The Arts Society Connected is a digital platform launched by The Arts Society in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Free to both The Arts Society’s 90,000 Members as well as the general public, The Arts Society Connected will host a series of fortnightly lectures by the UK’s leading art historians, as well as film screenings, live author Q&As and a community forum for anyone using the platform.

The aim of the platform is to help Members stay connected, educated, entertained and informed over the coming months.

Click to watch Lectures At Home

Latest Lectures:
From 16th June, Rebecca Hossack: Aboriginal Art - recording the Dreamtime.
From 7th July, Sandy Burnett: Ludwig van Beethoven's Fit of Rage: when his Third Symphony became the Eroica.

The Arts Society Taunton is one of over 300 societies affiliated to the charity The Arts Society.

We are a very friendly group and would be delighted to welcome you if you are interested in ‘The Arts’ in their broadest form. We enjoy meeting once a month for an illustrated lecture, by first class speakers, each a national or international expert in his or her field who cover a huge range of Arts topics. We arrange trips to places of historical, architectural or artistic interest both at home and abroad.

Our aim is to inform and interest people through the appreciation and study of decorative and fine arts by an extensive lecture and visits programme.

Potential members and visitors are welcome to attend up to 3 lectures as visitors in any membership year for which a charge of £7 per lecture will be made.

Join The Arts Society Taunton

Next Lecture:  The Sea Paintings of J.M.W. Turner - Barry Venning

Tuesday, 7th July at 2:30.

Watch from the comfort of home as the lecture will be delivered online using 'Zoom'. More details to follow... 


In light of the Coronavirus situation we have decided to postpone the trip to St. Fagans and Cardiff Castle on 22nd September and will reschedule it in 2021. The July lecture will be delivered online (see above). 

See our Facebook page here

See other lectures locally at The Arts Society Taunton Evening

The 25 Societies in the South West Area are supported by an Area team which also provides Study Days and annual arts courses with one in Taunton each Spring.