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:

19th March 2020-Lecture - Rembrandt’s Vision-Dutch History painting in the 17th Century-CANCELLED

26th March 2020-Study Day - Vintage Clothing and Textiles-CANCELLED

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


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


National Gallery



Dear Members,
After receiving the recent advice from the Government and Arts Society House, the Committee and I have decided that the lectures on March 19th and the lecture and AGM on April 16th will be cancelled.  We have also cancelled the Study day on March 26th and the visit to Doddington Hall on April 23rd. The organisers of these two events, Sheila Dunstan and Diana Fearnehough will be in touch with those of you who would have been attending.

We understand that you will all be disappointed that these events are to be cancelled but, in the interests of health and wellbeing of our members, we feel that these are appropriate steps to take at this time and we will review the situation at the end of April.

Members will be pleased to note that the cancelled lectures will hopefully be rescheduled into the 2021 – 2022 programme. The AGM will be held later this year and all members will be notified.

Thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards

Harriette Lilley,
Chair, The Arts Society Sheffield