Welcome to The Arts Society East Sussex 

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The Arts Society East Sussex (ASES) is celebrating the 30th Anniversary 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 approximately 95,000 members with over 400 societies throughout the UK (23 in Sussex), Europe and New Zealand and 38 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.  ASES currently supports Young Arts scholarship through the Sussex Area and we are currently looking to establish a link with Young Arts locally in the Brighton area.  The Arts Society opens up the world of the arts for everyone of all ages 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 - full details and booking form can be found under 'Special Interest' tab.



Our next Lecture is on Wednesday 25th September: "Stripped Naked: The Nude in Art History"
by Lecturer Stella Grace Lyons:
This Lecture will be preceded by our AGM at 19.15: 
Doors will be open earlier at 18:00:   The Lecture will start at 19.45:  
Licenses Bar:  Dress Code is Smart Casual (no trainers or jeans).  
*** We are unable to accommodate any guests at this lecture.

October 2019 UK Tour - Cambridgeshire Art & Architecture 3-7 October.

Sunday 13th October - Glyndebourne Touring Opera - Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore 
Matinee Performance 16.00 - Opera, Tea and Transport available - waiting list only.

Details and bookings forms for all future Visits & Tours now available under Visit or Tours Tab.