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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.

Frome Rotary Club: Young Photographer Competition.

Posted on October 16, 2019

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On view are this years entries for Frome Rotary Club’s annual young photographer competition. This is stage one of a national competition, for three age groups 7-11, 11-13,and 14-17. This years theme is “Through My Eyes”. There will be some stunning work on show.

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.

Architecture Club: Bio-diverse Communities Sarah Jones-Morris

Posted on May 15, 2019

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Join landscape architect and urban designer, Sarah Jones-Morris for an exploration of our relationship with the natural world and find how putting bio-diversity at the heart of our urban environments is essential for our future survival. Sarah Jones-Morris is the director of Landsmith Associates based in Bristol. 

Casting the World: The Story of J.W.Singer & Sons, Frome

Posted on April 18, 2019

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We very much look forward to hosting this wonderful Exhibition together with Frome Museum, which is brought to you by Rook Lane Arts Trust. The Exhibition will also include Talks and Walks, as well as demonstrations of the processes used in casting. There is something for everyone.

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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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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