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  • Committee and Contact Details
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Our Society

About Us

We are a flourishing and very friendly member of The Arts Society, a leading arts charity.

From October to July we meet every third Wednesday of the month in the beautiful surroundings of Devizes Town Hall 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.

We also hold a separate special interest day annually so that a topic can be examined in greater depth. In recent years we have held special interest days on: Assisi, glass, jewellery, silverware and the use of light in painting.

In addition to the monthly lecture, members of the committee organise trips to exhibitions, places of historical interest and entertainment.

We are particularly passionate supporters of Young Arts giving support to projects which help children and young people to learn about the arts and to take part in hands on projects. Members of our Society are also involved in Church Recording, the setting up of Children's Discovery Trails and Heritage Volunteering.

We would love you to join us. For further information, please see the Joining Us section below.


Joining Us

Welcome to prospective members of The Arts Society Devizes.

Our membership year runs from October until September and we have a membership limit of 220 people. The fee for 2021-22 is £41 per person. Currently nearly all our places are taken and we have a small waiting list.

If you would like more details, would like to be added to the waiting list or have a friend, colleague or family member who would like to join us, please fill in the Membership Interest Form and send it to our membership secretary.

Members’ guests are welcome but we do ask for a voluntary donation towards our costs. We suggest £7 as an appropriate amount. Places are however limited and must be booked in advance. Please contact the membership secretary (Judy Page on 01380 818510 ) to see if space is available.

Meeting Details

Lectures are held on the third Wednesday of each month (except August and September) in the Town Hall, Devizes, SN10 1BN (01380 722160).

Coffee is served from 10.15 am to 10.45 am. The meeting begins promptly at 10.50 am. There is a policy of No Admission once the lecture begins at 11.00 am.

Members’ guests are welcome when space permits, a donation of £7 is suggested. Please ring Judy Page on 01380 818510 to confirm whether space is available.

NB The AGM in July 2020 will start at 10.45 am.

Committee and Contact Details

Committee Members

Founder PresidentDavid WatchmanEmail
ChairmanKim WrightEmail
TreasurerMichael PageEmail
SecretaryMarianne WalkerEmail
Assistant SecretaryMo EdwardsEmail
Membership SecretaryJudy PageEmail
Programme SecretaryAlice BoydEmail
Arts Volunteering RepresentativeAngela PurdonEmail
Website ManagerConor MaxwellEmail

Others with Society Responsibilities

Catering ContactVacantEmail
Church RecordingVacantEmail
Heritage VolunteeringVacantEmail

Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice explains how The Arts Society Devizes, as data controller, uses personal information about you and how we protect your information.

Click below to view or download our Privacy Notice.

Any questions regarding this Privacy Notice and our practices should be sent by email to: the current chair or theartssocietydevizes@gmail.com.

Documents and Forms

This section will contain lists of documents for you to view or download, such as Booking forms for Study Days and Visits, AGM agenda etc. For Newsletters see the Newsletters section above.

Click on the underlined link to view and / or print the document. Or click on the Download button to download the file.