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 meetings. We are a friendly, sociable Society, meeting on the third Wednesday of the month at 10.30 am. 

Our venue, Campus West, is a well-appointed theatre with all the facilities conducive to a splendid lecture experience.

We offer an excellent range of lectures, live at Campus West. At our June lecture, on 'The Dust Bowl Through the Lens of a Photographer', lecturer Roger Mendham took us on a thought-provoking exploration of images of the 1930s US Midwest, including 'Migrant Mother', one of the most famous photographic images of the 20th century.

Visitors are welcome. 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 take a break from lectures in July and August but there's still plenty going on!

On Tuesday 5 July we have a special 'pop-up' visit - a guided walk to explore the magical qualities of stained glass windows within the historic churches of the City of London. Led by guide Alexandra Epps, this promises to be a fascinating day out. For more details and how to book see Events, or under Attachments below.

Further pop-up visits planned include a guided tour of the Foundling Museum in London's Bloomsbury on 6 September and in early November we'll be visiting Leighton House - a hidden London gem currently undergoing complete refurbishment. Save the September date and look out for more details on both trips very soon!

We welcome new members who have an interest in the Arts, whether art, history, sculpture, architecture, literature, drama or music. If you'd like to join us please contact our Membership Secretary Sue Clifton on susanclifton@btinternet.com or tel 01438 717663.

Our Committee are a friendly team. We work together and share roles and responsibilities. We are always ready 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.






The Hawthorne Theatre
Campus West
Welwyn Garden City
United Kingdom



Wednesday's 10:30 am (Nine lectures per annum)

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


City of London

A guided walk exploring stained glass windows, both old and modern, within the historic churches of the City of London


How this popular magazine evolved and adapted to changing taste. Remembered for its association with Conan Doyle.


How the plight of Prometheus has captivated and influenced writers and artists over the years.