Welcome to The Arts Society Grayshott

Christmas Lunch – Tilford Bridge Closure

Those of you attending the Christmas Lunch on 16th December at Waverley Abbey House are reminded that the Tilford East Bridge is closed. The most direct route is therefore via Elstead – most easily accessed via the A3 and turning off at Milford.

  • 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:

Christmas Lunch at Waveley Abbey House - Monday 16 December 2019

Christmas Lunch at Waveley Abbey House – Monday 16 December 2019

We'll again be holding our Christmas lunch at Waverley Abbey House. It's a lovely grade II listed Georgian mansion by ...
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“Turner v Constable: The Great British Paint-Off” - Thursday 9th January 2020

“Turner v Constable: The Great British Paint-Off” – Thursday 9th January 2020

“Turner v Constable: The Great British Paint-Off” by Nicola Moorby This is the story of the epic rivalry between the ...
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William Blake Exhibition at Tate Britain – Tuesday 14 January 2020

William Blake Exhibition at Tate Britain – Tuesday 14 January 2020

William Blake, 1757 – 1827, was a painter, printmaker and poet. Largely unrecognised in his lifetime, he is now seen ...
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Archaeological Adventures in Albania - Thursday 6th February 2020

Archaeological Adventures in Albania – Thursday 6th February 2020

Archaeological Adventures in Albania by Louise Schofield This lecture explores the archaeology and history of Albania.  A country in the ...
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Bridge Drive - Wednesday 26th February 2020

Bridge Drive – Wednesday 26th February 2020

Our Annual Bridge Drive will, in 2020, take place on Wednesday 26th February, starting promptly at 2.00 p.m. and play ...
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The Healing Power of Plants - Thursday 5th March 2020

The Healing Power of Plants – Thursday 5th March 2020

The Healing Power of Plants by Timothy Walker Despite being used for thousands of years, the role of plants in ...
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Special Interest Day - Tuesday 17 March 2020 - Masters of the Sea from the 17th Century to the Present Day

Special Interest Day – Tuesday 17 March 2020 – Masters of the Sea from the 17th Century to the Present Day

March 24th 10:00 - 15:00 - Masters of the Sea from the 17th Century to the Present Day. Three lectures ...
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The Forensic Eye: Find your Inner Connoisseur - Thursday 2nd April 2020

The Forensic Eye: Find your Inner Connoisseur – Thursday 2nd April 2020

The Forensic Eye: Find your Inner Connoisseur by Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe How do dealers, auctioneers and museum staff determine whether a ...
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Tour to Lisbon 26 April to 1 May 2020

Tour to Lisbon 26 April to 1 May 2020

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

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

New Advances in Ice Age Art by Paul Bahn Dating from c.40.000 to 12,000 years ago, Ice Age Art continues ...
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Musical Tour of Westminster Abbey with the Purcell Club – Saturday 30 May 2020

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

We expect this to be a very special evening – and one for which we have been on the waiting ...
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Artemisia, Elizabeth and Laura - Thursday 4th June 2020

Artemisia, Elizabeth and Laura – Thursday 4th June 2020

Three Exceptional Female Artists: Artemisia Gentileschi, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun and Dame Laura Knight by Bernard Allan Nearly 300 years ...
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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 17th 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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