Who we are

Restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have forced the Society to cancel much of its 2020 programme of lectures and other events. Until these restrictions are eased and our normal activities can resume, we are going to hold our lectures online by using Zoom. The first online lecture will be the one already scheduled for Tuesday December 1st (The Inventors of Christmas, given by Alan Read). This will take place at the normal time of 7.15 pm, and members will be sent emailed information about using Zoom to join the audience. Further details, including practice sessions for members not familiar with Zoom, are contained in a recent letter from the Chairman to members. We will go on to provide the 2021 lecture programme by Zoom (click here for details), until we are able to resume meeting face-to-face.

Please note that the lectures provided online by the national Arts Society on November 27th and December 18th are in addition to our local online programme (for further details see the Art Online page).

Townsend, Ernest; Second Exeter Bridge, Derby; Derby Museums Trust. Reproduced from Art UK under CC-BY-NC-SA licence.

The Arts Society Derby is a group of over 250 people from the Derby area who enjoy the arts, want to find out more about them, and want to meet other people with the same interests. You don’t have to be an expert to join us –whatever your background and level of knowledge, our activities will give you opportunities to explore the arts and to enjoy them more. Through our lectures, trips and events you can learn about all aspects of the arts, from early times to the present day – not only the visual arts such as painting, sculpture, architecture and decorative arts, but also music, literature and other non-visual arts. You can discover more about what we do on the following pages. We hope to hear from you and to see you at one of our lectures.

You will be very welcome!