Every year we hold a wide ranging and fascinating programme of lectures, visits workshops and social events. Our members, many of whom are artists and craftspeople themselves, are interested in all the decorative and fine arts including painting, music, literature, furniture, mosaics, and architecture. We try and ensure that the programme has something of interest to everyone and with such a committed and enthusiastic membership there’s always something new and exciting going on!

Here in West Cornwall, we’re a relatively new society founded in 2011 and our membership is nearly full at present. If you’d like to become a member, click here for further information.

We still remain one of over 300 member societies of the ‘The Arts Society’  formerly  NADFAS – the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies.

The AGM, lecture and sponsored 10k run all planned for 1st March had to cancelled due to the heavy snow that unusually fell in West Cornwall.

The AGM will now be held before the May lecture. The papers remain current and the AGM will commence at 7.00 on Thursday 10th May at Penwith College.

We have been able to reschedule the lecture on Japanese Pure Land Buddhism during 2019 so watch out for next years programme later this year.

Our next lecture is Thursday 12 April 2018  at 7.30pm ** for this night only the venue is St John’s Hall, Penzance.

The Borgias, the Most Infamous Family in History? 


Sarah Dunant


To find out more about the lecture series click here

Check the events  page for details of what is coming up in the future.

If you’d like to see what we’re all about, you’re welcome to book a spot at any of our lectures as a guest for a £7 fee. Please contact us here or send us an email to westcornwall@theartssociety.org if you’re interested – or if you’d like to be added to our waiting list for 2018 membership.

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