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Established nearly 40 years ago and enjoying The Arts in all its forms.


The Arts Society Bath has a friendly, active membership who share an appreciation of and commitment to the arts.

Our 2022/23 season of monthly lectures will be delivered in a hybrid format (both in-person and online via Zoom). In-person lectures will be at our venue, Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Members accessing lectures online via Zoom will be sent a link a few days in advance. (Our January lecture will be via Zoom only.)

To ensure that we are as safe as possible in our new venue, we have put a Covid-Safe Protocol in place. Please click here to view the Protocol.


The Arts Society Bath promotes its aims through lectures (nine per season running from October to June) on fine and decorative arts in the widest sense and through Special Interest Days, as well as visits and trips away. We also promote arts for the young through Young Arts and the not so young in Community Arts. Our members are also involved in other volunteering activities such as Church Recording and Heritage Volunteers.


  • Collecting The Grand Tour and Enlightenment of the English Gentleman
    07 Nov, 11:30 – 12:30
    Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA, UK
    An absorbing lecture which charts the history of the Grand Tour through the lens of Marc’s interest in collecting Grand Tour souvenirs, and the influence of the Grand Tour on our museums, fashion and design over the last 400 years.
  • Angels not just for the top of the tree
    Mon, 05 Dec
    Widcombe Social Club
    05 Dec, 11:30 – 12:30
    Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA, UK
    From the celestial heralds of medieval art to the surrealist beings in Marc Chagall’s work, the angel has always held a fascination for Western artists. This talk considers a myriad of angels in various guises, including Fra Angelico’s serenely beautiful ‘Annunciation’.
  • Wonderful Things – The Treasures of Tutankhamun
    03 Oct, 11:30 – 12:30
    Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA, UK
    Tutankhamun's tomb contained some of the most exquisite treasures ever discovered and in this lecture you too will discover their beauty, hear about their exciting discovery and the diary entries made by Howard Carter.

Become a member of The Arts Society today and enjoy all of these benefits.


The cost for our 2022 - 2023 season is £54.


Access to 9 lectures on the Arts given by professional art historians and art lecturers, once a month in the Widcombe Social Club.


Opportunities to attend study days arranged by The Arts Society Bath and other societies.

Opportunities to go and visits and city walks arranged for members and guests.

Membership of the national organisation, The Arts Society.

Quarterly magazine covering the arts and activities of the national and local arts societies.


Access to The Arts Society's talks and activities of the national and local arts societies