Founded as the North Kent Decorative and Fine Arts Society (NKDFAS) in 1968, this society meets in the afternoon of the second Monday of the month, except in August and September. The size of our main venue is such that we do not have have a waiting list, and prospective members can come as guests for a small donation, see the 'Joining us' page under the 'Our Society' tab. We endeavour to be flexible on numbers depending upon our overall membership, so it is generally possible to join during a year. We were pleased to be told by a recent visitor that we are a very friendly and welcoming society.

Members receive the quarterly 'THE ARTS SOCIETY REVIEW' magazine and our own half yearly North Kent newsletter. Copies of the last two North Kent Newsletters can be downloaded from the documents item of the drop-down menu under the 'Our Society' tab.

Lecture meetings in the Crofton Hall in Orpington start at 2 pm, and those attending are invited to stay on after the lecture for coffee or tea and biscuits.

Members are encouraged to bring guests but please also notify the Membership Secretary. 

We have several Study courses per year, and these often extend over the same weekday of more than one successive week. These are held in the Ripley Centre in Bromley. The lecture usually starts at 10.0 am and tea and coffee are served during a comfort break midway through the morning lecture.


We also arrange 2 or 3 visits per year to houses, museums, galleries, gardens or exhibitions of interest. See our 'Tours and Visits' page.