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Lucinda Rogers in Conversation

Posted on March 22, 2016

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Lucinda Rogers works from life in the tradition of the artist as reporter. She immerses herself in an environment and records straight from eye to paper, which gives her drawings a particular spontaneity. Her work records the intimate details and broad views of the changing city she lives in, London, and others she is drawn to including New York and Marrakech.

Kurdistan: A Dream Suspended

Posted on March 22, 2016

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Richard Wilding, creative director of GULAN, a charity which promotes Kurdish culture, is a London-based producer and photographer who has worked extensively in the Middle East. His dazzling photographs bring to life the landscape, history and culture of the Kurdish people, as well as the problems they face in the wake of the Syrian conflict.

In Search of Shakespeare with Michael Wood

Posted on March 22, 2016

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Illustrated talk by Dr Michael Wood, one of the UK’s best loved historians and broadcasters, and author of numerous popular history books including ‘In the footsteps of Alexander the Great’, ‘In Search of Shakespeare’ and ‘The Story of England’.

The Frome Hoard with Sam Moorhead of the British Museum

Posted on March 8, 2016

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In 2010 a metal detectorist, Dave Crisp, prospecting near Frome found what became known as the Frome Hoard – 52,503 Roman coins. The overwhelming significance of the Frome Hoard is the new light that it casts on the life of the emperor Carausius – Britain’s ‘forgotten emperor’.

Architecture Club presents…Street – Who owns the city? with Peter Barber

Posted on February 22, 2016

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Architect Peter Barber explores how space conditions and in turn is conditioned by society and culture and how Architecture can create the potential for social action & activity.

Switch to a Renewable Future – Seminar

Posted on February 3, 2016

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Join local, Regional and European experts to discuss how towns like Frome can support low carbon retrofit and renewable energy through finance, policy and planning.

Architecture Club presents…The Housing Crisis & Greed Control with Danny Dorling

Posted on January 13, 2016

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Tracing how we got to our current crisis and how housing has come to reflect class and wealth in Britain, Danny Dorling shows that the solution to our problems – rising homelessness, a generation priced out of home ownership – is not, as is widely assumed, building more homes. Inequality, he argues, is what we really need to overcome.

Architecture Club presents…Why Buildings Don’t Fall Down with Ruth Haynes

Posted on January 13, 2016

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Following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2013, killing almost 1200 people, Engineer Ruth Haynes of Build Collective worked for Tim Khan in Dhaka to survey factories that supplied clothing to two major British retailers. Find out what she discovered and why we need to push for good governance, transparency and professional Engineering.

Architecture Club presents…Civic Leadership with Robin Hambleton

Posted on January 8, 2016

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Drawing on evidence presented in his new book, Leading the Inclusive City, Robin Hambleton will suggest that imaginative place-based leadership can enable citizens to make a difference.

Walking towards conflict: One Day Overview of Restorative Circles with Dominic Barter

Posted on January 4, 2016

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Dominic Barter will share his groundbreaking work re-visioning how we respond to conflict in our lives. He will present the key elements of a restorative system, focusing on the evolution and practice of Restorative Circles, and their application to diverse areas of our personal and collective lives.

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.

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