Come and meet some like-minded people ……
The Arts Society Cavendish offers a range of activities including 8 lectures each year. The usual (non Covid) venue is the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton.

  • Study Days
  • Day Visits
  • Cultural Tours at home and abroad
  • Heritage and conservation
  • Educational enterprises and events
  • Young Arts education
  • Arts Society magazines
  • Regular newsletters
  • Affiliation to the National Arts Society

Click here to read the September 2023 Newsletter

For details of how to join or renew your membership click this link.

National Arts Society

Our parent organisation The Arts Society is a voluntary arts education charity with 330 societies in UK and Europe with 90,000 members worldwide. The Arts Society Cavendish was founded in 1985 by an enthusiastic group of local people, many of whom are still members contributing to the activities and enjoying the varied programme.

Our header image is The Crescent, Buxton by Daniel Orme in about 1830, oil. Image courtesy of Derbyshire County Council: Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.


Arts Society Cavendish Annual Accounts, Constitution, Insurance Summary and Arts centre Risk Assessment

The Annual Accounts and Trustees Report for year ending 31st December 2021 have been approved by our independent auditor and the Society’s committee in line with our constitution. They were presented at our AGM held on Tuesday 24th May. To download the accounts for the year ending 31st December 2021 please click here.

To read our constitution please click here and to read a summary of our insurance click here and to read our Risk Assessment for live lectures click here.

The National Portrait Gallery in London is to close for three years for revamp. The gallery’s works are to tour regional galleries across the UK before it reopens in 2023.

Some of the exhibitions and projects which are planned include York Art Gallery, the Holburne Museum in Bath, the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle, National Museums Liverpool and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.