The Arts Society – New Forest

Welcome to The Arts Society New Forest.  As a society we are interested in furthering our knowledge of the fine arts.  We meet on a regular basis to enjoy lectures on a range of topics, delivered by renowned speakers.  Our interests are extended further when we study subjects in greater depth and go out on day visits and breaks away, both in Britain and abroad.

An important aspect of our society is our aim to offer the opportunity, within an artistic framework, to young people from the local community to explore and extend their personal knowledge.  Conservation of heritage is important to us too. A group of our members regularly meet to record for posterity, the fabric and artefacts of local places of worship.

Our society is a local branch of The Arts Society , an international charitable organization.



                                                            March 17th 2020

Dear Members,

It is with regret that we have to cancel all our forthcoming lectures and visits following the Government Guidelines on the spread of Coronavirus. We are sorry if this will cause you any inconvenience but we must put health as a priority. Therefore we will hopefully resume our meetings again in September but we will, of course, keep you updated as the situation changes.                The visit to Stratford is still planned to go ahead but we will inform you as soon as we know if it has to be cancelled. Riviera Travel will be in touch with you re the Bologna visit. I was informed that we would get a full refund or could look at a later date.
We will also arrange the AGM as soon as we are able to and will endeavour to rebook the cancelled lectures and visits next year.

Membership Renewals Emails have been sent to all members on email please check your junk folder if you have not received it, as the tracker shows all delivered. Please respond as usual following the instructions given. All members without emails were sent renewal forms in the post. Please contact the Membership Secretary if you have a problem over renewal.

If you have any queries please do contact me or any of the committee and we will do our best to answer your questions.

Meanwhile, on behalf of the committee and myself, I wish you all the very best of health and assure you that we will keep you updated with our news.

With kind regards,
Sue Balfour
Chairman The Arts Society New Forest