The Arts Society Bristol


We meet for lectures between September and the following May usually on the second Tuesday of the month (from September 2018). The lectures are open to all members of The Arts Society Bristol and we welcome guests for a small donation (typically £6). Registration starts at 7:30pm with the lecture starting at 8:00pm. REMEMBER to bring your Arts Society Bristol membership card for registration.

Please notify attendance of guests in advance, preferably via our Contact Us form (or via the telephone contact on the membership card).

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Our lectures are held in Redland Hall, Redmaids’ High School, Westbury Road, BS9 3AW. (Occasionally lectures are held in the Performing Arts Centre (aka PAC) as noted below.)

We suggest that you arrive 30 minutes before in order to find parking spaces in the school grounds or locally.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: We expect to restart lectures in September via the digital platform "Zoom". Full instructions will be sent to members and guests nearer the time.

Our lectures for 2020-21 Season: see here.

2020 Details here.
September 8 Magic and Medicine in Mesopotamia (Irving Finkel)
October 13 Peggy Guggenheim and her impact on twentieth century art (Alexandra Epps)
November 10 Prehistoric Potters (Julian Richards)
December 8 The Lute within Old Master Paintings (Adam Busiakiewicz)
December 15 Downton to Gatsby (Andrew Prince)
2021 Details here.
January 12 Caravaggio (Julia Musgrave)
February 9 Dickens, Lawrence and Zhivago: David Lean’s art of cinema (Neil Faulkner)
February 16 Giotto’s Scrovegni chapel (Stella Grace Lyons)
March 9 Frank Brangwyn (Libby Horner)
April 13 The Paradise Garden in medieval manuscripts (Jonathan Foyle)
May 11 Foreigners in London 1520 to 1677 (Leslie Primo)