Harrogate Evening Lecture Group

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

Our lectures are usually held at:- Christ Church, Church Square, The Stray, Harrogate HG1 4SW, where we meet on the third Monday of the month for tea and coffee from 6:30pm and a one hour lecture from 7:30pm.

The impact of Covid 19 on our lecture programme

National restrictions, closures and cancellations have impacted on our Arts Society and we have had to cancel our live Lecture Programme at least for the beginning of 2021. In its place, we have organised  a wonderful and interesting programme of online lectures delivered by Accredited Arts Society Speakers. We send members a link prior to the lecture and you can sit and enjoy the lecture in the comfort of your own home, using Zoom. (if you are unsure about the technology, please email us on niddvalley@theartssociety.org and we will try and help you!)

Please click HERE to see the Arts Society Nidd Valley programme of lectures. 

As a member of the Arts Society Nidd Valley, you will have access to the National Arts Society, their lectures, activities and quarterly magazine. Click here to learn more.


Please click HERE to see future visits planned for 2021 onwards. 


We use regular Newsletters and emails for communicating with members.


We are a friendly and welcoming group, sharing a love of the Arts.  Guests and new members are especially welcome.
Visit our JOIN US page for more details.