Welcome to The Arts Society East Sussex 

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The Arts Society East Sussex (ASES) is celebrating the 30thAnniversary of its inauguration in 1989 under the Chairmanship of Patricia Simpson who is currently a Life Member of our society.  The Arts Society (formally NADFAS) was formed and registered as an educational charity in 1968, and consists of member societies whose aim is to increase enjoyment, knowledge and stimulate interest in the preservation of our cultural heritage.  There are now almost 92,000 members with over 400 societies throughout the UK, Europe and New Zealand and 37 societies in our sister organisation in Australia.

The Arts Society (TAS) is a leading arts charity which works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the conservation of our artistic heritage.  The charity opens up the world of the arts for everyone to enjoy, learn, participate in and preserve.

Become a member and enjoy inspiring monthly lectures given by top experts in their fields, together with days of special interest, educational visits and cultural holidays.  From April 2019 we will meet in The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue, Hove BN3 2PJ from 6.45pm on the last Wednesday of the month with the lectures starting at 7.45pm.  Annual membership is currently £50 to include The Arts Society quarterly magazine, all nine lectures, and it offers a great way to learn, have fun and make new and lasting friendships.

 A special 30th Anniversary Mid-Summer Supper Party will be held on Friday 14th June at St Nicholas’ Church, Brighton and we invite all past and present members to join us - more details can be found under 'Special Interest' tab.



Our next Lecture is on Wednesday 27th February : "Great Lengths - Art & Architecture of Historic Swimming Pools &  Lidos" by Simon Inglis
Doors open 18.45:  Licensed Bar:  Lecture starts @ 19.45:  Guests £5 on the night.  We welcome new members - Click on 'Our Society' tab followed by 'Joining Us' for full information. ‚Äč

Sunday 10th March: - The Queens Gallery "Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs" Exhibition plus Lunch - waiting list only.

Monday 8th April - Visit to Highclere Castle, Exhibition and Gardens - waiting list only.

2019 Overseas Tour - Croatia's Istrian Coast 4-11th May  - fully booked.

2019 UK Tour - Cambridgeshire Art & Architecture 3-7 October - details and bookings forms now available under Tours Tab.