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Harrogate Evening Lecture Group

Welcome to the Home Page of The Arts Society Nidd Valley, formerly the Nidd Valley Decorative & Fine Arts Society. 

Since the launch of our branch, we have quickly grown to over 200 members. We are proud to be part of the vibrant cultural scene in Harrogate and Yorkshire, and enjoy meeting for monthly lectures, trips and events.

The Arts Society’s core belief is that the arts are essential to enriching people’s lives. For the past 50 years, it has been committed to opening the world of the arts for everyone, connecting people to the arts and to each other. The social aspect of membership is intrinsic in everything that we do.

Here in our part of Yorkshire, we provide opportunities for members to get together to enjoy all aspects of the arts. Our monthly lectures are on the 3rd Monday of every month (except December). We also have a programme of tours, visits and special interest days.

Our location means that we are lucky to be able to enjoy the highlights of Yorkshire and all it has to offer, as well as exploring further afield. We provide opportunities to volunteer in a wide variety of conservation projects or in other arts-related work within the local community.

Do please explore our website to find out more about who we are, what we do and how you can join us. To learn more about the Arts Society and its nationwide activities please visit The Arts Society homepage.

Please visit the Lectures page on this website to see forthcoming events or our society website at