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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 […]

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 […]

Summer documentaries to make you think (and smile)

Posted on April 18, 2013
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It’s finally looking like summer outside, which means the new season is nearly upon us.  We have a host of new and interesting events this summer at Rook Lane, in particular two events from documentary film production team, […]

Learning at Rook Lane this week…

Posted on April 15, 2013
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This week we’ll be welcoming Sacha Abercorn to the Chapel, for the latest in the Celebrating the Imagination series of talks.  Sacha Abercorn is the founder of The Pushkin Trust – an organisation which works in support of […]

Celebrating the Imagination – a new festival of ideas for Frome…

Posted on January 28, 2013
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“The imagination is an instrument of liberation, one to which we all have access and which serves to celebrate and enlarge our common humanity”        Lindsay Clarke Starting in March this year and continuing throughout April and May, Rook […]

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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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