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Architecture Club: Farm to Fork with Fergus Fielden

Posted on April 8, 2019

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Fergus will present a range of projects from the practice’s own self-build studio on a city farm next to Westminster Bridge through to Charlie Bigham’s factory, a new 6000m2 kitchen in a quarry near Wells and winner of the RIBA 2018 Building of the year south west. Along the way he will talk about the practices cultural work including The Weston, a new gallery embedded into the hillside on the eastern boundary of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and how craft, materials and a deep reading of sense of place shape their work.

Architecture Club: In search of Rural Architecture with Graham Bizley

Posted on April 2, 2019

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Graham Bizley is an architect and writer based in rural Somerset. He established Prewett Bizley Architects with Robert Prewett in 2005 and moved out of London in 2011 to set up a Somerset office.

Jonathan Kay: The Nomadic Academy of Fools

Posted on March 26, 2019

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Fool! Performance by Jonathan Kay. Jonathan Kay – FOOL! What happens at a Jonathan Kay show? The the
most magical and delightful way! Jonathan Kay brings an evening of improvisation, fooling and spectacular performance. A show absolutely like no other you will ever see. Only a Fool could conjure up so rich and absurd a world from thin air. Jonathan can carry off just about anything in the moment with the audience of the moment.

Frome Arts Fair

Posted on March 11, 2019

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40 incredible artists, three stunning venues, one weekend. Frome Art Fair gives artists a platform to showcase their work to a new, engaged audience, and offers visitors the chance to meet a wide range of artists and purchase their original work.

Architecture Club: : Two Wheel Revolution

Posted on February 25, 2019

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Cities and Towns across the world are struggling with the effects of car ownership: dangerous pollution levels, land-hungry parking requirements and traffic gridlock. How could we approach transport in a different way that would reduce all of these problems and make us fitter and healthier at the same time

Architecture Club: Lessons from the Campsite

Posted on January 10, 2019

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Join architect Tom Russell to hear how housing design can learn from the freedoms of the campsite.

Architecture Club – Shackleton’s Hut and other stories with Charley Brentnall

Posted on November 19, 2018

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Charley has led some of the UK’s most important oak-frame conservation projects, including the restoration of the ceiling at
Windsor Castle and the restoration of Shackleton and Scott’s huts in Antarctica.

“Light up a Life” Dorothy House service of light

Posted on November 5, 2018

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Held in the weeks running up to Christmas, the services take place in venues across the area served by the Hospice. The services all start at 6pm, last around 45 minutes and include readings, carols and the opportunity to light a candle in memory of a loved one. The services are open to everyone.

St Laurence On Tour for People Against Poverty

Posted on March 14, 2018

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Join us at Rook Lane for a showcase of some of the talent usually seen at the St Laurence spring concert, organised to help fundraise for People against Poverty.

An Evening of Folk for Lisa’s Army

Posted on February 14, 2018

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Join local artists Cara Dillon, Rivers of England and Jemima Farey for an evening of folk music to raise money for local mum Lisa Wells.

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.