The Arts Society Sherborne Social Life

TASS enjoys a lively social scene. Before each lecture coffee and tea are served and members gather to chat in the newly renovated Digby Hall. We also hold a New Members Party as well as a Christmas Party in the hall after the final lecture of each year in December.

TASS summer lunch at lEWESTON MANOR

Monday 30 May 2022

Welcome reception at 12:30 pm

Carriages at 3:30 pm


Lewiston Lunch

This summer lunch for members and guests will take place during the May half-term. This is a wonderful event in the old manor house at Leweston School.  Members will be greeted in the reception room and hall on arrival, having the opportunity to see the Lalique staircase and the 1930’s frescoes by George Sheringham before going to a splendid buffet in the light and airy 18th century drawing room. After lunch members are invited to take a guided walk around the historic chapel and magnificent grounds of the school.

The lunch will comprise a choice of two main courses preceded by a glass of Prosecco and accompanied by wine. Click here to view the menu.

The programme for the day is:

12.30 Welcome Reception (welcome drink served) in the Black Hall
12.50 Guests to be seated
13.00 Welcome toast – Nicole Lyscom
13.10 Lunch served
14.40 Lunch concluded and cleared
14.45 Tea & Coffee served at table
15.30 Carriages

The walk after the lunch is about 2.54 miles from the grounds and the area of  Leweston/Longburton, which at a very gentle pace should take about 1 hr 45/55 mins. Anyone who would like to walk should bring proper walking shoes/boots and walking sticks as the ground is quite rough in places. You may like to do a quick change of clothes in the school cloakrooms. There are three stiles but we could avoid these by road walking if necessary and we could also shorten the walk a bit. We could even just go into the orchard and look at the blossom on the apple trees, which hopefully will be fully out by next week – just a circuit around there if it was felt that people didn’t want to do more of a hike.

The minimum number for the event to go ahead has been reached.  Bookings are now closed.


Other Dates for the Diary

With the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions we are reverting to more normal social activities. Please note the dates below. Full details will follow.

14 December 2022

The Grange, Oborne

Christmas Dinner

A festive 3-course dinner. An opportunity to celebrate the coming festive season and the New Year.

1 March 2023

Digby Hall Sherborne

New members’ welcome party

To be held from 4:20 pm after the afternoon lecture and from 7:15 pm after the evening lecture. The gathering is an opportunity for members who joined TASS for the first time since February 2022 to meet each other and members of the Committee.

Some previous events

Lewiston Manor

Lewiston Lunch

Grange dinner

Grange dinner