The Arts Society Knole was founded in 1986, as Knole DFAS to provide people in the area with the opportunity to come together socially, with a shared curiosity for the arts, to enhance and expand their knowledge through stimulating lectures and visits.
Our aims at AS Knole remain the same. We provide a programme of excellent illustrated lectures on a wide range of arts-related subjects given by professionals who are experts in their chosen field and are generally accredited by the Arts Society.
We meet on the third Thursday of each month, except July & August at the newly refurbished Bat & Ball Centre in Cramptons Road, Sevenoaks.
The doors will open at 1.15m for Lectures to start at 1.45pm.
During lockdown we have been holding regular monthly meetings on Zoom. However, from September 2021, when we will be meeting up again for live lectures in the hall. There will be some inevitable changes to the format for the lecture meetings which follow revised Government and NHS advice. Click here to see the latest newsletter.
WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS . Visitors are also encouraged and can pay a fee of £7 on the day. If you would like to see more information about our future programme of events, please click on the Events sections below. To get more details about visiting or joining please contact our Membership secretary Jane Meek, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our members contribute to and preserve our artistic heritage through volunteering and grants. Thus In addition to the monthly lectures, we hold regular study days and visits each year to local exhibitions or places of interest. Members of the society also have the opportunity to become involved in Arts volunteering and conservation projects as part of our Heritage Volunteers group or as part of our team researching and designing Discovery Trails. An important aspect of our volunteer programme is to support young people engaged in the arts. Currently this involves giving grants to schools or other organisations for young people for specific projects related to any of the arts. Much of our support had to be suspended during lockdown restrictions and school closures. We intend to reinstate this over the coming year.
All members automatically become members of the national organisation The Arts Society and receive a quarterly magazine of the Arts.