The Arts Society Chipstead

is the local society of The Arts Society covering not only Chipstead but also Banstead, Nork, Woodmansterne and the surrounding areas.

We are a friendly group with a membership of 320. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month (except July and August) in the Banstead Community Hall for coffee at 9.50 am followed by a lecture.

Our speakers are drawn from a directory maintained by The Arts Society and they are all experts in their own specialist field of the decorative or fine arts. In addition to our monthly meetings we organise study days, coach outings to historic houses, art galleries and places of interest associated with the arts. From to time short group holidays are arranged for trips of four or five days further afield.


1. Saturday 27th April Young Art's Workshop "MOSAIC COASTERS" with local artist Abel Kesteven.  There will be 2 sessions: 10.30-12 noon for 6-9 year olds and 2-3.30pm for 10-13 year olds. This event is provided by The Arts Society Chipstead and is free of charge to participants. It will be held at Banstead Library. Please register with the library to reserve a place. Further details can be obtained by clicking here.

2. Wednesday 1st May lecture The Rock 'n Roll Era: Pop Art and the Swinging Sixties Valerie Woodgate

3. Friday 3rd May 7.30pm Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A lecture by Anthea Streeter, hosted and arranged by The Arts Society Chipstead at the Banstead Community Hall at 7.30pm as part of the Banstead Arts Festival fortnight. Tickets £10, available at the May lecture and from the BAF Box Office, Banstead Library

4. 12th-16th May Holiday to Gloucestershire. Further details under visits/tours tab. There will be a meeting following the lecture on Wednesday 1st May at about 12 noon with the organisers, Diana Bowes and Dorothy Freeth, for those going on the holiday. Information packs will be distributed giving further details about the holiday.

4. Friday 7th June Watts Gallery A full day's outing to Watts Gallery- Artists' Village with guided tours of Watts' Gallery, the Chapel and Limnerslease, to include refreshments on arrival and a sandwich lunch. Depart 9am from Banstead Community Hall, returning between 5.30 and 6pm. Cost £47 Book at May's lecture.

Dates for your diaries:  Hatfield House Wednesday 7th August, Kentish Curios Tuesday 17th September, London Walk Tuesday 8th October. Further details can be found under the visits/tours tab.