The Arts Society Scarborough (TASS)
Welcome to The Arts Society Scarborough (TASS)
covering coast and country
In Scarborough, the Yorkshire Heritage Coast and the east of Ryedale.
Become part of a network of over 90,000 people worldwide – brought together through a shared curiosity for the arts and our artistic heritage.
Please note: due to pandemic restrictions our lecture programme is presently only available via Zoom. Please see the About TASS page for information on how to view as a guest.
What we do
The Arts Society Scarborough (TASS), with a membership of nearly 200, has been a member of the Arts Society (formerly the National Decorative and Fine Arts Society) for over 35 years.
If you are keen to learn more about any aspect of the Arts why not come along and try us. We offer:
- A varied and inspirational programme of 9 lectures a year, by nationally recognised experts in their field, held in the comfortable surroundings of the Downe Arms, Wykeham on the third Wednesday of the month
- Study days
- Tours and visits to places of interest both locally and throughout the UK
- Community arts projects
- The opportunity to make new and lasting friendships
Monthly, nine times a year
On a wide variety of topics. Browse our past events to gain a flavour of the type of event we hold.
On a wide variety of topics
Study Days have been suspended until we can resume meeting again.
Tours and visits
Yorkshire and the UK
Unfortunately we are unable to organise visits at the moment but we will restart a programme as soon as we can meet again.
Our next lectures
A selection of our recent events
Adam BusiakiewiczReport by Derek Latham Caravaggio The Lute Player, 1596,oil on canvas, 100cm x 126.5 cm,The…
Ms Mary Alexander Mary Alexander, who gave the talk to the Arts Society Scarborough meeting at…
What our members say
Some reflections on our past events
The variety of speakers and slide shows over the years have always been outstanding. So after our much missed meetings in 2020 during lockdown, it is wonderful to be able to watch them on Zoom. I so enjoyed January’s talk. Well done.
Over the several years that I have been a member of the Arts Society of Scarborough, the monthly lecture has been so exciting to look forward to and never disappointing in its realisation. To have access to such a wide selection of highly qualified and expert lecturers has opened up for me a greater knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the Arts as well as giving me a great deal of pleasure.
The Art Society’s meetings are a wonderful way to hear excellent speakers who are able to convey such enthusiasm for their subject.