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. 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. 



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.

Future Visits:-

26th March 2020- Andy Warhol at Tate Modern- see Special interest tab



Holiday Event- Exclusive Stately Homes & Gardens: Cotswolds and The West Country- see News tab













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