The Honiton Society is a registered charity (registered charity number 1111757) run by an enthusiastic and lively team.  At our heart is the Lectures Programme with lectures held on the second Tuesday of the month from October to June at The Beehive, Dowell Street, Honiton,      EX14 1LZ.  Our lectures are chosen to cover all aspects of the arts and are given by carefully selected lecturers chosen for their expertise and presentation ability.

We also organize a number of social functions and arrange outings to places of historic and artistic interest.  We encourage an appreciation of art in young people by supporting a number of Young Arts initiatives. We do not organize our own study days but support those arranged by the South West Area organization on behalf of 24 Arts Society local societies in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

People join The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) for a variety of reasons; to further their interest in the decorative and fine arts, to increase their knowledge, or to take an active role in the promotion and preservation of our artistic heritage.  Joining a local society is not just a great way to learn - it's also a fun way of making new and lasting friendships.  Details of how to join the Honiton Society can be found on the Joining Us page.

The painting of Honiton High Street used in the banner at the top of this page is used by kind permission of local artist, Sally Boom.

Chairman's Welcome

Welcome to our website.  We have two aims: to interest as many new members as possible and to ensure that it provides useful information for current members.  We have tried to keep the website as compact as possible, reflecting what we, as a society, are doing.  So, if you are interested in the arts, like our programme, and would like to learn more in a friendly environment, please come and see us at one of our lecture meetings.  We can guarantee you a warm welcome and look forward to seeing you there.

Lady Anne Boles, Chairman

Please note that our new email address is

News & Events

The visit to Winsford took place on Thursday 18 July, photos of this trip and the recent one to Shilstone manor are in the Gallery.

See details of the visit to Colyton to see Royal Warrant holding Wheelwright Greg Rowland's work in August.

We are always keen to welcome new members - Click here for a membership application form  

The lecture programme for 2019-2020 has now been uploaded to the lectures pages. We are pleased to be welcoming visitors to the October lecture by Lars Tharp free of charge, although any donations would be gratefully received. Why not come along to see if you would like to join us?

We are having a stand at The 129th Honiton Agricultural Show on 1st August - please come along and say hello.

We have been asked to draw your attention to a weekend painting course which is being held in a studio in Awliscombe in August, click for details. The website also has details of life drawing and sculpting courses.