The Arts Society Corinium is a small, friendly society, welcoming new Members and visitors. 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.

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Started in 1973 Young Arts, now Arts in the Community 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 of all ages and abilities develop an interest in the arts.


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.  

For our live talks doors open at 6:45pm.  Talks start at 7:30pm promptly. Refreshments are available. Talks are free for members and we request for a contribution of £8 from visitors. 


We also organise visits to sites of cultural and historic interest for Members, often with exclusive access, or expert guides.  Our first visit of 2023 will be at the end of March and other destinations are being organised for later this year.


The Arts Society Committee are:

Chairman : Lynne Tuttle

Vice Chairman: John Tiffney

Treasurer: Rob Tuttle

Secretary: Helena Forsythe

Membership Secretary: Catriona Carver

Programme Secretary: Linda Chan-Jones

Visits Secretary: Gill Scott

Publicity Officer: Peter Hughes and Sue Cornish-Hughes

Events Co-ordinator: Andrew Williams

Arts in the Community: Vivien Styles

Hospitality:  Sue Walton


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Cirencester Art Society welcomes practising artists, both professional and amateur in various mediums. We provide a relaxed and informal forum to share common interests, to support and encourage each other. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month, with the exceptions of August and September.  Meetings include lectures and demonstrations by established professional artists. Society members also meet weekly to practise their artwork in a friendly, supportive and sociable atmosphere. We are planning learning workshop opportunities in addition to our weekly meetings. Members can exhibit and sell their work in Cirencester once or twice annually.