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Isle of Man DFAS recently awarded two young artists a £250 bursary each and later found the story covered by the local BBC news website. Isle of Man DFAS member Helen Leigh, together with the local Department of Education, managed to bring the story of bursary winners Alex Beadle and Tamara Halsall to the attention of the local BBC. The article highlighted NADFAS's activities, including its Young Arts and heritage conservation remit, and can be viewed at the following link: online coverage follows Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt's recent enthusiastic tweet for NADFAS in which he held the Association up as a "great example of the power of volunteering in the arts".NADFAS's presence on online and social media sites, including Twitter and Facebook, continues to grow. Follow www.twitter/NADFAS or search 'NADFAS' on The Association is also about to launch its new website (full update in the summer Review) - but in the meantime, do visit for Association news and updates.Hebridean Island Cruises has received Royal approval with the award of a Royal Warrant. The company, part of Roger Allard's All Leisure Group, operates the 50-passenger Hebridean Princess.The vessel was chartered in 2006 and again in 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen for private holidays with her family, cruising in the Western Isles of Scotland, as they used to do in the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Everyone at Hebridean Island Cruises is absolutely delighted to have been awarded the Royal Warrant by Her Majesty the Queen. This is a great honour especially to be the only cruise CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONSIn last issue's National News section (see page 7) we ran an item entitled 'How to take a good photo' accompanied by a photograph of a NADFAS group tour. We omitted to caption the photograph, which showed members of Stratford-upon-Avon DFAS during a visit to St Petersburg. We would like to thank Stratford-upon-Avon for their photograph, which was chosen for its strong composition and because it refl ected members' enthusiasm and enjoyment. You can read a full report of their time in St Petersburg on page 72.Isle of Man bursary awards get local BBC news coverageNADFAS travel affi liate receives Royal WarrantSave the dateThe Guildhall Art Gallery will be showing treasures from the Livery Companies in its Diamond Jubilee/Cultural Olympiad summer show, Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker - 850 Years of London Livery Company Treasures(www.guildhallartgallery.cityofl Such gems are not normally available for viewing by the public, so the event offers a unique opportunity to see the works of these historic City of London guilds. The exhibition begins on Friday 22 May. Full details will follow in the summer Review.ship to have received such an accolade.Hebridean Princess is currently nearing the end of a major refi t and refurbishment before re-entering service on 1 March for what will be a 24th season cruising the Clyde Estuary and Hebrides.In further tours news, Tailored Travel Limited has now stepped down as a Tour NADFAS Travel Affi liate. They will continue as one of our travel advertisers offering their range of holidays to Societies. We would like to thank Tailored Travel for their support since joining our Affi liate Programme in NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2012 7NATIONAL NEWS

8 NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2012 round-up of upcoming National Events4,500 years of gold treasures from across Britain 25 June 2012, Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster Lane, LondonAs curator of the GOLD exhibition, NADFAS-accredited lecturer Helen Clifford has had the privilege of visiting and researching some very special and unusual collections. Her lecture, Behind the Scenes at the GOLD exhibition: Some secrets and highlights, will reveal some of the stories behind these gold treasures, their collectors and their histories. The National Chairman's Event will be hosted at the new art gallery, Hepworth Wakefi eld, in Yorkshire. This informative day includes an overview of the collection with personal insights by the Head of Collections and Exhibitions, Frances Guy, as well as a question and answer session.Schedule:10.30-11.00 Members arrive. Tea, coffee, pastries served11.00-11.15 National Chairman's welcome - introduction to the Head of Collections and Exhibitions, Frances Guy11.15-11.55 Introduction to the Hepworth Plasters, given by Frances Guy11.55-12.15 Questions12.15-13.30 Lunch13.30-15.00 Guided tour of the Hepworth Wakefi eld Tickets cost £30. Book on 020 7430 0730; return booking form (right) to NADFAS House in an envelope marked 'Hepworth'.National Chairman's Event12 April 2012, Hepworth Wakefi eldGold Power and Allure This interesting and stimulating afternoon will include a question and answer session, a fork buffet lunch with wine and copy of the booklet of 25 gold facts to take away. A book edited by Helen Clifford to accompany this exhibition is also on sale. Turn to page 22 to read our feature on this Goldsmiths' exhibition.Tickets cost £48.00. Book on 020 7430 0730 or return the booking y ltSPECIAL EVENTform (below) to NADFAS House in an envelope marked 'Goldsmiths'.Schedule:12.30 Fork buffet lunch with wine14.00 Talk by Helen Clifford15.00 Questions and Answers15.15 View of Gold: Power and Allure17.00 Exhibition closes NATIONAL CHAIRMAN'S AND/OR GOLDSMITHS' BOOKING FORMPlease mark your envelope 'Hepworth' or 'Goldsmiths' and return to Jessica Barr, NADFAS House, 8 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DA (Tel: 020 7430 0730). Please include a large SAE.Title: Name: Address: Postcode: Telephone: Email: Title: Name: Address: Postcode: Telephone: Email: Please notify us of any special dietary requirements.I would like the following tickets: Hepworth £30 Quantity:Gold Power and Allure £48 Quantity: I enclose a cheque for £ payable to NADFAS or debit my Mastercard/Visa/Maestro/Delta (delete as appropriate)Card no.Start date Expiry dateSecurity code (last three digits on back of card)For Switch/Maestro:'Valid From' date Issue no. Signature: Date: Cancellation policy: A refund, minus an administration charge of £5, will be made until two weeks prior to the event booked.© British Museum