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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.

See below for updates to our normal procedures due to the Covid Virus

Members Update on the 2020-2021 Programme

Dear Members

This is to reassure you that we are intending to start our programme as soon as the government allows and we can manage it safely.  We expect to be holding the lectures in the new auditorium in the Ludlow Assembly Rooms which will have ample space to allow social distancing and give us the opportunity to buy lunch or refreshments from the new café (hopefully Bill’s Kitchen).  If this should not be possible we are currently checking out different suitable venues.

In consultation with our focus group, we have booked a number of really interesting lectures for the coming year and hope that you will all be keen to pick up where we left off.

However, whilst we feel we may be coming out of lockdown, it may not yet be safe enough to have gatherings from September 2020. Therefore we have decided not to begin our actual lecture season until February 2021 and this will be preceded by the AGM in January 2021.     Our new season will then continue through to July 2021.  This will give you 6 lectures instead of the usual 8.  As we had to cancel some lectures last year we are offering you this programme for £30 only per person. We will then start the 2021-2022 programme in September 2021 as usual with a full membership fee.   We also expect to organise Visits and Days of Special Interest again as soon as we are able.

However, in order to retain all the benefits of the Arts Society, the Magazine, the On-Line Lectures etc., you will need to join or renew your subscription to the Arts Society Teme Valley as usual from this September 2020.  Membership joining/renewal and Gift Aid details are on the website in the usual place under Documents

We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the new season. 

Best Wishes    

Caroline Jamison and Linda Henry

Programme Co-ordinators



The New Programme for 2020-2021


17 February 2021

The Duc de Berry

Illustrated Medieval manuscripts

Christopher de Hamel

17 March 2021

How we got Ikea

Scandinavian Design 1880-1960

Anne Anderson

21 April 2021

Wonder workers and the Art of Illusion

The History of Magic through Art and pictures

Bertie Pearce

19 May 2021

The Empty Chair - Van Gogh to Ai Weiwei

The humble Chair as a conduit for profound ideas

Angela Findlay

16 June 2021

The Art of the Steal:

Nazi Looting during WW2

Shauna Isaac

21 July 2021

Moroccan Blue

Why and How Morocco got painted blue

Elizabeth Gowing




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.