Ashridge DFAS

Where they meet Potten End Village Hall
Potten End
Hertfordshire, HP4 2QG
When they meet 10.30am - Last - Wednesday
Who to contact Membership Secretary 01442 862507 


Bishops Stortford DFAS

Where they meet Rhodes Arts Complex
1-3 South Road
Bishop's Stortford
Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG
When they meet 10.40am - 2nd - Tuesday
Who to contact


Bushey DFAS

Where they meet

The Niland Conference Centre, Rosary Priory
93 Elstree Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 4EE

When they meet 8:00p.m. - 4th - Wednesday
Who to contact Michael Daniels  020 8950 9183



Where they meet The Junction Christchurch
Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood
When they meet 8:00p.m. - 2nd - Monday
Who to contact Olivia Gibney 01923 490314


East Herts

Where they meet

The Spotlight
High Street
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
EN11 8BE

When they meet 10:30a.m. - Last - Thursday
Who to contact Chris Abbott 01992 536212


Gade Valley

Where they meet Potten End Village Hall
Common Gardens, Potten End
Hertfordshire, HP4 2QG
When they meet 10:30a.m. - First - Tuesday
Who to contact


Great Ouse Valley

Where they meet

Sharnbrook Hotel, Park lane
Shanbrook MK44 1LX

When they meet 7:30p.m. - 3rd - Tuesday
Who to contact Membership Secretary


Harpenden Area

Where they meet Venue 360
20 Gipsy Lane
Luton Bedfordshire
When they meet 10:30a.m. - 3rd - Thursday
Who to contact Membership Secretary


Harpenden Evening

Where they meet Fowden Hall
Rothamsted Harpenden
Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ
When they meet 8:10p.m. - 3rd - Wednesday
Who to contact Liz Flawn


Moor Park

Where we meet Moor Park Mansion
When they meet 10:15a.m. - 3rd – Wednesday (morning meetings)
Various dates (evening meetings and days of special interest)
Who to contact Membership Secretary


North Bedfordshire

Where they meet The Addison Centre
Addison Howard Park
Bedford Road
Kempston Bedfordshire
MK42 8PN
When they meet 11:00a.m. - 4th - Tuesday
Who to contact


North Hertfordshire

Where they meet Spirella Ballroom
Bridge Road
Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire SG6 4ET
When they meet 11:00a.m. - First - Thursday
Who to contact Membership Secretary 01462 730605



Where they meet Sarratt Village Hall
The Green Sarratt
When they meet 11:00a.m. - 2nd - Tuesday
Who to contact Frances Onians 01923 265996


St Albans

Where they meet Abbey Theatre
Hollywell Hill
St Albans
When they meet 10:30a.m. - 2nd - Wednesday
Who to contact Cynthia Fletcher 01727 857525


Tring Park

Where they meet Berkhamstead Civic Centre
High Street
Hertfordshire HP4 3HD
When they meet 10:30a.m. - 2nd - Wednesday
Who to contact Marion Ford 01442 385714


Welwyn Garden

Where they meet Hawthorne Theatre
Campus West
Welwyn Garden City
When they meet 10:30a.m. - 3rd - Wednesday
Who to contact Kath Burgess 01992 500947



Where they meet

Aspley Guise Village Hall
9 Woburn Lane
Aspley Guise
MK17 8JH

When they meet 7:30p.m. - Last - Thursday
Who to contsct Peter Lomax 01908 582313



The Arts Society aims to ensure that any volunteer has the opportunity to attend information days in order to develop their skills or acquire new ones.

There are a number of opportunities for getting to know more about the organisation, to meet others, to forge connections, and to explore the challenges and solutions experienced by other societies.

To find out what events are available or planned, please contact:

Getting to Know The Arts Society Day

It is ideal for people who are new to a society's committee and, perhaps more importantly, those who are considering becoming a committee member.

The day gives a thorough overview of The Arts Society organisation, its history, its contribution to the wider world of art, heritage and conservation, and reveals the scope of volunteering opportunities.    By sharing what others get out of volunteering, the difference we make, and demonstrating the depth of support available, we hope to remove any hesitancy people might feel about playing a more active role within a society.

Membership Recruitment & Retention Workshop

Ideal for membership secretaries, website & press secretaries, and non-committee volunteers forming marketing & publicity sub-groups.

Drawing on the skills of the Arts Society's Promotions, Marketing and Membership staff, the aim is to explore the experience of, and opportunities for, managing a Society's membership. The workshop will cover publicising a society, promoting membership loyalty, and includes plenty of opportunity for discussion and sharing practical tips to strengthen your society.  It is invaluable to any society with concerns about membership numbers.

Planning a Programme, including Special Interest Days

It provides essential information for any new programme secretary or special-interest day organiser.

Participants choose in advance from a menu of topics the aspects of programme planning they most wish to explore.  We consider how to deliver a programme that matches members’ interests and expectations; how to find the best speakers; who chooses them and how; negotiating a fee; managing costs; hosting a speaker, including overnight stays; and putting plans in place for emergencies.

Society Treasurers’ Training Days

The aim is to stimulate discussion on a variety of financial issues and to share ideas, practices and experiences amongst treasurers.  It offers particularly useful insight to anyone considering taking on the treasurer role. treasurers’ training days are run by the Finance Department at The Arts Society House. For further details please email

Confident Speaking

The prospect of speaking in public can hold terrors for anyone. It may even make people reluctant to take on certain roles in a society for which they are well suited. Through small, informal, sessions - encouraging lively participation in a non-critical and safe atmosphere - the aim is to build confidence and effectiveness and reduce anxiety.  

Young Arts Information and Support Day 4th June 2019

An ideal introduction to organising young arts projects for anyone new to the role or considering becoming involved.

For further details please email