Welcome to the website of The Arts Society Solihull

(Registered Charity No. 1133670)

The Arts Society Solihull has as its lecture base the Core Theatre situated within the Solihull Arts Complex, adjacent to the excellent Touchwood shopping and entertainment centre, one of the premier retail venues in the Midlands area.

The Society is a registered charity and constituent member of The Arts Society, previously known as (and still trading as) The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS).  The society exists to promote an interest in fine and decorative arts. It arranges lectures and visits, including tours to places of relevant interest, and study days.

Membership is open to all adults subject to the capacity of the Core Theatre. Membership subscription is £47 per annum (July to June). Prospective members may join at any stage during the year and there is no joining fee. Meetings commence at 11:00 am, usually (but not exclusively) on the first Wednesday of each month except August and December.

Members may bring a guest to a lecture by arrangement with the Guest Secretary at least 24 hours before the meeting.  There is no fixed fee for guests but a donation to the Society (suggested £5) would be appreciated  and may be given to the Guest Secretary on the morning of the lecture.  The same person may not attend as a guest more than twice in  any one lecture season, although many of our guests go on to join the society.

The Society provides and supports volunteers in The Arts Society Church Recording and Heritage Volunteering schemes and offers financial support to schools and youth organisations in areas of the arts which might struggle to find sponsorship for their activities elsewhere.


In addition to the tours and events detailed in the programme we are pleased to announce that a visit to the Aubrey Beardsley exhibition at Tate Britain has been arranged for 22 April.

Look out for further details in an email or hard copy.

Rosemarie Cope 

Tours and Events