The Arts Society Coventry

STOP PRESS! We are delighted to announce that Warwick Students' Art Society, whose President Liza Hudson is a member of the TASC Committee, has won First Prize nationally in the Humanities category for Student Society of the Year.  Liza commented "It's a great privilege to win this award, showing the power of art and the difference it can make to one's life". We say, Liza's participation in our committee, as well as the excellent work their society does at Warwick and in the community, is exactly in line with the objectives of the Arts Society. Well done! 

Don't miss our next lecture on 28th March 2023, when Keith Bonser will talk about Caravaggio - painter extraordinaire, flawed genius and... a murderer

Michelangelo Mernisi (1571-1610), better known as Caravaggio after the town of his birth, lived a violent life in violent times, but is acknowledged as one of the most innovative and talented Masters of his age and of all time.  His brilliant and visceral paintings had a major influence on the work of subsequent artists, including Rembrandt, Velasquez and Géricault.  In this lecture, Keith Bonser, who became obsessed by the painter and his dramatic life, will follow in his footsteps from his birthplace to Milan, Rome, Naples and the islands of Malta and Sicily, revealing intriguing discoveries about the flawed genius. 


As in the previous two months, the lecture will be held at the Drama Studio at King Henry VIII School, starting at 7pm (with doors open and refreshments available from 6.30pm).  You can access the document 'Directions to the venue and parking' below, where you can also access the full 2022-23 programme. The remaining lectures in the current season are listed below.

We are currently planning the 2023-24 programme, to begin in September and details will be pubished here when available.

25th Apr 2023 Helen Oakden - Black Artists Working in Britain since 1980

23rd  May 2023 Nigel Bates: Percussion Use or Abuse

27th June 2023 Susan Kay-Williams - History of Needlework




The Drama Studio, King Henry VIII School
Entrance via Spencer Road
United Kingdom



7.00pm - usually 4th Tuesday of each month (check programme)


Spencer Road
The Drama Studio, King henry VIII School

This lecture on the life of Caravaggio (1571-1610) reveals intriguing discoveries about the flawed genius.