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. Should the improvement works at LAR ever preclude the use of Oscars, details of an alternative venue will be published here.

NEXT LECTURE:   Same old, same new

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Aliki Braine



You might think it is easy to spot the difference between contemporary art and historical art, but let’s consider what they have in common. Can old masters help us understand works such as ‘The Pile of Bricks’ and ‘The Unmade Bed’? This lecture explores whether the old masters can help us understand modern works and whether artists’ intentions and strategies have really changed across the centuries.

Aliki Braine studied at The Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford, the Slade School of Fine Art and the Courtauld Institute where she was awarded a distinction for her Masters in 17th Century painting. She is a regular freelance lecturer for many galleries and collections in London, an associate lecturer for the University of the Arts, London and teaches courses on the Slate School Summer Programme. She also regularly exhibits her photographic work internationally.                                            

 Visitors welcome, pay £8 at the door


You can read a review of some Lectures after they have been given by navigating to "Previous Lectures" on the Lectures Page. Click on the particular Lecture in which you are interested and, if it exists, the Review will be found beneath the Description of the Lecture.

To read reviews of some of the  Study Days or Visits, follow the same principle as above but navigate first to the relevant page ie "Study Days" or "Visits" and then proceed as above.