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. 6/2/19   Faber and Faber- 90 years of Excellence in Cover Design. Lecturer Toby Faber 

2. 08/3/19   Hans Christian Andersen - Wit, Artist, Traveller  A special interest morning to be led by Karin Fernald. An Arts Society East Surrey Area event to be held at  The Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon, Cobham Road, Cobham KT11 3QQ. Please click here for details and here for booking information or contact Mrs Diana Bowes.

3. 23/3/18  Special Interest Day. Classical Elegance and and Romantic Revolution: Mozart and Beethoven Two Masters of Viennese Classical Music. Lecturer Sandy Burnett. Click here for further details. Tickets will be on sale at February's lecture.

4. 3/5/19 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 March and April lectures and from the BAF Box Office, Banstead Library

5. 12th-16th May Holiday to Gloucestershire. Further details under visits/tours tab. Bookings will be taken at February's lecture.

6. Dates for your diaries: Watts Gallery Friday 7th June, 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.