Learn about the Arts Society North Bedfordshire.

what we do:

The Arts Society North Bedfordshire (NBAS) is one of nearly 400 societies affiliated to the charity, The Arts Society. We are a very friendly group and welcome those interested in the arts in their broadest form. We enjoy meeting for illustrated lectures, by first class speakers, each a national or international expert in his or her field, who cover a huge range of arts topics. We arrange study events and trips to places of historical, architectural or artistic interest. Membership of our society is also a means to support  local arts through our Young Arts Programme and is about being part of a community. Our members also receive support from  The Arts Society itself with its Arts magazine, invitations to exclusive member events and courses, special offers and regular newsletters and updates. Collaboration between local Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire societies is well established and our members are able to access events and other services from The Arts Society Beds and Herts Area. This collaboration includes a reciprocal arrangement with  The Arts Society Woburn Area,  enabling our members to attend each other's lectures.

In view of the pandemic, we offered a programme of online lectures and other events using Zoom. Lectures and other events are now back live.

Lectures are held at the  Addison Centre, Kempston, MK42 8PN and study events are usually held at St Andrew's Church, Bedford, MK40 2PF

Our aims:

  • Our Society brings people together through a shared curiosity about the arts.
  • Our events provide welcoming places to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts.
  • Our members contribute to and preserve our artistic heritage.
  • Our work creates a better, healthier and more connected society.

General enquiries:

If you want to find out more about membership or have any other questions about what we do, please  complete the form on our  CONTACT  page  and we will get in touch with you.

William de Morgan Pot (The Higgins Bedford)