The Arts Society Romsey is a member society of The Arts Society. Click on the link to find out more (this will open in a new window).
You can also view a brief history of this society, contact details for our committee and our constitution and rules by clicking on the apropriate links.
We are very friendly and a relatively large society with around 380 members, a number limited by the capacity of the Crosfield Hall where we meet for lectures and study days. Consequently, with the growing population of Romsey, we also have a fairly large waiting list. If you wish to join us, you will find details how to be entered on the waiting list here.
Our other activities include visits to galleries, museums and other places of artistic and cultural interest, conservation activities (which include Heritage and Church Recording) and sponsorship and encouragement of the arts for young people (Young Arts). You can find out more about these under “WHAT WE DO” heading.
We also provide a forum for social interaction for the residents of Romsey and its surrounding area. Members of the society continue to give their time, unselfishly and unstintingly, whether working on the committee, serving coffee prior to lectures or preparing sandwiches for the annual Christmas party.
Our front page image depicts the Romsey War Horse.
In World War I there was a massive Remount Camp just outside Romsey. In little more than 3 years, it prepared 120,000 horses and mules for war service. Local people decided to commemorate the horses and men who served at the Remount Camp. After a successful public funding campaign, a statue was commissioned from local sculptor Amy Goodman and was unveiled on July 3, 2015 by HRH The Princess Royal.
We thank John Scarborough for providing the image. If you wish to learn more about Romsey history, please click here (the link will open in a new window).
Like many organisations we will remain successful only if we have sufficient people prepared to work on the committee and in other ways which do not require you to become a committee member. If you would be interested in joining our committee (we meet about 9 times a year), please contact our Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note that you must be able to use email to become a committee member.
We operate the waiting list on a strict first in first out basis, with one exception; if you volunteer to join the committee and are accepted on to it and are still on the waiting list, you will jump to the top and become a member with immediate effect!
Our sessions run from September to July.