The Arts Society, Huntingdonshire

Sunset at St Ives Bridge


The Coronavirus outbreak continues to affect our plans.

Dear Members,

We hope you will enjoy our November package of stimulus material. The committee felt it was important not to cover the same ground as the programmed lectures, as we hope to have these next year. Therefore, our contributions are in the same field, designed to inform and enrich, but not replace.

With best wishes and many thanks to the contributors,

Claire Sarkies

This month we look at the history of the Palace of Westminster and why it looks as it does today. The article Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament includes links to external websites and videos that take you to parts of the palace that you will never be allowed to see, unless you are a very privileged visitor!

The link , takes you on a virtual tour of both of the Houses of Parliament. 

The current programme and the articles from September and October can still be 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 11th November 2020. Webmaster: Bob Woodham

Please note that we accept no responsibility for the content of any websites that are not under our direct control.