The Arts Society, Huntingdonshire

Sunset at St Ives Bridge


The Coronavirus outbreak continues to affect our plans, but we still plan to have a holiday next year. see below:

Arts Society of Huntingdon North Devon Holiday 2022

Dear Members,

In June we have our sixth Zoom lecture,  ‘A touch of the sun’.

The lecturer will be Sarah Lenton.

The oddest ‘star’ in opera is the Sun. Its appearance in The Magic Flute triggers the finale when everybody dances off bathed in happy, rational daylight. But other operas are more wary about the heat. It’s the baking sun that precipitates the disastrous passions in Carmen and Aida, and what about that moment in the year when the sun is at its strongest? Midsummer itself. I’ll be looking at operas like The Fairy Queen, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Faust, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and especially Lohengrin – all set at this odd time of the year, when quiet English woods and respectable German towns find themselves on the edge of fairyland.

The link to the lecture is here.

Our Zoom lectures continue to be a great success, judging by the feedback.

The current programme and the articles from September to December 2021 can downloaded from the Programme 2020-2021 page.


We were sad to learn that Patricia Spencer had passed away. An appreciation of her life can be downloaded from here.


Please note that A.G.M papers can still be downloaded below:


Suggested additions to the website should be sent to the Hon. Sec.

Please use our Guest Book for comments on the lectures, or other activities.

Illustrated lectures will be held, when we resume normal programmes, on the second Wednesday of each month at 2.30 pm at the Burgess Hall, St Ivo Recreation Centre, St IvesNew members or guests will be made most welcome. There is ample free parking.

Once normality resumes members will be able to enjoy visits and special interest days, and can join various friendly volunteer groups.

A report on the Cotswolds trip is in the Recent Visits page.


The Arts Society supports the Cambridgeshire Area Young Artists competition for primary and secondary schools. This awards prizes to each Key Stage, 0-5, with a special prize for best in show for both Primary and Secondary Schools.

Last updated 8th June 2021. Webmaster: Bob Woodham

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