Coffee Mornings

The coffee mornings are a great opportunity to meet fellow members for an exchange of ideas and to make the society a friendlier environment. All members and prospective members are welcome. No booking is required, just come along buy a coffee and chat.

Coffee morning

Meeting Venue

Coffee mornings are usually held on a monthly basis with the day of the week being regularly changed. We meet at the White Horse Public House, London Road, Bourne End, Berkhamsted, HP1 2RH. It is an excellent venue for ease of parking and the friendly service.

Community meeting venue

BAS Coffee Morning 2020/21 Art Gallery

When lockdown arrived we wanted to remain in touch so fortnightly zoom meetings were arranged. Invitations are sent out and everyone was given a chance to show their recent Artworks or just chat about their week. Humorous stories were particularly welcome! Below is a link to the 2020/21 Gallery

Zoom coffee morning


The Society not only has a Public Facebook Page, where we advertise our public events, but also a Private Facebook Group, which is reserved for current members of the Society. The latter is a private space where we can interact online in any number of ways. These include, among other things: sharing photos of our work, sharing links to interesting articles, exhibitions or other activities; asking questions or for feedback on our work; posting descriptions and photos of our coffee mornings or other Society activities; and generally keeping in touch.

BAS members that have joined this Private Facebook Group can find it here or via the Groups or Community Links from our Public Facebook Page There are now over 38 of us. It’s been pretty active, with people sharing art they’ve produced, reviews of the coffee mornings by Catherine Archer, and photos of other activities, such as the Summer Drawing Evenings. If you’re a current member of the Society, just request to join the Group. Please be aware that there may be a short wait before your request is accepted, while we verify your membership.

Associated Local Organisations

We are also associated with other local organisations, such as Dacorum’s Accredited museum, the Dacorum Heritage Trust (DHT), and local registered charities, Berkhamsted Arts Trust and Open Door

Members’ Support for Charitable Causes

Several of our members have been engaged in raising awareness and funds for the various charities they support.

Jackie Henderson – 50 of the Artists and Illustrators’ Viking Cruises British Art Prize.

Jackie Henderson, reached the last 50 of the Artists and Illustrators’ Viking Cruises British Art Prize. You can see some of her paintings,

Letter in Mind – Catherine Archer


For several years I have contributed Artwork to a Letter in Mind in aid of the National Hospital for Neurology.   The online gallery opens in November for the preview and sales.   Each piece is priced at £85 approx and will remain anonymous until sold.  All proceeds fund projects at the amazing National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.  Each year well known artists and celebrities as well as amateur artists contribute works. You could grab yourself a Grayson Perry

Read more about it here.

Art News Letter Archive

Here you will find the Archive of the BAS News Letter ArtNews going back ten years. A useful reference for members to find previous demos and workshops interesting location for Summer Drawing evenings and the how the Society was and is now.