The Arts Society Malvern Hills

We are a member society of The Arts Society, formerly the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS).

We arrange a programme of lectures each month from September to May in Colwall Village Hall, Mill Lane, Colwall.  Normally the lectures start at 7.30 pm with tea and coffee available from 7.00 pm. The Arts Society accredited lecturers are of national and international standing and their topics include all areas of decorative and fine arts. 

During each year we hold  'Days of Special Interest', several visits within the UK, and cultural tours within the UK or overseas.

We contribute to arts projects for young people through local schools and other organisations.

We have a Church Recorders' group which produces detailed records of the contents of places of worship. 
Our Heritage Volunteers carry out textile and book conservation and some of our members act as guides at Little Malvern Court.

If you would like to apply for membership please contact the Membership Secretary, an application form is available here.

Next lecture 14th February

"Sir Johm Soane - Architect of a lost London" by Christopher Rogers

Best remembered today as a collector and connoisseur Soane was a leading architect at the beginning of the 19th century. He built a series of lovely ‘Greek Revival villas, such as Pitzhanger, but his fame rested on a series of great public works in London. He rebuilt the Bank of England, of which only the outer screen wall survives. His plans for Kensington included a Triumphal Arch and a series of grand new buildings at Whitehall. Some were built, but were destroyed within a decade in the fire which destroyed the Palace in 1834. Sadly, the only one of Soane’s great buildings to survive intact is the much loved Dulwich Picture Gallery. This lecture reviews his work and explores some of his lost masterpieces. 

Please note that the Lecture Feedback facility is now available, Instructions on how to use it can be seen here.

Golden Jubilee Celebration

This year The Arts Society will celebrate a milestone in the organisation's history; its golden anniversary.

This will be marked with a series of events that embrace one overriding theme; enriching lives through the arts.

Highlights include -

  • A major exhibition 'Rhythm & Reaction; The Age of Jazz in Britain' at London's Two Temple Place opening on 27th January.
  • A celebration of the arts Commemorative Service at Westminster Abbey on 16th May (tickets required).
  • Great Exhibition of the North, a summer of exhibitions and lectures in Gateshead.

Not forgetting our own celebration, a drinks party at Beauchamp Commumity on 13th June.