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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







30.03.2020   U3A Fair and AGM - CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS  



Canals and Crime Fiction

The backdrop of author Andy Griffee's talk is our 2200 miles of canals and how they can be the perfect setting for the crime novel.

Andy Griffee



Music in Art

Professional musician Sophie Matthews will explore the links between the visual and the aural, drawing on the works of great painters.

Sophie Matthews



The work of a Practising Homeopath

Jeremy Derrick will talk about his personal and professional experience of homeopathy, explaining and illustrating how its approach may help and why it is valid for the 21st Century.

Jeremy Derrick



Barrow to Baghdad and back again

Author of the Jack Castle series of novels, Philip Caine, will tell us about his adventurous life in the oil industry in distant places, which provided the inspiration for his adventure/thriller novels.

Philip Caine



Albania - the Country cut off from the World for 41 years

John Butterworth will give an illustrated talk on the amazing history of this isolated State and compare life under a dictator to the freedoms of today.

John Butterworth



Rolls of Rolls Royce

The biographer of Charles Rolls, Bruce Lawson, will tell us of Mr Rolls - "a brilliant man", "the Richard Branson or James Dyson of the Edwardian Age".

Bruce Lawson

Important Notice - U3A monthly meeting venue now back in the Assembly Rooms

Starting with the January Meeting, we will revert to the Assembly Rooms. Coffee will be available from 10.30 with the talk beginning at 11 o’clock.

People who are not members are welcome to attend one meeting. Please introduce yourself to one of our Welcome hosts on arrival and sign our Visitors Book.

More information on Speakers is available on our web site

The Arts Society Teme Valley


An Update on what the Publicity and Programme group have been doing

Dear All – Unusual times

All Arts Society activities have been suspended on both a 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 sometime before the end of 2020.  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.  We will be booking further lecturers shortly.

Many of the committee have been following with interest the exciting opportunities provided by the Arts Society website.  If you haven’t logged onto this please do -  and where there is an excellent series of short lectures which so far have included Jacqueline Cockburn on Las Meninas and Sarah Dunant on Venice, Dressed and Undressed. Future lectures include:

Mark Hill:                     5 May

Nicola Moorby:            19 May

Marc Allum:                 2 June 

Rebecca Hossack:      16 June 

Sandy Burnett:            30 June


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