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THE ARTS SOCIETY DORSET COUNTY


Welcome to The Arts Society Dorset County website.

This society serves the Dorchester and Weymouth area in Dorset and our members are interested in and enjoy the arts in general. Our Society is affiliated to The Arts Society  (formerly National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS)).

Our objective, through lectures and visits, is to bring people together through a shared appreciation and curiosity for all the arts. We meet in the Corn Exchange in Dorchester to attend illustrated lectures given by experts chosen for their knowledge and presentational skills to speak on a huge variety of topics: architecture, artists, china, glass, painting, sculpture, jewellery, furniture, music, dance and much more, covering every period when mankind has been creative.

The Visits may include museums, palaces, country houses, gardens, exhibitions and other places of interest. Our Special Interest Days provide the opportunity for members who want to study subjects in greater depth from a lecturer who has more time to speak at length. We also enjoy several social events each year. Our volunteers help at the Dorset County Museum and Church Trails in churches nearby. Our society also supports Young Arts with a variety of projects.

We are open to all age groups and hope you will find much to interest you in our very varied programme of events.

Guests of members and visitors wishing to attend on a "trial" basis are welcome to our lectures and, as a Registered Charity, we request a discretionary donation of £5 per person at the door.

Why not spend time to explore this website to discover more about our activities?


LATEST NEWS

SUMMER PARTY on Tuesday 5 June 2018

Tickets are now on sale. For Application form please click HERE

LECTURE FEEDBACK

We have introduced a new method whereby members will use a password to record their feedback. Members have been advised of a password, common to all, and will be reminded at future lecture meetings. 

The new procedure is very easy to follow by clicking on the feedback logo or text at the foot of this column.

If anyone finds problems in recording their feedback, please send a message and the recording will be done MANUALLY by the Website Manager.

FUTURE VISITS

BLENHEIM and OXFORD HERITAGE 22-24 APRIL 2018

SANDHAM MEMORIAL CHAPEL and HIGHCLERE CASTLE 29 MAY 2018

WELLS CATHEDRAL AND BISHOPS' PALACE 10 JULY 2018

These trips have proved to be very popular and are now full. We shall however be happy to place any further applications on a waiting list in case of cancellations. Please go to VISITS for details.