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 be feast for the mind as Rook Lane hosts a series of compelling talks and seminars from Generation Next, a festival of ideas
organised by the Interalia Centre. The Interalia Centre believes in challenging the boundaries between art and science, nature and philosophy, education and environment, to provide thought-provoking events and discussions about the future of our planet.
Rook Lane is a treasure for locals and out-of-towners alike. The wonderful team of Rook Lane volunteers inform me that the reason for this is the dynamic and exciting programme of events hosted at the chapel. The upcoming Generation Next Festival is such an event, and is set to draw in a slightly different crowd than usual, as well as Rook Lane regulars. I’m excited about meeting visitors to the chapel who may not have been before, and am looking forward to seeing prominent speakers and thinkers from across the country.
Generation Next has certainly caused a buzz around Frome, and the Interalia Centre are offering a prelude to the festival this Thursday with a talk from Professor Nicholas Humphrey. “Soul Dust – The Magic of Consciousness” will compel audiences to challenge their perception of consciousness, and think differently about the connection between mind and body .
May at Rook Lane will also see an extensive new collection of photography, two eclectic Teatime concerts, and an exhibition of contemporary mixed media art. Something for everyone – or anyone who needs an excuse to dodge the belated April showers….
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