Welcome to the Arts Society Tyneside  (Tyneside Decorative & Fine Arts Society). We promote the enjoyment and conservation of our artistic and cultural heritage by providing regular lectures, study days, visits and voluntary activities including Church Recording, Heritage Volunteering and  the support of Arts in the Community.


Important Announcement

Lectures now available

Although we are unable to hold lectures in the normal way at the Trinity Centre in Gosforth during the corona virus crisis, all is not lost.

Enjoy the arts at home with a series of films by Arts Society Accredited Lecturers, published every fortnight. 

This begins with an insight into Las Meninas by Velazquez from lecturer Dr. Jacqueline Cockburn - filmed at home.

Below is the list of future lecturers and the dates on which their lectures will become available.

Sarah Dunant         21st April    Venice: Dressed and Undressed

Mark Hill                  5th May

Nicola Moorby        19th May

Marc Allum               2nd June

Rebecca Hossack    16th June

Sandy Burnett         30th June


It is very easy to find the lectures just click on the link below and it will take you straight there.  


Watch, listen and enjoy and stay safe in these difficult times.

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We regret to announce that the lectures in April, May and June along with the visit to Newby Hall in June have been cancelled. We are complying with the Government's advice in order to protect the health of our members and hope you will bear with us through this difficult time.

Alternative arrangements for the AGM which was scheduled for April 20th are being prepared now.

We shall be writing to all our members and urge you all to keep looking at this website for important updates. 

Rest assured normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!

In the meantime, keep safe. We look forward to seeing you again.

Please click here for a letter from the Chairman



Our Work with Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Newcastle.

The Arts Society Tyneside is supporting asylum seekers and refugees in Newcastle as part of our charitable work.  We have engaged Sam Slatcher, a singer song writer, to work with a group of people in the west end of Newcastle to help them tell their stories through words and music, helping them to make friends and feel more settled.

Sam has worked very successfully with similar groups most notably in Durham where his first group of asylum seekers gave a concert to a packed Durham Cathedral in 2018. Since then the group has made a CD and toured the country with their songs and stories including in their tour a visit to the House of Commons.

We look forward to hearing how Sam gets on this year. Watch this space for up-dates.