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THE ARTS SOCIETY LIMPSFIELD

Welcome to The Arts Society Limpsfield 

Our Society began as Limpsfield Decorative and Fine Arts Society over 40 years ago and now has around 450 members.  Whilst our members come primarily from the Oxted and Limpsfield area, many also come from surrounding towns and  villages.  We hold one lecture a month with afternoon and evening sessions. 

We cover a wide range of interests. On the last Wednesday of the month, except for July and August, in the afternoon and evening, we enjoy an illustrated lecture by a highly qualified speaker in St Peter’s Hall, Limpsfield. Topics range from paintings and ceramics to architecture and garden design – whatever takes our interest. Visits are arranged to historic houses, gardens, art galleries and museums either by coach or if we are going into London, members normally make their own way.

Two study days are organised each year to look at a subject in greater depth. There are social activities and at least one cultural tour is organised a year, either at home or abroad for our members. We are active in the community particularly with Young Arts where we have been giving support to Junior Schools in our area.  There is a Church Records project and  we also supply guides for Titsey Place, a local historic country house. 

Our goal is simple: to explore art in its widest interpretation and enjoy ourselves in the process! New members and guests are very welcome. 

We believe there is something in the programme for everyone and welcome new ideas

See the Join Us section for details of how to join us.


 

The Arts Society East Surrey Area

Special Interest Morning

The Forbidden City 

The Secrets of China’s Imperial Palace and Museum 

Lecturer – Anne Haworth

Friday 9th November 2018 10:30 am – 1 pm
The Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon, Cobham Road, Cobham KT11 3QQ

The Forbidden City, or Imperial Palace, is the world’s largest palace complex,with more than 800 buildings and some 8,000 rooms set in the heart of Beijing.

Discover its rich history that begins in the 15th century and find out why it was forbidden to the ordinary people when it was built as the  palace of the Ming emperors of China. It was the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1912. It has been a museum since the 1920s.

Ticket - £19 per person

Includes coffee / tea upon arrival and during the interval

Booking forms available at your local society or can be downloaded here

Contact: Jo Edna Corbyn

Area Coordinator for Education
Email: ciao2005@hotmail.co.uk Tel.: 01737 761521 Mobile: 07758 097003

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‚ÄčThe Arts Society Limpsfield AGM 2018

The 2018 Annual General Meeting was held on 26 September at 7.30 pm before the evening lecture on Faber & Faber  by Tony Faber.

The Chairman's Report for 2017/2018 can be viewed here

These documents can also be seen in the Documents section of our website here

 


Subscription Renewal 2018 - 19

We are now collecting subscriptions for 2018 -19 which promises to be another outstanding programme of talks and visits which can be seen on this website. Please click here to download the Renewal Form. More information regarding renewal is given in the July Newsletter. Please note that there has been a small increase in the annual Membership Subscription for 2018 - 19 from £37 to £40.  This is to cover additional expenditure on Young Arts, Church Recording and equipment.

Also, if you are paying by bank transfer, we have changed our bank details. The new details are shown on the Renewal Form 


Limpsfield Young Arts Celebrate The Art Society’s 50th Anniversary at Titsey Place

As a commeration of The Arts Society 50th Anniversary, twenty children from Holland Junior, Hurst Green Primary and Godstone Village Schools enjoyed a visit to Titsey Place, the local historic country house followed by afternoon tea and a celebratory cake paid for by the Society. Many thanks to the Titsey Estate for opening the House and gardens without charge and especially to Irene Elsey for organising this special event. 

You can read more and see a photo of the children and the cake in the News Section here


General Data Protection Regulation

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