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Friday 8 December 2023
Gillian Hovell

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Friday 15 March 2024
Jeni Fraser

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Wednesday 14 February 2024
Tate St Ives Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

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Our Programme

Since September 2022 we have been running our lectures live at the Pavilion to facilitate socialising, which we believe to be integral to the structure and ethos of The Arts Society. This return to the venue has been greatly appreciated with members' attendance returning to the levels we saw pre pandemic. We will, of course, continue to monitor the Covid situation and if necessary, will return to hybrids if this seems advisable. Should this be the case we will advise our members by Newsletter and post on this website.

The return to live meetings also applies to our Discovery Days.

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You would be most welcome to join our Society and to share in the learning and social activities.  To find out more, either email us at membership@theartssocietyfalmouth.org, or phone the membership secretary on 01209 861554. If you are ready to join look at the membership part of our web site to see the ways you can join Membership .


"The Arts Society is a community that wants more people to engage, to appreciate and above all to enjoy the arts and discover how they enrich our lives.”

Our society will be of interest to anyone who loves or wants to discover more about 'The Arts' - paintings, pottery, silverware, sculpture and a myriad of other subjects which come under this broad heading.

Experts have shared their knowledge on subjects as diverse as ‘The Golden Tang Dynasty’, ‘Railway Architecture’, ‘Dissolution of the Abbeys’, ‘The 12 Great Livery Companies of London’ and the ‘Monasteries of Bulgaria’.

The only way to really understand the richness of the material covered is to look at our Lecture Programme (both for this and previous years) or come along as a guest and try us out.

By joining, members are entitled to attend our excellent programme of 10 lectures a year and have the opportunity to participate in Discovery Days and Visits.


Our monthly illustrated lectures explore a given subject and last approximately one hour. Lecturers are selected from The Arts Society directory (which lists over 3000 talks, delivered by 280 different lecturers) and are chosen for their expert knowledge and ability to present their subject in an informal and entertaining way.

Discovery Days

During Discovery Days (previously referred to as Special Interest Days or Study Days) members have the opportunity to look at a subject in more depth with typically three lectures spread over the day. DDs are organised by both by the Falmouth Society and jointly with the South West Area of The Arts Society.


Our visits often give members an opportunity to visit places of interest that are not always accessible to the public.

To find out more about the society select an area of interest from the menu bar.