Members of The Arts Society Kensington & Chelsea enjoy quality lectures, by lecturers accredited to The Arts Society specialising in the arts and artistic heritage, every month from October to July, in the Kensington Central Library Lecture Hall. Members also have the opportunity to join curated visits in and around London as well as overseas trips.

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Upcoming Lectures

Our lectures will ve held either via Zoom or in the lecture hall and our visits and trips will be listed on the website as and when we can organise group visits. Please keep updated via our website and email noticeboards.

You can view our archives of past trips and lectures here


As John Stuart Mill put it, ‘the Battle of Marathon, even as an event in English history, is more important than the Battle of Hastings’. Rupert re-creates the background and…

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The remarkable untold story of Carry On actor Peter Butterworth, and his wife, Britain's first female TV impressionist, Janet Brown, best known for her impression of Mrs Thatcher. Using classified…

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West India Docks & Canary Wharf: A Journey Bak To The Future

Canary Wharf was a totally new concept which revived London’s Docklands. Or was it? This lecture takes you back to the foundations of the West India Docks with their magnificent…

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Upcoming Visits

Superbloom – A walk around the Moat of The Tower of London. A stunning display of flower blooms at The Tower of London celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen

Cost: £10.00pp - 18 tickets available to be booked by 1st June 2022 Come and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen at the Tower of London, where…

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Rome: A History of the Eternal City – City of the Sacred

From BBC Four, last of 3 episodes With Sebag Montefiore   

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Lizards, Fancy Feathered Hats and Trickery

The Director's Choice The National Gallery, London Dr Gabriele Finladi, Director of The National Gallery,  gives  his personal take on selected works in the collection; enjoy the anecdote and insight…

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