Please meet our new Chairman for 2019, Daniel Carr.

The Arts Society Newbury formed in 1974. We are a vibrant society and have a membership of about 570.  

  • Membership is either for the morning or afternoon sessions.  
  • The lectures begin promptly at 10.30 and 13.45 respectively. 
  • There are ten lectures a year which are held at the Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury, RG14 3BQ.
  • We usually meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month (with the exception of August and December). The doors open three quarters of an hour beforehand when members are welcomed with tea and coffee. There is free parking.  This is an opportunity to socialise and sign up for the Tours & Visits or Study Days.
  • Our annual subscription of £50 covers all ten lectures, an annual programme card, The Arts Society Membership Card and the quarterly Arts Society Review Magazine.

Members wishing to bring a guest, please contact the Guest Secretary, Sue Pring on  Members may invite one guest to up to three lectures at £10/lecture.

New for 2019! We have introduced Afternoon Taster Lectures to give visitors a chance to see what we offer.  This is a ticketed event and costs £10.

We also contribute to the Area Award Scheme which supports a selection of local charities.  The Area Award Scheme is managed by The Wyvern Area Arts Society. The Arts Society Newbury is part of the Wyvern Group. We have contributed £200 to the Area Award Scheme in 2018.  A committee decision is made annually to decide the amount given. 

We have also loaned £500 towards The Patricia Fay Memorial Fund.

At national level, The Arts Society offers events, courses, holidays and a National Annual General Meeting. Members are welcome to take part in all of these, details of which are on their website and in 'The Arts Society Review'. 

This clip is taken from The Arts Society’s Head Office website which gives an overall view of the aims of the network of Societies.

The Arts Society arranges concessions for members at exhibitions and art fairs. Details are given on the Offers page of the 'The Arts Society Review'.