Sidmouth Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Sidmouth Decorative & Fine Arts Society


Welcome to the website of the Sidmouth Decorative and Fine Arts Society (SIDDFAS)

We are a vibrant and friendly group whose members meet in the morning on the first Wednesday of the month in the Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth. Our aim is to provide a wide range of illustrated lectures by NADFAS speakers who are all experts in their own specialist fields. We organise study days, day visits to houses of historic interest, and at least one annual tour of five or six days. In particular we enjoy promoting activities for young artists, and being involved in cultural projects in the local community. All members are invited to attend our social events over the year including Christmas Lunches and Summer Suppers which flourish in a convivial environment. New members are very welcome. We welcome your feedback on our activities and would love to receive any comments or suggestions you may have. Please email your thoughts to:


We also have a Facebook page and please note that you do not need to be a Facebook member to see it.

The SIDDFAS inspired exhibition of paintings by local primary school children, "The Long Picture Reimagined", will be on display at Kennaway house from the 19th to 24th March.

Details of the next SIDDFAS study day on the Marketing of Covent Garden 1600-2000 on March 14th can be found here.

Details and a booking form for the next NADFAS SW area study day on the Evolution of English Porcelain on 30th March can be found on the documents page here. It includes coach booking for SIDDFAS members.

Details of the visit to Cothay Manor on April 11th can be found here.

Details of the tour to The Houses & History of Cambridge and its Surrounds starting on May 21st can be found here