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PHOTO|FROME Portfolio Reviews

Posted on June 5, 2023

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These are for anyone who would like a professional, third-party and objective view of their work. If you want to develop your visual story-telling ability, commercial approach, consider going for further qualifications, create a book or exhibition, or just want to get better, then these reviews are for you.

Photo|Frome: Decolonising Environments

Posted on April 13, 2023

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‘Decolonising Environments’ expands this concept, to encourage a wider examination of social, environmental, and cultural issues through the subjectivity of the photographer’s individual gaze.

PhotoFrome Talk by John Angerson – NASA STS_72

Posted on June 13, 2022

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Photographer John Angerson was granted unprecedented access to the Kennedy Space Center, Florida
and the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, USA, to document the final months of a yearlong intensive training programme preparing for the NASA (STS-72) mission in January 1996. After revisiting the original negatives during lockdown without the pressures of the original deadline, he discovered photographs that had been previously overlooked.

Photo|Frome – Joss Barrett & Martin Wade ‘Photography Mean Anything?’ Talk

Posted on June 13, 2022

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In ‘Does Photography Still Mean Anything?’, Joss and Martin will debate the meaning of photography, in an interactive discussion, moderated by Mick Yates. Audience participation is not only welcome but needed! The hope is that as a group, and maybe more importantly, as individuals, we ask ourselves whether, in a world so awash with images taken by so-called professionals and amateurs alike, covering every aspect of life, it’s all become rather meaningless.

Photo Frome Exhibition

Posted on February 3, 2022

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We are looking forward to being one of the many venues hosting the Photo Frome Exhibition this year. The first of its kind in Somerset, and set to be an exciting and ground breaking event. The event will include a wide selection of photographers and styles, across multiple gallery’s and venues, with workshops and also a couple of evening talks by exhibiting photographers, as well as a stunning selection of their work. 

The Frome Festival-20th Anniversary Exhibition.

Posted on June 7, 2021

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An Exhibition featuring artwork and information on events held during the 20 years of The Frome Festival. With a nostalgic look at some of the high lights over the years.

2020 Vision

Posted on September 28, 2020

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A multi media exhibition of psychedelic art not to be missed.

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

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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