Welcome to The Arts Society Wensleydale


The Arts Society Wensleydale is the local Arts Society group (formerly known as NADFAS) for Richmond, Masham, Leyburn and the Dales

 Are you interested in the arts and enjoy learning and discovering more?   

We are a welcoming society and can offer you an excellent programme of talks from carefully selected lecturers who are experts in their fields and chosen for their excellent presentation skills and their academic knowledge. We meet at 2.00pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month at The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn from October to June (No meetings in December, July & August.) The membership subscription for 2021/22 remains at £50.  We welcome guests to individual lectures at £10. Members of other ArtSocieties pay £5, on production of their membership card.

In addition to our lecture programme we offer outings, study days and social events and the possibility of conservation opportunities.

On lecture days presentation of our membership card gives us a 10% discount in the cafe and Bistro at Tennants

As part of your membership you will have:

  • Nine lectures in the year.
  • Access to Study Days locally, in the NE and nationally.
  • Church Recording— an opportunity to learn all about the inside of a church and contribute to a lasting record.
  • Young Arts – become involved with projects introducing young people to all aspects of the arts.
  • Trails of Discovery- creating guides for children and young people to help explain the interior aspects of historic buildings.
  • The Review, the quarterly magazine of The Arts Society.

Full details of all of our lectures for 2021/2022, and 2022/2023,  fixtures and news can be found by scrolling down to the Events and News sections below.


Header image: Detail from fabric collage "The Bain Valley" (Wensleydale) by Janet Rawlins. Copyright Janet Rawlins






The Garden Rooms
Harmby Road, Leyburn
United Kingdom



2.00pm - 4th - Tuesday