The Arts Society Dukeries

by | 24 September 2023 | Art, Heritage, Hobbies, Retford

If you are interested in the arts in all forms, you may wish to join The Arts Society Dukeries.

Monthly lectures take place at the Civic Centre, Long Lane, Carlton-in-Lindrick S81 9AP. Members also enjoy two extra Special Interest Days, newsletters, a national magazine, a coach holiday and days out to local places of interest.

The group is now on a summer break, resuming lectures in on Wednesday 4th October with ‘160 years of London underground design and architecture‘. Tea and coffee are available from 10.00am, ready to start by 11.00am and lasting for approximately one hour. Free car parking is available.

Members pay an annual subscription and visitors are welcome, paying at the door.

They also try to bring the arts to local communities and work with town and parish councils to provide trails of interesting places and buildings.

The Arts Society Dukeries invited children from both primary schools in Tickhill to a launch day at St Mary’s Church, Tickhill to trial the new Trail of Discovery for the Church. Year 6 from Estfeld Primary School visited in the morning and Year 4 from St Mary’s C of E Primary School in the afternoon.

They were the trailblazers – the first ever children to follow the Trail which leads you round the Church by asking questions about local history, architecture, stained glass etc. All the children worked really hard to find the answers and had a great time discovering new information. The event finished with the awarding of stickers and certificates to the children and refreshments were provided by the Church to everyone who attended.

The Trail is now available to everyone. It can be downloaded from posters in Tickhill, for example at Castlegate Cards. It is also available in the Church, which is open every day. The Arts Society Dukeries is grateful to Tickhill Town Council who provided a grant to support the production of the Trail.

For further information phone Gill on 01909 540506 or email Gordon at, or visit