I love playing with my grandchildren, but sometimes we all need to do something for ourselves too-it makes us more interesting people.
I enjoy art, visiting art galleries and am interested in learning more and passing my enthusiasm on to a younger generation.
I joined a NADFAS society locally (The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies).[www.nadfas.org.uk]. It is a bit of a mouthful, but its societies are full of friendly people who enjoy looking at and learning about beautiful things. I've made wonderful new friends who share my enthusiasm.
Is anyone out there a member? Do tell me your experiences. I hope they are as good as mine!
My society has superb professional lectures once a month; exciting visits to interesting houses amd galleries too. Some of us help preserve the National Heritage by volunteering in heritage projects. Many societies have groups that record the history,fabric and fittings of places of worship in the UK( called church recording). These records are important historical documents and are deposited in the Victoria and Albert Museum Archive.
We also have a Young Arts section: groups of interested members help to organise artistic projects for young people, and NADFAS gives grants to encourage young artists.
Are you interested? I highly recommend it.
I'i love to hear from you.
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