in the arts

Click here for our membership application form for 2022

Book now available:  Fifty Treasures of Beds & Herts

Exhibition at MK Gallery until February 20th 2022 - Laura Knight: A Panoramic View

message from our chair

Allan SchofieldWelcome to our website which not only contains information about our Society but also about arts and cultural activities in North Bedfordshire and beyond

The Arts Society (of which we are one of nearly 400 societies) is an extraordinary organisation, involving tens of thousands of  members  - both in the UK and internationally - who regularly take part in high quality arts events supported by a large group of expert lecturers and guides.

Let us know how we can develop this site to meet your interests, and if you're not a member come and join us.  Enjoy!  

Allan Schofield, Chair, The Arts Society North Bedfordshire

About Us

Please visit our "About" page to find out more about the Arts Society North Bedfordshire. We host a programme of lectures, visits and study events and support the arts in the local area.


Join Us

Membership is offered on a calendar year basis. You can find out how to contact our membership secretary and apply to join or renew your membership here. 



Look at our diary to see details of a range of arts performances and events in the North Bedfordshire area. Our own events and those provided by other organisations are listed. 


Young Arts

Please visit this page to find out about how we encourage young people to participate in arts projects. 



Please visit this page to to find out more about our current programme of lectures and special interest events.


Lectures Plus

We are developing this page to include materials that will enable you to follow up lecture topics.