• Lectures 2019

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We meet at the Stratford Play House,
Rother Street,
Stratford–upon–Avon, CV37 6LU,
normally on the third Thursday of the month, excluding July and August, and usually the second Thursday in December (please check on the individual lecture pages).
Because we are one of the largest Arts Society societies with over 500 members, we have the resources to ask the very best speakers to talk to us. Our lecturers are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very entertaining speakers. The auditorium at the Play House is excellent: it offers first class projection facilities, raked seating with excellent sight-lines, wheelchair accessibility and a hearing loop.
The audience at the Civic Hall
It would be appreciated if the first and second row of seats can be left available for those who have hearing or sight difficulties, and for wheelchair users if they need it.
Each month’s lecture is given twice, in the morning at 10.45 am, and again at 1.30 pm, with the exception of our AGM day (June)You join as a morning or afternoon member, although transfers between the two sessions are possible.

Lectures are preceded by STRADFAS news and announcements, and these and the lecture last for approximately one and a quarter hours. There is usually an opportunity for members to speak to the lecturer at the end of their talk. Tickets for visits and events which STRADFAS organise are only sold at these meetings.

Members also have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets before the lectures for a key book recommended by the lecturer and relating to the topic being discussed (both a morning and afternoon prize).

Coffee is available half an hour before the lecture which gives members the chance to socialise, see friends, and buy tickets to our other events.

– a donation for each visit is requested (see link): this is refunded if you join immediately after the lecture you have attended.

Park and Ride:
There is a park-and-ride service from Bishopton (A46) at the north side of the town. The buses are wheelchair accessible. There is a stop near the Play House.

Arts Society Lectures:
Our members can attend Arts Society lectures. For the current programme for the West Midlands see https://westmidlandsarea.theartssociety.org/