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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 380 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 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 380 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. Also, 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 about our society please use the tabs on the homepage.


LATEST NEWS

Update on Coronavirus 

 March 2020 

Dear Members
I regret to inform you that I have had to make a decision to cancel lectures for both March and April. Head Office has cancelled all activities until at least April 30th and in view of that and in consultation with the committee, I believe this to be the wisest course of action.
Please look out for further emails from us and ensure you have added our email address to your contacts list so that messages do not go to your junk box. Also please check the website regularly.
There may be members you know who do not have easy access to email and who would welcome a telephone call from you to update them. We shall endeavour to ensure everyone is aware of any changes to the programme.
Please phone a committee member directly should you need to talk to one of us. Our phone numbers can be found on the programme card.
Take care and keep safe.
With every good wish
Julia Townsend-Rose


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KEEPING UP WITH THE ARTS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS ISOLATION Click Here for links for activities.


LECTURES CANCELLED 

We regret to inform members that after discussion with the committee and in compliance with recent Government restrictions the following lectures have been cancelled Wednesday 15 April 2020, 20 May 2020 and 17 June 2020.
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: Tour Based in The Hague - 'Dutch Art Treasures'. Monday 7 - Friday 11 September 2020. 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: Twitter Follow our society on twitter and catch up with the latest news 

The Arts Society Basingstoke 1@TheBasingstoke 


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