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Severn Valley Decorative & Fine Arts Society
The Society is a member society of


and was previously known as the Severn Valley Decorative and Fine Arts Society. It belongs to the West Mercia Area group of Societies.





We are a welcoming society for people who enjoy learning about all aspects of Decorative and Fine Arts. Meetings are held at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall generally on the third Monday in the month from October to June. Each lecture, which lasts approximately one hour, is given in the morning and afternoon. Morning lectures start at 11.00am and afternoon lectures at 2.00pm. Coffee is served prior to the start time. Click here for lunch arrangements but please note that lunches are now available only on Study Days.


Non-members wishing to attend a lecture may be able to do so as a Guest. Click here for more details.

In addition we arrange visits to places of historic & cultural interest and hold Study Days. We have volunteers engaged on conservation and preservation projects.




Here is what some of our speakers have said when writing to us afterwards:

  • "It was lovely to meet you and the members of your society. Such a warm, welcoming society."
  • "I had a wonderful time with your TAS yesterday . . . I got a strong sense of friendliness, and of engagement and interest in the subject matter, from everyone in the hall before, during and after the lectures."
  • "Thanks for looking after me . . . Lovely society."

...and members have said:

  • "You have taken the Society out of its 'blue-rinse ladies of a certain age' into something far more vibrant and appealing to all ages - and made us think 70 is really 50 in disguise"
  • "...and hoping today's meeting is as usual 'the best hour of the month'."