Our aim is to promote the knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts through a stimulating programme of lectures. Our speakers are all knowledgeable and expert in their field.

  • ‚ÄčOur members also have access to Area Study Days where they can join members from other societies for more in- depth lectures on arts and literary subjects.
  • ‚ÄčThere are visits by coach or occasionally independent travel to places of interest such as Galleries, Exhibitions, Historic Houses, Gardens, Churches and important buildings sometimes offering a "behind the scenes" look which would not often be open to the public.     
  • As a society, we promote and support the Arts in our Area through activities of our Young Arts, Heritage Volunteers and Church Recording Teams.

We are a friendly, thriving society and welcome new members. We will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in October 2018. The society is one of nearly 400 societies in the UK and abroad affiliated to The Arts Society, which has 90,000 members world wide. 



Visits are being uploaded 1 week before our sale of tickets so please look before you come to each lecture to see the next event. Tickets will not be sold to members before the lecture date.

On the day of the lecture it does help us and other members if you already know whether you would like to attend a visit and that you are available on the visit day. Please also ensure you have a cheque with you or that you have made an arrangement for someone else to pay on your behalf at the time of booking.

Current Activities:

  • 6th February 2019- Anglo Saxon Kingdom & Canal Museum- Now closed
  • 12th March 2019- Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and Birmingham Art Gallery- see visits tab
  • 5th April 2019 - Area Study Day "Treasures of the Square Mile"- see special interest tab
  • 10th April 2019- Luton Hoo World War 1 Study Day- see news tab
  • 12th April 2019- Van Gogh Study Day- see special interest tab. 










Website Photos of Harpenden by Brian Cooke (Harpenden Photographic Society)