The Arts Society works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the preservation of artistic heritage. We are a UK based charity with over 97,000 members supporting a network of over 360 local Societies in the UK, Europe and Australasia.

The Arts Society North East Area covers Yorkshire, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland . There are 22 Societies in this Area further details of which can be found in the Societies section.

Our Societies bring together groups of like minded individuals through regular meetings, lectures by top experts. study days, visits, tours and a number of volunteering activities including Church Recording, Church Trails, Heritage Volunteering and our Young Arts programmes.

The Arts Society also supports the decorative and fine arts through our grant giving programme.

It is a great way to expand your knowldege of the arts as well as have fun and make new friendships.

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Upcoming events

The Arts Society Halifax Programme 2018/19

...Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 13:00 to Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 13:00

The Arts Society Driffield Wolds Lecture on 20 SEPTEMBER at 7.30pm. MEDICAL GOLD - FROM ANCIENT EGYPT TO THE NOBEL PRIZE

Medical Gold – From Ancient Egypt to the Nobel Prize      Dr...Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 19:30



...Monday, September 24, 2018 (All day) to Friday, September 28, 2018 (All day)

Committee Meeting. Mon 23 September Folk Hall, New Earswick 10am for 10.30

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 10:00

THe Arts Society Driffield Wolds Lecture & AGM on 18 OCTOBER at 7.00pm. CHARLES DICKENS.

Charles Dickens                                                  ...Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 19:00