Events, Links, Donations and Projects

Future Events:

For future events, please see our Home page.

Previous Events:


Biennial Dinner

This was held at the Leamington & County Golf Club, and our speaker was Dr. Chloe Johnson, Collections and Engagement Manager for Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum.


Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Shirley Brass Concert

This was held at the Royal Spa Centre on the 31 October 2021, and it included the world premiere of a work for both bands by Stephen Roberts.

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Band also played Volcano by Robert Simpson, an acclaimed work he wrote in 1979 for the National Brass Band Championship. 

His birthplace is less than a hundred yards away from the Royal Spa Centre in Rosefield Street and a blue plaque was put up there in 2011.

Harry Venning

On the 8th October, we were pleased to sponsor the award winning cartoonist Harry Venning, creator of the hilarious Guardian & Radio 4 series Clare in the Community, at Warwick Words History Festival, when he presented a History of the Cartoon as well as drawing live!  


Leamington Music Concert: Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Orchestra

We sponsored the Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Orchestra Spring Concert.  This took place on Sunday 15th March at All Saints Church, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa CV31 1AA.


The first, in January 2019, was the famous Carducci Quartet.  The programme was very varied covering Mozart, Glass and Shostakovich.

The second, in February 2019, was the Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Orchestra.  The programme included the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 5.

In October 2019, we sponsored a concert by Curzon Brass.

 Donations and Projects:

The Arts Society uses some of its Gift Aid from subscriptions to support other Arts events.

A donation of £1000 was made to the Kenilworth Soroptimists in 2020 to support local art workshops for groups of disadvantaged women in the community, and the President of the Kenilworth Soroptimists, Julie Pembleton, has kindly forwarded this update report:

The Arts Society

Art Galleries and Museums:

The Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa

Compton Verney

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

Walsall Art Gallery

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The Royal Academy of Arts

Tate Britain and Tate Modern

The National Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

Victoria & Albert Museum

The Wallace Collection

The Courtauld Gallery

Somerset House

The British Museum

Local Historic Buildings:

Coventry Cathedral

Warwick Castle

St. Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry

The Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick

The Collegiate Church of St. Mary, Warwick

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

St. John’s House Museum, Warwick

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire), Warwick

Other Useful Links:

The Arts Society – West Midlands Area

Warwickshire Open Studios

Music to your ears – Warwick District

The National Trust

English Heritage

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

The Gardens Trust

Playbox Theatre

Leamington History Group

Leamington Music

Warwickshire Gardens Trust

Birmingham Public Art

Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, The Arts Society Royal Leamington Spa cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.