Special Projects and Tours

Current Project


Church Recording


For the past 4 years a dedicated group of Arts Society Hamburg members and members of the church congregation, have been recording the inside of The Anglican Church of St Thomas Becket in the centre of Hamburg.


The Arts Society has been carrying out Church Recording for the past 40 years in the UK and has catalogued the interiors of over 1600 churches. The work involves photography, research and producing a comprehensive inventory of the inside of a church, the details of which are then sent to county records offices, church authorities and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Our team has revealed some interesting and unknown details about the rebuilding of the Church after the 2nd World War, as well as other historical facts. The project should be finished by the end of 2019 and a bound copy of the Record will be presented to the Church.


Anglican Church of St Thomas Becket, Hamburg



The Arts Society Hamburg Tour to Northumberland 24 - 28 June 2019


17 travellers enjoyed a cultural tour of Northumberland, north-east England and visited:


- The Lowry Museum

- Cragside House & Garden

- Alnwick and Lindisfarne Castles

- The Farne Islands

- Durham`and its wonderful Cathedral

- The Pitmen Painters at Ashington and

- The Bowes Museum.  


(photo taken in Newcastle upon Tyne/Gateshead)

Previous Projects

Pop Art by Adrian Sumner



17 February 2017 at Stadtteilschule Bahrenfeld

We sponsored a lecture for some of the art students and others with good English knowledge by offering them a lecture in English by our visiting lecturer, Adrian Sumner.
About 50 turned up for this lecture, together with a couple of teachers. See details below:

Pop-Art Lecture (464 KB)



Hamburg’s Young Arts Project 2015



The Arts Society provides young people with opportunities to take part in creative activities involving art and to teach them about art heritage by organising projects or initiatives with schools and groups of young people.

We first talked about doing one such project in late 2014 with the International School of Hamburg, which is located close to where our meetings are normally held.  Out of the initial ideas and discussions with the school grew the idea of a literacy project - combining art with words on a large wall mural in the school. A very creative British teacher working in the school was approached and she was so enthusiastic about the idea that The Arts Society agreed to sponsor part of the costs of the project with the school.


Young Arts Project (168 KB)