Welcome to The Arts Society Shrewsbury website


In light of the Coronavirus pandemic we have had to cancel our advertised lectures at Shrewsbury Town Football Club until further notice.  We hope to instate some virtual lectures in the near future; watch this space!


The Arts Society Shrewsbury, formed in 1982, is a member society of the Arts Society, one of some 384 member societies in the UK and mainland Europe, and even in New Zealand and Australia.  We are also part of The Arts Society West Midlands Area.

Our members, currently around 265 in number, come from all over Shropshire and, under normal circumstances, meet in the afternoon on the third Wednesday of each month, except July and August, at the Shrewbury Town Football Club (see 'Lectures' in menu above) ten times a year.  In addition we hold at least one Day of Special Interest per year and offer members a varied programme of visits to galleries, museums and historic buildings within a day’s travelling of Shrewsbury, three-night tours and overseas trips.

We are actively engaged in supporting local Young Arts projects and our Church Recording group has completed its third survey.  Our Heritage Volunteers continue to work with the staff at Shrewsbury Archives and  we have been helping to catalogue collections at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum.

Our aims are to offer you an opportunity to enrich your knowledge and interest in all aspects of the arts and to meet people of like minds in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere, and to foster active participation in the preservation of our cultural heritage.

We welcome new members; if you would like to join The Arts Society Shrewsbury please contact us or just come along to one of our meetings.  We look forward to seeing you.


Note for Visiting Lecturers

 The Arts Society Shrewsbury has a full range of digital-presentation equipment, including projector (Epson EB-2255U) with HDMI and VGA connections, Kensington remote control (with laser pointer) and Audio head or lapel mic. We aim to have everything set up and ready to go on your arrival. We prefer you to bring your own laptop.

If you have any queries please contact the audio-visual technician, Rachel Woodward, on:

m: 07971 262742



Next committee meeting (via Zoom) postponed until Monday 1 June at 2 pm.

You can download and read our Chairman's May newsletter here or go to the News page.

Please click here to download and read our President, Howard Franklin's message to our members.

Kevin McCarthy from Airedale Solutions (our website host) has forwarded, via the East Surrey Area's website, a link to various cultural institutions' websites which may help offset the absence of the monthly cultural fix at our lectures. The link takes you to some of the world's best arts and culture web sites.  To view this web page click on  When vieiwng the Culture page you should be able to link directly to the site by clicking on the URL, or simply copy and paste the URL into your browser.  These sites have been taken from The Times and Independent newspapers. Happy viewing!

Report on visit to Aston Hall andd Soho House posted (see Visits page).

The Arts Society Shrewsbury sponsors bookfest

Congratulations to Jerry Wallace and his team of judges on completing their ‘virtual’ deliberations over the Shrewsbury Bookfest Art Competition!  Sadly we haven’t been able to congratulate all the winners in person, but we hope they will be receiving their prizes of art materials before too long.  Read more here

Fifty Treasures

What do you really miss seeing in Shrewsbury under lockdown, or what would you like to show your friends, unfamiliar with Shrewsbury town and the surrounding area, once we're allowed to get out and about again?  Please go to the News page to find out more ....