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. 6/3/19   Thomas Heatherwick: "the Leonardo of our Times" (Terence Conran) Lecturer Anthea Streeter 

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. This event is fully subscribed.

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. Please contact Mrs Diana Bowes Chairman who will advise you of any vacancies on this tour.

6. 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 Bookings March lecture.

7. 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.