The Arts Society Guildford opens up the world of Decorative and Fine Arts to everyone.

Here in Guildford, we offer an exciting programme of monthly lectures on subjects ranging from Architecture to Ceramics, Sculpture to Photography, Warhol to Zoffany – and much more besides. Our lectures are given by eminent speakers who are expert, engaging communicators and excel in their chosen field.

We also run an annual Special Interest Day in association with Guildford Book Festival, where you can join us for more in-depth lectures on special subjects.

There are day visits by coach, as well as, more local ‘make your own way’ visits, to places of great interest, such as; art galleries, exhibitions, historic churches, houses and gardens often not open to the public.

As a Society, we also promote and support the Arts in our area through the activities of our Young Arts, Heritage Volunteers and Church Recording Teams.We also sponsor, with The Arts Society, a series of workshops at the Lightbox, Woking: Art in Mind is a series of artist led workshops for those with dementia nd their carers.

Our friendly Society goes from strength to strength and we celebrated our 35th Anniversary in 2016. We have a Membership of around 200 and we currently don't have a waiting list.

Our lectures are given in the evening and we draw our Members from Guildford Town centre and the surrounding villages.

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Latest News - Friday 11th October 2019

Join award-winning photographer Janye Fincher for an evening of conversation as she discusses her career as a pioneering female photographer in the male-dominated world of Fleet Street and her life on the road with the Royals as part of the Royal  Press Corp.

Famous images and fascinating insights are accompanied  by fizz and canapes in the wonderful Guldhall. The cost is  £15.  Do join us.

See Documents in Our Society to download the Booking Form

Our Next Lecture on 9th October 2019

 AGM  -  Meeting starts at 7.45pm

Raphael: a Master in the Making

with Sian Walters

Raphael, a giant of the High Renaissance, was a draughtsman of exceptional talent.  He moved from humble commissions to the coveted position of artist to Pope Julius is the II.  We explore how Raphael achieved this rise in status, tracing the development of early works to the masterpieces he created in Rome.




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