THE ARTS SOCIETY CAMBRIDGE


Welcome to The Arts Society Cambridge

Registered Charity 276000

A letter from our Chairman

September 2017

 

Dear Members,

I cannot believe that I am starting out on my third and final year as your Chairman.  It has been a wonderful experience and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many of you, our wonderful speakers and so many other people involved in the running of The Arts Society throughout East Anglia and further afield. Of course, my time has been made so pleasant by the help of the hard working committee and I want to thank each of them again for all their efforts in making our membership experience so pleasant.

This coming year is an exciting one! 2018 will be the 50th anniversary of The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) and to celebrate this momentous occasion The Arts Society Cambridge is organising a very special lecture and party in May – at Gonville and Caius College. Please check out your programme card for further details.  In addition, I shall be making a very exciting announcement in January 2018 regarding how your Society intends to further mark this special anniversary year.  The Arts Society throughout East Anglia and in London is organising a number of special events and activities that will be open to all members, so please keep checking The Arts Society website for more details and booking information. https://theartssociety.org/.

 Our lecture programme promises another year of stimulating and fascinating topics. From Artists and Espionage to the importance of Basingstoke to world culture! I so look forward to each lecture every month! In addition we have a large range of visits, to suit all tastes and I am particularly excited about the Barandov Opera dinner and arias evening, which, as an event, is a new departure for us. Due to popular demand, we have also increased the number of walking tours we offer to members.  Finally, our special interest days, are always popular so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Don’t forget that the Koestler Trust prize winners will be exhibiting at the South Bank from mid-September. If you recall, TASC sponsored a Platinum Prize, so if you are in London during the autumn, do go along and see the wonderful artworks and poetry.  

A new feature of our website is a section promoting local Arts events that you might find of interest, so please keep checking the site, as we will update it on a regular basis.

A warm welcome to all our new members, who I hope I shall have the pleasure of meeting at our New Members reception after the first lecture of term, or if not then, during the coming year. And a BIG thank you to all our members for their ongoing support of TASC, please keep coming and please keep passing on your ideas for sponsorship opportunities and lecture topics to myself or any member of the committee.  

Here’s to a wonderful 2017-18 programme.

With warmest wishes,

 

Jackie Ball

Chairman

The Arts Society Cambridge.

 

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Booking forms for these upcoming trips have been posted (select “Our Society” on this page),  then click “Documents” and finally click on the booking form and print. Please note, both trips are open to non-members.

23rd November- A Day in London and a Wonderful Christmas Lights Tour

14th December- Barandov Opera.

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Booking for the Special Interest Day on 16 November, Backstage at the Opera, has opened. A few places are still available.

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