Whilst The Arts Society Blockley is based in the village of Blockley, we have members from all over the Cotswolds and beyond. We would like to welcome you to our web site and share with you our interest in all aspects of the decorative and fine arts. We belong to the West Mercia Area of The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS).
Since our inception in 1985 we have provided a full programme of lectures, study days, visits and tours which have covered a vast range of subjects from the detailed examination of a single work of art to the culture and art of a whole period of history. The lecturers who provide this wealth of knowledge have to undergo a very thorough vetting before they are accredited as an Arts Society lecturer so the quality of lectures is very high. Our visits and tours aim to provide an enjoyable and sociable cultural experience, and many of them have been suggested by our own members.
A very important part of the activity of our Society focuses on our contribution to the conservation of our heritage. If this sounds rather grand, we would like to assure you that our groups of Heritage Volunteers and Church Recorders have great fun while contributing invaluable work towards the conservation of our local heritage and recording the contents of some of our historic places of worship which would otherwise be lost. In an effort to interest young people in the arts, we support various projects and individuals from our local schools.
Our lectures take place in St George’s Hall, Blockley at 2.45 pm on the third Monday of the month from September and we normally have two study days and two visits each year. Tours in the UK and overseas are very popular and provide a great way to absorb art and culture in a sociable setting.
Please explore our website but if you would like to speak to someone in person do please contact us by phone.