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.
Full details of our current Area Team and their individual responsibilities are available here. Essential contact points are:
Area Chairman. David Bignell; firstname.lastname@example.org
Area Secretary (administration). Lois Cope; email@example.com
Area Special Interest Days. Angela Magness; firstname.lastname@example.org
STOP PRESS 1. The Arts Society East Grinstead will hold a special lecture on 10 July 2018 to mark the 50th anniversary of NADFAS/TAS. The television presenter and art expert Andrew Graham-Dixon will speak on Caravaggio at 8 pm in the Chequer Mead Theatre, following a reception that will start at 6.45 pm. Members of Sussex societies are invited to apply for tickets. Full details are available here. Contact the Chequer Mead Box Office in person, by phone at 01342 302000 or by emailing email@example.com. Total cost including booking fee and prior reception is £24.50.
STOP PRESS 2. 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" (4-10 October) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 01273 649967.
STOP PRESS 3. The Arts Society West Sussex are organising a short holiday in Liverpool, 23-26 October 2018, the highlight of which will be a visit to the display of Terracotta Warriors from the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, at the city's World Museum. Travel is by coach and the reasonable cost is £461 per person, based on two sharing a twin room (£60 single supplement). The full brochure is available here, and the booking form here. For further information contact Sarah Cavanagh, tel. 01243 531256; email@example.com .