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:   Emile Galle and Rene Lalique : Masters of Art Nouveau and Art Deco

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Charles Hajdamach


This exquisitely illustrated talk contrasts the achievements of two great French glass masters against the background of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The cameo vases of Galle were the highlight of European glass epitomising the Symbolist movement in France. Lalique had started his career as a jeweller at the time of Galle’s greatest success but he moved into the production of glass by 1910. He used many of the same images as his countryman but transformed them into stylish graphic designs which continue today to maintain the Lalique name in the forefront of desirable glass.

Charles was formerly director of Broadfield House Glass Museum and is one of the top authorities in the country. He is the author of ‘British Glass 1800 - 1914’, ‘Twentieth century British Glass’ and has contributed to numerous books and magazines. Charles lectures internationally to glass museums and societies. He is a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technicians and also of The Arts Advisory Board at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland. He is President of the Glass Association which he was instrumental in founding.

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.