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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 2018/19





Red Flowers and a Box of Old Bones

Barry Picken will describe the moving story of the selection and burial of the Unknown Warrior and the choice of poppies for remembrance.

Barry Picken

Estate Planning

James Hughes, an independent financial adviser, will ensure we are fully up to date with the making of Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and the setting up of Trusts.

James Hughes

The Last Laugh of the Railway King

Geoff Scargill presents his popular talk about Edward Watkin who 70 years after his death caused the greatest art sensation of the 20th century. 

Geoff Scargill

Ancient Egypt: A History in 10 Objects

A fascinating talk from pre-dynastic times to the end of the Ptolemies

Janet Diamond

A Guided Tour of the 1851 Exhibition

Recreated from contemporary documents by a past curator of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum.

David de Haan

A 3,000 mile Solo Walk across Africa

by an acclaimed author and freelance writer.

Fran Sandham

Change of U3A monthly meeting venue – urgent!!

Those who attend U3A monthly meetings on the final Monday of most months will have noticed the state of flux at the Assembly Rooms, as a result of the major refurbishment project.  The work was due to end soon, but, we are informed, it has now been delayed and may go on beyond the summer of 2019.  You will know that our planned Study Group Fair has already been postponed because of the limited space.  U3A has now been told that, because other organisations will continue to use the reduced space during the renovation, it is not possible to guarantee that noise from the Studio above Oscar’s or from the construction work in adjoining areas will not intrude on our monthly lectures, making listening difficult.  The committee has therefore reluctantly concluded that we will have to move our monthly meetings to another venue until the Assembly Rooms work has been completed.

Having considered a range of alternative venues, none of which is perfect, we have decided to move to the Mascall Centre for the time being.  The Centre has some parking of its own and there is a lot more available, fairly cheaply, at the Smithfield Car Park close at hand.  The Centre has agreed to open their café, which is normally closed on Mondays, to provide the usual refreshments before the talk. These refreshments will continue to be free to members. As in Oscars, numbers will be limited to 60 or 70.  There is no hearing loop.  And we shall need to change the timings, so that we start in the café at the new time of 10.30, with the talk beginning at 11 o’clock and concluding at noon. These new arrangements will come into effect immediately and so our first meeting of 2019 on 28 January will take place there.

The committee thinks the Mascall Centre will provide U3A with a good home until the renovation of the Assembly Rooms is completed.  The Centre was, after all, where U3A in Ludlow began life in 1997. Finally, given that some members do not to communicate by email, it would be very helpful if coordinators who have such members in their study groups could let them know about this venue change. 

Doubtless there will be some teething problems as we adjust to a new venue.  The committee will do its best to minimise them and hopes and believes you will continue to enjoy the monthly meetings.

Monday morning meetings in Ludlow Assembly Rooms start at 10.00 , enabling members to socialise, have a coffee and discover the latest news about study groups. Talks begin at 10:30 and usually finish by 11.45.

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

Meetings 2019

17th  APRIL 2019                           SAME OLD: SAME NEW

                                                                Lecturer  ALIKI BRAINE

15th  MAY 2019                             WINDSOR: THE GREATEST CASTLE IN THE WORLD

                                                                Lecturer  JONATHAN FOYLE

All meetings take place in the Ludlow Assembly Rooms. Doors open at 1.45. Lectures start promptly at 2.15. Lectures are followed by tea and coffee sessions

Visitors welcome - pay £8 at the door.

Further details on the Arts Society, Teme Valley can be found on our web site :


Owing to renovation works currently being carried out by the Ludlow Assembly Rooms (LAR), from now until further notice, Lectures will take place in Oscars, NOT in the auditorium. The coffee and tea sessions after the Lectures will be held in the Studio. LAR will provide signage to enable visitors to find Oscars as the usual entrance will be closed.