Welcome to The Arts Society Welwyn Garden

At The Arts Society Welwyn Garden, we offer a warm welcome to members and visitors who attend our monthly lectures. We are a friendly, sociable Society, meeting on the third Wednesday of the month at 10.30am. Our venue, Campus West, is a well-appointed theatre with all the facilities conducive to a splendid lecture experience.

Our last lecture before our August break will be on Wednesday 17 July, when lecturer Paul Rabbitts will take us through 'A history of London's Royal parks'. See the attachment below for more details and our full 2024-25 lecture programme. 

Before then, we have a special 'pop-up' trip to Verulamium Museum in St Albans on the afternoon of Thursday 11 July, when members will have the rare opportunity of an hour-long curator-led viewing of the museum. We will meet in the museum car park at 1.45 ready for our 2pm viewing. Members can book a place on the trip by emailing the committee at welwyngarden@theartssociety.org

Our next coach trip will be on Wednesday 28 August when we will visit the magnificent Audley End, as well as the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, which features both contemporary local artists and works by renowned 20th century painters including Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious. To book your place and for more information, see the information attached below.

Our membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March and this year covers 10 lectures - one more than in previous years! - with a break in August and December. We welcome new members who have an interest in the Arts, whether art, history, sculpture, architecture, literature, drama or music. To join us please email our Membership Secretary Catherine Ferris at welwyngarden@theartssociety.org or complete and send the form attached below.

Visitors are welcome to our lectures. Do come along to the Hawthorne Theatre at Campus West and see what The Arts Society is all about. Visitors' tickets (£10) are available on the door or through the venue’s online booking system. https://www.campuswest.co.uk/

We also run an exciting programme of coach trips, 'pop-up' visits and holidays for members throughout the year. Details are publicised at our lectures and on this website - watch this space!

Our Committee are a friendly team. We are always happy to encourage new committee members, so whether you are a long-standing member or new to the Society please consider joining us! Contact us via the email address below.

 

 

 

TO JOIN PLEASE CONTACT THE SOCIETY

LOCATION

The Hawthorne Theatre
Campus West
Welwyn Garden City
United Kingdom

AL8 6BX

MEETING TIMES

Wednesdays 10:30 am (Ten lectures per annum)


Please refer to your programme card or see below for lecture dates

EVENTS

11
July
2024
St Michael's Street
St Albans
AL3 4SW

Enjoy a special curator-led tour of this fascinating St Albans museum

17
July
2024
The Hawthorne Theatre
Campus West
Welwyn Garden City
AL8 6BX

This lecture will tell the story of all eight of London's royal parks, from the Norman conquest to the present day.

28
August
2024
The Hawthorne Theatre
Hertfordshire
AL8 6BX

Visit magnificent Audley End, near Saffron Walden, and enjoy a talk and private view of works exhibited at the nearby Fry Art Gallery