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Sticky Toffee Jazz: Frome Birth Talk & Frome Festival Fundraiser

Posted on April 19, 2022

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Fundraising event for the Frome Festival and Frome Birth Talk taking place in the stunning Rook Lane Chapel in
the centre of Frome. All welcome!
Cream tea included in the price of the ticket.

Healing with the Voice Meditation Circle with Anne Bourne

Posted on February 26, 2022

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Sound Meditation uses the power of your voice to release, restore and revitalise. Journey deep within through sound and silence. This is a Five week course every Tuesday evening (except the10th May which will be held on the Wednesday) starting 26th April.

Three Choirs Big Sing

Posted on February 21, 2022

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Jackdaws Songbirds (Frome), Sounding it Out (Trowbridge), and Shreen Harmony (Mere) are joining forces for an informal evening of acapella singing. Expect rousing and joyful informal performances from 10 to 100+ singers, led by local choir leader Caroline Radcliffe, including songs from around the world and through the ages. A last hurrah before the summer holidays!

Lantern Parade and Christmas Light switch on.

Posted on November 10, 2021

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Frome’s town centre will once again be transformed into a magical scene with hundreds of lanterns descending down Bath Street to the Market Place and the lights of the Christmas tree being illuminated. The parade will start from Rook Lane Chapel, so come along and bring your own cup/insulated mug and buy a mulled cider/apple juice, plus maybe with a shot of spiced rum, to keep you warm on your way down into town.

John Hegley Presents “Peace, Love and Potatoes”

Posted on June 17, 2021

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John Hegley is one of the UKs foremost performance poets. A regular for BBC radio and a headliner in festivals around the country including Edinburgh, he has produced ten books of verse and prose, two CDs and one mug. His poems manage to take the minutiae of modern life like dogs, potatoes and handkerchiefs spinning them into a philosophical framework.

Spoils of War: Talk by Christopher Joll

Posted on June 7, 2021

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An illustrated talk by Christopher Joll, based on his recently published book. Christopher is director of many national military events and also a military historian.

The Bob Morris Lecture: ‘The First Seven Years’ presented by Martin Bax

Posted on June 7, 2021

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Martin Bax will give the first Bob Morris Memorial Lecture. An illustrated talk about the early years of the Frome Festival, of which he is the Founder and President.

CANCELLED Architecture Club: A History of Building Britain with Andrew Ziminski

Posted on March 11, 2020

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A stonemason’s story of the building of Britain: part archaeological history, part deeply personal insight into an ancient craft.

Architecture Club: Architecture is not Frozen Music: Cany Ash Sakular

Posted on February 7, 2020

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Join architect Cany Ash Sakula to find out how architects can learn from gaming to animate the future world.

Architecture Club: Form Follows Life-cycle with Matthew Barnett Howland & Dido Milne

Posted on January 10, 2020

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“If Cork House were a book, it would be a manifesto or polemical tract that aimed to radically reframe the processes of architecture and construction through the prism of whole life sustainability, from design to demolition.”

Catherine Slessor, The Observer

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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This magnificent Grade I listed building in the heart of Frome, Somerset provides the most elegant and timeless of surroundings for your special day.