Stafford Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Stafford Decorative & Fine Arts Society


Lecture Programme

Lecture meetings from April 2016 will be held at the Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LT.

Directions to the Gatehouse Theatre

Lectures are normally on the second Wednesday of the month except for June and January which have to vary.

Please therefore, note the following dates in your diary.

12 April 2017, 10 May 2017, 21 June 2017, 12 July 2017,

13 September 2017, 11 October 2017, 8 November 2017,

17 January 2018, 14 February 2018, 14 March 2018.

There are no meetings in August or December.

Lecture sessions start at 1-45p.m. and end at approximately 3-15p.m. 

The Gatehouse has a good coffee bar/restaurant open to all. 

Lectures cover a wide range of subjects (click for our lecture synopsis 2017-18) and are delivered by experts from all over the country.


Each year Stafford DFAS organises a number of visits during the summer months, supplimented, perhaps by a theatre visit during the autumn.

Study Days

Study Days offering a greater insight into a range of subjects are organised during the winter months. From April 2016 these will be held at the Gatehouse Theatre in the Mountbatten Suite.

Society Luncheon

Every other year, the society holds a luncheon with an entertaining lecture. In 2016 this was held at the Moat House, Acton Trussell, near Stafford.


Stafford DFAS has around 300 members but as of April 2016, there will be no waiting list and new members will be welcomed throughout the year.


Please see the section on Volunteers for details of the wide range of projects in which we are involved. New volunteers are always welcome.