THE ARTS SOCIETY WALTON ON THE HILL


THE ARTS SOCIETY WALTON ON THE HILL

[formerly Walton-on-the-Hill DFAS a member of NADFAS]

We were established on 16 May 1974 as a member society of what was then NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies). However, on 17 May 2017, the national name was changed to The Arts Society and we in turn became THE ARTS SOCIETY WALTON ON THE HILL. We meet eleven times a year at the Riddell Hall in Walton-on-the-Hill for lectures on a wide variety of subjects.

Our meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except August). Lectures are held at 10:45 am, and coffee and biscuits are served between 10:00 and 10:30 am. We hold our Summer Lunch following the June meeting and likewise a Christmas Lunch in December. In addition to lectures (or talks) we organise Visits to art galleries, museums and places of special historic, architectural, cultural or topical interest. Also, each year we try to arrange a Tour of 5 - 7 days within the British Isles or Europe; indeed this year, 2017, we will be visiting Budapest for a week.

Our involvement is also extensive in activities such as Heritage Volunteers, Young Arts and Church Recording. On days when we are selling tickets for Visits or any other event, sales commence at 09:45 am, unless otherwise announced in advance.

Please click on the LECTURES section for details of the talks coming up.

We are one of the oldest societies, especially in Surrey, where we are part of The Arts Society East Surrey Area [for more details, click on the separate Icon which will appear soon after 17 May 2017]. On 16 May 2014 we celebrated our 40th anniversary with a Champagne Tea Party at Kingswood Golf Club. For pictures of this happy occasion please click on this link  and scroll down to 16 May 2014.


THE ARTS SOCIETY Formerly NADFAS (National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies)

Founded in 1968 as NADFAS, The Arts Society is a worldwide organisation based on a love of the Arts in all forms. [For more information on The Arts Society, itself, click on separate icon which will appear soon after 17 May 2017].

It is a leading arts charity widely acknowledged for its valuable contribution to arts education and heritage conservation. With around 360 local Arts Societies in the UK, mainland Europe and the antipodes, its principal objective is the promotion and advancement of the aesthetic education of the public.

Members enjoy high quality and wide-ranging lectures, special events and volunteering activities; and included in the annual membership subscription is a free quarterly magazine, plus concessions from museums and galleries across the country. Other aims include the cultivation, appreciation and study of the arts, the giving of aid to the preservation of our national artistic heritage for the benefit of the public and, of course, The Arts Society also provides members with enormous pleasure and fun!

 




  LOST & FOUND! 

after the meeting 18/5/2017 we found:

a scarf with a coloured fish motif, and a 'pocket' umbrella in black, patterned with white umbrella silhouettes.

They were in the 3rd row back from the front, on the right of the central aisle. If you think they might be yours phone:

01737 858382



for the latest ARTS SOCIETY REVIEW and copies back to 2009, please click here



Thursday 15 June 2017 - LECTURE

Shakers of North America

Speaker: John Ericson

‚ÄčDetails   (and scroll down one in panel)

THIS IS ALSO OUR ANNUAL MEMBERS' SUMMER LUNCH



Thursday 20 July 2017 - LECTURE

Giles the cartoonist: 'Bringing Grandma to Tea'

Speaker: Barry Venning 

Details (and scroll down panel)



Thursday 29 June 2017 - VISIT

Belmont House & Gardens, Kent

Details



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