Welcome to The Arts Society Malmesbury

Chairman: Katharine Odlum

The Arts Society Malmesbury is now a Member Society of The Arts Society.  It was previously known as Malmesbury Decorative and Fine Arts Society (MDFAS).

The aim of the Society is to provide an appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts. We enjoy lectures from first class speakers, experts in their field. They cover a wide range of topics in the fine and applied arts, including architecture, furniture, music, ceramics, paintings and many others. We select our speakers from a pool of over 300 which is managed nationally by The Arts Society and, between them, they cover over 4,000 topics. We always aim to give our members a balanced programme of lectures through the year.

In addition, several visits a year are arranged to historic houses, museums, galleries, gardens and other places of interest. There are Days of Special Interest to look into particular subjects in greater detail and an annual UK or overseas cultural trip is arranged.  Members also receive a quarterly magazine from The Arts Society.

Run entirely by volunteers, our Society provides a great opportunity to meet people with similar interests, learn, have fun and make new and lasting friendships. Each Member Society within The Arts Society is a registered charity, and we aim to donate surplus money at the end of each year to local causes involved in arts-related projects.

As Chairman I would be glad to supply information or answer queries you may have about aspects of our Society. Please complete the Contact Form and I will answer as soon as possible.


What's On

Are you interested in finding out what is involved in running our Society? If you are then please join our Open Committee Meeting on Monday 8th January

Become a member - Would you like to become a member of The Arts Society Malmesbury? If so please complete and submit an application form.

Tetbury Goods Shed Arts Centre - Music for everyone! Click here to see what's on.

Study Days - Members of The Arts Society Malmesbury can attend study days being run by other groups. Click here for details of just three.

Movies@Malmesbury - Do you like to see live broadcasts from The Royal Opera House or Royal Shakespeare Company? If so, click here


Feedback from the November lecture: "Brilliant lecture, brilliant speaker, brilliant photos. A really enjoyable afternoon!" If you have feedback to add just click the box below.

Dec 12th - THE LECTURE WENT AHEAD AS PLANNED - Christmas at Covent Garden : 300 years of Christmas Shows here

Jan 9th - The Foundations of Fashion : the history of underwear from 18th to 20th century

Feb 13th - Counter Memorials : Germany's post WWII culture of apology and atonement 


Apr 21st - Westminster Abbey Musical Tour with The Purcell Club

Gallery - View some of the photos taken during the visit to Westonbirt House and Gardens in October. 

Study Day

Feb 14th 2018 - The English Country House 1550-1830