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

Posted on May 9, 2015
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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Drawing stories – arts, writing and collaborative adventures at Rook Lane Arts

Posted on April 5, 2013
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As spring looks like it is finally rolling in, I’m reminded that I’ve now been here for a whole year.  This got me thinking to last year’s programme, and my first few days at the Trust.  When I […]

Get your classical fix this Spring!

Posted on January 14, 2013
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With the first Coffee Concert of the season sold out and the subsequent two set to follow shortly, there is no doubt that Rook Lane Chapel remains a prime location for classical musicians and fans alike.  Frome Concert […]

Steve Clarkson – Metaphysica

Posted on December 13, 2012
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Steve Clarkson and Richard Falle are exhibiting together at Rook Lane Chapel next spring in a self-curated exhibition entitled Metaphysica.  Both artists work with technology to produce two and three dimensional prints. Their work shares a hyper-real, absurd […]

RPS Exhibition Profiles: Richard Learoyd

Posted on November 9, 2012
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Richard Learoyd is an internationally renowned photographer who will be coming to Rook Lane on Saturday 1st of December as part of our Photographers Day where he will be giving a talk about his practice from 6pm. Richard […]

RPS Exhibition Profiles: FOTONOW

Posted on November 2, 2012
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I caught up with directors of Fotonow, Matt and Jon to talk about their Camper Obscura project –  a mobile camera obscura in a 1986 VW transporter. The Camper Obscura came about after several different experiences and interactions […]

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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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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