Discovery Days & Visits

Discovery Days and Visits 2018/2019:

Discovery Days will take place at East Budleigh Village Hall, include three sessions and last from 10am to approximately 3pm


Discovery Days & Visits

New York, New York

Thursday 10th October 2019 from 10:00am

New York, New York

The subject is  NEW YORK, NEW YORK, a social and architectural discovery, exploring “The Big Apple” from its earliest settlers, onwards via the immigrants passing through Ellis Island - and its architecture from brownstones to skyscrapers , museums etc.

Our lecturer is Andrew Davies MA (Hons) (Oxon). He read law at Oxford but his vast knowledge is varied and extensive.  He is Extra Mural Tutor at London, Essex and The Open Universities, author of nine books, a frequent contributor to radio and television and has lectured all over the world. He is a very popular visitor to BUDFAS.

The Discovery Day starts at 10:00am with coffee. There will be three lecture sessions starting at 10:30am with a break at 11:30am and lunch at 12:45pm. The day will finish at 3:00pm.

Cost: £27.50 per person.
Venue: East Budleigh Village Hall,
High Street, East Budleigh EX9 7DU.

Download a registration form here or contact Jan Sokell on 01395 519028 or email

The Lion of the Sea - The Art of Venice

Thursday 2nd April 2020 from 10:00am

The Lion of the Sea -
The Art of Venice

With Douglas Skeggs

For three hundred years, Venice was the most powerful city-state in the Mediterranean, and much of its wealth was put towards ornamenting itself with works of art. Then when the Republic collapsed and the city fell into decay, it became a treasure house for artistic imagination and painters from all over Europe came to Venice to paint its quiet backwaters, shadowed doorways, sunlit reflections and the city was reborn as a romantic vision. The Discovery Day looks into the artists who have lived and worked in Venice, their styles, techniques and how each has added their own unique contribution to the artistic legend of the city.

Cost to be confirmed.

Venue: East Budleigh Village Hall, East Budleigh, Devon EX9 7DU