Rook Lane Blog

Welcome to Rook Lane!

Posted on March 6, 2017
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The last few months here at Rook Lane as the new Venue Manager have flown by. I have soon discovered this role and venue has so many different faces, what a fascinating place to work! Frome is full […]

September at Rook Lane….The Frome Art Fair, the Bardic Chair Storytelling competition and Fiata Winds concert.

Posted on September 8, 2015
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Open Storytellers presents: The Bardic Chair Storytelling competition with Mr Rook’s Speak Easy. Thursday 24th September Doors 7pm//Start 7:30pm This year the Bardic Chair Story Telling competition sees Mr Rook’s Speak Easy collaborating with Open Storytellers. Come along […]

Home of our Delight: Exploring the impact of the First World War on Mells

Posted on September 1, 2015
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Home of our Delight explores the stories of the young men marked on the Mells village memorial, and of their families. As well as gamekeepers, gardeners and colliery workers these men included the last son and heir of […]

Shape Shifting & Story Walking – a new exhibition for summer 2015 at Rook Lane

Posted on May 9, 2015
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Story walk in a day

For Frome Festival 2015, Rook Lane hosts an exhibition of two halves, both of which examine the essential role that stories play on our everyday lives. In the cafe space, Lucia Harley curates ‘Storywalking': a magical exploration of […]

Tales of adventure, exploration and intrigue come to Rook Lane

Posted on February 19, 2015
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Nationally acclaimed contemporary storyteller Giles Abbott is set to bring his new show to Frome to launch the new monthly sessions of storytelling club Mr Rook’s Speak Easy. Tongues of Flame, is a new, Arts Council England commissioned […]

A trio of folk gigs to welcome in the Spring…

Posted on January 31, 2015
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For fans of folk music we have a trio of treats in store this season.  All three of these gigs are likely to be a little bit special, so well worth making the journey. On Friday 20th February, […]

Storytelling, but not as you know it….

Posted on October 28, 2014
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Picture the scene: It’s a crisp autumnal evening, and you wend your way through Frome’s cobbled streets and narrow alleyways until you see the beckoning lights of Rook Lane Chapel, welcoming you up the hill and inside. Here […]

Random Mouse: From dirty folk rock to The Lords of Thyme…

Posted on October 17, 2014
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In August 2014, Random Mouse promotions came into being.  A small-scale, grass-roots operation, Random Mouse is about bringing sporadic, small and beautifully-formed gigs to Frome. For it’s inaugral event, the Mouse hosted a side-splitting gig from Jessica Delfino […]

Frome with a view…

Posted on October 14, 2014
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The Frome Urban Sketchers were formed in 2013, as the brainchild of local artist David Chandler and NVB Architects Director & Chair of the RIBA SouthWest,  Giles Vallis.  The idea was to offer an oppurtunity for sketchers and […]

Rook Lane Arts Trust Chairman Martin Bax is a Star !

Posted on July 31, 2014
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This summer, the first Somerset volunteer ‘Star’ award took place at County Hall on Thursday July 17 2014. Cllr William Wallace made the presentation to Martin Bax, chair of Trustees for Rook Lane Arts Trust. To coincide with […]

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