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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 19 February 2020

Dickens, Lawrence and Dr Zhivago – David Leans Art of Cinema

Dr Neil Faulkner

For further information on this lecture 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. 


Wishing all our members a very happy and healthy 2020

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: Study Day 26 February 2020 'Bankrolling the Renaissance' - a History of the Medici Family. Tickets £35 will be on sale at the January lecture. For further information click here


New: Area Study Days 2020 There are still places on our next Study Day, Monday 24 February 2020, 'The History of the Royal Academy', by Lecturer Rosalind Whytefor 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 


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