ARTS SOCIETY PAINSWICK - It was founded in 1984 and has been a successful, welcoming society ever since. We meet in the morning of the second Thursday of the month except in August and January. Prospective members can come as guests at a small charge in order to sample our meetings, and to meet members.  We are happy to be flexible on the overall membership total, so it is currently possible to join immediatley

Members receive THE ARTS REVIEW magazine, published quarterly, and our biannual newsletter. 

Lectures start at 11am, but attendees usually gather well before then for coffee or tea and biscuits Exceptionally the AGM starts at 10.30 before our November lecture. 

A limited number of guests are welcome to attend at a charge of £5 if space permits. Members are encouraged to bring guests but please contact the Membership Secretary - the details are on the Contact Us page on this site. 

We normally have two Special Interest days per year. Tea and coffee are served and there is an excellent buffet lunch. The day is split into 3 sessions each lasting about an hour, with ample opportunity to ask questions; these days are normally great fun as well as being informative.


We also have 2 or 3 visits per year to houses, museums, gardens or exhibitons of interest.