The Arts Society

The Arts Society, Woodford Green (Bancroft’s)

Member Society of The Arts Society, Reg. Charity No. 293229

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The Arts Society, Woodford Green (Bancroft’s) (previously BADFAS) was formed as an independent charity in 1979 by members of the local community and members of the School’s Senior Management Team. It is a member group of The Arts Society – a nationwide organisation of more than 330 local societies and over 90,000 members with a mutual interest in the decorative arts.

The Arts Society, Woodford Green continues to enjoy a close association with the School. The Head is our President and we meet in the Prep School Hall. We also make annual contributions toward the music tuition fees of promising musicians from the School.

Our aims are to promote an interest in and increased knowledge of decorative and fine arts. We enjoy lectures from well-qualified speakers on a variety of art and art history subjects and we occasionally hold study days to explore a subject in greater depth. In parallel with this programme, we have a programme of visits and an annual five day ‘holiday’. Lectures are held on the second Tuesday of the month during term time, lectures commence at 8pm with coffee and wine available from 7.30 pm.

For details of how to join us, please email our Membership Secretary, Elaine Malone at:

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