Welcome to the website of The Arts Society Sidmouth

We are a vibrant and friendly group whose members meet in the morning on the first Wednesday of the month in the Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth. Our aim is to provide a wide range of illustrated lectures by Arts Society speakers who are all experts in their own specialist fields. We organise study days, day visits to houses of historic interest, and at least one annual tour of five or six days. In particular we enjoy promoting activities for young artists, and being involved in cultural projects in the local community. All members are invited to attend our social events over the year including Christmas Lunches and Summer Suppers which flourish in a convivial environment. New members are very welcome. We welcome your feedback on our activities and would love to receive any comments or suggestions you may have. Please email your thoughts to:


Please note that we have changed the Lecture Feedback system so that you now enter a password rather than your email address.

The Constitution, updated with the amendments approved at the 2019 AGM, has been added to this site and it, along with the Safeguarding Policy which we have been asked by the Charity Commission to adopt, can be seen here.

Please note that the November Study Day is now fully booked, but please contact Anthea Cridlan ( if you would like to be on the waiting list. Bookings for the March 2020 Study Day about The Silk Road will open in December.

The 2019 Christmas Lunch is on December 12th at the Victoria Hotel - booking forms are available here.