lecture tours to many parts of the world
including sixteen to China so I am sure we will have a real insight into the mysteries of the Terracotta Army.

Visit to Manchester 18th-20th September 2022
Joanna Finlay has planned this very interesting short visit to Manchester of which you will already have had details. We hope that a shorter visit will enable more members to participate. Joanna has worked hard to keep costs down so that we have an enjoyable few days away in good company and explore a city, which we may not know in detail. If this proves to be popular we plan to organise more short breaks.

Our 50th Anniversary
2023 is the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the NADFAS Society in York, now known as “The Arts Society York”
We are planning to celebrate this milestone in a similar format to our 40th anniversary and are in the initial stages of planning. Some venues are being considered but if any members have suggestions as to suitable places to hold the event, it would be helpful.

E-mail addresses
It is very helpful if you can inform Jane Ashby, our membership secretary, if your e-mail address changes. It is good to keep in touch and Jane regularly up-dates contact details.

All good wishes,
Helen Gregory



Charity Number 510912