Who we are

The Arts Society Derby is now offering non-members the opportunity to find out more about our lectures by attending one free of charge. If you would like to take advantage of this –  with no obligation to join the Society – please contact the Membership Secretary to make arrangements. There are links to the 2023 and 2024 lecture programmes on the Lectures 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 more than 200 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!