TACS Events 2024

E mail your booking request with event and names of all attendees to and transfer any donation/ booking fee to TACS account number 00221121 at 30-00-04 with reference: ‘EVENTS SURNAME’ (insert your surname).

Non-members can attend a taster event to decide if they want to join. For more information about TACS Events please e-mail:

Please see the Previous Events page for a list of past 2024 events.

Saturday June 1st, Scarborough walking tour (date confirmed

Led by Helen Stead, local TACS member and tile enthusiast.

Meeting point will be St Martin on the Hill Church. Sites should include: the Spa, Burmantofts ladies toilets, the Grand Hotel, a couple of hotels on the Crescent, the train station for LNER map, Stephen Joseph theatre, a butcher’s shop, an NHS building, Albemarle Baptist Church, Mecca bingo, Natwest, old Pizza hut.

There will be a lot of walking involved but we will make use of two of the cliff lifts (this costs around £5 per person).

Cost £10 per person (plus cliff lift costs).

Tuesday June 25th, Tile Sale Private Viewing: The Roger Hensman Collection – From Delft to De Morgan

TACS Members are cordially invited to a private viewing of the tile collection of the late Roger Hensman, long serving TACS Treasurer and contributor to Glazed Expressions, at Fieldings Auctioneers Ltd in Stourbridge on Tuesday 25th JuneThe Roger Hensman Tile Collection – From Delft to De Morgan – constitutes approx. 5000 tiles covering the history of ceramic tile manufacture and design from around the world with examples from leading manufacturers and designers including antique, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco & Mid Century Design. 

A guided walk of Stourbridge taking in some of its ceramic highlights will take place at 1pm led by Rob Higgins. Viewing will take place from 2pmfollowed at 4-5pm by talks from Will Farmer, Director of Fieldings Auctioneers and Antique’s Roadshow presenter, and Rob Higgins, De Morgan author and tile collector, with refreshments served. Rob will bring the collection to life in Roger’s own words with quotes from Collector’s Corner. Both browsers and buyers are welcome. The sale of the collection will take place on Wednesday 26th June.

Please register your interest in the walk and / or the viewing and talks RSVP by Friday June 14th. This event is free to members.

Saturday 6th July, 11 – 4pm, TACS AGM and local walk, Cambridge

AGM to take place at 2PM Saturday 6th July in the Education Seminar Room at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Free to attend the AGM

Guided walk 11AM-1PM visiting The Divinity School, the Round Church, the All Saints ‘Painted Church’ and Lloyds Bank. £10 per person

Hathern Terra Cotta Factory Visit, Thursday 3rd October TBC

Organised by Alan Swale, Chair, TACS.
Hathern Terra Cotta is the UK’s leading manufacturer of traditional hand pressed architectural terra cotta & faience located near Loughborough in Leicestershire

We may also organise a visit to another local tilemaker on Friday 4th October TBC. These locations are close to Nottingham so any members visiting the Tile Fair on the Saturday may want to spend the weekend in the area.

Please register your interest by e mailing and you will be sent more details in due course.

Annual Tile Fair, Saturday 5th October, St Jude’s Church Hall, 405 Woodborough Road, Nottingham NG3 5HE

No need to book, just turn up on the day. £6 entry, tea, coffee and cake available.

Previous TACS Events

See the Previous TACS Events page for details of TACS Events from 1981 to 2023, including On-Demand replays of previous TACS Zoom Events.

TACS members participate in events at their own risk, and neither the Society nor its officers or servants accept any liability of any kind whatsoever, howsoever arising. TACS reserves the right to cancel, postpone or alter events as necessary

For live events, full information (meeting points, times, directions etc.) will be sent out after payment by e mail at least two weeks in advance.

For virtual events, a Zoom link will be sent to the e mail address used at booking at least 48 hours in advance.

Please contact the TACS Events Secretary, with any questions, email: