THE ARTS
SOCIETY
CORINIUM

WELCOME

The Arts Society Corinium is a friendly society, welcoming new members and visitors with an interest in decorative and fine arts.  We are part of The Arts Society (formerly known as the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts - NADFAS), with a global network of 380 local societies.

Bringing people together through this shared interest in the arts, we enjoy a programme of ten high standard, illustrated Talks each year.  Topics are diverse and include sculpture, textiles, paintings, ceramics, garden design, silver, music, literature and more.  All our speakers are specialists in their field and each one is chosen by the Arts Society to deliver a talk that informs, educates and entertains.

In addition to this programme of TALKS we organise:


We also support a wide range of:

Members receive a free copy of the national magazine, published quarterly by the Arts Society which provides articles on arts subjects and activities throughout the country.

Our Talks are held at the Cirencester Baptist Church on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm.  The doors open at 6:45pm, allowing members and visitors to enjoy a cup of tea/coffee prior to the talk, as part of their subscription.

LATEST NEWS

DAY OF SPECIAL INTEREST - DUTCH COURAGE

Monday 21st October 2024 - Nick Nelson will lead a day exploring 'The Golden Age of Dutch Art in the 17th Century'.  Places can be reserved by email now but formal booking will open for payment in the second half of June. FIND OUT MORE HERE

NEXT MOTHLY MEETING AND TALK 

26th June - The Nation's Mantelpiece:  A History of the National Gallery in 10 Paintings by Jonathan Conlin. FIND OUT MORE HERE

PLASTER WORKSHOPS at FRESH AIR SCULPTURE 2024

29th - 30th June 2024 - We have been asked to make members aware that through the King's Foundation charity, adult and children's plaster workshops are being offered.  Run by Esme Walker, lime plaster and pargetter, you can create your own ceiling rose or parget worthy of a stately home! FIND OUT MORE


THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON

Tuesday 2 July 2024 - Following our June talk about the National Gallery which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, we are pleased to offer a visit by coach to the Gallery in Trafalgar Square in London.  FIND OUT MORE

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL - RB Sheridan

Thursday 15th August 2024 - We are delighted to offer a visit to see a matinee performance of The School for Scandal at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon. FIND OUT MORE

CLASSICAL ITALY & THE AMALFI COAST TOUR

Departing 26th April 2025 - We are offering an 8 day overseas tour for the first time, which is now open for booking.  FIND OUT MORE HERE

RIVIERA TRAVEL AFFINITY PARTNERSHIP SCHEME

Find our more about this scheme which will benefit our Society financially HERE.

Header Image:  This 4th century AD mosaic was found in Cirencester and can be seen at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester.