Welcome to The Arts Society Hampshire and Isle of Wight Area Website

Are you interested in Art History, Art Lectures, Fine Arts, learning new skills, joining an arts  society and meeting like minded people?  Then The Arts Society is for you.

The Arts Society works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the preservation of artistic heritage. We are a UK based charity with over 91,000 members supporting a network of over 360 local Societies in the UK, Europe and Australasia.

There are currently 21 Societies covering Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, further details of which can be found in the Societies section.

Local branches of The Arts Society bring together groups of like minded individuals through regular meetings, lectures by top experts. study days, visits, tours and a number of volunteering activities including Church Recording, Heritage Volunteering, our Young Arts programmes and Church (now known as Children's) Trails.

It is a great way to expand your knowledge of the arts as well as have fun and make new friendships.

View the The Arts Society national website or follow TAS on Twitter and on Facebook

Read the latest The Arts Society Review and Volunteer Supplement here on line 

ISLE of Wight Literary Festival - Travel Offer

To coincide with the Isle of Wight Literary Festival tickets going on sale, Red Funnel will be offering festival ticket holders 20% off vehicle returns from Southampton to East Cowes (11-16 Oct) – for full details and to book this offer (from 14 August) isit

Red Funnel is also offering Literary Festival attendees great savings on its Hi-Speed Red Jet service between Southampton and West Cowes, taking foot passengers to the home of the Literary Festival in under 25 minutes. Between 11 and 16 October, festival ticket holders can travel on a day return basis for just £9, or grab a period return for just £12. This offer will be bookable on departure (11-16 Oct). Full details at

The information about the Red Funnel offer is also available on the Isle of Wight Literary Festival website You can also download the pocket guide from the literary festival website http://isleofwightliteraryfest 2017