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First lecture of the 2022-2023 season


Tuesday 4 October 2022 at 7 00 pm


“Fashion, Fury, and Feathers: Women’s Fight for Change”

by Tessa Boase


Location:  Alfred-Schnittke Akademie, Max-Brauer Allee 24, 22765 Hamburg



The British Decorative and Fine Arts Society of Hamburg e.V. (BRIDFAS) was founded in 1987 to stimulate interest in the decorative and fine arts and to promote a greater awareness of international cultural heritage. Its head office is based in London and it is a leading arts education charity with over 385 Societies worldwide and over 90,000 members. In 2017 the name was changed to The Arts Society and we became The Arts Society Hamburg e.V. In 2018 we celebrated our 30th anniversary and the Arts Society celebrated its 50th!

The Arts Society Hamburg provides an annual programme of illustrated lectures for its members, given in English, mostly by lecturers from the UK, chosen for their expert knowledge about the arts. Study days are also provided, as well as visits to museums and places of interest both in Germany and abroad.

Die British Decorative and Fine Arts Society of Hamburg e.V. (BRIDFAS)  wurde 1987 gegründet, um das Interesse an dekorativen und bildenden Künsten zu wecken und ein größeres Bewusstsein für das internationale Kulturerbe zu fördern.


Die Society hat ihren Hauptsitz in London und ist mit über 385 Gesellschaften weltweit und über 90.000 Mitgliedern eine der führenden Wohltätigkeitsorganisationen im Bereich der Kunsterziehung.


2017 wurde der Name in The Arts Society geändert und wir wurden The Arts Society Hamburg e.V. 2018 feierten wir unser 30-jähriges Bestehen und die Arts Society feierte ihr 50-jähriges Bestehen!

Die Arts Society Hamburg bietet ihren Mitgliedern ein jährliches Programm mit illustrierten Vorträgen in englischer Sprache an, die hauptsächlich von Dozenten aus Großbritannien gehalten werden, die aufgrund ihres Fachwissens über die Künste ausgewählt wurden. Es werden auch Studientage sowie Besuche von Museen und Sehenswürdigkeiten im In- und Ausland angeboten.


The Arts Society Hamburg Tour to Northumberland 24 - 28 June 2019.


17 travellers enjoyed a cultural tour of Northumberland, north-east England and visited The Lowry Museum, Cragside House & Garden, Alnwick and Lindisfarne Castles, The Farne Islands, Durham and its wonderful Cathedral, The Pitmen Painters at Ashington and The Bowes Museum.  (Photo taken in Newcastle upon Tyne/Gateshead)


Location of Lectures

Location for our lectures

Unless otherwise indicated, the Arts Society Hamburg hold lectures in the STAATSBIBLIOTHEK at Von-Melle-Park 3, near Dammtor.


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The Arts Society Hamburg e.V.

The Arts Society Hamburg e.V.

c/o Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft e.V.
Steintorplatz 1, 20099 Hamburg




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