The Arts Society, an organization with over 90,000 members in the British Isles, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, is an important influence within the arts world. Societies are independently structured under The Arts Society umbrella and an Area is a segment of the national organisation representing the interests of the member socities in its area.

The East Anglia Area is one of 19 Arts Society areas and, with 25 member societies, covers the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. The core activity of each Society is the provision of monthly lectures to its members. An interest in arts and their conservation brings us together and we maintain a high standard in all our activities to ensure that our societies are able to offer attractive events to our members.

The Arts Society lecturers all have skills and knowledge within their particular subjects and come from a variety of backgrounds like universities, museums and galleries to art dealing. However The Arts Society is more than stimulating lectures, with study days, visits, holidays, and volunteering activities like Church Recording, Heritage Volunteers and Young Arts are included within its programme. Society membership is for those with artistic interests of all ages, and is an excellent way to meet and make friends with those with similar interests.


Reading list available

As promised at Culford School on 1 November, the reading list recommendations by Mary Alexander following her lecture: Why Paris? 1890's - 1947 is available by clicking here.

Coming soon to Ipswich

The Anna Airy Award Exhibition 2019 for artists aged 16 - 20 .  Artwork on view at the University of Suffolk in the Foyer, Waterfront Building, Ipswich from Saturday 16 November - Thursday 28 November.  Further details on News  page.

Children's Trails

You can find the documents for most of the Children's Trails in the Area by clicking here.