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.

St Michael & All Angels Christmas Tree Festival

St Michael & All Angels church on Colebrook Way in Andover is once again holding its successful Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of December 1st and 2nd. Among the many trees on display from local societies and organisations will be one from The Arts Society Test Valley.

Saturday December 1st 10am to 4pm

Sunday December 2nd 12 noon to 4pm

Entrance is free

First Phase of Project Completed

Our team of Heritage Volunteers have just completed the first phase of a project with The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum in Winchester.  Our task was to make protective covers for military uniforms, some dating back to the 18th century.  For more information, click here.

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.

Children's Trail launched

We launched our first Children’s Trail at St Mary’s Church, Monxton, recently.  See the News page for more details.

Help needed finding contacts for Young Arts projects

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.