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The Life and Work of Edward Thomas

Posted on June 7, 2017

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A commemoration of one of England’s finest poets, with performances by Matthew Hollis (author of Now All Roads Lead to France, the award-winning biography of Thomas) and a cast of professional actors including Stephanie Cole, James Laurenson and […]

The Frukes…fundraising for Jamie Mines

Posted on March 22, 2017

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The Frukes … raise money for Jamie Mines We will be celebrating the return of the Frome Independent Market and the sun (we hope) at Rook Lane with Frome’s very own Ukulele Club for an afternoon of great […]

Architecture Club Presents…Walter Segal and the Self Build Revolution with Duncan Roberts

Posted on March 21, 2017

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In the 1970s Walter Segal developed a radical approach to affordable housing which allowed community groups to build their own cheap, easy-to-construct timber-framed homes on sites that were unsuitable for conventional housing. As an architecture student Duncan Roberts […]


Posted on March 21, 2017

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Unaffordable house prices? Rising rents? Hidden homeless? This is a public meeting for anyone concerned about their current or future housing in Frome, or who cares about social justice and the future of our town. It will be […]

The Great Lego Build

Posted on March 10, 2017

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Friends of St John’s School present The Great Lego Build fundraiser with parent’s competiton, raffle, games and more! Design, create, build and play! Competition and prizes in three age categories: Rec / Yr1 Yrs 2/3 Yrs 4/5 Bring […]

Mr Rook’s Speak Easy Presents… Giants!

Posted on February 16, 2017

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Giants! By Lisa Schneidau and Ronnie Conboy. Stories from the Bedrock of the British Isles “There were giants on the earth in those days….” Lisa Schneidau and Ronnie Conboy present a storytelling journey through some of the old […]

Architecture Club Presents…Homes for Oxford with Charlie Fisher

Posted on January 13, 2017

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Charlie will be exploring some of the traditional supply myths and build an argument for scaling alternative modes of housing which can help solve acute issues of affordability in high demand areas. This talk will feature case studies on innovative land and finance strategies from the UK and abroad with a focus on a number of ongoing projects in Oxford.

Architecture Club presents…Invisible Studio with Piers Taylor

Posted on November 16, 2016

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Taylor has pioneered a number of educational programmes including the Studio in the Woods where students use making to test ideas at 1:1, and also the Design and Make masters programme at the AA where students design and construct buildings over 16 months at the AA’s Hooke Park Campus. Taylor delivered the Assembly Workshop at Hooke Park, which used small-scale juvenile ‘waste’ timber in the construction of big span structure, which was built by students alongside skilled carpenters.

Architecture Club presents…Abandoned Churches of Rural Russia with Clem Cecil

Posted on October 21, 2016

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Director of Pushkin House, Clem Cecil has been recording the abandoned churches of rural Russia since 2004. Find out more about this unique and threatened architectural heritage.

Architecture Club presents… The Road to Hope Street: 20 years of theatre design with Steve Tompkins

Posted on August 3, 2016

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Steve leads the Performance Design Studio at architects Haworth Tompkins. He will be talking about the studio’s approach to these specialised public buildings and presenting a selection of key projects, including the Royal Court, the Young Vic, Snape Maltings, the Bath Egg and the National Theatre, leading to the RIBA Stirling Prize winning Everyman Theatre in Liverpool’s Hope Street.

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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