The Arts Society Weybridge would like to express its gratitude to the Oatlands Park Hotel for allowing us to park in its car park on the three days in 2019 when we have visits (to Windsor Castle, Longford Castle and the Wimbledon Tennis Museum).
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Welcome to The Arts Society Weybridge

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)

Society Social Lunch at St. George's Hill Golf Club - March 2019

This was much enjoyed by our members. Thanks to Richard Stocks for organising it. Please see below photos from the event.

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The November 2019 lecture. This will be given by Helen Ritchie on "Making Visions": The jewellery of artist Charles Ricketts. Helen Ritchie is a new Arts Society lecturer. She is Curator of Modern Applied Arts at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University (update published on the website on 31st March 2019).

The August 2019 lecture.
This will be given by Jacob Moss on "Treasures of the Fan Museum: An introduction to the world's first fan museum and its unrivalled collection of hand fans". Jacob Moss is a new Arts Society lecturer presenting for the first time at the Arts Society Directory Day in March 2019 (update published on the website on 20th February 2019).

The visit to Longford Castle
will take place on Wednesday 19th June 2019. We will have lunch locally after the tour at the Radnor Arms, and then visit the Roche Court Art Gallery and Sculpture Park on our way home. Bookings will be taken at the March and April lecture meetings (update published on the website on 9th February 2019).

Dr. Tobias Capwell
(for family reasons) is unable to give his lecture "Mars and the Muses": The Renaissance Art of Armour on 14th August 2019. He will now give this lecture on Wednesday 11th September 2019 instead. The lecture on 14th August 2019 will be given by a newly accredited lecturer appearing for the first time at the Arts Society Directory Day in March 2019, details to follow in due course (update published on website on 3rd January 2019).

Parking at Whiteley Village - from February 2018 onwards

Whiteley Village are carrying out building works which involve closing the last bit of the road to our present parking area (on the playing fields) until a date in 2019, when we will return to parking on the playing fields.

From about February 2018 our main car park has been on the hard standing area / roadway to the left as you approach the playing fields. Please park where directed by our parking stewards.

Whiteley Village has two minibuses which they can use to ferry some of our members from the main car park to the hall; these run from the main car park to the hall at 9.50 and 10.05 am. Each bus seats 12 passengers.

After meetings and various emails with Whiteley Village Hall, they have offered us very limited parking in South Road near the hall, which will be marked by some cones. This is in addition to The Sanctuary car park area.

If you think you have a requirement to park near the hall, please apply for a pass to Tony Perei (
meetings@theartssocietyweybridge.org.uk) and he will try to accommodate you. We will have only a few spaces so they are only available for those who really need to be close to the hall.

They will be issued on a first come first served basis.

Please note that only members with a
blue parking badge will be allowed to park immediately next to the hall. Whiteley Village are very strict on this.

Please see map in the parking 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.

13th July 2019 updated

Any comments on this website to be sent to webadmin@theartssocietyweybridge.org.uk