www.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / SUMMER 2010 63SOCIETIES NEWSSarum DFAS recently completed a Record of the interior furnishings and fabric of the church of St Nicholas ofMyra in the village of Little Langford. Interesting items uncovered include stunning stained glass windows fromthe 1860s and a set of 13th-century floor tiles. Pictured are the Church Recorders with the Vicar and ChurchWardens of St Nicholas and the Church Recording Area Representative.Sarum DFAS presents Church Record Jig Dollscome toSkipton Thanks to sponsorship fromSkipton and Wharfedale DFAS,local students were introduced tothe ancient folk art of Jig Dollpuppetry last summer. The YoungArts project was linked to the 3rdInternational Skipton PuppetFestival and involved studentsabout to join Year 7 at SkiptonGirls' High School. Jig Dolls are dancing puppetscarved from separate pieces ofwood, loosely joined to form afigure which is then controlled by a wooden rod fixed to thepuppet's back. With help from puppetry expertsTed Beresford and Liz Lempen,the girls designed and handcarved their own Jig Dolls.The resulting puppets, whichreflected their makers' ownpersonalities and imaginations,came to life at two specialperformances at the festival inSeptember. The project aimed tohelp the students gain confidenceand learn new skills in preparationfor starting secondary school.Pictured below are attendees at the inaugural meeting of one ofNADFAS's newest Societies, Waveney Valley DFAS. Waveney ValleyDFAS opened in Bungay, Suffolk, in January. The Chairman of theSociety is Betty Stringer. Area RepresentativeJenny Avery (who ispictured in the centre ofthe group, in the brownjacket) picked a freezingcold March morning tovisit the Newick ChurchRecording Group which is busy recording StPeter's Church, Chailey.In spite of the chillyconditions, all theassembled memberswere delighted to meetJenny and declaredthemselves inspired byher visit.
64NADFAS REVIEW / SUMMER 2010www.nadfas.org.ukSOCIETIES/OVERSEAS NEWS?GLAVEN VALLEY DFASMore than 100 membersgathered at Blakeney Hotel tocelebrate the 20th anniversaryof Glaven Valley DFAS inOctober. Following tea, HildaSingleton, the Society'sfounder and first Chairman,cut the cake. ANNIVERSARIESde la Frontera DFASrewards young filmmakersADFAS Brisbane helped bring 90 children toWolston House in Brisbane, Australia, to pilot a new'hands-on' children's art and heritage project for TheNational Trust of Queensland.The aim was to give children the opportunity tohandle historical objects and enjoy exploring the1850s building through art. The children created artworks by using plasticineas a stamp to impress different historical objects,then printing onto prepared canvasses. Their highlyimaginative creations are currently on display atWolston House.OVERSEAS NEWS.ADFAS Brisbane helps children enjoyhistory close-upIn March, de la Frontera DFAS inSpain held its first Young ArtsProject -a filmmakingcompetition for students atSotogrande International School.DFAS Members voted on thebest three-minute short film onthe subject of 'It's a WonderfulWorld' and the ?500 prize waspresented by TV actor GeraldHarper. All eight finalistsproduced entries of a very highstandard but the prize wasawarded to talented filmmakersJessica Hodgson and LiaNewman, pictured right. The Society is also busyhelping to set up a Society in Gibraltar and working withBonhams to plan an AntiquesRoadshowevent and studycourse.Left: The children enjoy an art demonstration. A selection of their own work is pictured abovecopy dates fornadfas review2010 & 2011Autumn 2010:30/06/10Winter 2010:14/09/10Spring 2011:10/01/11Summer 2011:24/03/11If you are sending in newsitems for NADFAS Review andyou are able to email them,please send them to:email@example.comPhotographs sent separatelyshould be clearly labelled. Also, please avoid sendingphotos embedded in textdocuments as we are unableto use these.If text was previouslyemailed, please send a copyfor reference.We still welcome stories fromSocieties and members whodo not have access to email.We apologise to Societiesthat have sent in stories thatdo not appear on thesepages. We welcome allsubmissions but due to anoverwhelming amount ofentries we are not always ableto publish all of them. For abetter chance of seeing yourstory in print, photographicquality is key. Ideally, photosshould be emailed as jpeg ortiff files at print-quality highresolution (300dpi).