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Category Archives: Around Frome

25 Years of Christmas

Posted on December 5, 2011
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On Sunday afternoon, we strolled down to Catherine Hill – in the hope of picking up a couple of handmade Christmas presents for family and friends at the Christmas Artisan market. We walked past the Little Red Cafe […]

Life and soul of Somerset

Posted on October 25, 2011
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Articles such as this one from the BBC are testament to the fact that Frome is a town worth investing in. Boasting three contrasting art galleries, a quirky cinema, two theatres and masses of wonderful independent shops, restaurants […]

Silver – The 25th Anniversary Exhibition

Posted on October 13, 2011
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The Black Swan Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. From its origin as a pub, it became derelict – and was then used for a variety of purposes before being recovered in the 1980s by David Short […]

The Westway Cinema

Posted on October 5, 2011
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Last night I went to the wonderful Westway Cinema for the first time (*blush*). It was the recent fire, and the call for helpers to clear the rubble – in true Frome-spirit, dozens of townspeople came to the […]

Festivities in Frome

Posted on September 26, 2011
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It is weekends – such as the one just passed – that remind us how magical the town of Frome is. On Saturday evening the town centre was illuminated by the Frome Carnival procession – marching majorettes twirled […]

The Brunel Broderers

Posted on September 21, 2011
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Textile collective – The Brunel Broderers – have gathered their materials and arranged them in the lovely Silk Mill, Frome. Textiles, audio, installation and accessories galore – this varied exhibition is colourful and quirky: (all images from the […]

The importance of being an artist

Posted on August 31, 2011
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I was strolling down Cheap Street during my lunch break – having completed my Rook Lane errands – when I bumped into Pete and Hilary – Frome residents, Rook Lane stewards, ex- headteachers, lovers of the arts, diggers […]

Defoe Digs Frome!

Posted on August 26, 2011
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“The town of Froom… is so prodigiously increased within the last Twenty or Thirty Years, that they have built a New Church, and so many New Streets of Houses, and those Houses are so full of inhabitants, that […]

Ford Family Closing Party!!

Posted on July 29, 2011
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Devastated by the famine in East Africa, and desperate to raise funds to help suffering children, Giles and Aubrey Ford have offered to auction off their artwork and donate a large proportion of the proceeds to charity. Father […]

Silk Mill Studios and Gallery

Posted on July 13, 2011
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Strolling into the Silk Mill Studios, Frome, I felt like I was entering a derelict site – with the charmingly antiquated exterior of the building, and the dusty path leading to the entrance – but one that inspires […]

Rook Lane Chapel

Available to the community as the perfect setting to showcase skills and artistic talent, this prestigious venue is used for performances and exhibitions.

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For information on hiring the venue for events/ exhibitions please do not hesitate to contact us directly to discuss available dates & times.

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Hire the chapel for your wedding

This magnificent Grade I listed building in the heart of Frome, Somerset provides the most elegant and timeless of surroundings for your special day.

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