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Spring Jewels and Textiles Pop Up

Posted on March 22, 2017

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For a few days in May, Emma Chapman jewels ,The Chapel Collection, Samarkand Design, Richard Allan  Art and Scarves, Miranda Berrow ceramics, Annabelle Thom bags and belts, The Ottoman Collection clothes and Mama Jo make up, will be […]

Architecture Club Presents…Walter Segal and the Self Build Revolution with Duncan Roberts

Posted on March 21, 2017

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In the 1970s Walter Segal developed a radical approach to affordable housing which allowed community groups to build their own cheap, easy-to-construct timber-framed homes on sites that were unsuitable for conventional housing. As an architecture student Duncan Roberts […]

Architecture Club presents….Electrifying the Great Western

Posted on March 11, 2017

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Join Archaeologist William Filmer-Sankey and Architect Rhys Brookes to find out how good design marries the technical requirements of a modern railway with the need to preserve the beautiful historic infrastructure of the Great Western Line.

Unfamiliar Spaces: Recent paintings by Julia Oborne

Posted on June 20, 2016

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Julia Oborne’s paintings combine dreamlike colour and strange composition with solid, tangible objects, and have the aim of creating surreal scenes which do not quite ‘work’ whether this be because of an ill-fitting form or an unbalanced composition.

Home of our Delight

Posted on May 27, 2016

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Home of our Delight explores the stories of the young men marked on the Mells village memorial, and of their families.

As well as gamekeepers, gardeners and colliery workers these men included the last son and heir of the Horner family and Mells estate, and his brother-in-law, the son of the wartime Prime Minister.

125 Years of Quarrying

Posted on May 25, 2016

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In 1891, a group of businessmen led by John Wainwright decided to take advantage of the high-quality basalt rock available for quarrying in the Mendips.

Thus J.Wainwright & Company was born, and has grown ever since.

Now, a new book written by celebrated historian Robin Thornes, charts the company’s development over the last 125 years.

Frome Art Fair – Spring 2016

Posted on March 10, 2016

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Frome Art Fair returns to Rook Lane showcasing some fantastic local artists. Visitors will have the chance to revisit artists whose work they liked last time and also discover new artists whose work they may not otherwise have seen.

Unfolding Stories 2 – Contemporary Quilters South West

Posted on March 8, 2016

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Contemporary Quilters South West exhibition Unfolding Stories 2 includes meditative hand stitching on indigo dyed pieces and on cream fabrics, abstract and brightly coloured dyed, printed, painted, pieced and appliqued work, figurative work featuring scenes from Frome and both abstract and figurative pieces inspired by walks at the seaside.

Industrious: Workplace drawings in London and Frome by Lucinda Rogers

Posted on January 27, 2016

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‘Industrious: Drawings of workspace in London & Somerset’, will build on Rogers’ longstanding interest in industrial spaces as engines of urban communities, frequently now under threat from controversial redevelopment.

Frome Art Fair

Posted on July 23, 2015

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The Frome Art Fair will be taking place on September 26th, showcasing some of the very best artists from the local area.

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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