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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 top experts in their fields, in addition to two annual study day events, educational visits and cultural holidays.The Arts Society is a great way to learn, have fun, and make new and lasting friendships.

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

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


Next meeting: Michael Harris: Mdina Glass & I.O.W. Studio Glass  Mark Hill Wednesday 17 October 2018

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Gallery: View the latest photographs from TASB visit to the Area Golden Jubilee Celebrations. CLICK HERE

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Visit to Tate Britain: Thursday 8 November 2018

An opportunity to see an exhibition featuring 150 works of the Pre-Raphaelite artist, Edward Burne-Jones. Click here

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Study Day 28 November  2018

Tickets are selling quickly but can still be purchased at the October Lecture. 

'The Anatomy of Collecting' – The History of Collecting & Great Collectors through History  

Lecturer: Marc Allum is a freelance art and antiques journalist, writer and broadcaster based in Wiltshire. He has been an expert on The Antiques Road Show for many years. 

There will be three parts to the day, the final session being a chance to bring a small item for Marc to comment on. Click here

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The Arts Society Test Valley is running a tour to Barcelona, April 2019, in conjunction with Heritage Group Travel. Further details on the main News page.

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The Arts Society Basingstoke Trip abroad          Sold Out

May 13th - 18th 2019 Visit the Treasures of Northern Italy. Details here.

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To make a payment? click here

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Service at Westminster Abbey 16th May 2018

Pictures here. Link to the service here.  

Trip to Houghton Lodge House and gardens.   See pictures here.

Young Arts: See pictures of the last session here.

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To Read the Latest Arts Society Newsletter here

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