The Arts Society works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the preservation of artistic heritage. We are a UK based charity with over 91,000 members supporting a network of over 360 local Societies in the UK, Europe and Australasia.
From Chichester in the west to Hastings in the east there are twenty four individual Societies in The Arts Society Sussex Area further details of which can be found in the Societies section.
Our Societies bring together groups of like minded individuals through regular meetings, lectures by top experts. study days, visits, tours and a number of volunteering activities including Church Recording, Heritage Volunteering and our Young Arts programmes.
It is a great way to expand your knowledge of the arts as well as have fun and make new friendships.
STOP PRESS 1. The Arts Society East Sussex is organising a special event on Wednesday 2 May "Arts and Antiques in Hove", to celebrate 50 years of The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS, starting at 10.30 am at The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Ave., Hove BN3 2PHJ). The centrepiece is an evaluation of member's and guest's antique or modern items by experts from Gorringe's Auction Galleries in Lewes (i.e Antiques Road Show facimile). Tickets £25, include coffee, buffet lunch and wine. For a prospectus click here, and for further details and an application form click here.
STOP PRESS 2. The Arts Society Mid-Sussex is having an outing to Osborne House on Wednesday 23 May, to include a private tour of Queen Victoria's apartments. Coach departs Whiteman's Green Football Club at 6am, and returns 7pm, Cost £50 (£42 for English Heritage members). A few places remain available. Contact Sue Ng on 01444 459775 or 07805 255926.
STOP PRESS 3. The Arts Society East Sussex have organised two exciting holidays in 2018 and are inviting members of The Arts Society from any part of the county or beyond to book places. "The Heritage and Culture of Northern Ireland" (6-8 July) will hopefully take advantage of the best summer weather, while "Malta; Valletta City of Culture" should provide early autumn warmth and sunshine. For further information, scroll down under the Events tab or download a PDF here (for Northern ireland) or here (for Malta). Alternatively or in addition, contact Jane Hopkin at email@example.com or Tel. 01273 649967.
STOP PRESS 4. Due to illness, The Arts Society Uckfield and Lewes have two places available on their 5-day holiday to Krakow (Poland), commencing 23 April 2018 with a flight from Gatwick. Please contact Deirdre Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 01273 812516.