Coming Lectures



Dear All – Unusual times

As you will be aware, all Arts Society activities have been suspended on both at National and local level and there is much uncertainty about when or how normal service will resume. Rest assured your committee at the Arts Society Teme Valley is still working behind the scenes preparing a programme for the next year in the certain hope we can all meet again although this may not happen until early 2021.  We have already booked lectures by: Sandy Burnett on Beethoven at 250; Christopher de Hamel on Duc de Berry; Anne Anderson on How we got to IKEA and Bertie Pearce on Wonder Workers and the Art of Illusion and we will be booking further lecturers shortly. Dates for these will be announced as soon as possible together with rest of the full Lecture Programme for 2021 which will hopefully take place in the renovated Ludlow Assembly Rooms.

Realising that this suspension of all normal activities could allow members to feel that they are no longer part of a living Society, and to try under different circumstances to keep alive their interest in the Arts scene, the Committee have recently been publicising on this web site, a number of On-Line Art oriented programmes of varying types so as to show to members the huge variety of excellent material published On-line and free to view to anyone with an internet connection.

Our web site was originally designed to accommodate what was then the normal range of events and does not now fit comfortably with the new reality. This has lead to a rather fragmented Home Page and News Page and a somewhat Byzantine system for members to put forward their own criticisms of materials.

We have therefore designed a new page called "On Line Alternatives" to remedy these difficulties. Click on this link to go to the new page.

It will be used primarily to provide information about on-line programmes which are felt to align with the tenets of the Society so that members can easily find them amongst the mass of other material available on the internet.

All the information of this type which has previously been shown on the Home page has now been moved to this new page and all new such information will be shown on it.

The second use of this new page will be to provide those members who wish to comment on any of the suggested programmes with an easy way to do so and give them the option of having their views put up on to our web page if they so wish.

A new "On-Line Programme Comments Form" is now included in the Documents page which is designed specifically with this use in mind.


We are keen to start a dialogue with you, our members, in these difficult times when we cannot meet up.  So we want to hear from you about suggestions we are making and programmes or lectures we have recommended or reviewed.  We would be delighted if you would use one of the comment forms we have created  in the Documents page so that we can have feedback on our efforts.  With regards and good wishes

The Arts Society Teme Valley Committee

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.


Further information on the Lectures Programme will be included on the Lectures page once it becomes available.

Visitors welcome, pay £8 at the door

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.

 Reviews of On Line Alternative Programmes.

Should you wish to make your own comment on any On Line Alternative Programme for posting on this web site, please proceed as above but use the On Line Programme Comment Form from the Documents tab instead of the Comments Form.