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Welcome to The Arts Society Weybridge

The Arts Society Weybridge would like to express its gratitude to the Oatlands Park Hotel for allowing us to park in its car park on the two days this year when we have visits
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You are invited to leave feedback on our last lecture. This feedback helps the committee rate the lecture for The Arts Society Head Office, and helps us choose future lectures by seeing which lectures are most appreciated by members. Click on the Lecture Feedback page, which shows how to give feedback and a lecture rating. Thank you.

News

The website has a new page, Lectures 2019, which shows next year's lecture bookings as and when they are made.

UPDATES TO THE 2018 PROGRAMME CARD

Chairman's Drinks - 8th August 2018
Our Chairman, Michael Guthrie, will be hosting drinks at his home for TASW helpers. This will be after the lecture meeting on Wednesday 8th August 2018 (update published on website on 21st May 2018).

Visit to Broughton Castle on Thursday 30th August 2018. Broughton Castle, Banbury, is the home of the Fiennes family. It is a moated and fortified manor house set in parkland. It was selected by Simon Jenkins as one of only twenty to be awarded five stars in his book "England's Thousand Best Houses". This visit replaces the planned visit to Longford Castle. Bookings will be taken at the lecture meetings in May and June 2018 (update published on website on 14th March 2018).

Visit to Longford Castle in September 2018. It has not proved possible to book this visit. A replacement visit is being arranged. Details to follow (update published on website on 15th February 2018).

Extended Visit to Norfolk in October 2018.
Bookings can now be made direct with Travel Editions (update published on website on 11th November 2017).

Spring Social Event at St. George's Hill Golf Club. The date for this has now been fixed. The event will take place on 13th March 2018, and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of The Arts Society (NADFAS) (update published on website on 19th October 2017).


Parking at Whiteley Village - from about February 2018 onwards

Whiteley Village are carrying out building works which involve closing the last bit of the road to our present parking area (on the playing fields) until about the end of 2018, when we will return to parking on the playing fields.

From about February 2018 our main car park will be on the hard standing area / roadway to the left as you approach the playing fields. Please park where directed by our parking stewards.

Whiteley Village has two minibuses which they can use to ferry some of our members from the main car park to the hall; these will run from the main car park to the hall at 9.50 and 10.05 am. Each bus seats 12 passengers.

After meetings and various emails with Whiteley Village Hall, they have offered us very limited parking in South Road near the hall, which will be marked by some cones. This is in addition to The Sanctuary car park area.

If you think you have a requirement to park near the hall, please apply for a pass to Tony Perei (
meetings@theartssocietyweybridge.org.uk) and he will try to accommodate you. We will have only a few spaces so they are only available for those who really need to be close to the hall.

They will be issued on a first come first served basis.

Please note that only members with a
blue parking badge will be allowed to park next to the hall. WVH are very strict on this.

Please see map in the parking page of this website.

Change of Name

At our October 2017 AGM, our members voted unanimously to change our name from Weybridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society to The Arts Society Weybridge. This follows the recommendation of The Arts Society (formerly the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) and its rebranding

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Images from Social Event to celebrate 50th Anniversary of The Arts Society (NADFAS), held at St. George's Hill Golf Club on 13th March 2018. Showing Caroline Coleman, Chairman of West Surrey Area, our Chairman Michael Guthrie, and our past Chairman, Richard Stocks, who organised the event.
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Some members at the Social Lunch
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The Arts Society Weybridge


Weybridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society was founded in 2000. We are affiliated to The Arts Society formerly known as the National Association for Decorative & Fine Arts. In October 2017, following the lead of The Arts Society, we changed our name to The Arts Society Weybridge.

The Arts Society comprises Member Societies throughout the country whose aim is to increase enjoyment and knowledge of the arts and to stimulate interest in the preservation of our cultural heritage. The first Society was founded in Buckinghamshire in 1965 by the late Patricia Fay OBE and there are now over 320 societies with a membership of over 88,000. We have 300 members.

Our primary activity is a programme of lectures with a guest speaker. These talks take place at Whiteley Village Hall (pictured above), Octagon Road, off Burwood Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 4EH, at 10.30 am on the second Wednesday of each month (except July).

We also arrange visits to local places of interest, and trips abroad.

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There are also special interest days which are usually held at the Riverhouse Barn (pictured right) in Walton-on-Thames.

The Arts Society Weybridge supports the Young Arts in Weybridge and local area by contributing to an arts activity for young people between the ages of 8 and 18.

We are in need of more help for our Audio Visual team, especially someone knowledgable in sound equipment.



21st May 2018 updated

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