About us

The first National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts (NADFAS) was started in 1965 by our founder Patricia Fay.   In 1968 the national organization was formed, becoming a charity in 1972.   Some 50 years later our core aims remain the same – enjoyment of the arts across a wide spectrum.
NADFAS now has more than 90,000 members

  • Over 360 societies in the UK
  • 10 in Europe and 5 in New Zealand
  • The Australian Association of ADFAS has more than 30 societies

NADFAS in Spain

Interest in the fine arts has a huge following among expatriates in southern Spain.   This interest has led to the creation of  societies in Fuengirola, Nerja, San Roque,Gibraltar and Javea.
The Benahavis Decorative & Fine Arts Society (BDFAS) has been established to serve the Marbella to Estepona catchment area.

What will BDFAS offer

A programme of 8 lectures from September – May encompassing a broad range of topics including fine arts, theatre and dance throughout the ages and across the world.

There are more than 300 accredited NADFAS lecturers delivering high-quality, entertaining and informative lectures.
In addition, there will be visits to museums, galleries, concerts and  the ballet.

Visitors are welcome to attend any of our lectures
Free entry for BDFAS members, Visitors 12 euros, Members of other NADFAS societies 10 euros