Young Arts provides children and young people with exciting opportunities to get involved in creative arts activities, encouraging them to form a lasting enthusiasm for the arts and an awareness of arts heritage and its conservation.

Our Society, in association with Poole and Bournemouth and East Dorset Arts Societies, arranged a lecture 'A Bit of Twentieth-Century Sculpture' given by Linda Smith on Wednesday 30th January 2019. All Sixth Form Art Students in our local areas were invited to attend. The Arts University Bournemouth kindly allowed us to use their lecture Theatre and Refectory for refreshments after the lecture. The event was a great success with 98 students and Staff attended plus Committee members of the Societies involved. A wonderful array of cakes were supplied by Society Members and all were consumed by the end of the evening.

Patrick Mathlin, Head of Art at Poole High wrote this Thank you email:-

"What a wonderful evening! Thank you so much for the informative and enriching lecture and the fabulous selection of delicious cakes (I sampled a pecan topped cake which was sublime). The students were buzzing with what they'd learned on the way home (one has now decided that he would like to change his degree choice and study sculpture!). Linda Smith is a remarkable lecturer, how she fits so much into such a short space of time without overloading the information and never dropping the pace I don't know. Please would you extend my thanks and that of my pupils to you colleagues, I can only imagine the work that goes into the organisation of this event.” 

We are organizing another event for Monday 27th January 2020 at the Arts University on the subject: 'How did we get to Ikea? Scandi Design 1880 - 1960'