The Arts Society North East Area covers Yorkshire, County Durham, Derbyshire, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. There are 22 Societies in this Area further details of which can be found on the Societies page.

The Area Team is there to support local Societies. The Area Chairman and her team arrange two Area Meetings per year where representatives of local Societies may air their views and concerns. The Area Trainer arranges Training and Information Days for committee members where participants have the opportunity to network with members from other Societies. The Area Co-ordinator for Education runs study courses designed to complement the programmes of local Societies.

Contact The Arts Society North East Area Team

Area Chairman

Lizzie Darbyshire

Area Secretary

Claire Wesley

Area Treasurer

Ann Kidman

Area Trainer

Helen Proudley

Area Co-ordinator for Education

Joanna Finlay

Trails of Discovery Advisor

Lizzie Darbyshire

Heritage Volunteers Area Representative

Sally Craig

Arts Volunteering Area Representatives

Michele Lewis  ( South)
Christine MacKinnon ( North)


Kilmeny Denny
Contact email

Church Recording Co-ordinator

Rosalind Platts