Booking Procedures

Information on Study Days, Day Visits and Social Events is announced at lectures, shown on the Programme Card, the monthly Bulletin (by e-mail) and on the STRADFAS website (

Bookings can be made in person, usually at lectures, c. 4-12 weeks ahead of the event date shown in the STRADFAS programme card.  Unless otherwise informed, payment by cheque or cash (no cards) must be made to guarantee a booking.  Cheques should be made out to STRADFAS.  
Places will be on a first come first served basis, with equal opportunities for morning and afternoon members.   Should the lists be oversubscribed, you can ask to be put on a waiting list for any subsequent vacancies.  Allocation of place(s) is strictly prioritised according to date of booking or going on the waiting list.   Members are normally able to make bookings on behalf of other members provided payment is made at the time of the booking.
You may contact the visits organiser by email:
Please read the refund policy below.

Members having to cancel a booking should advise the appropriate Secretary so that the place(s) may be offered to the next person on the waiting list.  

Procedures for booking EXTENDED TOURS
Each year, a tour lasting several days is arranged to a region of interest to STRADFAS members. Booking details follow the same general pattern as for day visits (above), but deposits for reservations are usually taken c. 12 months ahead, with full payment c. 8 weeks before departure. Details will be announced as above (lectures, Programme Card, monthly Bulletin, STRADFAS website).
You may contact the tours organiser by email:
Again, please read the refund policy below.

Refunds Policy
Members buying a ticket for any event should note that, in the case of cancellation or curtailment for reasons beyond our control, STRADFAS may not be able to make a full or partial refund of the ticket cost, including any deposits made for our annual tours.

The Stratford upon Avon Decorative and Fine Arts Society (STRADFAS) participates in the Arts Society nationwide insurance scheme.  On visits and excursions, STRADFAS endeavours to make use of reputable contractors, who are themselves comprehensively insured.

STRADFAS is not responsible for any personal accident, or loss, damage or theft of members’ personal property whilst engaged in STRADFAS events, nor for any loss of or damage to any items by a member at the location(s) visited.  This is the member’s own responsibility. STRADFAS therefore strongly recommends that members ensure that they are covered by individual personal insurance before joining an outing.