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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 a truly enriching experience. 

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


Next meeting: Wednesday 16 October 2019 

Whistler V Ruskin

Lucrezia Walker

For further information click herePlease remember to vote online after the lecture. The password is displayed on the welcome powerpoint, or ask any member of the Committee. 


Northumberland Holiday:  to view the most recent photographs click here Gallery 2 September 19


Chairman's Summer Newsletter:  To read a copy of this newsletter click here 


Study Day: Treasures of the Silk Road From China to the Mediterranean. - Last few tickets remaining.

Lecturer Christopher Bradley.

Three lectures including coffee and lunch £35. Tickets on sale at the September and October lectures, card payments now accepted. Click here for further information about the Study Day


Young Arts Summer Activity - Big Sculpture Workshop review and photographs coming soon 


New: Twitter Follow our society on twitter and catch up with the latest news


New: View the stunning photographs from the trip to Northern Italy on the Gallery Page. Click here


Volunteers: An updated Discovery Trail for St Nicholas Church, Newnham. Click here for more information.


The Arts Society Basingstoke payment options Click here