What is The Arts Society Uckfield & Lewes?

The association's aim is the “promotion and advancement of the aesthetic education of the public, the cultivation, appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts, and the giving of aid to the preservation of our national artistic heritage for the benefit of the public.”

The Arts Society Uckfield & Lewes achieves its aims through:-

  • learning
  • giving
  • studying
  • friendship
  • more…


Towner Gallery, This gallery in Eastbourne have a range of interesting free exhibitions and work by local artists.  For more information  visit the Towner website.

The Arts Society Uckfield & Lewes Headquarters - The Arts Society Uckfield & Lewes House
8 Guilford Street, London , WC1N 1DA (T 020 7430 0730). They run many very helpful and interesting training courses that cover different aspects of volunteering work with The Arts Society Uckfield & Lewes. 

Your Paintings
The BBC and Public Catalogue Foundation have catalogued over 210,000 oil paintings in public buildings.

Visit the Sussex website 
It has a page on every group in the area, gives an area programme, volunteer activities, national events etc. Read about our current sponsored student Kate Aughey who is studying furniture conservation. 

The Arts Society Uckfield & Lewes Facebook - Visit facebook for news and chat.

The Arts Society Uckfield & Lewes Twitter
Follow people, media, museum, heritage, or most popular of all is the museum paper about things of interest to museum people.

Electronic version of The Arts Society Uckfield & Lewes Review available.


The Arts Society Uckfield & Lewes has rebranded its name and will be known as "The Arts Society." Our Society is now known as "The Arts Society: Uckfield and Lewes."  

1.jpg Krakow Marketplace

Holiday to Krakow- April 23rd - 27th 2018  - Our next foreign visit will be to Krakow leaving Gatwick for 5 days. The price of £799 includes a full programme of excursions and guided tours around Krakow and Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral and Jewish Quarter, an optional tour to Auschwitz, the magnificent Wieliczka Salt Mines and the 630 year-old Jagiello University buildings. Accommodation is at the 3* Legend Hotel at Krakowwhich is a ten-minute walk from the old town. A welcome set three course dinner is included at a nearby restaurant with the remining three nights on a bed and breakfast basis. There has arisen a vacancy for one or two more people to join this small group holiday organised by Tailored Travel. If anyone is interested please contact Deirdre Booth by email: deirdre.booth@tiscali.co.uk

We are still looking for volunteers to arrange further visits. If you feel you can help, by arranging one visit for the coming year, please contact us. We can give you ideas of where to go and lots of support, information and help. 

The Great Wave by Hokusai

Lectures - Our next lecture on April 11th, 2018 is entitled " The Arts of Japan: Highlights of Japanese Art and Culture by Marie Conte-Helm.

Young Arts Project


Photograph by Ron Hill

Update to our Young Arts project at  Holy Cross Primary School, Uckfield.

In July 2017, Our Society presented a giant cheque  of £500 to the Head of Holy Cross Church of England Primary School in Uckfield (see above. ) Since then, the Head, Mrs Cathy Dart, said that £250 of the grant was spent registering with the Artsmark scheme and two members of staff have received a day's training from the scheme. The remainder will be spent on a 10 day Arts Weeks in the Summer term.  During these weeks, all pupils will be working in mixed age groups, with Reception children mixing in with other year groups. Their task is to build an environment for the monster or beast that they have created. They will then use this stimulus to compose music, improvise drama and then write about their experiences. 

We are applying for a grant of £500 from the Patricia Fey Memorial Fund to help finance their May Day parade through Uckfield. 

Church Recording/Children's Trails presentation

On Friday 23rd March at 7.45, Margaret and Deirdre are giving a presentation to the Ringmer History Group about the Ringmer Church Records and Children's Trail. The meeting is being held at St Mary Church, Ringmer and all members of our Society are welcome to join us if they would like to learn more about these projects.  

The Church Records has now been deposited for safekeeping  with The Keep at Falmer, the East Sussex Record Office, which has a number of other Church Records also. However, there is still a copy of these Records held by the church and available on request.

There are no church recordings taking place at present. 

Heritage Volunteers - They have starting a new project at Batemans to help with book conservation and to set up and care for a second-hand bookshop focused upon Kipling's work. Do contact us if you are interested in joining us.