Welcome to The Arts Society Sheffield website.


We are replacing our usual Home Page introduction To The Arts Society Sheffield with a news update to reflect your committee’s response to the current COVID-19 outbreak.


Alongside is a letter from our Chair, Harriette Lilley

After careful consideration your committee has decided to CANCEL the following lectures, study day and visit:

16th April 2020 - Lecture - David Devant, England’s Greatest Magician-All done with Kindness-CANCELLED

16th April 2020 - AGM - POSTPONED. Further information in due course

23rd April 2020 - Visit to Doddington Hall and Gardens - CANCELLED

21st May 2020 - Genius of Antonio Stradivari - CANCELLED

18th June 2020 - Lecture - Krakow - "The City of the Dragon" - CANCELLED

Our friends at head office are busy working away in isolation and have launched a popular new site called "Arts Society Connected". Just treat it like a web site, dip in; bookmark it; it's a web page. It may be reached at: or more simply by clicking the link on our "Useful Links" page. Immediately below this link is another link with a video explaining how to use the Arts Society Connected web site.

Mindful Members may be finding themselves unable to go out as usual over the next few weeks we have added a number of "Virtual Museums" to our Useful Links page. To enter a Virtual Museum website click the tab for useful links and scroll down to an entry annotated "Virtual Museum" and click.

Sites added to date:

British Museum ; Vatican Museum : Prado : National Gallery : David Zwirner Dining Room : Palace of Versailles : Musee D'Orsay : The Louvre : Bauhaus : Smithsonian : Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul

SUNDAY, April 5th, 2020



Dear Members,

In line with advice from the Government and the directive from Arts Society House, the decision has been taken to extend the cancellation period of our lecture meetings and activities up to June 30th, 2020.

As a Committee we would like to be optimistic and hope that we shall be able to resume in September. An email or letter will be sent out to all members to set out our plans for the future.

On behalf of the Committee I wish you all good health in the coming months. Keep safe.

Kind regards,

Harriette Lilley,

Chair, The Arts Society Sheffield