Who are we?

We are a not for profit membership society that brings together people from around the Nadder Valley who share a curiosity for the arts and our artistic heritage.  

The arts include fine and decorative arts, film, music, ceramics, photography and sculpture to name but a few. 

We have inspiring, superbly illustrated monthly lectures, given by experts in their fields.

We offer opportunities for more in depth study, some of them with a lunch.

We organise  educational and cultural visits both in the UK and Overseas. 

It is  a great way to learn, have fun and make new and lasting friendships.  

We find our pre lecture drinks helps with this! 

We meet at the Nadder Centre in Tisbury on the third Friday of the month apart from August and December.

During Covid when restrictions allow we run live lectures in the Nadder Centre.

Our live lectures are run twice on each date so that we can reduce the audience size and ensure we keep everyone socially distanced with a maximum audience size of 60. You will need to wear a mask.

We simultaneously broadcast the lectures via Zoom.  

As of 1st March 2021 we are delivering our lectures via Zoom. We plan to be back in the Nadder Centre for May 2021.

Currently there is a waiting list to join but if you register your details now your secure a place on that list.

£40: Single Membership

£80: Joint  Membership




Registered Charity 1089743

The Arts Society aims to enrich lives through the arts. They support over 380 local societies like ours in the UK and Overseas and together there are over 90,000 members. 

They ensure that we have access to high quality lecturers that are accredited by The Arts Society to ensure excellence is maintained. 

They also offer grants to arts projects and organisations and through travel affiliates support local societies organising tours in the UK and Overseas. 

The Arts Society also provides a level of support at area level and we are connected to the Wessex Area who also organise events for members of local arts societies. To see the latest local offering in Wessex please click on the button below.