Who we are

Because of the lockdown measures in force during the coronavirus outbreak, the Society has had to cancel the April, May and June lectures. We hope to meet again for lectures from October onwards, beginning with the lecture on The Paintings and Wit of Winston Churchill and Noel Coward on October 6th. Until then, use our Art Online page for news about ways to enjoy and learn about art online.

Note for members:  The day trips to Cookham and Renishaw have both been postponed until next year.  The 5-day visit to the Castles, Houses and Gardens of Kent has been rearranged for 17th to 21st June 2021.  Sadly, we’ve had to cancel the proposed outing on the 11th November to the Birmingham Hippodrome to see The Barber of Seville. Details of 2021 Lectures and Visits will be announced in September.

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!