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John Hegley Presents “Peace, Love and Potatoes”

Posted on June 17, 2021

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John Hegley is one of the UKs foremost performance poets. A regular for BBC radio and a headliner in festivals around the country including Edinburgh, he has produced ten books of verse and prose, two CDs and one mug. His poems manage to take the minutiae of modern life like dogs, potatoes and handkerchiefs spinning them into a philosophical framework.

Spoils of War: Talk by Christopher Joll

Posted on June 7, 2021

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An illustrated talk by Christopher Joll, based on his recently published book. Christopher is director of many national military events and also a military historian.

Yoga Teacher Ate My Pet!: Rose Wadham

Posted on June 7, 2021

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Join stand up comedian and impressionist Rose Wadham plus the coterie of characters who live in her head as she addresses the problem of vegan Vikings, frustrated yoga teachers, bad mothers, village life, foreplay, pointless beauty rituals, teenage dogs, schadenfreude, art galleries, feet, and her irrational fear of cleaning ladies. 

The Bob Morris Lecture: ‘The First Seven Years’ presented by Martin Bax

Posted on June 7, 2021

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Martin Bax will give the first Bob Morris Memorial Lecture. An illustrated talk about the early years of the Frome Festival, of which he is the Founder and President.

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.

‘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.

Statues Slavery and Empire by Dr Madge Dresser

Posted on May 20, 2019

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In collaboration with Casting the World project, Frome Society for Local Study welcomes Dr Madge Dresser, a visiting research fellow UWE and retired Associate Professor of Social and Cultural British History, University of Bristol. an illustrated talk revisiting our monumental heritage, which will include a focus on work produced in Frome by J W Singer and Sons. Statuary which is found in many parts of a now changed world.

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.

JOHN LAW QUARTET PLAYS THELONIOUS MONK

Posted on April 27, 2018

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John Law, piano; Sam Crockatt, saxophones; Riaan Vosloo, bass; Dave Smith, drums. A quartet of four powerful individual voices, the band will be exploring the music and legacy of the pianist and composer who’s been called The Genius […]

TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE: ART, SONG & OPERA EVENING

Posted on April 27, 2018

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An evening of songs and duets which wanders playfully around the theme of love. With a programme spanning almost five centuries, and which includes the baroque, the operatic, art song and cabaret repertoire, there will be music to […]

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