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The Arts Society Isle of Man

The Arts Society Isle of Man changed its name from The Isle of Man Decorative and Fine Arts Society on 20th June 2017. We are an affiliated member society of The Arts Society which itself changed its name from the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies following a rebranding launched on 17th May 2017.

The Arts Society, headquartered in London, is a leading arts education charity, registered in the UK, with a global network of 385 local Societies, which bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. It has 90,000+ members who contribute to and preserve our artistic heritage through volunteering and grants.

The Arts Society Isle of Man, an unincorporated members society, was formed in 1996 by an enthusiastic group who laid the foundation for a successful and popular local society. Although an affiliated member of the English charity, the local society is not, itself, a charity. As a member you will receive The Arts Society Review, a national magazine printed quarterly and concessionary entry rates to some national heritage sites and museums. Membership costs £50 per annum.

Lectures

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Our annual programme runs from September to June, offering 10 lectures on a wide variety of arts related subjects. Lecturers are selected from The Arts Society directory of speakers and are chosen for their expertise and their ability to entertain and inform.

Lectures take place at the Manx Museum Lecture Theatre in Douglas, at 11.30 am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.


Events

In addition to the monthly lectures we also:


Community & Young Arts

The encouragement of an early interest in the arts is an important aspect of The Arts Society education. We welcome students and young people to our lectures without charge (subject to seat availability). The development of local Young Arts Projects includes Trails of Discovery for children.

Next Lecture:

19th November 2019

Load Of Old Balls

Speaker: Simon Inglis

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Event News:

Study Day

24th October 2019

Brian Healey

New York – Sail, Sweat, Sparkle

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Tours:

Private Houses and Gardens of Northern Ireland

11-15 May 2020

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Event Reports

Recent Event Reports

International Women's Day 2017

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