in the arts

Edward Bawden & Me Exhibition at The Higgins - 17 February – 13 October 2024 - read our blog about the exhibition here

Exhibition at the Courtauld: Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads - 9 February - 27 May 2024

William Blake's Universe at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 23 February – 19 May 2024

Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World at MK Gallery - 17 February - 2 June


IMG_1790.jpegWelcome 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.

We meet for lectures at the  Addison Centre in Kempston  at the times shown in the adjoining panel. We also organise study visits, special interest events and provide arts projects for young people. Let us know how we can develop this site to meet your interests, and if you're not a member come and join us.  

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 information is available on our Join page. Find out how to contact our membership secretary and apply to join or renew your membership here. 



Look at the links on this page of our website to access a range of galleries, museums, performance venues and other arts organisations that may be of interest.


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 other events.


Lectures Plus

This page includes materials that will enable you to follow up some of our previous lecture topics.