Rook Lane Blog
Posted on November 15, 2022
November 15, 2022
A play about Keyford Asylum based on real events and discovered diaries. Written by Kevin Ross. In association with Dramakarma and Keyford History Group. With a grand old building facing demolition the Last Matron of Keyford watches as a parade of spectres appear before her. The building cannot be saved but it isn’t too late to resurrect the memory of those who passed through its doors.
June 13, 2022
A Frome Society for Local Study event to coincide with the ‘Celebrated Women of Frome’ exhibition at Frome Museum. Although famous in her day throughout most of the known world, Elizabeth Rowe has sadly been neglected for the greater part of the time since her death in 1737. A re-evaluation of her works and their influence, however, has been recently taking place. Dr Carole Sargent, from Georgetown University, Washington DC, will talk about why Elizabeth Rowe still matters today and how Frome can best honour her.
June 13, 2022
Photographer John Angerson was granted unprecedented access to the Kennedy Space Center, Florida
and the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, USA, to document the final months of a yearlong intensive training programme preparing for the NASA (STS-72) mission in January 1996. After revisiting the original negatives during lockdown without the pressures of the original deadline, he discovered photographs that had been previously overlooked.
June 13, 2022
In ‘Does Photography Still Mean Anything?’, Joss and Martin will debate the meaning of photography, in an interactive discussion, moderated by Mick Yates. Audience participation is not only welcome but needed! The hope is that as a group, and maybe more importantly, as individuals, we ask ourselves whether, in a world so awash with images taken by so-called professionals and amateurs alike, covering every aspect of life, it’s all become rather meaningless.
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Posted on February 21, 2022
February 21, 2022
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!
Posted on November 10, 2021
November 10, 2021
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.
Posted on June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021
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.