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

The Guggenheims: New York, Venice And Bilbao

The Guggenheim family managed to amass extraordinary art collections, and design or acquire astounding buildings to display their art, their name even becoming a brand. This talk, based on the…

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That Pretty German Toy – Musings On The Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree is arguably the most iconic aspect of our midwinter celebrations.  In this lecture, given on St. Nicholas’ Day, Peter Medhurst delves into the past - as far…

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Fashion, Fury And Feminism; Women’s Fight For Change

When social historian Tessa Boase told the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds she wanted to write their early story, they refused to let her visit their archives.  To…

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Upcoming Visits

A Walking Tour of Bloomsbury, London

Minimum group size 10, £15.00pp  Ref:2021V03 To book email Gillian Craig on Visits must be booked by 1st November  The Bloomsbury Set was a circle of avant-garde artists and…

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A  virtual guided winter walk in the snow covered  Karwendel Mountains, Austria

The Karwendel mountains are a range of limestone peaks and ridges running along the northern border of the Austrian Tyrol and the southern border of Bavaria. Both the Bavarian and…

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Inspiration and the Cartiers: ‘Never Copy, Only Create’

‘It was 10 years ago that I discovered a trunk of long-lost family letters in the cellar of my grandfather, Jean-Jacques Cartier. It all started off with breakfast on his…

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