Welcome to The Arts Society City Of Chichester web site

Whether you are already one of our 290 members or a visitor, we do hope you will find this site interesting, informative and easy to use.

We are one of over 360 societies throughout the UK and mainland Europe which opens up the world of art in all its forms, through inspiring monthly lectures, illustrated with state of the art images and delivered by experts.  The Assembly Rooms in the centre of the Cathedral City of Chichester provide a spacious and pleasing venue, where there is a warm welcome for members and visitors over a cup of coffee before each sixty minute lecture.  Whatever your particular interests, you cannot fail to be entertained and informed.

There is also a programme of visits to stately homes, museums, exhibitions and places which reflect our cultural heritage where everything from coach travel and guides to refreshment stops is arranged with your comfort in mind.  There are also extended tours when you may visit a city or area over several days for a planned programme in the company of like minded travellers.

From time to time a day of Special Interest or Study Day is arranged either by individual societies or by The Arts Society Sussex Area. These days provide an opportunity to look at one subject, for example glass, watercolour painting or porcelain, in greater detail. Alternatively a themed visit might be offered including a tour, a lecture and a performance for example.

For those who like a hands on approach there are groups to join involving Conservation and Restoration projects, Young Arts and Church Recording.  Those who decide to explore these options often discover new interests which are not only fun but have the added bonus of being of great value to the wider community.

News and Forthcoming Events

A letter has been circulated to all members concerning our approach to the Corona Virus crisis. 
A copy can be viewed 

So far our March and April lectures and the visit to Christ's Hospital have been postponed or cancelled.
All other planned activities for the spring and summer are being kept under review. 

Do keep an eye on the Gallery for photos of visits and tours

The most recent Arts Society Highlights can be viewed here.  The highlights are issued monthly and supplement the material printed in the magazine. 

There is also a new offer from the Arts Society called "Instant Experts".  You can find links to the latest topics here.  Alternatively you can subscribe yourself - details here


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