If you are interested in learning more about the arts, or in helping us conserve our heritage, or just want to make new friends who also enjoy fascinating lectures, visiting galleries and interesting days out, then "The Arts Society Appleby-in-Westmorland" might be for you. We welcome new members, so please look at our "joining page" for details on how you can become a member.

Last year we changed our name from "The Westmorland Decorative and Fine Arts Society" to "The Arts Society Appleby-in Westmorland" This name change is in line with the decision made at our National AGM in May 2017. Members felt that "The Arts Society" is a name and brand that more clearly represents who we are and what we do. It is also seen by many within the organisation as a logical and natural progression from the previous lengthy and opaque name. It communicates more accurately the broad nature of the lecture topics which now incorporate all the arts and makes a strong statement about the organisations role in the community and wider society.

Our branch was formed in 1993 and we currently have over 100 members. We meet at Appleby Public Hall on the second Wednesday of every month at 11 am (except in our summer break of June, July and August). In addition to the monthly lecture schedule we also offer members a varied programme of guided visits to galleries, museums and historic buildings. We also have one or two residential tours per year. This year, 2018 we are visiting Venice in March and Birmingham in October.

If you are already a member, then please keep up with our news by regularly visiting this page.

We have changed our lecture feedback system so that you now enter a password rather than your email address. We should have supplied you with one. If not or if you have forgotten it please contact us.