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A Moment in My Lockdown Year.

Coronavirus Update September 2021

As things stand we will be able to return to the Town Hall for our lectures from October on, but the seating will be limited to 75 places rather than our normal 150 for Covid safety reasons. Seats will be allocated by a random balloting system as explained in recent emails and letters. Lectures will also be broadcast on Zoom at the same time. We will review how this 'hybrid' system works after our first lecture in October (Ravilious: His Art and Life), and welcome your views.

Our 2021/22 lectures continue the varied interests, variety and professionalism we always enjoy. Please take a look at the details under Our Events > Events 2021-2022.

Various societies in our Wessex area, as well as the Wessex Area themselves, have kindly arranged a number of Zoom Lectures and Study Days and Virtual Tours throughout the year that we can join as guests. See Our Events > Events 2021-2022 page for further details.

The Arts Society HQ Connected Section continues to host a wide variety of online lectures, especially their At Home and Instant Expert series which are available from our Our Events > Other Sources page on this website.

They have also created a wonderful free lecture programme of online lectures about 24 places around the world - over 80 days, following in Phileas Fogg's footsteps, starting on 1st July with the Reform Club in Pall Mall. You can sign up for these Around the World in 80 Days lectures here .

Best wishes to you all,

Kim Wright, Chairman


We are a member of The Arts Society, a leading arts charity, and are based in Devizes, Wiltshire.

Except during August and September, we meet every third Wednesday of the month to hear an inspiring lecture from one of the country’s leading arts experts. Topics cover a wide range of interests from architecture and china to painting and sculpture and much more besides. In normal circumstances our lectures are held in the beautiful surroundings of Devizes Town Hall, but currently they are all via Zoom.

For more details about us see Our Society page

Our year runs from October to July. See the Our Events page for more details of this year's programme of lectures, visits, study days, and all other events.


Please see the Newsletters below for details of our ongoing plans in light of the current Coronavirus situation.