Clubs and Societies

Home » Clubs and Societies

Clubs and Societies

Diddlebury Dancing Group - Ballroom and Latin Dancing meets every Wednesday at Diddlebury Village Hall at 8.00 pm. Except for the fourth Wednesday in the month when the class will be on a Tuesday.

Corvedale Badminton Club - meet Wednedays 8.30 pm to 10.00 pm at Craven Arms Community Centre

Corvedale Book Group - meet on Tuesday evening each month at Diddlebury Village Hall

Corvedale Folk Club - second Friday of every month 8.00pm at the The Sun Inn, Corfton

Corvedale Gardening Group - meet second Saturday of each month at Beambridge clubroom 10.30am to 12.00 am

U3A in Ludlow

Monthly Meetings 2020



More information is available on our web site

The Arts Society Teme Valley



From September to December The Arts Society will be holding live hour-long digital lectures for Members and Supporters, additional to Society events.

The talks will be given by some of our newest Accredited Lecturers; Mary Sharp, Peter Ross, Georgina Bexon and Matthew Denney.

Taking place on Friday lunchtimes, what better way to start your weekend?

The lectures will be broadcast live on the Arts Society’s YouTube channel ( and will only be available to watch at the advertised time.

Please share details with friends and family who might enjoy them too.

For more details:


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 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

We have also been enjoying the BBC series on Museums in quarantine.  

In addition, courtesy of the West Mercia Arts Society website, you will find below is a list of cultural websites that may be of interest to you during this time of self-isolation. Click on each name to access the site.

1. The Arts Society Connected

2. Acropolis, Athens

3. Bill Nighy does the Courtauld

4. Buckingham Palace 

5. Colosseum, Rome

6. Cranach: Artist and Innovator at Compton Verney, Warwickshire

7. Eiffel Tower, Paris

8. Giotto's Arena Chapel, Padua

9. Jan van Eyck's portraits and altarpieces

10. La Musee du Louvre

11. National Theatre weekly plays

13. On Being Present, Uffizi, Florence

14. Opera every day from the Met

15. Petra, Jordan

16. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

17. Royal Opera house performances

18. Sainte-Chappelle, Paris

19. Sistine chapel and Vatican Museums

20. Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York

21. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

22. The National Gallery

23. Titian, Love, Desire and Death at the National Gallery

24. Victoria and Albert Museum

In addition you can sign up to the Arts Society Newsletter.  We hope you find all this useful and helps pass this interminable hiatus in our lives. If you have heard of or found other interesting offerings please let us know by email or by sending the information to our website manager Geoff Neden ( who will post it for you.  Stay well, stay in touch with the Arts and let us celebrate a new year of our Arts Society soon.

Caroline Jamison, Co-Programme Secretary