The Arts Society  Teme Valley

Welcome to The Arts Society Teme Valley. We draw our members from across the community and are dedicated to promoting the appreciation and enjoyment of the Arts. We look at the history and contribution to our heritage of all forms of the Arts in their many guises including painting, sculpture, design, theatre, music and architecture.

We are proud of our series of well-supported lectures given by renowned experts on a wide variety of interesting subjects.  They are held on the 3rd Wednesday each month from September to May in the Ludlow Assembly Rooms.  See Lectures for more information.  We also organize Study Days, and Visits. Other events will be advertised from time to time.

Come and join us on a Wednesday afternoon from two o’clock at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms to find out more and enjoy listening to a talk about something you had never realized was so fascinating.

To find out how to join us or become a member and find out more about us, please click on Join Us  and the other tabs above.   We are a member of The Arts Society and are part of The Arts Society West Mercia area.

Special Event - Wednesday 15th December 2021

Christmas Party followed by the Lecture "Antarctic Voyage" by Shelly Perkins.


Shelly Perkins

In January 2017, Teme valley based artist Shelly Perkins embarked on a voyage to Antarctica as Artist in residence on the Royal Navy's ice breaking ship HMS Protector. Shelly's talk shares her experience of life on board a military vessel, as she toured the Antarctic peninsula for six weeks, through her pictures, sketches and finished artworks. For more information about her work, visit:



This Lecture will take place in the Richard's Castle Village Hall on Wednesday 15th December commencing at 1.30pm. Tickets are £12.50 a head available at the November Lecture or directly from Judith Payling or 01588 660292. There will be a Festive Buffet of sausages, vegetarian options, and other treats.

Tea and mince pies will be served at 4.00.


The Lecture Programme for  2022


19 January 2022  Australian Aboriginal Rock Art - The World's longest unbroken art tradition - Paul Bahn, preceded by our AGM

16 February 2022 The Duc de Berry: medieval illuminated manuscripts - Christopher de Hamel

16 March 2022 The Topsy Turvy World of Misericords - Imogen Corrigan

20 April 2022 Morocco Blues - Elizabeth Gowing

18 May 2022 Passionate Potters - Julian Richards


Events & days of special interest

Spring 2022 – Study day – The Art of China

15 June 2022  Special event


Further information on these Lectures can be found on the Lectures page which will be updated as more information becomes available.

Reviews of Lectures, Study Days and Visits.

You can read a review of some Lectures after they have been given by navigating to "Previous Lectures" on the Lectures Page. Click on the particular Lecture in which you are interested and, if it exists, the Review will be found beneath the Description of the Lecture. To read reviews of some of the  Study Days or Visits, follow the same principle as above but navigate first to the relevant page ie "Study Days" or "Visits" and then proceed as above.

Should you wish to make your own comment on any Lecture, Study Day or Visit for posting on this web site, please download the Comments Form from the Documents tab and once completed, email it to Geoff Neden : The Society reserves the right to edit any such comments.