News from the Marina Alta Fine Arts Society


THE NEXT Marina Alta Fine Arts Society (MAFAS) meeting will take place on Thursday April 6 at the Parador, Javea.

The society is continuing in its attempts to improve the seating arrangements at the Parador to provide maximum visibility for all its members and is also exploring the viability of alternative venues.

The capping of the membership at 175 is designed to reduce overcrowding and there will be a limit of 12 guests.

Guests of members are welcome as visitors but must register in advance by emailing [email protected]


Coffee and registration from 10.00am. Registration will close at 10.50am with everyone seated by 10.55am to a prompt start.

Charles Harris will present ‘Romancing the rails, the Golden Age of British Railway posters (1923-1947)’.

Charles has had a life-long career in global advertising, most of it as a Creative Director in agencies responsible for the quality of the creative ideas and finished production of advertising campaigns. This has included many of the world’s most recognised brands – British Airways, QANTAS, Sony, Nestle, Kraft, BP, Ford, Black & Decker, Amex, Heinz, Gillette, General Motors and McDonalds.

He has been the recipient of the advertising industry’s highest accolades in New York and Hollywood, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne.

It is his experience as a creator of posters that makes his presentation and observations about poster art so different. He is not an academic but a practitioner who has researched the subject to provide historical context to his first hand advertising experience and internationally respected creative opinion.

Covering the Golden Age of British Railways, the era of the Big Four 1923 – 1947, Charles’ presentation, sponsored by Blevins Franks, will celebrate the most romantic period of British travel history.

Complimentary drinks will be available after the presentation where members and guests can socialise with each other, the Committee and the presenter.

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