The Honiton Society is a registered charity (registered charity number 1111757) run by an enthusiastic and lively team.  At our heart is the Lectures Programme with lectures held on the second Tuesday of the month from October to June at The Beehive Community Complex in Dowell Street.  Our lectures are chosen to cover all aspects of the arts and are given by carefully selected lecturers chosen for their expertise and presentation ability.

We also organize a number of social functions and arrange outings to places of historic and artistic interest.  We encourage an appreciation of art in young people by supporting a number of Young Arts initiatives. We do not organize our own study days but support those arranged by the South West Area organization on behalf of 24 Arts Society local societies in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

People join The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) for a variety of reasons; to further their interest in the decorative and fine arts, to increase their knowledge, or to take an active role in the promotion and preservation of our artistic heritage.  Joining a local society is not just a great way to learn - it's also a fun way of making new and lasting friendships.  Details of how to join the Honiton Society can be found on the Joining Us page.

The painting of Honiton High Street used in the banner at the top of this page is used by kind permission of local artist, Sally Boom.

Chairman's Welcome

Welcome to our website.  We have two aims: to interest as many new members as possible and to ensure that it provides useful information for current members.  We have tried to keep the website as compact as possible, reflecting what we, as a society, are doing.  So, if you are interested in the arts, like our programme, and would like to learn more in a friendly environment, please come and see us at one of our lecture meetings.  We can guarantee you a warm welcome and look forward to seeing you there.

Lady Anne Boles, Chairman

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News & Events -

**NB the April 2019 lecture 'Prague: City of the Winter Queen' will take place on the FIRST TUESDAY in April, all our other lectures will be on the SECOND Tuesdays as usual.**

Dartington Hall -  South West Super-Plus Study Day celebrated 50 years since the formation of NADFAS - now The Arts Society. 18th and 19th July 2018. The Honiton Society's stand exhibiting Honiton pottery, lace and a slide show of the history of Honiton was well received. There was an amazing art exhibition too. Several Honiton members showed their work. 

We are always keen to welcome new members - Click here for a membership application form. We are inviting members to bring a friend for free to the first lecture of aour new season in October so they can experience for themselves what is on offer. 

Our Christmas lunch will be on

TUESDAY, 4TH DECEMBER 2018 AT 12.30 P.M.  at


Mulled wine/fruit juice on arrival from 11.30 a.m.

Click here for further details and to download an application form.

Our Antiques Evening is being hosted by Chilcotts auctioneers and valuers this year on Wednesday 28th November at 18:30,

please see Jacky Sherwood at our next meeting for further details.

*More dates for your diary*


              THURSDAY, 10.30 – 12.30 (starting 25 October)

Are you 65+, interested in craft and meeting new people? Do you want to be part of a wider project that explores, through making,
the theme of ‘Change in my Lifetime’? Click here for more details


Arts Society Course - A five week course commencing 27th February 2019 at Sidmouth.

'Am I missing something? - a guide to unwrapping and decoding art throughout the ages' (Click here for more information)

Tutors: Geri Parlby & Jeni Fraser - weekly 10:00am - 3.30pm

Fee £130 pp for the five week course.

contact or call Sonia on 01395 446310

(Click here for an application form)