Welcome to The Arts Society Mendip

We are a group of people who have an interest in and enjoy the arts in general. Our Society is affiliated to The Arts Society (TAS).

Our objective, through lectures and visits, is to broaden our knowledge and enjoyment of the decorative and visual arts. At illustrated lectures we hear experts, chosen for their knowledge, presentational skills and entertainment value, speak on a huge variety of topics: architecture, artists and designers, china, glass, painting, music, furniture, sculpture, jewellery …. and much more, covering prehistory to modern times. The visits may include country houses, exhibitions, gardens and places of interest.

For those who enjoy hearing about a subject in greater depth, we have Study Days which allow the speaker more time on his subject.

This website shows the full extent of our activities so, why not take the time to have a tour and perhaps we’ll see you at one of our meetings?

Joining The Arts Society Mendip

If you enjoy high quality decorative and fine art events and would like to join us go to ‘Our Society/Joining Us’ for more details


Please note that  for the meetings from February onwards we shall be meeting in the Bath and West Bar and Restaurant (i.e. as for Sept to Dec '18). The committee are currently assessing possible venues with the intention of changing at the start of next season i.e. September 2019. Members will be kept informed.

Please see the latest information and application form for the Day of Special Interest, March 21st, 2019, 'From Magic Lantern to MGM: the Birth of the Silver Screen and the Artists it inspired, by Geri  Parlby.

See also information on latest visit, to Shropshire for 4 days, 23rd to 26th April.

The Application Form for Renewal of Membership for 2019 may be found under the 'Our Society/Documents' section



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