Welcome to The Arts Society Mid Sussex

We are a friendly group of like minded people and the society has a membership in excess of 200.  Our annual membership fee (1st Nov - 31st Oct) is currently £50 for which it is possible to enjoy 10 lectures. Visits and Study Days are available for a separate charge.

A part year subscription is also available for 2024.  The form is opposite and the subscription of £30 covers 1.6.2024 to 31.10.2024

Visitors are always welcome and the entrance fee is £10 per lecture.  This will be deducted from the subscription fee if a visitor then joins the society.  There isn't a waiting list and new members can join at any time.

The lectures, which are given by speakers who are 'nationally-acclaimed' experts in their field, are held at the Norfolk Pavillion, South of England Showground, Ardingly RH17 6TL.  Access is via The Prince's Gate and there is ample free parking on site.

Ardingly is also served by Metrobus 272

Details of the upcoming programme are given below:


17th April 2024 - Lee Miller and Roland Penrose at Farleys Farm

15th May 2024 - The Great British Paint Off

23rd May 2024 - VISIT: Farleys House and Gallery.  This will complement the April lecture. More information is available opposite.  22.4.24: a waiting list for places now applies.

13th - 17th June 2024 - HOLIDAY: A Cultural Discovery of Lincoln's Best.  A coach trip with half board accommodation and several trips included £709 pp.  Please click here for the East Sussex website and details of how to book the holiday.

18th June 2024 - VISIT: Eltham Palace. More information about our destination is available here

Please note that there will not be a lecture in June as the showground will be closed for a week either side of The South of England Show.

5th July 2024 - Pierrot Heroes: The Evolution of British Seaside Entertainment

15th July 2024 - Summer Lunch: The Age of Jazz with Sandy Burnett

7th August 2024 - A coach trip to Goodwood House, followed by a pub lunch with an afternoon at Petworth House. More information is availabe here

11th September 2024 - Ways to Look at Painting

16th to 20th September 2024 - HOLIDAY: Ireland's Wild West - Connemara, Co Mayo & Galway. Half board accommodation and several trips included £1099 pp.  Please click here for the East Sussex website and how to book this trip.

16th October 2024 -  AGM followed by The Science of Art at the National Gallery

23rd October 2024 - Lecture & Lunch: Van Gogh 444 Days in Provence. More information is given opposite

20th November 2024 - Australian Landscapes c1788-1900

12th December 2024 - Coach Trip to Glyndebourne Christmas Concert.  Please see opposite for additional information.





The Norfolk Building
The South of England Show Ground
United Kingdom

RH17 6TH


Usually 3rd Wednesday of the month

Doors open 10am, lecture at 10.45am


The Norfolk Building
RH17 6TH

A coach trip to Eltham Palace.


The evolution of British seaside entertainment

Trading Boundaries
Sheffield Green
TN22 3RB

Summer lunch with live performance on the double bass