Welcome to The Arts Society Blackwater

The Arts Society Blackwater is a member society of the Arts Society, a leading arts education charity which bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts.

The Arts Society Blackwater presents lectures given by experts with specialist knowledge about the arts.  Our monthly meetings start at 11am – with tea and coffee – usually on the first Thursday in the month, between October and July, at Wickham Bishops Village Hall, Essex CM8 3JZ.

AS Blackwater also arranges one-day visits to cultural venues together with longer tours in the UK.  The Society supports Young Arts in the area and has provided volunteer stewards for Maldon Museum and volunteers to conserve books at the historic Plume Library.

The Society has a membership of more than 180 and the subscription fee for the 2023-2024 season is £51 per person.  Non members can attend up to three lectures during a season at a cost of £8 per lecture.  New members are welcome.

Our next lecture is about one of the world’s most popular board games, Monopoly, by Roger Mendham – on 4 April