Upcoming events

The Art Treasures of Paris

Join The Arts Society Thames  in the Bourne End Community Centre,2A Wakeman Road, Bourne End SL8 5SX

at 10.30 am on Thursday 2nd November 2017

for a  Special Interest Day presented by Valerie Woodgate ... Read more

Grinling Gibbons Carver to the Crown Afternoon Lecture Marlow Thursday November 9th


The Arts Society Marlow is holding a ‘one off’ afternoon lecture on Grinling Gibbons - Carver to the Crown. It is open to members of other Arts Societies in our Chiltern Hills Area. The lecture will be held on Thursday November 9 at their usual venue, the Methodist Church, Spitall Street... Read more

Area Study Day 3 Orientalism and the European Imagination

Lecturer  Anne Haworth

Anne has lived and worked in Shanghai and is still a regular visitor to China as she can manage.She is a considerable ceramics specialist,  having worked in that area at Christie's and Bonhams, but she also covers a wide range of oriental artefacts, notably as lectur... Read more

John Piper A Date For Your Diary

The Henley River and Rowing Museum is offering a free talk for all Arts Society members in the Chiltern Hills Area on Wednesday 22 November 2017, starting at 11.30am. The lecture will be given by one of the curatorial staff and is entitled         John Piper and Abstrac... Read more

Great Tarts in Art The Arts Society, Maidenhead-Inaugural Lecture

A mixture of art-historical analysis and scandalous anecdote, this illustrated lecture takes a generally light-hearted look at changing attitudes to sexual morality down the ages, by examining the portraits and careers of some of history’s most notorious mistresses and courtesans.

It also... Read more

Chiltern Hills Spring Meeting March 2017


In 2018, The Arts Society celebrates 50 years of connecting to the arts and to each other. Our support for Young Arts has always played an important  part in what we do. To celebrate this milestone, The Arts Society in Chiltern Hills and Wyvern Areas are organising the Golden Jubilee Arts Fest 20... Read more

Golden Jubilee Event