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THE ARTS SOCIETY BASINGSTOKE


 

OUR VISION

THE BELIEF THAT THE ARTS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO ENRICH PEOPLES’ LIVES IS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO. WE WANT TO BE THE MOST INCLUSIVE AND INFLUENTIAL ARTS SOCIETY.

 

The Arts Society was until 17 May 2017, known as NADFAS (the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies). 

Since its foundation in 1968 it has grown to become a worldwide organisation, with around 385 local Societies in the UK, mainland Europe and the Antipodes. 

After 50 years, it was felt that the society needed to evolve to keep up with changing times in order to connect a wider range of people and communities to the arts, whilst still offering an experience that continues to be enriching, inclusive and influential. Hence, the rebranding of the visual identity and adoption of a shorter name, The Arts Society. 

 

Welcome to The Arts Society Basingstoke 

Founded in 1992, we are a member society of The Arts Society, just one, in a global network of 385 societies.

We are a lively group of people with a shared love of the arts, with inspiring monthly lectures given by renowned experts in their field. In addition there are annual study day events, educational visits and cultural holidays. The Arts Society is a great way to learn, have fun, and importantly, make new and lasting friendships.

Whether you are new to the arts, or an expert in your field, being a member of The Arts Society is truly enriching experience. 

To find out more out about our society please use the tabs on the homepage.


 

Next meeting: Wednesday 12 December 2018

Jerusalem, the Eternal City: a Story of Survival 

Anne Davison

Christmas drinks and nibbles to follow lecture


NEW Study Day: Wednesday 27 February 2019

The Art of Ancient Egypt: Pharaoh and the Gods 

Lucia Gahlin

Tickets on sale at the December and January meetings. Three lectures including coffee and lunch £35


NEW Volunteers: An updated Discovery Trail for St Nicholas Church, Newnham.  

A great opportunity to introduce children to the work of The Arts Society Basingstoke through this wonderful Discovery Trail. Click here for more information. Special thanks to John Craze and the Discovery Trail Volunteers for their hard work.


NEW Visit & Private View to Strawberry Hill House: Wednesday 30 January 2019 Sold Out


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NEW Young Arts: Junk Jodie See pictures of the last session Click here