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 with a global network of over 380 local Societies, which bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts.

Please visit our Facebook page and 'Like' and 'Follow Us' for the latest updates on our activities.



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.

Talks are free for members and we ask for a £7 contribution from visitors.

We also have some VIDEOS of interviews with some of our speakers, available free for members and non-members to watch at any time.


We also organise visits to sites of cultural and historic interest for Members, often with exclusive access, or expert guides. We have now organised a visit to Coventry November 2021 and are planning more visits for 2022.


Started in 1973, Young Arts provides exciting opportunities for children and young people to expand their horizons through their involvement in creative arts activities, supported by The Arts Society.

The Arts Society Corinium funds new initiatives to help young people develop an interest in the arts. We hold a monthly raffle to raise extra funds for Young Arts projects.

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Our live talks are held at the Cirencester Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, Cirencester GL7 1YE subject to some Covid-19 requirements.

The venue is large, airy, 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.

Notice of repair works at Cirencester Baptist Church

We have been informed by CBC's Facilities Manager that some major repair works are to be started to the flat roof of the building, starting 1st November 2021. It is estimated that the repairs will take about six to eight weeks. During this time while there will be scaffolding around the building access will not be restricted.

However, parking will be limited as all the spaces at the back of the building will not be available.


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 plus vacancy

Visits Secretary: Gill Scott and Linda Chan-Jones

Publicity Officer: Peter Hughes and Sue Cornish-Hughes

Young Arts : Vivien Styles and Clare Baines

Hospitality: Vacant

Our thanks to the following organisations who've provided links to our website.

Open Lectures and Talks

Loving the Cotswolds

Standbrook Guides