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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 20 November 2019

Pots and Frocks – The World of Grayson Perry - From Essex Punk Potter to Superstar National Treasure 

Lecturer: Ian Swankie

For further information please click here. Please remember to vote online after the lecture. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to the 'Feedback' button. The password is displayed on the welcome powerpoint, or ask any member of the Committee. 


Visit: William Blake Exhibition Tate Britain 

Tickets will be on sale at the November Lecture

TICKET PRICE Lecture and Entrance to the Exhibition Only

Arts Society member £28.00, Art Fund member £20.50, Tate Member £12.00 

Important Information

MEMBERS WILL NEED TO TRAVEL TO TATE BRITAIN INDEPENDENTLY  

There is NO COACH for this Visit


Study Day: Treasures of the Silk Road From China to the Mediterranean. Sold Out 


New: Area Study Days 2020 for further information and new booking details please click here 


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


Young Arts Summer Activity - Big Sculpture Workshop photographs click here 


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