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The Retro Returns!

Posted on May 16, 2012
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In a previous life, I co-ran a vintage and contemporary craft market in London. For just over a year, myself and my trusty co-director organised weekend pop-up markets in pubs and music venues in the four corners of the capital.  Our venture was […]

Good ideas for May…

Posted on May 2, 2012
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April was a bright and vibrant month at Rook Lane, with saturated colours and beautiful wedding flowers to entice the senses, the chapel was a feast for the eyes. May, on the other hand, is more likely to […]

New beginnings…

Posted on April 11, 2012
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Although I have been here for a couple of weeks, this will be my first blog post as Arts Coordinator at Rook Lane.   As Annie departed for London to pursue writing and arts endeavors, I stepped into her […]

Opening night…

Posted on March 9, 2012
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After a busy day of ladder-climbing, scalpel-wielding, frame-hanging and plinth-painting – The Secret Staircase exhibition was hung, arranged, laid out and ready for the opening night. Artist Caroline Isgar and author Michele Roberts initially displayed The Secret Staircase […]

Michele Roberts and Caroline Isgar present…

Posted on February 27, 2012
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…The Secret Staircase. Author Michele Roberts and artist Caroline Isgar will be transporting their exhibition: The Secret Staircase to Frome next week. It was inspired by tokens discovered at the Foundling Museum, London, that were left with babies […]

The Guardian give him 4 Stars!

Posted on February 17, 2012
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Prize-winning saxophonist – Josh Arcoleo – will be coming to Rook Lane during this year’s Frome Festival. In today’s Guardian – he’s been given 4 stars. Read the review here. As well as Josh Arcoleo, there will be […]

Rook Lane seeks new Arts Coordinator

Posted on February 16, 2012
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Having spent a thoroughly enjoyable year working for the Rook Lane Arts Trust – I will be leaving my job as Arts Coordinator at the end of March. The Trust are looking to appoint a new Coordinator… Job […]

Portrait Friday!

Posted on February 10, 2012
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I declare today as Portrait Friday! As we’re approaching Valentine’s Day, Lucian Freud’s Girl with Roses seems rather apt: Queen of the self-portraits: I went to the Francis Bacon exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery – a while […]

The Secret Staircase

Posted on February 8, 2012
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To celebrate International Women’s Day 2012, artist Caroline Isgar and author Michèle Roberts will transport their exhibition/installation ‘The Secret Staircase’ to Rook Lane Chapel in Frome, Somerset. On Thursday 8 March, 6-9pm, the exhibition will open – exploring […]

The Angel of the First Poem of 2011

Posted on February 3, 2012
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by John Payne (inspired by Tom Lomax’s Week of Angels exhibition at Rook Lane in November 2011) The Angel of the First Poem of 2011 Preface The Angel of the First Poem of 2011, also known as the […]

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