The Arts Society Englemere  

is a member of The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) the leading arts charity established for furthering knowledge and appreciation of the arts and is now celebrating its 50th year.


  • Based in ASCOT, Berkshire with a thriving and lively membership of 200+.
  • Monthly lecture meetings held on the second Tuesday evening of each month (except August and December).
  • Regular visits to stately homes, museums, exhibitions. In addition an annual guided tour in the UK or abroad.
  • The Lecturers are approved by The Arts Society and are of high quality and are experts in their own field.
  • We welcome those interested in joining the Society.

Please explore this website to find out more. Do get in touch using the Contact Us form by clicking here. Why not come and experience one of our lectures?


Income and Inspiration

Tuesday, 8th January 2019

at St George's School, Ascot.

Reception from 7:00 pm.

Lecture commences at approximately 7:45pm

It is taboo to mention money in art gallery wall labels, yet in reality artists were as pre-occupied with cash as the rest of us.  David Phillips describes the tug of war between creativity and credit in financial vignettes from five centuries, including a role for Charles Dickens solving a little local difficulty for William Holman Hunt.  David studied history at Oxford and was a lecturer in Museum Studies and Art History at the University of Manchester

For more information click HERE or select "Lectures" in the blue ribbon above.