New Society in Victoria!!

We are delighted to tell you that our new Society is now open for membership

As a member you will be able to enjoy our exciting lecture programme, which will consist of ten evening lectures a year running from November to October (lectures will not be held in January or August of each year).  We meet on the first Tuesday of the month, with the exception of June when we meet on the second Tuesday, at The Grey Coat Hospital School, Greycoat Place, London SW1P 2DY.  The lectures will commence at 7pm and doors will be open from 6.30pm with wine and soft drinks available before and after each lecture. 

A taster of the lecture programme for 2018/2019 is as follows:

Tuesday 5th February 2019--Peter Lawrence--Whitehall - the Road to Power and Glory 

Tuesday 5th March 2019--Oliver Everett--The History of Windsor Castle and its Royal Occupants, 1080 to the present day 

Tuesday 2nd April 2019--Bertie Pearce--Now You See It, Now You Don’t – The Art of Visual Deception 

Tuesday 7th May 2019--Peter Medhurst--In the Wake of Handel: The Impact of Handel on 300 Years of British Culture 

Tuesday 11th June 2019--Janusz Karczewski-Slowikowski--On Cupboards and in Drawers 

Tuesday 2nd July 2019--Antony Penrose--The Boy who bit Picasso 

Tuesday 3rd September 2019--Daniel Snowman--Guerra! Guerra! Music, the Arts and War: 1800-2000 

Tuesday 1st October 2019--Philip Venning--Old Buildings, Fakes and Fallacies 


If you wish to become a member, please complete and return the membership form, which can be found on our website at: 
Membership fees for 2018/2019 are: single membership = £60; joint membership = £100, payable by either internet bank transfer or cheque (payment details can be found on the membership form). The membership fee for single and joint members includes a one off joining fee of £10.


Lots of new study days

They have been devised by our team of Study Course Organisers together with the Arts Society accredited lecturers, and explore a wide range of artistic styles, lavish venues, exciting crafts, beautiful cities, fascinating artists.

2019 is upon us......have a look at the new soon you have something to look forward to during the Winter and Spring!!!

Go to "Courses & Events" on this web-site and see the full programme 


Grants News

We are delighted to support many young people through the award of grants from the Area

This year we have supported the following

---Cockpit Arts.To support a studio for a year to a textile weaver....Laura about her in the Autumn 2018 Review.

---Royal Academy of Music...bursaries for young composers, one of whom had his work performed at the Golden Jubilee concert on 24th November.

---the Koestler Trust to support  the teaching of artwork amongst young offenders

---Royal School of Needlework.... bursaries and prizes for students, working in the most wonderful textiles.

-- and many grants to local groups of the Arts Society supporting Young Arts projects

If you have an arts related project in your society which involves young people, or heritage volunteering or church conservation, and you would like to apply for a grant, have a look at our grants page on this website