Mecure Grange Park Hotel

Members will be aware that the Willerby Manor Hotel has closed permanently so future Lectures, when they resume, will take place at the Mercure Grange Park Hotel, also in Willerby.

It is hoped that Members will find this venue an acceptable alternative to the Pavilion Suite at Willerby Manor, which was used by ASHER and its predecessor HERAFAS for many years. There is also plenty of car-parking space at Grange Park.


The 2021 Annual General Meeting will hopefully take place on Tuesday July 20th at 10.30 am immediately prior to the Mary Glenn Lecture on 'The Treasures of the Fan Museum' by Jacob Moss.   PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN EARLIER DATE THAN THE USUAL AGM DUE TO THE CHANGE IN THE YEAR END DATE.  In the event that we are still subject to restrictions with regard to attended meetings, then the AGM and the Lecture will be held via ZOOM.

The Arts Society Connected

During the current situation The Arts Society has arranged for a series of short online lectures and other digital resources to connect with people through a shared love for the arts.   To find out more, visit The Arts Society Connected.


Our lecture programme offers ten lectures per year by Lecturers accredited to The Arts Society (formerly the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Society: NADFAS).

If you are interested in becoming a Member of ASHER, please have a look at the Membership page and contact us using the Form.  We look forward to welcoming you.  For your guidance the Annual Membership fee to be a Member of ASHER with effect from 1st October 2021 is £48.00.   Friends of Members are welcome to attend a lecture for a £5.00 donation, as a Visitor.  However they may not attend more than two lectures as a Visitor.

More information on The Arts Society at the national level is available at their website

For a wider view of other societies in the region, see the North East Area website.