The Arts Society Costa del Sol – formerly Costa del Sol Decorative and Fine Arts Society (Dfas) –  was established in 1988, the first Society of its kind in Spain. We are part of a global network of local Arts Societies.  There are 385 throughout the UK, Mainland Europe, Australia and New Zealand, representing a worldwide membersip of nearly 100,000. The Arts Society.

Our objective is to promote the enjoyment, knowledge and awareness of the Arts internationally and to stimulate interest in the cultural heritage of Spain.

Our society is friendly, active and thriving with our members representing 15 nationalities and who are passionate about the Arts. Our illustrated art lectures run from October through to May and cover a wide range of artistic and cultural interests. Everyone is welcome, come and join us!

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Our society is friendly, active and thriving with our members representing 15 nationalities and who are passionate about the Arts.

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One of the best reasons to join us is the opportunity to meet and share experiences with likeminded people.

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Full Programme

A programme crossing cultures, continents and time. Make sure you mark up your calendar so you don’t miss a single thing.

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Our 2021/2022 Programme

We’re delighted to introduce you to our new Programme of art lectures:

We’ve a culture packed calendar.  Big names in the Art World are represented by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci and, more recently, by the colourful and talented Grayson Perry.  Spanish history and culture figure in several of our lectures: the quintessential Spanish romantic figure of Don Quixote; Seville, the colonial capital of 16th century Spain; and an insight into life in Barcelona in the 1900’s.  We are not neglecting the rest of the world’s history either as we delve into the Mycenaean Age, through Homer’s writings, and explore the myths and reality of the Magi.   Have you ever wondered how the ‘artists’ of the cinema achieve their masterpieces? We will have an insight into one such artist, David Lean, this coming February. 

Although last season we had to transmit all our lectures via Zoom, this season we hope to return to our usual venues, except for our first lecture, in October, which will be transmitted live via Zoom. Any changes will be updated on this website.

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Travel & Day Trips 2021/2022

Thank you to Our Patrons

We give a heartfelt thank you to all our Patrons. We are fortunate to have their generous support, making it possible for us to attract high quality lecturers – experts in their chosen subjects – to our Society. Visit Our Patrons page for contact details.

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