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The Arts Society Nottingham

Welcome to the Arts Society Nottingham

The Arts Society Nottingham is a member society of The Arts Society nationally. The Arts Society centrally is an umbrella organisation which has played an increasingly important role during the Corona virus outbreak.

The Aims of The Arts Society are: the advancement of arts education and appreciation, and the preservation of our artistic heritage and these are promoted by lectures on fine and decorative arts in their widest sense; through study days, visits and tours and the giving of grants. The Arts Society members who volunteer can learn new skills, make friends and benefit their communities.

The main part of the Society’s activities is the lecture programme which can be seen by selecting “Programme” on the menu above. The one-hour lectures explore many facets of art and design covering an eclectic range of interests. The talks are presented by accomplished speakers who are experts on their subject and illustrate their presentations with high quality images.

The Society meet in Nottingham at the Broadway cinema on the second Wednesday of the month from October to June. There are two sessions on the same morning: 10:30 -11:30 am and 12:30 - 1:30 pm. There is no pre-booking available, just turn up to your preferred session. The venue provides a superb and spacious lecture theatre with cinema quality presentations.  

The “Events” option provides details of our study days, visits and courses.  

Study days are a more in depth look at a particular subject, involving up to three lectures in the day (with lunch).

Visits are yet to be arranged for this year, but usually involve days out to a venue of interest.

Courses take place as a theme of lectures spread over several months.

Membership is not essential for any of these although you should be a member of the national part of The Arts Society - see “Membership” option.

For those who want some hands-on involvement, the “Other Activities” option includes details of our Heritage Volunteers programme with practical restoration work of books and some embroidery. At present, this is gradually returning to normal following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.

The Arts Society Nottingham also supports the involvement of young people with Young Arts and details of our activities are shown in “Other Activities”


Online Payments

Payments to The Arts Society Nottingham can be made using the details in Online Payments These are likely to be fees for membership, courses, outings and study days or for guest attendance at lectures.  If you are a member of TASN your membership number, which you will need to quote, can be found on the front of your programme card.

Other Societies

Other societies have events which may interest Nottingham members, from time to time. These will be highlighted in the emails which are sent giving the links to the lectures in our programme. The Richmond Society has events of particular interest and these can be accessed by emailing richmond@theartssociety.org