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 2017/18, 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 May newsletter from our Chairman

Our Next Attractions

Wednesday 13th June 2018

The Scottish Colourists

Alice Foster

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


Visit to Goodwood House and West Dean Gardens - Monday 11th June 2018

This includes 'afternoon tea' in the sumptuous ballroom at Goodwood, which is served at your table, and consists of dainty sandwiches, cakes, pastries, scones and posset, and so we thought this would serve as a light lunch! 

The coach will leave King George V car park at 9:30, arriving at West Dean around 10:45. You will then be free to roam the gardens and have coffee/tea in their cafeteria if, as and when you wish. The coach will leave at 12:45 to arrive at Goodwood by 1pm in time for our 'afternoon tea'. 

The tour (in small groups) will then start at 2:15, and lasts about an hour and 15 minutes, and so we will leave for home at about 3:45, arriving back at the car park by about 5pm.

Ticket cost, including the ‘afternoon tea’, entrance fees, guided tour and, of course, the coach trip, is £50, but if you are a member of the Historic Houses Association, this reduces to £42:50.

Or if you have a  241 Garden Scheme Card (usually available with the May edition of Gardeners World magazine), you can also just pay £42:50 each. Then, as a couple, you only have to pay for one entrance ticket for the two of you at West Dean on the day (full price is £9). As a single person, the 241 card gives 25% discount on the entrance fee. 

For further information, please visit the Visits page!