King's Lynn Decorative & Fine Arts Society
King's Lynn Decorative & Fine Arts Society

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Chairman's Letter
Friday 08 September 2017



I hope you have all had a good summer but are now looking forward to our new lecture season starting any day now!


We have some cracking lectures to look forward to, and hope that you will be joining us for as many as you can, and particularly bringing some friends as guests to show them what we do.


We are currently working on a good programme of visits for your enjoyment, which will be announced in due course, and we are currently taking bookings for our outing on the !st November to the National Horseracing Museum at  Newmarket, a magnificent collection and display which contains among many other things some wonderful paintings and other celebrations of “The Sport of Kings”, and which was featured in the spring edition of our Nadfas Review magazine and on its cover. Early booking is recommended to secure a place! (The same edition incidentally mentioned The Watts Gallery and Artists Village near Guildford which we visited on our way down to Winchester for last years tour.)


In October a number of us are due to fly to Belfast for a 5 day Northern Ireland visit which will include the Giants Causeway, Mount Stewart and the celebrated new Titanic Exhibition. For next year’s tour we are currently looking at the Castles and Art of Cardiff, with some wonderful visits to this revitalised city and surrounding area, including  what used to be known as Tiger Bay, and the stunning new Millennium Centre, designed by Jonathan Adams, who some of you may have seen recently on television recently presenting the programme on Frank Lloyd Wright.


I am sure that many of you will have already come across the rebranded name of our national body, The Arts Society, both at national level and in  a number of local societies which have already made the switch, and the news reaching me is that  after much misgiving it has gone down well, both at member level and amongst friends of members who have apparently found it much easier to relate to what those members do! We are working towards our own society’s transition which is scheduled to come about as from next May and will keep you in touch with developments.


Our national body appears determined to make this a real success to enable it to revitalise its identity and  continue to attract members as we move on. Those of you who have looked at the new Autumn edition of Review may well agree that this determination is showing though.


One short  formal matter  to tell you about is an Extraordinary General Meeting, which is nothing like as extraordinary as that may sound. It is simply to obtain your approval for the financial year end being changed from the end of March to the end of February, to give our Treasurer and our Financial Examiners, (who do not charge us a fee), more time to deal with all the compliance requirements to produce our year end accounts and give them to you before our AGM. As this is  a change in our rules it needs a general meeting and you will see from the notice you will receive that we are slotting this into the few minutes before the October lecture meeting.It has nothing to do with re-branding!




And so we move on. Many of you will I am sure be saying “It will soon be Christmas”, which means I can give you an early diary date for our Advent Lunch, the 1st December, which this year will be at The Great Barn at Knights Hill, which I am equally sure some of you will tell me is where we started, all that time ago! Menus will be out soon, so look out for them.


Hope to see you all soon and we can look forward to a good year.




Chris Cawthorne  8th September 2017