We are a medium sized, friendly branch of The Arts Society, with around 200 members that meets in The Steyning Centre on the second Monday of the month at 1000am. We also run regular visits to places of interest. Visitors are welcome at all our events. 

The core activities for members are monthly lectures, a programme of visits and a couple of special interest days in the course of the year.  We also support arts initiatives locally through the Young Arts programme in schools and colleges and support Heritage through volunteering activities


There are ten lectures each year (January to July and September to December) held at 1000am and usually on the second Monday of the month in The Steyning Centre.  

Visitors are welcome, with a suggested donation of £5.00. Limited to two visits per programme year.


We normally make around three or four visits every year to complement our series of talks. Most are one day visits in London and the Home Counties with knowledgeable guides to a wide range of places of interest or to major exhibitions. Where possible, we try to arrange visits that link with the subject of one of our recent talks – and sometimes we may be in the company of one of The Arts Society’s excellent accredited lecturers. We usually travel by comfortable coach to and from the centre of Steyning.

Sometimes members drive to a more local venue using their own cars, sharing as necessary. We also try to arrange occasional longer tours of a few days either further afield in the UK or abroad. There’s nothing like seeing great art, craft and architecture at first hand to learn and get inspiration – and all the better in the company of others with whom you can talk and maybe make new friends.

So come and join us on our visits. You’ll get a warm welcome. Booking forms are available at the lectures or on this website.

Special Interest Days

We have at least two Special Interest Days every year, which are always highly entertaining and instructive. We invite a lecturer, an expert in their field accredited by The Arts Society, to come and give us three lectures on a particular subject. There are two lectures in the morning, a break for lunch, and a final lecture in the afternoon.

Members invariably enjoy these days, and feel that not only have they learnt a great deal, but have been well-entertained as well. The more intimate and informal atmosphere created by having a smaller group, means that there are more questions and detailed answers, throughout the day.

If you have any suggestions for future days please get in touch.

The Society welcomes new members so why not pop along and see us next month, we're a friendly bunch!

Or give Len a call on 01903 812752

Membership details can be found here