Wessex Area

There are 21 Societies in this Area covering Dorset, Wiltshire and part of Somerset.

Our Area reaches out to the public in several ways: with a bi-annual ArtFest Exhibition where artwork can be displayed to the general public (click Online Art Exhibition to see the wonderful work sent in for ArtFest 2021) and also with our hugely popular Winter Study Courses run several times a year and these are open to all Arts Society members and to the general public. 

Our Winter Study Courses are for everyone - The Splendours of China is currently running with the next day on 16th November (see below) as is Russian Culture (see below). In April 2022, the 2 day study course, titled Tutankhamun, will celebrate the important centenary of this iconic discovery.

The Area also encourages and promotes Heritage Volunteers, Arts Volunteering activities and Church Trails.  Members of these volunteering activities enjoy working together as a team, exploring new interests and learning new skills. Click here to see what Volunteering is all about.

Our monthly newsletters go to all the committee members in our 21 societies - the October newsletter can be downloaded in 'Attachments'.





Market Lavington
Market Lavington Community Hall
SN10 4DG

6 lectures over 2 days celebrating the centenary of this iconic discovery & exploring the art of Egypt's Sun Kings.