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 Art, its history and its contribution to our heritage.
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.
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.
Next Lecture: 19th September 2018
Ludlow Assembly Rooms 2:15 pm
‘Shaken by an Earthquake: Igor Stravinsky, the Ballet Russes and the astonishing 1913 premiere of The Rite of Spring’
By Sandy Burnett
This is the story of the greatest collaboration of all time: Serge Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes whose team of dancers, costume and set designers transformed expectations of what a night in the theatre could be, and the circumstances behind its most notorious stage work.
Sandy Burnett examines the build up to The Rite of Spring’s premiere in Paris, takes a look at the original costumes, plays excerpts from this fascinatingly inventive score and explores what divided opinion on that famous first night.
After studying music at St Catherine’s College, Cambridge and working as Music Director for the RSC, National Theatre and in London’s West End, Sandy spent a decade as one of the core team of presenters on BBC Radio 3. He enjoys a varied career embracing broadcasting, conducting, playing double bass and communicating his passion for music.
Visitors welcome, pay £8 at the door
You can read a review of each Lecture after it has been given by navigating to "Previous Lectures" on the Lectures Page. Click on the particular Lecture in which you are interested and the Review will be found beneath the Description of the Lecture.
To read reviews of each Study Day or Visit, follow the same principle as above but navigate first to the relevant page ie "Study Days" or "Visits" and then proceed as above.