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Welcome to The Arts Society Weybridge

Coming up:

Thursday 5th August at 10.00am
Live virtual visit by Zoom - Bhaktapur Durbar Square, near Kathmandu, Nepal.

Wednesday 11th August at 10.30 am:
Lecture - Zara Fleming on Bhutan: the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon (Zoom)

Monday 30th August to Friday 3rd September:
Actual extended visit by coach to York.

Wednesday 8th September at 10.30 am:
Lecture - Gavin Plumley on The Two Gustavs: Mahler and Klimt (either at Whiteley Village or by Zoom)

Wednesday 13th October:
AGM (10.00am) followed at 10.30 by lecture - Ian Swankie on Underground Cathedrals - The World-Class Art, Architecture and Design of London Underground (hopefully at Whiteley Village, if not, then by Zoom).

Wednesday 10th November at 10.30 am:
Lecture - TBA.

Wednesday 8th December at 10.30 am:
Lecture - TBA

Updated 24th June. Please see relevant website pages for details.

Lecture programme for 2021

The committee is encouraged to continue with online lectures for the foreseeable future. About 100 members view our Zoom lectures. Although online lectures are not the same as a personal lecture at Whiteley Village Hall, they can still be very interesting, and the picture quality is better for viewing the images. We can also hear talks from lecturers from beyond the south-east when we have had lectures from those already booked and in the system.

A day or two before the talk, members will be emailed the link to click on to enable them to participate in the talk. Details of how to attend this Zoom lecture are set out on the Zoom page of this website.

See more details on the Lectures 2021 pages of this website.

In normal times, at this time of the year, we would have booked our future lectures for the next 12-15 months so as to be able to include them in the programme card. Booking this far ahead is not sensible in the present uncertain times. We are booking three or four months ahead. Similarly, visits and special interest days are not being booked at the present time. So there will not be a programme card this year; please look at this website regularly and read the regular monthly email from our Acting Chairman, Val Shaw, to keep yourself up to date. Thank you.


As at 27th January 2021:
Our Chairman, Anne Gregory-Jones, is recuperating from illness. We wish her a full recovery. She has resigned as Chairman, and hopes to rejoin the committee in the autumn (if elected!!). Val Shaw, our Vice Chairman, has kindly agreed to be Acting Chairman for the coming months.

Welcome to The Arts Society Weybridge

Parking at Whiteley Village

Spaces have been allocated at the Rugby Club car park. Signs will direct you and there should be some signs to direct pedestrians to the hall.

There will be a mini bus, which will do two runs to the hall, 09.50 hrs. and 10.05 hrs., and two runs back to the car park after the lecture.

The bus seats twelve passengers each run.

There will be limited parking in
South Avenue near the hall for those who cannot manage the walk. This area will be marked by cones.  

The cones indicate where to park!

This is in addition to The Sanctuary car park area for those who need to be nearer the hall. (Car parking pass needed and available on request).

Please note that only members with a 
blue parking badge will be allowed to park next to the hall.

For a map of the parking areas please see the Venues page of this website.

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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.

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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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.

16th July 2021 updated

Any comments on this website to be sent to webadmin@theartssocietyweybridge.org.uk