The Arts Society West Cornwall


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.

Every year we hold a wide ranging and fascinating programme of lectures, visits, workshops and social events. We are not a society of artists or craftspeople, but of people who share a curiosity for the arts. Our members (who do include artists and craftspeople) are interested in all art-related disciplines including painting, sculpture, music, literature, ceramics, and architecture. We try and ensure that the programme has something of interest to everyone and with such a committed and enthusiastic membership there’s always something new and exciting going on!

Until June 2021 our lectures will take place digitally online using  Zoom. However we are hoping to resume live lectures from September 2021 in the normal lecture theatre at the Zennor Building at Penwith College.

This will allow our members to see and hear the lectures using a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. All online lectures will be LIVE starting at 7:30pm. They will not be available to view at any other time. Any events we organise will also be held digitally online until further notice. Please look out for your member invitation emails the day before the lecture which will give the link to follow for the lecture. 

We welcome guests at our lectures and we’d love to see you . You can see the upcoming lectures and book tickets here

Please look through our Gallery of photographs from past events and check out our upcoming events.  

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TO JOIN OUR LOCAL SOCIETY for 2021, you can use our ONLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM or download a paper one under ATTACHMENTS. Membership rates are :

single £32

joint at same address £65

students £12

For new membership in 2021 or for membership renewal, please contact us below.



Zennor Building, Penwith College
St Clare
United Kingdom

TR18 2SA


7.30pm - 2nd Thursday of the month



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