The Arts Society Weybridge – Monthly Meetings

The Arts Society Weybridge Meeting at Whiteley Village Hall Hersham Elmbridge
Arts Society Weybridge, Elmbridge, Surrey - Formerly Weybridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society

About The Arts Society

The Arts Society has over 90,000 member worldwide – brought together through a shared curiosity for the arts and our artistic heritage. The Arts Society offers enjoyable opportunities to discover and support the arts of yesterday, today and tomorrow, wherever you are. Our events provide welcoming places – locally, nationally and globally – to hear excellent lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts.

The Arts Society Weybridge

Weybridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society was founded in 2000. We are affiliated to The Arts Society formerly known as the National Association for Decorative & Fine Arts. In October 2017, following the lead of The Arts Society, we changed our name to The Arts Society Weybridge.

The Arts Society comprises Member Societies throughout the country whose aim is to increase enjoyment and knowledge of the arts and to stimulate interest in the preservation of our cultural heritage. The first Society was founded in Buckinghamshire in 1965 by the late Patricia Fay OBE and there are now over 320 societies with a membership of over 88,000. We have 300 members.

Our primary activity is a programme of lectures with a guest speaker. These talks take place at Whiteley Village Hall, Octagon Road, off Burwood Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 4EH, at 10.30 am on the second Wednesday of each month (except July).

We also arrange visits to local places of interest, and trips abroad.

At our October 2017 AGM, our members voted unanimously to change our name from Weybridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society to The Arts Society Weybridge. This follows the recommendation of The Arts Society (formerly the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) and its rebranding.

Lecture Programme For The Arts Society Weybridge

2020 Lectures

Wed 8th January 2020 – At the sign of the falcon: The life and works of Harry Murphy – goldsmith, silversmith and unique Englishman – Lecture by John Benjamin

Wed 12th February 2020 – “The Italian Job”: A contemporary figurative artist in Calabria – Lecture by Richard Whincop

Wed 11th March 2020 – As good as gold – Lecture by Alexandra Epps

Wed 8th April 2020 – Arts & Crafts gardens in the south-east – Lecture by Cherrill Sands

Wed 13th May 2020 – Pevsner in Surrey: Nikolaus Pevsner and the buildings of England – Lecture by Susie Harries

Wed 10th June 2020 – The Artists of Montmartre – “The pilgrims of Babylon” – Lecture by Douglas Skeggs

Wed 12th August 2020 – “Sorolla, the Master of Light” – Lecture by Arantxa Sardina

Wed 9th September 2020 – The Two Gustavs: Mahler and Klimt – – Lecture by Gavin Plumley

Wed 14th October 2020 – Annual General Meeting followed by Emperor Qianlong (1736-1795) “The Ultimate renaissance ruler & fine art collector” – Lecture by David Rosier

Wed 11th November 2020 – “Ways to Look at Painting” – Lecture by Alice White

Wed 9th December 2020 – Les Parisiennes: How women lived, loved and died in Paris from 1939-49 – Lecture by Anne Sebba

Where & When

The Arts Society Weybridge meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (excluding July) at Whiteley Village Hall. A map and the full address are below.

Lectures begin at 10.30 am
Coffee is available from 9:45 am.

Contact Details For The Arts Society Weybridge

Map For The Arts Society Weybridge Meetings

Whiteley Village Hall

Whiteley Village Hall
Octagon Road, off Burwood Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 4EH

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