The Arts Society Worcester was formed in 1987 (as the City of Worcester DFAS), and has grown from a small group of enthusiasts to a membership of nearly four hundred. From September to June, we meet in a custom built lecture theatre at Tudor Grange Academy, Worcester, for lectures about decorative and fine arts, by experts in their fields.

In addition, each year the Society undertakes five or six Visits to destinations as varied as Greenwich Maritime Museum, the BBC Media Centre in Salford, Blaise Castle, Bowood House, and the British Museum. In addition, there are two Cultural Tours, usually one across the sea, and one within the UK, with destinations from Mexico to Glasgow via Vienna, Berlin, Dublin and Sorrento. In 2020 we plan to visit Samarkand, in search of the heart of the Silk Route.

The Society also makes a positive contribution within Worcester city and county in three different ways and volunteers are always welcome to participate in these activities.

  • Our Church Recorders visit churches in the Diocese and make a comprehensive written and photographic record of all aspects of each church and produce several copies of a bound volume which are variously sent to offices of permanent record.
  • To help and encourage our youth into the world of serious culture, each year a sum of money is made available for a Young Arts project. In the past this has included organizing a visiting artist for Acorns Childrens' Hospice to work with both patients and their siblings, and which resulted in the production of cards for sale; providing much needed finance for a boys’ dance activity in a local school, and helping to finance a project for the “Voices and Visions" exhibition, held annually in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.
  • Heritage Volunteers give of their time and expertise in the repair and preservation of antique fabrics, embroideries and tapestries, which would otherwise cost the owners or the nation a vast sum of money to restore.

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