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May @ Rook Lane Arts

Posted on May 6, 2011

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May @ Rook Lane is going to be colourful and cultural and creative. Music, art and Swishing events galore… Get your summer sandals on, march up Bath Street (or meander down from the top) and check out Myrtle […]

Myrtle Pizzey and Brian Dix: Reflecting

Posted on April 28, 2011

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Rich and I have made a little film about two artists – Myrtle Pizzey and Brian Dix – who are having an exhibition at Rook Lane. We wanted to show the process (thought and physical) that results in […]

We’ll get by with a little help…

Posted on April 26, 2011

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… from our volunteers. It was through stewarding the magnificent exhibitions at the Black Swan Arts that I came to know Frome. Sitting at a little desk – whilst curious members of the public popped their head round […]

Pockets and pop-ups

Posted on April 15, 2011

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Six weeks have passed since I entered the Rook Lane massive to take up the arts coordinator role. In this time, the chapel has been home to two art exhibitions, a dance weekend, a retro market, a classical […]

Chapel Music

Posted on April 15, 2011

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For those who haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing the mind-blowing acoustics of Rook Lane – it is imperative that you come to see some live music here. With an intimate audience of 150 (seated) – melodies and […]

Art is in the air

Posted on April 7, 2011

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The air is buzzing with the energy of the 23 exhibitors who are filling Rook Lane with their art. Artists 303 are a Somerset-based art collective who have been practising and exhibiting for 45 years – with old […]

The Women’s Corner

Posted on March 31, 2011

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David Partner has kindly lent Rook Lane a collection of his prints – mostly images of Frome. I’ve hung them around the chapel and they add colour and (still) life to the white walls. I took a particular […]

Watch this space…

Posted on March 22, 2011

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The remaining artworks from Four and Twenty Artists were collected on Saturday to make space for the Cloak of Invisibility event on Sunday. Carolyn Griffiths, and her helpers, transformed the chapel for a day of storytelling – from ancient […]

It’s a new dawn; it’s a new day

Posted on March 16, 2011

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Last Tuesday, on the 100th year anniversary of International Women’s Day, I began work as the arts coordinator at Rook Lane Arts. This felt rather poignant as I was taking over from another woman: Jo Plimmer, who’d been […]

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