Annual Subscription 2019-20


The summer is coming to an end and a new season of Blackwater Lectures and Visits approaches. To renew your subscription please return the membership renewal form to the Membership Secretary –  Mrs Jennifer Allen.
If you have mislaid your form one can be downloaded under the membership tab on the website.
Jennifer thanks members who have already renewed. Membership & Programme cards will be available at the first lecture on Thursday, October 3rd.

October 2019 Lecture


Note that the first lecture in the new season 2019-2020 will be on Thursday 3rd October 2019

A Tour of Big Ben
Big Ben is one of the most iconic buildings in the world – it identifies the UK and democracy in the Western world. But there is a lot more to this tower than the beautiful external gothic architecture
Tim Redmond

Arts on Saturday NOW CANCELLED


Last year the Greater London Area organised an enjoyable and successful day for recruitment to the Arts Society at the excellent venue of Bridewell Hall near Blackfriars

Building on that event we are planning an equivalent day on Saturday 21st September 2019. Speakers booked include Nigel Bates, Jonathan Foyle and Malcolm Jones. The day is for members and non-members and we encourage Society members to bring along friends and relations who are not already members to give them a ‘taste’ of what The Arts Society offers.

STOP PRESS!!!!! We now know the subject of Malcolm Jones interview. It will be the well known film,TV and Stage actor Kenneth CranhamClick here for the BIO

Tickets are available via Eventbrite:

or by contacting Susan Branfield at