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The Arts Society: Gravesend was formed 26 years ago. We meet in the Masonic Hall, Wrotham Road, Gravesend. DA11 OPA

Please note that our lectures will be live on line until further notice

Lectures begin at 11 a.m. Coffee and tea are available from 10.15a.m. We ask that  everyone is seated at 10.50 for notices so we can ensure that lectures start on time.

We meet on the second Tuesday in the month except  in August or December when there are no meetings. The society has a programme of lectures, events, visits and tours, details of which are to be found elsewhere on this web site.

The annual membership fee for 2020 – 2021 is £49.00  however we are offering a rebate of £12 to existing members as a result of cancelled lectures due to the pandemic.

It is important that members check with our membership secretary (07847 361756) in advance of the meeting to book a place for any visitors they wish to bring, as we are often close to the maximum the hall can seat for safety reasons.

Visitors may attend a maximum of 2 meetings a year, plus any event, visit our tour.The charge for a single meeting  for visitors is £7.00  

You can also contact,  or

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Severe Weather

In severe weather conditions if the meeting has been cancelled a notice will appear under latest news on this web site

Alternatively please phone a member of the committee (their telephone numbers are on the back of your membership card) or email

About the area.

Gravesend and its surrounding districts have many historic buildings and areas of cultural interest, which contribute greatly to the character and uniqueness of the area. Gravesham Borough Council has won many national awards for its regeneration and restoration programmes such as the town pier (the last remaining cast iron pier in the world) the Berkley Crescent colonnades and the Heritage Quarter.

St Georges Church in the centre of Gravesend is the place where Princess Pocahontas is buried. Gravesend also has a rich and varied Architectural Heritage. Many well known personalities have links with the area including Daniel Defoe, Dick Whittington and Charles Dickens.

The many villages around Gravesend all have areas of interest, old buildings and houses, beautiful countryside and in the case of Meopham a windmill. It was built in 1801 reputedly from old ships timbers purchased from Chatham Dockyard. The mill now serves as the headquarters of the parish council.