Welcome to the website of The Arts Society Sidmouth

We are a vibrant and friendly group whose members meet in the morning on the first Wednesday of the month in the Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth. Our aim is to provide a wide range of illustrated lectures by Arts Society speakers who are all experts in their own specialist fields. We organise study days, day visits to houses of historic interest, and at least one annual tour of five or six days. In particular we enjoy promoting activities for young artists, and being involved in cultural projects in the local community. All members are invited to attend our social events over the year including Christmas Lunches and Summer Suppers which flourish in a convivial environment. New members are very welcome. We welcome your feedback on our activities and would love to receive any comments or suggestions you may have. Please email your thoughts to:

We also have a Facebook page and please note that you do not need to be a Facebook member to see it.

Now that we are a CIO, our new constitution can be found on the docs/forms page here.

Full details of the 6 day Tour of Dresden, Leipzig & Meissen in October has been added to the Tours page.

Unfortunately not enough people were interested in the short visit to Gyndebourne Opera and the Heritage of Sussex, so it has been cancelled. 

Works of art submitted by our members for the 50th anniversary exhibition at Dartington this summer can be seen here. All had at least one work selected for the exhibition.

The Summer Supper has unfortunately had to be cancelled because of lack of support.

The EGM after the lecture on Wednesday 7th voted in favour of the various CIO propositions - thank you to members who stayed on for it.

Details of some of the visits and tours in 2018 have now been added to the Visits and Tours pages.

The latest Newsletter, Number 55 can be found on the 'Docs/Forms' page of this website, or by clicking here.