The Arts Society Lymington


We are The Arts Society Lymington.  We welcome established and new members and visitors to our evening meetings, held on the second Wednesday of each month from September to June at 7.00 for 7.30.

Season 2018-2019

We enjoyed our second talk of the new season from Steven Desmond, who whisked us away to the Italian Lakes and whetted our appetites for travel.  The gardens of the villas beside Lakes Como and Maggiore have elegant terraces and beautiful vistas and invited visits.  Read the full review on the Review of Last Lecture page.

Our next evening's entertainment will be Wednesday 14th November, usual time of 7.00 for coffee, 7.30 lecture.  Alexandra Eppps tells us about Gold.  As Good As Gold explores the use of gold in art and its symbolism - she says all that glitters is certainly gold.


We make a selection of ten different subjects each season covering a wide spectrum of interest in the arts fields with a question and answer session with the speaker at the end of the hour's talk.

Special Interest Day

Come and join us for our Special Interest Day.  Three talks on the amazing effects and methods of enamelling.  Dr Sally Hoburn will give us a splendid day, with the last session devoted to Sally looking at any belongings people bring in for appraisal as well us offering us examples to look at close up.

Full details on Special Interest Day page.

The Speakers.  

All our speakers are well qualified and good at delivering interesting and stimulating talks to their audiences.  The topics from which we choose our lectures cover all the arts, from Old Masters to modern jewellery, beautiful old buildings to modern sculpture.  

The Arts Society

For years we were called The Lymington Decorative and Fine Arts Society, and we were members of The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies - NADFAS.

NADFAS has changed its name to The Arts Society.  We have changed our name as well, in order to continue using the national body's help and information.  This means that we are able to request expert experienced lecturers to visit us and talk about their particular specialities accompanying their talks with splendid illustrative presentations.


Come and join us on December 12th to celebrate Christmas with our members.  We begin the evening with our party at 6.45, with the talk - on the Origins of our English Christmas by Roger Askew - beginning at the usual time of 7.30.