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Tea Time Concerts: Eleanor Corr & Emil Duncumb

Posted on August 2, 2019

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Enjoying successful and varied freelance careers, Eleanor Corr and Emil Duncumb – a regular partnership – join us with Grieg’s joyful Sonata no. 2 in G major as well as gorgeous, emotionally-charged works by Lutoslawski and Weber showcasing the rapport…

Tea Time Concerts: Ji Liu

Posted on August 1, 2019

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“Ji Liu has a technique to match any virtuoso, however, it is his sensitive and unpretentious musicality that shines forth.”
The Pianist Magazine.

WHY acoustic: SORRY CANCELLED

Posted on April 24, 2019

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SORRY CANCELLED

Join us for two acoustic sets, including singer-songwriter Phil Cooper, recently featured on BBC Radio 6 BBC Music Introducing show with Tom Robinson.
Sara Vian will be performing a 30-40min set at the exquisite Rook Lane

We’re also delighted to announce that local legend and the mind behind Glastonbury Festival, Michael Eavis, will be giving a talk and taking questions at WHYacoustic.
WHY receives no central government funding so relies on community fundraising and the generosity of individuals and grant-making trusts to survive.

Kakatsitsi Master Drummers

Posted on April 8, 2019

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Steve Peake, Director of Indigenous People and artistic director of the coming tour, confirmed he was delighted to be bringing the show to Frome. “I was brought up in Taunton,” he said “so the opportunity to launch what promises to be our best tours ever is an amazing one.” Tanya Sheriff, owner of Drum It Up Somerset, said “It’s a real privilege for us to welcome such amazing and accomplished traditional musicians to Frome. I am very excited to see this inspiring fusion project and to see some of Africa’s leading drummers playing in my home town. Frome Town Council have supported this cultural event by a grant of £300 through the Majors Grant, of which we are very grateful for”

The Handlebards present The Tempest

Posted on April 8, 2019

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The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

Join their all-female troupe at Rook Lane for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ’The Tempest’ like none other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

Character Comedian Rose Wadham presents…Life Fright

Posted on March 20, 2019

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Fashionably menopausal character comedian Rose Wadham takes a hilarious look at the absurdities of regret – making darkly comic light of the terrible life choices made by 5 extraordinary women.

Ben Ottewell in Concert

Posted on February 11, 2019

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With an avid following from the days in his former band Gomez, singer/songwriter Ben is returning to Frome to share more of his solo material plus a few songs from the Gomez back catalogue. He will be coming back to Frome following last year’s well-received and sell-out show here and the tour with his bandmates celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Mercury Prize winning album Bring it On.

Frome Ukulele Festival

Posted on January 10, 2019

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We have a selection of workshops, play along sessions, open mic and battle of the bands for you to enjoy. You won’t be able to do everything – but it will be fun trying. Details will be printed nearer the day but activities are likely to be between 2 pm and 6 pm with the concert between 6.30 and 10 pm. Reception will open at 12 noon and workshops can be booked on the day only.

Coffee Concerts: Aquinas Piano Trio

Posted on December 18, 2018

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AQUINAS PIANO TRIO has established itself as one of Britain’s most sought-after chamber groups, and it’s not hard to see why! Their thoughtful programmes combine flawless playing, poise, fabulous ensemble and pure joy. We’re delighted to welcome them back to Frome in what promises to be another splendid performance
Haydn Piano Trio in E major XV:28 Mendelssohn Piano Trio No.1 in D minor opus 49 and after the interval Schumann Piano Trio No.2 in F major opus 80

Coffee Concerts: Rachel Podger

Posted on December 18, 2018

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Proving her “intoxicating combination of power and grace” (Toronto Star), internationally renowned baroque violinist Rachel Podger has established herself as a leading interpreter of the music of the Baroque and Classical periods.

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.

Around the chapel

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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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Wedding Hire

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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