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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

Architecture Club: Post-War Churches-Concrete and Liturgy

Posted on November 6, 2019

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Join architectural historian Elain Harwood for a fascinating look at twentieth century churches.

Architecture, Music, Politics from Concert Hall to Town Hall: Colin Cobb

Posted on October 4, 2019

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What is the civic impact of a major project on a city or town?
Should architects involve themselves in the political and civic life of where they live and work?
Join architect and former town councilor Colin Cobb for an exploration of the way that civic and public projects come about and how architects engage themselves with that process.

Designs for Life: Craig White of White Design

Posted on September 5, 2019

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The LILAC housing scheme in Leeds is a co-housing community of 20 eco-build households. The homes and land are managed by residents through a Mutual Home Ownership Society, a pioneering financial model that ensures permanent affordability.
Join Architect Craig White for an exploration into alternative affordable housing.

‘Amy & Alice, Two Sculptors, Two Stories’ – Sue Bucklow & Phylida Shaw

Posted on May 28, 2019

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Writer, Phyllida Shaw will share her research into the work of Alice Meredith Williams, which includes the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle and Casting The World Curator, Sue Bucklow, will shed some light on the little acknowledged life and work of Amy Singer , daughter of John Webb Singer, who shared a studio with Camille Claudel and was mentored by Rodin.

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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