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Following a meeting of the North East regional Arts Society on Thursday, concern was expressed about the virus and contagion. On Friday the executive in London cancelled all meetings and training events.

In view of the rising concern and potential risk to members it has been decided to cancel Monday's lecture at Blackwell Grange. We are trying to contact everyone. Please pass the message on to anyone that you know. The committee is trying to telephone anyone who is not on e mail.

We apologise for the short notice but this is an unparalleled situation in a fast moving crisis. We will review the April meeting and try to let everyone know in good time.

David Phillips (on behalf of the committee) 

Loving Art?

We are a friendly society offering a wide variety of excellent lectures on a range of subjects, including art and design, architecture and garden design, music and fashion. All our talks are presented by Arts Society lecturers accredited for their subject knowledge and enthusiastic presentation skills.


We are an active society that organises study days, outings of special interest, visits to galleries and exhibitions and residential tours in the UK and abroad, all creating the opportunity to socialise and make new friends while sharing a love of the arts.

Founded by Patricia Fey in 1968, The Arts Society was originally the National Decorative & Fine Arts Society (NADFAS). It is an arts-based charity with over 350 societies world-wide and 90,000 members. Each society is run independently by volunteers, having a Head Office in London. We share collective values  which are to promote the advancement of arts education and appreciation and to support the preservation of our artistic heritage.

Please click here to view a list of committee members. 


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