Being a member of The Arts Society Kensington & Chelsea automatically confers membership of The Arts Society to whom we are affiliated, receiving monthly newsletters and the quarterly Review magazine which, as well as interesting articles on the art world and exhibitions throughout the country, carries information on courses and in-depth study days run by the education department, on trips both in this country and abroad as well as their programme of lectures. The Arts Society membership card entitles holders to reduced entry to some galleries and exhibition and to participation in the Heritage Volunteer programme.

The Arts Society Kensington & Chelsea runs a programme of lectures held at the Kensington Library exclusively for their members, who also have access to visits both in London, throughout the country and overseas run exclusively for its members.


Lectures are included in the annual subscription and the monthly lectures are held from October to July on Tuesdays at 10.30am and on Thursdays at 6.30pm. Lectures are held in the Kensington Central Library Lecture Hall entrance via 12 Phillimore Walk, which is also the entrance to the local Surgery. Members are asked to sign in at the door and to show their current membership.

As of October 2021, please note that Lectures will be either on ZOOM or in the Lecture Hall. This will be confirmed in the Lecture reminder emailed before each lecture.

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Visits are arranged to places of interest both in London and throughout the country including overseas trips. We currently have restrictions due to Covid-19, please check the website.

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Heritage Volunteers

We are part of an extensive programme of Heritage Volunteering, working with Museums and collections in and around London on many interesting projects for which training is given.

For further details call 020 7430 0730 or email:

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Upcoming events

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…

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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…

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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.…

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