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Bye bye flowers – hello Blue II!

Posted on September 15, 2011
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My beloved fake flowers, in their vintage floral vases, have been demoted to my desk – from their prime position on the wooden storage cabinet in the foyer. I am not, however, too distraught – as the reason […]

Lady sings the blues…

Posted on September 9, 2011
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Helen Barrett – The Lady Loves Jazz – will be performing at Rook Lane on Sunday 9 October: Sunday evening jazz…. Tickets are £10 from the Cheese and Grain: 01373 455 420

Tracey Emin: Love is What You Want

Posted on September 1, 2011
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Earlier this year I read Tracey Emin’s autobiographical book ‘Strangeland’ (check it out here). It contained all the details of her abusive, disturbing, unconventional and dysfunctional child and teenagehood – that have continued to inspire her art work […]

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 […]

A Child’s Perspective

Posted on August 23, 2011
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A little boy, aged about five years old, just walked into the Rook Lane Chapel with his father and marched straight up to my desk. “Is there any art here?” He said. I told him there had been an exhibition […]

Rainy Days and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Posted on August 18, 2011
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As a teenager, I used to wear baggy jeans that were far too long and would drag along the pavement. I listened to Green Day and Nirvana and thought I was somewhat ‘rock and roll’ in my impractical […]

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 […]

Tessa Farmer and fighting fairies

Posted on July 13, 2011
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In today’s G2, Laura Barnett writes about Tessa Farmer’s current exhibition: ‘Enchanted Garden: Flower Fairies and Dark Tales’ at Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire (National Trust). Tessa Farmer makes the most incredibly intricate scenes – using roadkill and wings pulled […]

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 […]

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