Rook Lane Blog

Blog Archives

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

Posted on October 4, 2019

Read Post

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

Read Post

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

Read Post

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

Read Post

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

Read Post

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.

Architecture Club: New Boundaries with Chris Romer-Lee, Studio Octopi

Posted on April 18, 2019

Read Post

A talk by Chris Romer Lee on his practice’s collaborate work with artists and water. Linking with the Rook Lane Exhibition ” Casting The World, The story of JW Singer & Sons’ via his relative Hamo Thornycroft. Thornycroft not only had multiple sculptures cast by the Singer Foundry in Frome, but also came from a family of world famous naval engineers.

Architecture Club: In search of Rural Architecture with Graham Bizley

Posted on April 2, 2019

Read Post

Graham Bizley is an architect and writer based in rural Somerset. He established Prewett Bizley Architects with Robert Prewett in 2005 and moved out of London in 2011 to set up a Somerset office.

Frome Arts Fair

Posted on March 11, 2019

Read Post

40 incredible artists, three stunning venues, one weekend. Frome Art Fair gives artists a platform to showcase their work to a new, engaged audience, and offers visitors the chance to meet a wide range of artists and purchase their original work.

Architecture Club: : Two Wheel Revolution

Posted on February 25, 2019

Read Post

Cities and Towns across the world are struggling with the effects of car ownership: dangerous pollution levels, land-hungry parking requirements and traffic gridlock. How could we approach transport in a different way that would reduce all of these problems and make us fitter and healthier at the same time

Architecture Club: Lessons from the Campsite

Posted on January 10, 2019

Read Post

Join architect Tom Russell to hear how housing design can learn from the freedoms of the campsite.

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

Venue Hire

For information on hiring the venue for events/ exhibitions please do not hesitate to contact us directly to discuss available dates & times.

Venue Hire

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.

Weddings