Throughout the year visits are organised to places of artistic interest. The programme for the 2018-2019 year is shown below.



Tuesday, 30 April, 2019

Join us on a visit to Oxford. On arrival knowledgeable, experienced guides will meet us and will lead us on a walking tour of Oxford which will include entrance to one of the colleges.

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Please Note: The Arts Society Birmingham regrets that once a booking for a trip or visit has been confirmed by the organiser, refunds will only be given if a replacement is found. If no replacement is found, a part refund will be given for direct costs not incurred.

The Arts Society Birmingham cannot be held responsible for any personal accident, loss, damage or theft of Members’ personal property during lectures and visits/special interest days. Members are covered against proven liability of Third Parties.


by Brenda Hyde

My aim, as always, has been to provide a varied programme of visits to appeal to the Membership.

Events have proved to be extremely popular this year with more members and guests signing up, resulting in fully booked visits. Feedback from the membership has been extremely positive and we have a very good relationship with our coach company, Prospect, whose drivers always provide a pleasant and professional service.

Special thanks to Judy Lee who has organised the Days of Special Interest again this year. I have enjoyed working with Judy over the last two years and appreciate her support.

I would also like to thank members for their continued interest in our visits and Days of Special Interest. I look forward to having you and your guests on board next year with a new programme of events. Please remember to check the website regularly since new events are added throughout the year.

Painting for the Petrified
On Wednesday 25th October 23 of us had a fascinating day with Richard Box showing us how to make use of colour to the greatest effect. We each made a colour wheel and discovered which combinations of colour make browns and greys; also the effects that different types of brush strokes can make to a painting.

Christmas Lunch
We enjoyed a seasonal lecture given by Tom Duncan on why Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh were given as presents to Baby Jesus. This was followed by a tasty buffet.

Our award winner from the Birmingham School of Jewellery, Emily Howell, brought some of her jewellery to show the members and some purchases were made.