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LARFE is a small dedicated team of volunteers whose sole aim is to raise funds for Ludlow Assembly Rooms, a registered charity.

It mounts fundraising events throughout the year such as Secret Gardens of Ludlow, Coffee Mornings, Garden soirees, Winter Quiz, on-going Bookcase in the central corridor and an Auction of Promises every other year: see below for dates of these events. Our latest venture has been a very popular Vintage & Collectables Fair – definitely to be repeated in future months.

The LARFE team consider Ludlow Assembly Rooms to be a superb facility in the heart of a small market town in rural Shropshire. Its diverse programme of streamed events from the National Theatre and Royal Opera House, films, live theatre, comedy, lectures, music & children’s events are on offer throughout the year. It also offers spaces to hire for classes, meetings, receptions and a wide range of community activities making it an extraordinary diverse Arts and Community Centre, once described by West Midlands Arts as ‘The Jewel in the West Midlands’.

None of this can happen without regular funding support from patrons, sponsors, Friends of LAR and hundreds of volunteers and, of course, LARFE which in the year 2022 to 2023 raised £27,800.

We welcome new members to join us. Whether you have experience of fundraising or not, but have ideas and skills to help mount an event, we’d love to say Hello. We meet on a Wednesday morning for a couple of hours every two months and then all rally round to help at each event.

If you are interested in helping raise money for this amazing facility, please contact

Past Events:

Secret Gardens of Ludlow, June 2023
Coffee Morning, Oct 2023
Coffee Morning, Jan 2024
Winter Quiz, Dec 2023
Vintage & Collectibles Fair, Feb 2024

Upcoming Events:

Secret Gardens of Ludlow, 16 June 12- 6pm
10 of Ludlow’s beautiful gardens open for this annual event.

Auction of Promises, 25 October