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Welcome to The Arts Society Weybridge

Lunch at St. George's Hill Golf Club - Spring Social Event

We regret to inform you that this event has now been cancelled. Quite a number of members contacted Richard Stocks to say they were not proposing to attend as a precaution against coronavirus. In the light of this the Society has decided to cancel the event.

Change of lecture - Wednesday 11th March 2020

Our lecturer, Alexandra Epps, is unwell and is unable to lecture to us tomorrow. We will try to book her for a future date.

The lecture will now be given by Alan Read on the subject of "The Elgin Marbles: A History of Meaning". Alan lectured to us two years ago on the subject of "Denys Lasdun and the National Theatre". We are very grateful to Alan for agreeing to lecture to us on extremely short notice.

Coronavirus

As of Sunday 8th March 2020, our lecture this Wednesday 11th March, "As good as gold" by Alexandra Epps is going ahead.

The Arts Society head office has made recommendations regarding safety and hygiene etc. set out in this link:

https://mailchi.mp/theartssociety/guidance-on-coronavirus?e=ff0c7ab72d

If you feel that you do not wish to attend, then that decision has to be yours and we understand.

We cannot guarantee that hand sanitising liquid will be available; we are unable to provide any, and we are not sure if Whiteley Village can either.

The committee has coronavirus very much in mind and will advise you by email and on this website if and when there are any changes to our programme.

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Val Shaw (left) (the TASW committee member handling Heritage Volunteers and Young Arts) with Caroline Coleman (Chairman of The Arts Society West Surrey Area) at the launch of Dementia Awareness Week (May 2019)

Welcome to The Arts Society Weybridge

Updates to the 2020 programme card

The Spring Social Event at St. George's Hill Golf Club has been moved from Tuesday 18th February 2020 to Monday 16th March 2020, at 12.30 for 1.00pm. Tickets are £41 each, obtainable from Richard Stocks (updated on website 1st November 2019).

Parking for Visits will no longer be at the Oatlands Park Hotel. Burhill Golf Club have very kindly agreed to let us park there in their Overflow Car Park on the three days of the year when we have visits. Please see the Visits page which sets out the parking location and conditions for being allowed to park (updated on website 29th January 2020).

The lecture on Wednesday 11th November 2020 will be "Ways to look at painting" by Alice White. Please see Lectures 2020 page for details (updated on website 3rd February 2020).

The lecture on Wednesday 12th August 2020 will be "Sorolla, the master of light" by Arantxa Sardina. Please see Lectures 2020 page for details (updated on website 4th February 2020).

The date of the visit to Lullingstone Castle has been changed from Wednesday 17th June to Wednesday 24th June 2020 (updated on website on 9th March 2020).

The Spring Social Event due to take place on Monday 16th March 2020 at St. George's Hill Golf Club has been cancelled (updated on website on 12th March 2020).

The visit to Lullingstone Castle on 24th June 2020 has been cancelled, as has the visit to Stratfield Saye on 15th April 2020, as also has the visit to Farley House on 24th August 2020 (updated on website on 17th March 2020).

The Special Interest Day "From Garbo to Garland - the magical art of Hollywood" has unfortunately had to be cancelled (updated on website on 17th March 2020).

The lecture by Cherrill Sands, "Arts and Crafts gardens in the south-east", due to take place on 8th April 2020, has been postponed to 10th February 2021. The lecture by Susie Harries, "Pevsner in Surrey", due to take place on 13th May 2020, has been postponed to 14th April 2021. The lecture by Douglas Skeggs, "The Artists of Montmartre", due to take place on 10th June 2020, has been postponed to 13th January 2021 (updated on website on 19th March 2020).


Parking at Whiteley Village

Spaces have been allocated at the Rugby Club car park. Signs will direct you and there should be some signs to direct pedestrians to the hall.

There will be a mini bus, which will do two runs to the hall, 09.50 hrs. and 10.05 hrs., and two runs back to the car park after the lecture.


The bus seats twelve passengers each run.

There will be limited parking in
South Avenue near the hall for those who cannot manage the walk. This area will be marked by cones.  

The cones indicate where to park!


This is in addition to The Sanctuary car park area for those who need to be nearer the hall. (Car parking pass needed and available on request).

Please note that only members with a 
blue parking badge will be allowed to park next to the hall.

For a map of the parking areas please see the Venues page of this website.

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The Arts Society Weybridge


Weybridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society was founded in 2000. We are affiliated to The Arts Society formerly known as the National Association for Decorative & Fine Arts. In October 2017, following the lead of The Arts Society, we changed our name to The Arts Society Weybridge.

The Arts Society comprises Member Societies throughout the country whose aim is to increase enjoyment and knowledge of the arts and to stimulate interest in the preservation of our cultural heritage. The first Society was founded in Buckinghamshire in 1965 by the late Patricia Fay OBE and there are now over 320 societies with a membership of over 88,000. We have 300 members.

Our primary activity is a programme of lectures with a guest speaker. These talks take place at Whiteley Village Hall (pictured above), Octagon Road, off Burwood Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 4EH, at 10.30 am on the second Wednesday of each month (except July).

We also arrange visits to local places of interest, and trips abroad.

At our October 2017 AGM, our members voted unanimously to change our name from Weybridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society to The Arts Society Weybridge. This follows the recommendation of The Arts Society (formerly the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) and its rebranding.

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There are also special interest days which are usually held at the Riverhouse Barn (pictured right) in Walton-on-Thames.

The Arts Society Weybridge supports the Young Arts in Weybridge and local area by contributing to an arts activity for young people between the ages of 8 and 18.

We are in need of more help for our Audio Visual team, especially someone knowledgable in sound equipment.



17th March 2020 updated

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