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 quesitons you may have. Phone 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.

The study day on Tuesday 24 March and the lectures on Tuesday 7 April, Tuesday 5 May and Tuesday 2 June have been cancelled.

The visits to Greenwich on 20th April, Sussex on 3-4 June and Wells Cathedral on 23 September have also been cancelled.

The AGM due to be held on 2nd June will be rescheduled as soon as is practicable.  In the meantime, the Committee Reports and the Financial Report & Accounts will be posted on the website under the "Our Society" tab, "Documents" side-heading.

Information about the autumn programme will be provided in due course.


Study Day - change of dates
Please note the change of date for the November 2020 Study Day.

20th century British Art will take place on Tuesday 24 November 2020.


Young Arts Project

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 emaiLinda King.