Welcome to The Arts Society Clapham Common

The Arts Society Clapham Common is a young, friendly group. We are in our third year and are going from strength to strength with a membership of nearly 200, and currently have no waiting list.

We offer an exciting and diverse programme of lectures given by Arts Society accredited speakers who are experts in their chosen field.

Our lectures take place at 10.30 for 11 am, usually on the third Wednesday of the month at the Clapham Picturehouse. 

Do feel free to come as a guest (£10 on the door) or join us (current subscription £50 per year) where you will be welcomed. We would love to see you.

During the year we also run study days where you can gain greater knowledge on a variety of subjects from music to ballet, jewellery to Dresden. There are occasional walks, trips and visits to places of interest which are often less accessible to the public.

In the past we have visited Kenwood House, Charleston House and Farley Farm, and Spencer House amongst others.  In October we are taking our first overnight trip to Dundee where we will explore the new V&A and recently regenerated area.

As a society we support and promote the Arts in our community through the activities of our Young Arts and Heritage Volunteers. 

We helped initiate and continue to support a wonderful local childrens' charity Routes.  During the school holidays, for one week, 20 young people who usually receive free school meals, take part in theatre workshops designed to build confidence, creativity and teamwork. Alongside this they are given a healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks provided by a group of volunteers from our society. The young people devise their own play, which they perform at the end of the week in the Omnibus Theatre to their friends and family. 

The Arts Society Clapham Common raises funds in order to award selected young people 100% bursaries to Omnibus Theatre Young Company who meet every Saturday.

TO JOIN PLEASE CONTACT THE SOCIETY

LOCATION

Clapham Picturehouse
76 Venn Street
London
United Kingdom

SW4 0AT

MEETING TIMES

11am - usually the third Wednesday of the month


EVENTS

20
November
2019

Wool, cotton and silk have each played a crucial role in the fortunes of Central Asia

11
December
2019

An exploration into the variety of interpretations of winter through various artists from Pieter Breugel to Andrew Wyeth

15
January
2020

The discovery of a forgotten treasure - the unveiling of a Romantic composer and concert pianist