Welcome to The Arts Society Grayshott

  • 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:

Special Interest Day: Living with History – Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Special Interest Day: Living with History – Wednesday 22nd November 2017

by Anthony Rayworth. Anthony will give three lectures discussing different aspects of adapting the results of historical residential design with ...
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“Oh Yes It Is” - Thursday 7th December 2017

“Oh Yes It Is” – Thursday 7th December 2017

by Jane Tapley. This lecture tells the fascinating story of how Pantomime  developed out of its Greek and Roman roots ...
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Christmas Lunch at Waverley Abbey House - Tuesday 12th December

Christmas Lunch at Waverley Abbey House – Tuesday 12th December

Back by popular demand following the success of last year's event, we'll again be holding our Christmas lunch at Waverley ...
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Gustav Klimt - Thursday 4th January 2018

Gustav Klimt – Thursday 4th January 2018

By Ann Clements. Although most famous for “The Kiss”, there is in fact much more to Klimt's work. Throughout his ...
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Who Was Tutankhamun - Thursday 1st February 2018

Who Was Tutankhamun – Thursday 1st February 2018

Who was Tutankhamun - The Boy King Behind the Greatest Treasures Ever Found by Anthony Russell. Through five thousand years ...
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2 Temple Place, The Age of Jazz exhibition and the Courtauld Gallery - Thursday 8th February 2018

2 Temple Place, The Age of Jazz exhibition and the Courtauld Gallery – Thursday 8th February 2018

Guided Tour of 2 Temple Place, an opulent neo-Gothic mansion built for William Waldorf Astor and visit to the Age ...
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Bridge Drive - Wednesday 21st February 2018

Bridge Drive – Wednesday 21st February 2018

Our Annual Bridge Drive will, in 2018, take place on Wednesday 21st February, starting promptly at 2.00 p.m. and play ...
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Easter Presents from Faberge - Thursday 1st March 2018

Easter Presents from Faberge – Thursday 1st March 2018

By Clare Phillips Of exquisite design and unfailing ingenuity, the Easter Eggs made by Faberge for the Russian Imperial Family ...
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Special Interest Day - The Ancient Maya -  Wednesday 14th March 2018

Special Interest Day – The Ancient Maya – Wednesday 14th March 2018

The Ancient Maya Three lectures given by Dr Diane Davies. 1. The Magnificent Maya The Maya created one of the ...
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20th Century Sculpture - Thursday 5th April 2018

20th Century Sculpture – Thursday 5th April 2018

By Linda Smith. This lecture traces the development of sculpture in the twentieth century, from large lumps of marble at ...
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Highclere Castle and Sandham Memorial Chapel - Monday 9th April 2018

Highclere Castle and Sandham Memorial Chapel – Monday 9th April 2018

Well known as Downton Abbey from the TV series, Highclere Castle, home of the Earls of Carnarvon, also has an ...
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As Good as Gold - Thursday 3rd May 2018

As Good as Gold – Thursday 3rd May 2018

By Alexandra Epps. This is a special Lecture in Celebration of the NADFAS Golden Anniversary which will be followed by ...
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Zaha Hadid – Architectural Superstar - Thursday 7th June 2018

Zaha Hadid – Architectural Superstar – Thursday 7th June 2018

By Colin Davies. Dame Zaha Hadid died suddenly in 2016, at the age of sixty-five. Architectural historians of the future ...
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Roche Court Sculpture Park and Wilton House - Tuesday 12th June 2018

Roche Court Sculpture Park and Wilton House – Tuesday 12th June 2018

Private tour of the major collection of contemporary  sculpture in the lovely grounds of Roche Court, a manor house near ...
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A Day at the Opera - Thursday 6th September 2018

A Day at the Opera – Thursday 6th September 2018

By Janet Canetty-Clarke. Janet has built up an immense list of operas - some old, some new, some very popular ...
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Tour to Vienna: Thursday 13th – Tuesday 18th September 2018

Tour to Vienna: Thursday 13th – Tuesday 18th September 2018

A 6-day, 5-night tour to see the artistic and cultural highlights of Vienna We are pleased to present our 2018 ...
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Hatfield House - Wednesday 26th September 2018

Hatfield House – Wednesday 26th September 2018

Visit to the imposing splendour of this Jacobean house, home to the Cecil family, the Marquess of Salisbury, for 400 ...
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Impressionists in London - Thursday 4th October 2018

Impressionists in London – Thursday 4th October 2018

By John Iddon. This is the story of the artists who fled to Britain to escape the war in France, ...
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Thursday 1st November 2018

Charles Rennie Mackintosh – Thursday 1st November 2018

By Anthea Streeter. Nowadays many people are familiar with Mackintosh's striking and innovative designs; his high-backed chairs and white-paintedfurniture.  Yet, ...
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Special Interest Day: The Grand Tour - Tuesday 20th November 2018

Special Interest Day: The Grand Tour – Tuesday 20th November 2018

The Grand Tour: Travel & Collecting in the 18th Century Three lectures given by Caroline Knight FSA 1. Introduction: How ...
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Twelve Days of Christmas - Thursday 6th December 2018

Twelve Days of Christmas – Thursday 6th December 2018

By Peter Medhurst. The celebration of the period following Christmas can be traced back several millennia and to at least ...
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Tour to the Oberammergau Passion Play and the Art and Palaces of Munich and Bavaria - June 2020

Tour to the Oberammergau Passion Play and the Art and Palaces of Munich and Bavaria – June 2020

A  Passion Play is performed every 10 years by the villagers of Oberammergau, in the Alps in southern Germany. It ...
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