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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 truly enriching experience. 

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


Next meeting: ​Wednesday 20 February 2019 

Frank Lloyd Wright Architect: An overview of his work, private life and most iconic buildings.

Fiona Rose

Please vote online after the lecture. The password is displayed on the welcome powerpoint, or ask any member of the Committee.


NEW The Chairman's latest newsletter is available to read on the News page.


NEW  Visits and Tours: Booking at the February Lecture

Holiday to Northumberland 10-14 September 2019

A full brouchure and booking form will be available at the next lecture. Deposits will be due by Wednesday 27 February 2019. For futher details Click here  and then scroll down to Holiday to Northumberland.


NEW Study Day: A few places still available contact Study Day Secretary jane.farrow@outlook.com for more information.

Wednesday 27 February 2019 

The Art of Ancient Egypt: Pharaoh and the Gods  

Lucia Gahlin

Last tickets on sale at the February meeting. Three lectures including coffee and lunch £35


Hampshire & Isle of Wight Area Study Day: Monday 25 February 2019

Four Great 20th Century British Artists  Linda Smith

Venue: The Walton Suite, Guildhall, Winchester SO23 9GH

Time: 10:00 for coffee, lectures will run 10:30 - 15:00

Cost: £38 (includes coffee, buffet lunch and a glass of wine)

For a booking form and further details click here


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.


To make a payment? Click here


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