Welcome to 

The Arts Society South East Suffolk

 Formerly Ipswich Decorative and Fine Arts Society


Offering a programme of lectures, study days, cultural visits and volunteering projects, we exist to promote the understanding, enjoyment and the flourishing of the visual arts. 

Our lecturers are highly qualified in their chosen fields; we try to ensure that our annual programme has something to interest all our members.We meet on the first Tuesday of the month, from February to December (excluding July and August) at Kesgrave Community Hall. Our meetings are sociable as well as educational.

Lectures are held in the main hall at Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave IP5 1JF. There is ample car parking. Coffee is served from 10.00 am. There are Notices at 10.45 am and the Lectures start promptly at 11.00 am, lasting for an hour.

We have volunteers involved in Church Recording and a lively grant-making programme, benefiting various artistic and heritage activities, especially in Young Arts. 

If you are interested in membership of our Society or would like to attend a lecture as a guest do please email us by clicking our Contact Us Tab.



Next Lecture Tuesday 3rd September 2019 : The Art History of Tattoos - Dr Matt Lodder

Young Arts RBA 2019 submissions  : For images of paintings submitted see the Gallery page

Day Visits : Saturday 28th September 2019 - London Walk with Andrew Davies : Glorious Greenwich - A Discovery - for more information click on Visits page.

Church Recording : Our completed record of St Mary and St Peter's Church Barham will be presented to the Church at the service on Sunday 8th September 2019 at 10am.