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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 18 March 2020

From Downton to Gatsby. Jewellery and Fashion 1890-1929

Andrew Prince

For further information on this lecture please click here

If you are on our waiting list, or a member wishing to bring a guest to this lecture, book your place by emailing the Membership Secretary, Gill Jones.

gilljonesmembership@gmail.com 

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.


New: Visit to Highgrove Royal Gardens Wednesday 13 March 2020

Tickets £55 to include coach, lunch and a two hour guided tour of the garden. On sale at the March lecture.


New: Tour Based in The Hague - 'Dutch Art Treasures'. Monday 7- Friday 11 September 2020 

Flyers will be available at the February lecture. For further details click here


The Arts and Health and Wellbeing

Click here for an interesting article about the value of the arts on personal health and wellbeing.


New: To read the Christmas Newsletter 2019 from our Chairman please click here


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


Young Arts Summer Activity - Big Sculpture Workshop photographs click here 


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

The Arts Society Basingstoke 1@TheBasingstoke 


The Arts Society Basingstoke payment options click here