Days of Special Interest

The society also runs Days of Special Interest (DSI) which give members and guests the opportunity to learn in more detail about selected topics for example, English silver or furniture. They are held locally, in pleasant surroundings such as a church hall and include  morning coffee and a 2-course home-cooked lunch.  There are also usually two visits per year to national or international sites of interest. There is an additional cost for these events but demand is strong as it is a chance to get to know the specialist, ask questions and, of course, enjoy a sociable and friendly day.


Passionate Patrons

Victoria and Albert and the Arts

with Barbara and Roger Askew


St John’s Church Hall, Lepton, HD8 0EW



09.45             Registration

10.00             Victoria and Albert, Art and Love – Barbara Askew

11.00             Coffee

11.30             The Widow of Windsor – Commemorative Art

12.30             Lunch, including a glass of wine/soft drink

13.45             The Very Model of a Victorian Entertainment

The operas of Gilbert and Sullivan with music – Roger Askew

15.30             Finish

The cost of the Study Day is £35.00 per person (£40.00 for Non-Members). To request a place on the Study Day please forward a cheque made payable to “The Arts Society Huddersfield”, dated 30thSeptember 2019 along with your name(s), telephone/mobile number(s) and an Emergency Contact Number to:

Shirley Roberts

Ashleigh House

9 Halifax Road



Should you require a receipt, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Programme details and application pro formas are available at our monthly meetings.

Places available on the Study Day are limited.


Previous Event:

06 October 2018   DSI   Sarah Dunant  MA BA D Litt.

Living inside one of History’s most corrupt and creative times: the Italian Renaissance and the Borgias

Advance Details of this year’s Day of Special Interest (DSI) can be found below:

On 5th October 2019, Barbara and Roger Askew will present “Passionate Patrons, Victoria & Albert and the Arts”.  Full details of this DSI will be available in May.