WELCOME TO THE ARTS SOCIETY SHERBORNE

Sherborne Abbey Vaulting

Notice of the Annual general meeting

The Annual General Meeting of The Arts Society Sherborne will take place at the Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne on Wednesday 7 December 2022 at approximately 4:15 pm, immediately following the afternoon lecture.
 
All current 2022 members and members who have paid subscriptions for 2023 are invited and encouraged to attend.
 

Our activities

LECTURES

The Ambassadors

Our lectures, by internationally acclaimed presenters on a wide variety of topics take place in the Digby Hall, Sherborne on the first Wednesday of each month (except January and August) at 3 pm and 7 pm.

Visitors are welcome

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STUDY DAYS

Reclining figure

Each year we hold 2 or 3 Study Days in which the lecturer explores a subject in more detail over a series of 3 lectures Coffee is served between two morning lectures, then a lunch with wine or soft drinks is enjoyed followed be a third lecture after lunch.

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VISITS

Shapes in the Clouds

We organise both residential visits, both in the UK and overseas, and day trips to places of cultural and artistic interest.

We are very pleased that, after residential visits, in particular, were necessarily restricted during the Covid pandemic, we are now able to move back towards a full programme.

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SOCIAL

A very sociable and friendly Society, we arrange special lunches and dinners during the year. 

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ARTS VOLUNTEERING

Ceramic pebbles

We have organised events for young people under our former “Young Arts” scheme now incorporated into a wider “Arts Volunteering” heading.

In 2022 we  sponsored arts projects in two local primary schools.

Funding may also be available for sponsoring other projects in support of the arts in the local area.

CHURCH RECORDERS

Church Recorders

Members can get involved in the “Church Recorders” programme which records every detail in local churches and which is becoming a record of national importance in the UK.

Forthcoming events

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Golden Age of Cabaret

Digby Hall, Sherborne

7 December 2022 at 3pm and 7pm

Lecture by Julian Halsby

Annual General Meeting of The Arts Society Sherborne

Digby Hall, Sherborne

7 December 2022 at approximately 4:15 pm (following the 3 pm lecture)

members’ Christmas party

Digby Hall, Sherborne

7 December 2022 at approximately 4:30 pm (following the AGM) and 8:15 pm (following the 7 pm lecture)

Members are invited to join us for complimentary wine, soft drinks and festive nibbles. 

 

The Gateway to Eternity – Russian Icons

Digby Hall, Sherborne

4 January 2023 at 3pm and 7pm

Lecture by Jane Angelini

Linking China with Europe

Blue and White in the Middle East

Digby Hall, Sherborne

1 February 2023 at 3pm and 7pm

Lecture by James Allan