The Arts Society Horsley

We are a friendly and thriving society of around 200 members who meet together every month (except August and September) to learn more about the arts. We are affiliated to the national Arts Society, and we use lecturers from their directory of over 250 speakers who are experts in their fields. 

Our monthly lectures cover different aspects of the arts, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, gold, silverware, jewellery, embroidery, furniture, architecture, music, dance, theatre, film and literature.

For an annual subscription of £40 you can attend our 10 lectures a year (this includes tea/coffee served beforehand). We also provide a lunch party following our Christmas lecture and a summer party following our July lecture. 

Other benefits include our monthly newsletter, preferential rates on our visits, access to Special Interest Mornings organised by the Area Society and a quarterly copy of The Arts Society Review.

Our meetings are held on the morning of the second Wednesday of each month, at East Horsley Village Hall (Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Surrey KT24 6QT). Free parking is available both outside the village hall (limited places) and in the nearby car park behind the village shops. 

The lectures begin about 10:30am and usually last between 60 and 75 minutes.

To find out more about us and our lecture and visits programme for 2019/20, please look at the rest of our website.                                                                     

If you are interested in joining us, please email us on:  


Or, if you’d like to give us a try first, just come along to one of our lectures (visitors pay £5 at the door).


Click here to view the June newsletter

Our Next Attractions

Wednesday 12th June 2019

The Elgin Marbles

Lecturer: Stephen Kershaw

The talk begins at 10.30am (usually lasting between 60 and 75 minutes), with coffee/tea and biscuits served from 9:45am. 

Click here for synopsis

5th June 2019

Visit to Stratfield Saye

An outing to Stratfield Saye - the country home of the Duke of Wellington. We will have the whole house and gardens to ourselves, and will be given guided tours of the house in small groups.

We will leave at 9:15am from King George V car park. Stratfield Saye is just north of Basingstoke (on the way to Reading), and so hope to arrive about 10am. We'll then have tea/coffee and biscuits, before we start our guided tours of the house. You will also be free to stroll round the gardens at your convenience, before or after having lunch (included in ticket price). All food comes from their farm shop.

We will then leave just about 2:30pm, and on the way back will stop off at West Green House Gardens, where you can wander round their beautiful gardens and/or have a cup of tea. We will then leave about 4:30pm to finish our journey back to the KGV car park, arriving about 5:30pm.

Ticket price is £50 and includes tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival, guided tour and lunch at Stratfield Saye. West Green House Gardens is National Trust, and so if you're a member, entrance is free. If not the entrance fee is £8.

If interested in this outing you can email

An RPO concert on 14th November

John Rutter will conduct an entire programme of his very own resplendent works within the sublime surroundings of one of the world’s most celebrated landmarks, St Paul’s Cathedral. With Mary Bevan as soprano and The Bach Choir, we will hear Rutter's Cantate Domino, The Lord is My Light and My Salvation, Four Meditations for Orchestra and his pognant Requiem.

Ticket prices are £62 for seats under the dome and £58 for seats behind these in the front knave. This price includes the concert brochure (normally £5 extra), the coach journeys and parking at KGV car park. The seats alone would normally cost £60 and £55, and so the coach trips are effectively free (and coach prices have just increased by £100 to cover the new London emission charge, making this even more value for money!). 

We will leave KGV car park at 5:30pm and the concert starts at 7:30pm, with us returning to the car park by 10:30pm.

A number have already expressed an interest in this outing, but if you haven't and would  like to reserve tickets ahead of the May lecture, just email