This year is a special one for the Arts Society, Formerly Nadfas (National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies), both in Malaga and internationally; the latter is celebrating 50 years this year, while the Costa del Sol branch, which was ... years to do so and she recalls that there was a lot of enthusiasm for the idea. While there were already branches of Nadfas in other European countries, Sue was the founding member of the first Spain-based society. She recalls with humour the ... 2002. Five years later, Roberta Kettel who lives in Nerja, was approached by some people who had been attending the meetings in Fuengirola. The suggestion was to start a Nerja branch as regular trips to the other side of the province were not ideal.