Welcome to The Arts Society Cirencester

What are 'The Arts'?

..... A diverse range of creative skills which includes,

Industrial & Graphic Design; Ceramics, Textiles & Craft; Photography & Film; Architecture & Sculpture; Drawing & Painting; Music & Dance; Poetry & Literature; Theatre & Drama.


Founded in 1986 we offer a varied and stimulating range of activities that reflects the incredible diversity of The Arts. 

We are a member society of The Arts Society ( an international charity that focuses on enriching lives through The Arts including the promotion of  arts education and heritage conservation.

We are Moving!!!!

13th November 2019 sees the last Society Talk at the Royal Agricultural University.

From 11th December 2019 The Society’s Talks will be hosted at, The Harnhill Centre, Harnhill, Cirencester, GL7 5PX.

The Centre is set in the beautiful Cotswold countryside yet only a few minutes from Cirencester (next left after Dobbies) and where a warm welcome awaits.

Refreshments available before the Talk.

Ample free parking.

For a map and more information about the Centre facilities please click on the 'Useful Links' tab where you will find the link to The Harnhill Centre.

Don’t Miss Out!! .… Two New Society Events!!! ...

November 2019 Study Day

"Behind-the-scenes at an Auction House" 

The Cotswold Auction Company RICS, Cirencester

Wednesday 26th November 2019

10.30AM - 3.15PM

£35/£37 Member/Guest

An immersion into the life of an Auction House, the day includes the popular mini “Antiques Roadshow” as well as the art of auctioneering and an auctioneer’s view on lots in an upcoming auction.

For more information and to book contact:

Bizzie White

t: 01285 760 729  e:

Bookings by Monday 18th November 2019 latest.


January 2020 Social

“Private Lunch & Matinee - The Thomas Crown Affair’’

The Village Pub and Barnsley House, Barnsley

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

12.00 for 12.30PM – 4.00PM (approx)

£35 Member/Guest

Enjoy a warm welcome and a good lunch in relaxed convivial surroundings at the Village Pub followed by a private viewing of the 1999 remake of the film starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo across the road at Barnsley House, home to gardens designed by Rosemary Verey.

For more information and to book contact:

Susan Parker Johnston (PJ)

t: 01285 770 596 or  m: 07794 678 928

Bookings by Wednesday 08th January latest.


2019/20 Arts Programme

Our 2019/20 Talks Programme can be found under 'Lectures'.

The 2019/20 Study Days and Visits are yet to be finalised and will be added in due course.

For Social events please see the current newsletter until a page is created.

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Cant make a daytime talk? The Arts Society Corinium (our sister organisation)meets on a Wednesday evening.

Please click here to go to their web site where you can get more information.