Culture in Andalucía

DFAS logoDFAS de la Frontera is a vibrant and friendly cultural society in Andalucia offering members and visitors a platform from which to enjoy high quality art lectures presented in English and the opportunity to socialise with like-minded people. Whether interested in fine art or not, the lecturers enthuse and enthrall the audience, ensuring they come away with a new appreciation of the subject.

Soon approaching its eighth season, DFAS de la Frontera is an associate society of NADFAS, The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies which was founded in the UK in 1968. Meetings are held at the San Roque Golf and Country Club, Km. 127 (A7), on the third Wednesday (unless otherwise stipulated) of the month at 11.00 a.m. between October and May. Fascinating and stimulating digital presentations on a wide variety of arts subjects are given by NADFAS accredited lecturers with the finest credentials in their specialist fields who have been flown out from the UK. The Programme from October 2013 to May 2014 starts with L.S. Lowry, 16th October, and finishes with Lee Miller, incorporating an eclectic mix in-between ranging from French Expressionist Painting, Raphael, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, John Ruskin, Hellenistic Art, and the inspiration of Venice on art and music in 18th century London.

Based close to Sotogrande, the main catchment area is from Marbella along the coast to La Linea and inland to Casares, Gaucin, and Jimena de la Frontera. Now the biggest society along the Costa del Sol with over 200 members and an average attendance of 150 per lecture, the society has become a place to meet new friends and mingle with old ones after the lecture at the complimentary drinks reception.

Throughout the season there is a full Programme of special interest days, trips, and events both cultural and social. Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee of 12 Euros. More information about the society can be found at the website here.

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