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 shoes and into Frome.
Although I have been half-living in Frome for two years, working here reveals the town in a new light. I am, very quickly, getting to know new people, places and organisations, and I’ve been made to feel welcome by everyone I’ve met.
So far, I have witnessed the extensive and successful Spring Exhibition from the Frome Art Society, which came down last week. At the end of this week I will oversee the installation of the new show from Artists 303, which opens on Friday evening.
Over the coming weeks Rook Lane is hosting a concert by Karine Polwart, talks by Generation Next, the Mayor of Frome’s Charity Ball and the Western Counties Photographic exhibition. Not to mention evenings of film, teatime concerts and fair few weddings.
I’m greatly looking forward to seeing the chapel transform from music venue into art gallery, from lecture theatre into cinema.
This is quite a special place to work…