Welcome to The Arts Society North Bedfordshire

About us:

Our Society brings people together through a shared curiosity for the arts.

Our events provide welcoming places to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts.

Our members contribute to and preserve our artistic heritage through volunteering and grants.

Our work creates a better, healthier and more connected society.

Membership and other enquiries:

You can email us at northbedsdfas@gmail.com if you have an enquiry or wish to join. Please note you need to join us as a local society even if you already are a supporter of the Arts Society at national level.

If you do enquire about becoming a member, we will arrange for our membership secretary to contact you to discuss matters about joining. We have a waiting list of potential new members but can often accommodate new members within a reasonable space of time. 

Lectures in 2019:

January 22nd - Gavin Plumley: Cultural Experiments in the Weimar Republic

February 26th - Caroline Bacon: Peggy Guggenheim - Collector and Collection

March 26th - Neil Faulkner: the Romanisation of Britain

April 23rd - Julia Korner: the Conservation of Paintings, Polychrome, Sculpture and Frames

May 28th - AGM and Alice Foster: the Scottish Colourists

June 25th - Denise Heywood: Shimmering Splendour - Silk in SE Asia (with buffet lunch - tickets must be bought in advance at the previous meeting)

September 24th - Anthea Streeter: Dama Zaha Hadid

October 22nd - Paul Roberts: Last Supper in Pompeii

November 26th - Jane Tapley: Oh yes it is! The History of Pantomime from Ancient to Modern Times


Visits are planned to Marlborough House and the Mall Galleries (April 4th), to Compton Verney (June 5th) for the Painting Childhood exhibition and to Dulwich Picture Gallery (November 12th) for the Rembrandt exhibition

Special interest days at St Andrews Church Hall:

February 21st - Mark Hill: Curves, Colour and Cool - an Introduction to Mid-Century Modern and Cracking Glass

October 17th - Susan Whitfield: The Silk Road, Art, History and Exploration - bookings open at the June meeting


"Bedfordshire Lace, The Higgins, Bedford"


The Addison Centre, Addison Howard Park
Bedford Road
Kempston, Bedford
United Kingdom

MK42 8PN


11.00am - 4th - Tuesday