Welcome to The Arts Society Wylye Valley

The Arts Society Wylye Valley, founded in 1978, is a member society of The Arts Society, formerly the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies, formed in 1968 by the late Patricia Fay OBE, to stimulate interest and to increase the knowledge of a wide field of fine and decorative arts subjects.

President Mrs Penny O'Brien

The Society is run by a volunteer Committee

We have our meetings in Wilton - have a look at the Where We Meet page

Lectures are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 11.00am (but second Wednesday in December and no lecture in July or August). We serve coffee from 10.15am.

And here's how to Join Us

Click here to go to The Arts Society Wessex Area web site

16 October 2019

The next lecture will be

Sweet Swan of Avon: William Shakespeare and his Turbulent World

given by Elizabeth Merry

full details on the lectures page 


Special Interest Day

Tuesday 26 November 2019

The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

An inside view.

Nigel Bates - Administrator of the Royal Ballet

£25 in the Michael Herbert Hall to include a sandwich lunch.

Full details on the Special interest days page of the website






The History and Art of Budapest

leaving 21 April 2020

The Trip Features:-

Coach transport to and from Heathrow Airport, scheduled BA flights, accommodation in the centrally located 4* Mercure Korona Hotel,  luxury coach travel and professional guide throughout, audio headsets, all excursions entrance fees and guided tours, boat trip, welcome drink, full dinner on the first night and bed and breakfast thereafter.  The hotel has bars, restaurants, pool, sauna, all rooms are ensuite and gratuities throughout the trip are included.

What we will see:

* Budapest - guided city tour

* A guided tour of the Museum of Fine Arts

* Danube Bend

* Basilica at Esztergom

* Visegrad - Museum Palace of King Matthias and Citadel ruins

* Szentendre

* Dohany Synagogue and Jewish Museum

* A guided tour of Parliament House

* Cruise on the River Danube

* Castle of Sissi


£989 per person. Single rooms are available at a supplement. 


Early booking is necessary in order to secure the flight.

Reserve Bookings, now being taken, in the event of anyone fully booked dropping out. £100 pp deposit. The Final balance is not  due until 25 February 2020.


For full details please visit and quote wyld201 or contact 

Ann Danby

01747 828640

Mereworth, Mill Lane, Donhead St Andrew, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9EF