The Arts Society Corinium is a small, friendly society, welcoming new Members. We do not have a waiting list for membership.

We enjoy talks and visits to learn about the Arts from accredited experts and we fund creative, educational activities in the Arts.

We are part of The Arts Society which has over 350 Societies across the UK which makes us part of a network of some 90,000 individual members worldwide sharing a curiosity for the arts and artistic heritage.

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We enjoy a programme of outstanding illustrated talks every month, except in August and December. Topics are diverse and include sculpture, textiles, painting, ceramics, garden design, silver, literature, music, etc. All our speakers are experts in their field and each one delivers inspiring insight into their particular topic.

Due to Covid-19 guidelines our monthly talks are being given online, rather than in person. Talks are free for members. Talks are available to non-members through the purchase of a ticket. Please check our TALKS page for the latest programme and find out more about a talk and how it will be delivered.

We also have some VIDEOS available free for members and non-members to watch at any time.

As soon as guidelines allow, we will resume with live talks at the Cirencester Baptist Church (see map below)


We also organise visits to sites of cultural and historic interest for Members, often with exclusive access, or expert guides.

While visits are suspended, due to Covid-19, please check our VISITS page for virtual trip ideas.

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The easing restrictions mean will we resume our live talks at the Cirencester Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, Cirencester GL7 1YE from the 26th May talk onwards.

The venue is large, modern and the room is fully equipped with audio–visual aids and a hearing induction loop.

Car parking is at the front and rear of the Church. Reserved parking spaces for blue badge holders are available at the front of the Church. Off street parking is available. We ask you to respect the marked private parking areas belonging to nearby houses.


The Arts Society Committee are:

Chairman : Lesley Jewell

Vice Chairman: Terry Hardie

Treasurer: John Tiffney

Secretary: Vacant

Membership Secretary: Catriona Carver

Programme Secretary: Lynne Tuttle

Visits Secretary: Gill Scott

Publicity Officer: Peter Hughes and Sue Cornish-Hughes

Young Arts : Vivien Styles and Clare Baines

Hospitality: Vacant