As the situation in the UK unfolds, it is becoming clear that we will be unable to hold any Arts Society Portsdown events for some time.  Sadly, we are cancelling all Lectures up to and including July, plus the outing to Painshill Park in June.  The tour to North Wales has also been cancelled.  Members will be contacted in due course regarding refunds for these events.

Over the next few months, we will monitor the situation and let you know whether we can restart the programme of events arranged from October.  We do hope so.  You will also be informed of the arrangements for the AGM which has had to be postponed from the July meeting to later in the year.


The Arts Society Portsdown was formed in 1984 to provide its members with an increased understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of Art in its broadest sense. We hold lectures at 2pm on the second Thursday of the month for ten months of the year (we don’t meet in August and September) at St Nicholas Church Centre, Bedhampton.

Guests and non-members are welcome to attend lectures by arrangement with the Membership Secretary. A voluntary donation of £5 is requested which may be declared as Gift Aid. Study days, outings and tours are also arranged to achieve our aims and in the hope that members derive pleasure and fun from all our activities.

The Society is a charity and encourages and supports Young Arts by sponsoring art projects in local schools. Some volunteers assist in conserving artistic treasures locally. Please follow the links above for further information on the interesting opportunities to be gained by joining The Arts Society Portsdown.

Please note that our new domain name is:

And our email address is:

Another company has registered our old domain name,

Do not use this address. the company who have registered it are selling counterfeit goods!

For the benefit of members with hearing aids, the sound system includes a 'loop' facility which is accessed by switching your ear piece to the "T" setting.