The Arts Society – South Downs offers monthly lectures, special interest days and visits, as well as seasonal events.  Our lectures always take place on the first Wednesday of the month (except for January and August) at 10:45 in Fittleworth Village Hall, School Lane, Fittleworth, RH20 1JB. Arrangements for other events are communicated to members as they arise.



Our carefully selected lectures are both informative and entertaining. Subjects range across the full spectrum of decorative and fine arts and through the centuries. Our highly qualified and experienced lecturers are all experts in their chosen field. [Click here for our current programme]

Lectures start promptly at 10:45am, but doors are open from 10:00am onwards, so do come in good time for coffee and to meet other members. We are a very friendly Society where you will quickly make the acquaintance of like-minded people. If you let the reception ladies know that it is your first visit, they will ensure you are shown around and introduced to others.

Non-members who have a particular interest in one subject area or simply want to check us out are welcome to attend as visitors for a fee of £5 per lecture. Please let us know you are coming, so we can ensure we have enough seating for all. The number to ring is 01403 785302.


Special Interest Days

The aim of a Special Interest Day is to learn about a subject in more depth than is possible in a single lecture and consists of a series of two or three lectures on a theme.  For a two-lecture day, we serve coffee and cake between the lectures and finish before lunch; for a three-lecture day, we finish around 3.00pm with coffee on arrival and lunch between the second and third lectures. The days provide an opportunity to meet other members and share knowledge and experiences.  New members and guests are warmly welcomed.

Special Interest Days are held at Fittleworth Village Hall, School Lane, Fittleworth, RH20 1JB

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Each year we arrange several excursions for members and their guests to a range of places of interest. We travel by coach or shared private transport. Guided tours are arranged in small groups where appropriate. Like special interest days, visits are a good opportunity to get to know other members as we travel and over coffee or lunch.

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