Welcome to The Arts Society Test Valley

Chairman: Vivienne Jarvis

The Arts Society Test Valley was until recently known as Test Valley DFAS.  We adopted our new name following our AGM on 6 June 2017, to bring us in line with the rebranding of NADFAS to The Arts Society.  The aim of our society is to provide an appreciation and study of the arts.

We enjoy lectures from first class speakers, experts in their field. They cover a wide range of topics in the fine and applied arts, including architecture, furniture, music, ceramics, paintings and many others.

In addition, several visits a year are arranged to historic houses, museums and galleries, theatres, concerts and other places of interest. There are also two Days of Special Interest to look at a subject in greater depth. From time to time a British or overseas trip is arranged.  Members also receive a quarterly magazine.

The Chairman, Vivienne Jarvis, would be glad to supply information or answer any general queries you may have. Phone her on 01264 358065 or email

Would you like to join us?  Click here for information on where and when we meet, who to contact, and our subscription rates.

You can also follow us on facebook.

The Arts Society Test Valley


The AGM will take place at 2pm on Tuesday 5th June at the Weyhill Fairground Hall.  It will be preceded by lunch (tickets cost £17pp and are available now) and followed by the lecture.  There will be no morning lecture on this day, so all members are invited to the afternoon lecture which is scheduled to start at 2.15pm.

Parking is horrendous on the day of the AGM.  Please consider parking at the Weyhill Fair Public House, which is a 5 minute walk from the Hall.  The landlord is happy for you to park on the grass at the rear of the pub.  You will also be able to get away much more quickly after the lecture.

Help needed finding contacts for Young Arts projects

The Arts Society Test Valley promotes arts projects for youngsters, usually (though not exclusively) via funding.  However, our message often fails to get through because we don't have the right contact.  Do you know someone who is involved with a school or youth organisation?  If you do, please email Linda King.