The Arts Society Weybridge – Monthly Meetings
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
Wed 13th November 2019 – “Making Visions”: The jewellery of artist Charles Ricketts – Lecture by Helen Ritchie
Wed 11th December 2019 – Is Christmas in Good Taste? – Lecture by David Phillips
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 – Date reserved for a lecture either by a newly accredited lecturer presenting for the first time at Directory Day March 2020 in London, or by a lecturer highly praised by another Arts Society at our Area Programme Secretaries’ Day March 2020.
Wed 9th September 2020 – The Two Gustavs: Mahler and Klimt – 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 – Date reserved for a lecture either by a newly accredited lecturer presenting for the first time at Directory Day March 2020 in London, or by a lecturer highly praised by another Arts Society at our Area Programme Secretaries’ Day March 2020.
Wed 9th December 2020 – Les Parisiennes: How women lived, loved and died in Paris from 1939-49 – Lecture by Anne Sebba
Map For The Arts Society Weybridge Meetings
Whiteley Village Hall
Whiteley Village Hall
Octagon Road, off Burwood Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 4EH
Lectures begin at 10.30 am
Coffee is available from 9:45 am.