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The Arts Society Hereford

At The Kindle Centre
At The Kindle Centre

The Arts Society Hereford

The Arts Society Hereford brings together people with a shared interest in the fine, decorative and applied arts. We welcome both members and visitors throughout the year to our programme of talks, events and activities. Our nine illustrated lectures are given by national and international speakers.all of them renowned experts in their specialist fields. cover a wide range of subjects from pre-history to today. They take place from October through to June and cover a wide range of arts subjects from pre-history to the present day.


Tuesday 13th February  2024


The Nation’s Mantlepiece


A History of the National Gallery in Ten Paintings – Jonathon Conlin


Founded in 1824, the National gallery houses one of the world’s finest collections of European paintings, including Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Marriage, Botticelli’s Venus and Mars, Constable’s Cornfield and van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Uniquely, the Gallery was founded by parliament and remains reliant on public funding. This lecture uses highlights from the collection to show how our vision of the “ideal” art collection has evolved over time.

Lectures take place on the second Tuesday of each month from October until June. They are free for members and £10 for visitors and guests. If a meeting is unable to take place for any reason, we will use Zoom.

Our venue is The Kindle Centre, Belmont Road, Hereford, HR2 ZJE (next to Asda). It Offers an excellent meeting space with plenty of room, a large screen, raked seating, a hearing loop and 3hrs free parking.

Tea and coffee are served before each lecture from 1:30pm for £1.25 per person. There is also the chance to win quality arts book, often signed by the speaker, or an alternative prize. We are seated by 2:15pm for society notices, and lectures start promptly at 2:30pm. They run for an hour, after which there is an opportunity to ask questions and speak to the lecturer. Meetings normally finish by 3:45pm.

Membership £ 50 yearly. Visitors £10 per talk.

Enquiries / Join the membership :- 

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Date: 2nd Tuesday of every Month - 1:30pm to 3:45pm.
Location: Kindle Centre
Date: January 7, 2400
Duration: 1 Day
Type: Open
Entrants: Unlimited