Welcome to The Arts Society Test Valley

Chairman: Vivienne Jarvis

The Arts Society Test Valley was until recently known as Test Valley DFAS.  We adopted our new name following our AGM on 6 June 2017, to bring us in line with the rebranding of NADFAS to The Arts Society.  The aim of our society is to provide an appreciation and study of the arts.

We enjoy lectures from first class speakers, experts in their field. They cover a wide range of topics in the fine and applied arts, including architecture, furniture, music, ceramics, paintings and many others.

In addition, several visits a year are arranged to historic houses, museums and galleries, theatres, concerts and other places of interest. There are also two Days of Special Interest to look at a subject in greater depth. From time to time a British or overseas trip is arranged.  Members also receive a quarterly magazine.

The Chairman, Vivienne Jarvis, would be glad to supply information or answer any general queries you may have. Phone her on 01264 358065 or email

Would you like to join us?  Click here for information on where and when we meet, who to contact, and our subscription rates.

You can also follow us on facebook.

Young Arts Project

A project sponsored by The Arts Society Test Valley is being displayed in the Chantry Centre, Andover, from Friday 7 December until Monday 7 January.  The work is an art installation by Year 9 pupils from Harrow Way Community School in collaboration with Andover College and the Roche Court Educational Trust, in response to "The most real thing: contemporary textiles and sculpture" exhibition at the New Art Centre.

The Arts Society Test Valley promotes arts projects for youngsters, usually (though not exclusively) via funding.  However, our message often fails to get through because we don't have the right contact.  Do you know someone who is involved with a school or youth organisation?  If you do, please email Linda King.

Area Study Days

The Arts Society Hants & IoW is running a series of three study days in Winchester entitled "Contrasts and Comparisons".  You can book for the full series, or just the days that hold a particular interest for you.  For more information about these events, click on the "Special Interest / Future Events" tab above.