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68NADFAS REVIEW / AUTUMN 2011www.nadfas.org.ukSOCIETIES NEWSThis year's Young Arts Exhibition was hosted at the newCatmose Gallery, Oakham, throughout May. Sixteen primaryand three secondary schools were excited and inspired bythe theme "Royal Connection". More than 200 pupils aged between nine and 14 wereinvolved, producing imaginative work based on the RoyalWedding, such as images of street parties, wedding scenes,royal residences and the Horse Guards.The Oakham Mayorpresented the prizes to a dozen proud individual and groupwinners before a packed audience of parents, teachers,NADFAS organisers and pupils. This, the fourth full annual event in Rutland organised byOakham DFAS, fosters art in education within the county. Itwas sponsored by the Patricia Fay Memorial Fund, EastMidlands Area and the Goldmark Gallery, all of whosegenerous support provide book tokens for the winners,certificates for participants and refreshments for the guests.Oakham makes the royal connectionPresentation ofChurch Record of St Peter's Chapel,Tabley HouseOn 20 June 2011, at the AGM of Bowdon &District DFAS, the President, Jacqueline Hyman,presented a copy of the Church Record of St Peter's Chapel, Tabley House, Knutsford,Cheshire to Clare Pye, Chairman of the TableyHouse Collection Trust. The chapel (1675-8)contains woodwork made by the sameCheshire craftsmen who worked on the chapelof Brasenose College, Oxford. Originally built onan island in the Mere, in the 1920s St Peter'sChapel was moved brick by brick to a new sitenext to Tabley House following subsidence onthe island caused by brine extraction.Below:Clare Pye (left) and the President ofBowdon & District DFAS, Jacqui HymanIn March, Limpsfield DFAS sponsored artistAnne Schwegmann-Fielding to work with 12children at Moor House School, which catersfor children with specific speech, languageand communication disorders, to create 12mosaic boards 40cm x 60cm to hang in thedining room. The artist spent two days withthe children and each drew their design ofcoloured fruit on a square of paper. Thesewere then transferred onto the boards by theartist. At a small ceremony in May theChairman, Ann Hollywood, unveiled theboards in the dining room and presentedeach child with a Certificate of Merit.Limpsfield DFASsponsors school

Dorking DFASjudgesBookplateCompetitionWinners of a Bookplate DesignCompetition for Dorking'ssecondary schools - part of a two-year Young Arts project run byDorking DFAS, were recentlyannounced. Both the winner andthe runner-up came from StarhurstSchool, a school for boys withsocial, emotional and behaviouraldifficulties. The culmination of theproject saw the winning bookplateused for the nine two-volume setsof Art Books for Children, whichthe Society presented to schools inthe Dorking area.Above:The winning pupils fromStarhurst School with BeverleyMehta, DDFAS Young ArtsRepresentative (left) and SueTatham, DDFAS Chairman (right)and Rebecca Fuller, StarhurstArt teacher (centre).www.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / AUTUMN 2011 69SOCIETIES NEWSHoniton DFAS gets a'taste of Cornwall'Following a lecture on "Houses and Gardens of Cornwall" in April byHelen McCabe, Honiton DFAS took a four-day trip to Cornwall to see forthemselves. They visited vibrantly colourful gardens at Caerhays Castle(pictured, bottom), Boskenna Manor and Trelissick Gardens as well asPenlee House Gallery and Museumand Prideaux Place. They alsomanaged to take in King Learstarring Sir Derek Jacobi.Another highlight was visitingLeach Pottery in St Ives. NADFASSW Area helped support theLeach Project (pictured, left), whichcelebrates the life, work, influencesand legacy of Bernard Leach. Theweather was perfect - even thesailing to Trelissick Gardens waswithout a ripple! ?CIRENCESTER DFASCirencester DFAS celebratedits 25th anniversary in April2011 with a luncheon held atRendcomb College formembers and spouses. Over 100 people attendedthe event and theentertainment was providedby Peter Medhurst on Gilbertand Sullivan.The photograph shows (leftto right) Jenny Colmer,President; Sally Kitching,Chairman of West MerciaArea; Peter Medhurst,NADFAS lecturer; StellaMartin, Chairman.?KENNET DFAS Kennet DFAS celebrated its25th anniversary at the Maylecture with a celebrationcake for all those present, andfour of its past Chairmenjoined the current committeeat lunch - pictured (l-r) are LizTurner, Deborah Stewart-Lockhart, Jane Fox and NestaWaine (Founding Chairman)with the current Chairman,Vanessa Hallam, at the rearANNIVERSARIES