Welcome to The Arts Society Grayshott

Coronavirus Update – 4th April 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has sadly meant that we have now had to cancel all our events for April, May and June. However, we’re pleased to say that we have been able to reschedule most of them for 2021, or in one case 2022, with the very kind support of the lecturers and others involved. Specifically:

The Forensic Eye: Find you Inner Connoisser by Chantal Brotherton -Ratcliffe. Postponed from this April to October 7th 2021

New Advances in Ice Age Art by Paul Bahn. Postponed from this May until September 2nd 2021

Artemisia , Elizabeth and Laura: 3 Exceptional Women Artists by Bernard Allen. Postponed from this June until May 5th 2022.

Musical tour of Westminster Abbey with the Purcell Club – Postponed from May this year until May 2021 (date to be confirmed).

Tour to Lisbon – Cancelled, though we hope later to rebook for a future date.

Arts on the internet

While it may be some time before we can all meet as usual, there are lots of things we can do on the internet to alleviate art withdrawal symptoms and ward off boredom!

See our new page Arts on the Internet in the News section.  We’ll try to keep this updated with new ideas and recommendations. Your feedback is very welcome.

We will keep you in touch with any future developments until I hope we will all be able to meet up again. Meanwhile keep safe and well.

 

  • Talks
    Talks
    Monthly afternoon lectures by proven speakers and twice-yearly Special Interest Days with three lectures to cover a subject in more depth
  • Visits
    Visits
    Day trips to interesting houses, gardens, galleries and exhibitions
  • Young Arts
    Young Arts
    Supporting the arts in local schools
  • Tours
    Tours
    An annual tour abroad or in the UK
  • Social Events
    Social Events
    Informal social get togethers: e.g. Christmas lunch, bridge drives and new members coffee mornings
  • Heritage Volunteers
    Heritage Volunteers
    Restoration and volunteer support to heritage sites and churches

We offer an interesting range of lectures and visits within a friendly, approachable society. We welcome new members and also welcome visitors to our lectures and events.

Here are our forthcoming events:

Tour to Lisbon 26 April to 1 May 2020 - CANCELLED

Tour to Lisbon 26 April to 1 May 2020 – CANCELLED

Our 2020 tour will take us to Lisbon. The second oldest capital city in Europe after Athens and the capital ...
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New Advances in Ice Age Art - Thursday 7th May 2020 - POSTPONED

New Advances in Ice Age Art – Thursday 7th May 2020 – POSTPONED

This lecture has been postponed. It will be rescheduled to 2nd September 2021 New Advances in Ice Age Art by ...
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Musical Tour of Westminster Abbey with the Purcell Club – Saturday 30 May 2020 - POSTPONED

Musical Tour of Westminster Abbey with the Purcell Club – Saturday 30 May 2020 – POSTPONED

This visit has been postponed It will be rescheduled to May 2021 (to be confirmed) We expect this to be ...
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Artemisia, Elizabeth and Laura - Thursday 4th June 2020 - POSTPONED

Artemisia, Elizabeth and Laura – Thursday 4th June 2020 – POSTPONED

This lecture has been postponed. It will be rescheduled to 5th May 2022 Three Exceptional Female Artists: Artemisia Gentileschi, Elisabeth Louise ...
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Visit to Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery, Bournemouth and Compton Acres Gardens, Poole, Wednesday 15 July 2020

Visit to Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery, Bournemouth and Compton Acres Gardens, Poole, Wednesday 15 July 2020

Morning visit to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum dramatically situated on the East Cliff at Bournemouth overlooking the sea.  ...
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The Queen of Instruments: The Lute within Old Masters - Thursday 3rd September 2020

The Queen of Instruments: The Lute within Old Masters – Thursday 3rd September 2020

The Queen of Instruments: The Lute within Old Masters by Adam Busiakiewicz The lute holds a special place in the ...
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Visit to Chelsea Physic Garden and Royal Chelsea Hospital – Thursday 24 September 2020 (date to be confirmed)

Visit to Chelsea Physic Garden and Royal Chelsea Hospital – Thursday 24 September 2020 (date to be confirmed)

A morning guided tour of Chelsea’s famous physic garden, with 5,000 medicinal, edible, herbal and other useful plants. Afternoon guided ...
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The GPO Film Unit - Thursday 1st October 2020

The GPO Film Unit – Thursday 1st October 2020

The GPO Film Unit by Howard Smith This is the entertaining story of how documentary films started from the French ...
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Joaquin Sorolla: Painter of Light - Thursday 5th November

Joaquin Sorolla: Painter of Light – Thursday 5th November

Joaquin Sorolla: Painter of Light by Jacqueline Cockburn One of the most extraordinary Spanish artists from Valencia; Joaquin Sorolla has ...
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Special Interest Day - Tuesday 24 November 2020 – Once Upon a Time.  Children’s Books Through the Ages.

Special Interest Day – Tuesday 24 November 2020 – Once Upon a Time.  Children’s Books Through the Ages.

November 24th 10:00 - 15:00  – Once Upon a Time.  Children’s Books Through the Ages. Three Lectures given by Elizabeth ...
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Dickens of a Christmas - Thursday 3rd December 2020

Dickens of a Christmas – Thursday 3rd December 2020

Dickens of a Christmas and “God Bless us Everyone” by Bertie Pearce Charles Dickens has often been proclaimed as “The ...
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