The Arts Society, Huntingdonshire


We are the Huntingdonshire branch of the national Arts Society, whose mission statement is ‘Enriching lives through the Arts’.  We provide a programme of monthly lectures in a central St. Ives location, occasional study days, visits to various exhibitions, volunteer groups and an annual short holiday.

Please click on the links in the side-bar (for mobiles on the menu links) for information on how to find us (Location),  the full programme of lectures (Programme 2021 – 22) and (How to join).

A message from Claire Sarkies, our Chair:

Dear Members,

Please click on the side-bar (for mobiles on the menu links) for our new season of lectures for 2021-2022, starting in September, which, I hope you will agree, looks as varied and interesting as ever, thanks to the efforts of our Programme Secretary, Sassy Skinner. The full programme will be printed on membership cards, as usual.

The next lecture will be:


Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic this will be a Zoom lecture. The link to the lecture is in the email sent out by Claire Sarkies.

Picture Restoration

The three main culprits that cause damage to textiles are in the title. This lecture, although light hearted in approach, illustrates a more serious consequence to problems caused. Viewing a variety of textile items, the expertise of a Textile Conservator shows how these problems are overcome with advice given on prevention.

Jacqueline Hyman gained textile conservation experience with the Museums’ Service. She established a freelance studio in 1982, is listed in ICON’s Conservation Register and is an Accredited Conservator-Restorer. She lectures and gives study days/courses for The Arts Society, Embroiderers’ Guild, Lace Guild, Antique Collectors’ clubs and others. She has appeared on Channel 4, BBC 2 and the Discovery Channel.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Isobel Lattimore

We were sorry to learn of the death of Isobel Lattimore, a memoriam of her can be downloaded from here Mary Isobel Lattimore.

Papers from the A.G.M. can still be downloaded below:

With all good wishes for your safekeeping, and enjoyment of the remaining summer.


Coronavirus continues to affect our future plans, but we hope that the North Devon trip (which is now fully subscribed) will go ahead in May 2022 (Future Visits and Special Interest Days).

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