Joining Us

Join us- all you need to know

Our 2020-2021 annual subscription is just £45 for individual Membership for nine lectures each year. Membership is offered throughout the year. This entitles you to attend all our lectures, join one of our volunteering projects, book onto our trips and events as well as having Membership of The Arts Society, the National Association. For those joining between October and March there is a one off reduced subscription of £22.50

As a Member you receive through the post, the high quality National journal, The Arts Society Review, every quarter, and can access the nationally organised study days and foreign travel, including tours and cruises led by experts in their fields - discounts for art galleries and much more.

Our Season runs from 1st April until the end of March, (we don’t meet in April, August and December). Lectures are held at 10.45am, on the 3rd Thursday of the month and last around an hour.

Tickets for all our special events and trips are sold at our lecture meetings.

Why not come along to an Arts Society HADFAS lecture as a Visitor, for just £6 per lecture to discover what we do, or you may join on arrival for any of our lectures.

Visitor tickets are asked to contact the membership secretary prior to arrival.

We pride ourselves that we are both warm and welcoming- do come along and see for yourself.

Bring a friend for free

From time to time, usually twice a year we have a bring a “friend for free” lecture. This provides a taster of what we do, but you do need to know someone who is already a member so that they can make the arrangements on your behalf.

Become Involved

We are keen for you to join our society and share in our learning, volunteering and social activities. To join The Arts Society HADFAS or to find out more, just email our membership secretary Jenny Dorman


We currently have around 380 members, and no waiting list or joining fee.

Click here for an application form

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