Welcome to The Arts Society East Sussex 

Member of The Arts Society

The first society was founded in 1965 by the late Mrs Patricia Fay OBE and NADFAS was formed and registered as an educational charity in 1968. The Arts Society 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 375 societies in the UK, 11 in mainland Europe, 7 in New Zealand and 30 societies 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. TAS opens up the world of the arts for everyone to enjoy, learn, participate in, and preserve.

With inspiring monthly lectures given by top experts in their fields, together with days of special interest, educational visits and cultural holidays, TAS is a great way to learn, have fun and make new and lasting friendships.


Day of Special Interest celebrating The Arts Society Jubilee Year - Wednesday 2nd May 10.30 to 16.00 Tickets £25 to include coffee on arrival and buffet lunch with wine:
To mark the 50th Jubilee Anniversary we are holding an Arts and Antiques Road Show Day with Gorringe's Auction Galleries experts to be held at The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue, Hove.  Looking forward to see all our members and guests - see 'Special Interest' Tab for full Ticket information.

Our Next Lecture is on Wednesday 25th April "Celebrating The Royal Academy of Arts: It's 250th Anniversary 1768-2018" by Pamela Campbell-Johnston - doors open 6.45, lecture starts at 7.45, Licensed Bar:  Guest welcome - £5 on the night.

Historic Warwickshire Tour 13-17 May 2018 - due to a last minute cancellation we have a twin/double room available for this 5 day/4 night trip staying in Stratford-upon-Avon. 

A Weekend in Belfast, Northern Ireland 6-8 July 2018 £537 pp includes 2 nights half board at Stormont Hotel, return flights - one Single Room avaialble.

Autum Tour of Malta (Valetta City of Culture 2018) 4-10 October £959.00 pp 6 nights B&B with option for half board - 4 star Hotel Santana, St Paul's Bay.  Waiting List.