Welcome to our website!
Honorary Life-President: Miss Audrey Catford
President: Mrs Jill Makepeace-Warne
Chairman: Robert Morgan
As a member society of The Arts Society our aim is to open wide the door to a whole world of art and cultural appreciation. Through a varied programme of events and meetings we seek to provide our members with great opportunities for enjoyment, learning and involvement.
We have inspiring monthly lectures given by some of the country's top experts, together with days of special interest, educational visits and cultural holidays. The Arts Society is a great way to learn, have fun and make new and lasting friendships.
You can also become involved in worthwhile conservation volunteering projects in churches, museums, castles and stately homes. This could be your chance to join us and discover all that the Society has to offer.
We are also part of The Arts Society Wessex Area, and that offers further opportunities for joint activity or interaction with other local societies.
Lectures are monthly, except August and September, in the Methodist Church, Salisbury, at 10.50am. Arriving in good time to have a cup of coffee gives members an opportunity to meet each other and to form friendships.
Three or four visits a year are arranged to historic houses, museums and other places of interest in Britain, which often link in with the lecture topics. Overseas visits are also arranged most years.
Days of Discovery
Days of Discovery are designed to look at a subject in greater depth. For example, a most successful session was held in February 2014 on "Gold: the story of Britain and gold".
A Group has just completed work at St John the Baptist Church in Bishopstone, an interesting, old and fascinating church.
A small group has been working in the Rifles Museum, Salisbury for nearly ten years. Their first project was to make three banners depicting the badges of the former regiments and these now hang in the entrance hall of the museum.
Every year Sarum Arts Society aims to support local students by sponsoring a project within the Salisbury area. This can be in the form of paying for an instructor on a particular subject within a school or sponsoring students directly.