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.

As we finish the 2018/2019 lecture season, which we hope everyone enjoyed, the 2019/2020 season lectures and study days have now been added to the relevant sections. 

The AGM is at Stowford Community Centre at 14:30 on Wednesday 19th June.

Booking is now open for our next study day by Douglas Skeggs on the Medicis - see the study days page here.

Our latest annual newsletter, number 56 for the 2018/2019 season, is available here.

Please note that our new website address is and our new email address is although the old versions will continue to work for a while.

Our Visits Secretary had to resign due to ill health at the start of this season, so sadly the visits programme has been suspended until a replacement can be found.