Welcome to The Arts Society Mid Sussex

Enriching lives through the Arts

We are a friendly group of like-minded people and The Society has a membership in excess of 200. Our membership fee is currently £45 per annum for which it is possible to enjoy 10 lectures. Visits, events and Study Days are also available at a separate charge.

All our lectures are given by speakers who are 'nationally-acclaimed' experts in their subject.

Guests are always welcome at our lectures for a small charge of £7/lecture, card payment preferred.

Summer 23 Offer £10

Membership from July 1st to October 31st, normally £30, is now available at £10 per person.  Please see opposite for the application form. 

Meetings are held at:
Norfolk Pavilion,
South of England Showground,
RH17 6TL

Access is via Princes Gate and there is ample free parking on site.  Ardingly is also served by Metrobus 272, view the timetable. The Society is also looking at the possibility of car sharing and more will be available about this in the future.

View a Map of the ShowgroundRead more information about the facility

Become a member
See opposite for the membership forms and email your completed form to membership.midsussex@theartssociety.org
Don't forget to complete your Gift Aid form!


For more information about these events click on the title or see the information opposite.

15th August 2023 - Summer Lunch:  John Snelson 'I Know It So Well' Classic Musicals and their Inescapable Hit Songs. 

5th September 2023 - VISIT: Glynde Place including a guided tour of the house. 

17th September 2023 - Holiday: Cultural Gems of Lombardy, a trip away with The Arts Society East Sussex

20th September 2023 - Where have all the Women gone?

12th October 2023 - History of the Fourth Plinth

1st November - STUDY DAY: The Seine: River of Light.  An Artist's Delight and Home to Impressionism

15th November 2023 - Le Theatre de la Mode: Paris Haute Couture 1945-46 

9th December 2023 - Glyndebourne Christmas Concert.  For more information about the trip please click here

20th December 2023 - Christmas: Backstage at Covent Garden

10th January 2024 - Screening the Novel: Books into Films

7th February - STUDY DAY: - The British Empire and Imperial India: Architecture and Arts

19th - 24th February - HOLIDAY in Dorset with The Arts Society East Sussex. For more information please click here

21st February 2024 - The History of the City of London as told through its Stained Glass

4th March 2024 - STUDY DAY VALUATIONS: Mark Hill will be giving 2 lectures in the morning and during lunch he will select pieces from the items brought to the day.  In the afternoon he will tell the stories behind these pieces and offer valuations.

20th March 2024 - The Athletic Aesthetic: Your Guide to the 2024 Olympics

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.

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

11th September 2024 - Ways to Look at Painting

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

More visits for 2024 are in development.  As well as travelling further afield visits to Sussex venues such as Ditchling Museum and Pallant House Gallery will be arranged depending on the exhibitions available.




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 this festive event 

The Norfolk Building
RH17 6TH

The festive season at this famous venue

The Norfolk Building
RH17 6TH

The art of writing a screenplay