WELCOME TO THE ARTS SOCIETY SHERBORNE

Sherborne Abbey Vaulting

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

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

Mad Men and Artists

How the Advertising Industry Exploited Fine Art

Digby Hall, Sherborne

1 March 2023 at 3pm and 7pm

Lecture by Tony Rawlins

An Introduction to Japanese Woodcut

Digby Hall, Sherborne

9 March 2023 10:15am to 3:15pm

Study Day by Carol Wilhide Justin