Who we are
The Arts Society Teme Valley, as an affiliate of The Arts Society, aims to give its members and the public opportunities to learn more about decorative and fine arts. Our Society was founded in 1976 so we are one of the oldest member societies of The Arts Society (formerly known as NADFAS) and, like our sister societies, we promote interest in the arts and the preservation of our artistic heritage by presenting monthly afternoon Lectures and Study Days, when subjects can be explored in greater depth. We also arrange Visits to country houses, gardens and places of historic and artistic interest for our members and guests.
Lectures are normally held on the third Wednesday of each month from September through May (excepting December). We meet at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms in Ludlow, Shropshire, starting at 2:15pm. The Lectures cover a wide range of historical and arts-related subjects, including the lives and works of famous artists, musicians, architects and other fascinating people who have played roles in building our culture. The talks are given by experienced and highly qualified lecturers who are experts in their chosen field, drawn from a directory maintained by The Arts Society head office.
Our activities are primarily for our members, but guests may attend any of our events for a Guest Fee (see the JOIN US tab for details). Society members can also become involved in worthwhile conservation volunteering projects in the community. They also receive the magazine, The Arts Society Review.