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Silk Mill Studios and Gallery

Posted on July 13, 2011

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Strolling into the Silk Mill Studios, Frome, I felt like I was entering a derelict site – with the charmingly antiquated exterior of the building, and the dusty path leading to the entrance – but one that inspires […]

Festival Launch Party

Posted on July 8, 2011

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Last night the Rook Lane Chapel was buzzing with festival energy. Luke Concannon (Nizlopi) was wandering around the Rook Lane garden – barefoot – with a meditative gaze, strumming his acoustic guitar in preparation for an incredible acoustic set, whilst Benji […]

Ford and Father

Posted on July 6, 2011

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Giles Ford began transferring a collection of both voluminous and miniature paintings from his studio to Rook Lane Chapel yesterday. I’d seen images of his work – but hadn’t yet seen any in the flesh – and they […]

Forget ‘voice of an angel’ – she IS an angel

Posted on June 17, 2011

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Last night the chapel was buzzing with a calm but eccentric folky crowd – there to hear Martha Tilston. Support act Morales/Watts kicked off proceedings with a quirky and romantic set – Watts finger-picking guitar with the speed […]

A ‘happening’ at Rook Lane Chapel

Posted on June 15, 2011

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Rook Lane Arts is a multi-displinary arts space; it is not confined to one specific art form. It is defined as a community arts centre, which this indicates the audience – but not necessarily the programme. I love […]

Expletives in art

Posted on May 25, 2011

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Linda Williams, one of the final year Wiltshire College art students exhibiting at Rook Lane Art, has caused a bit of a stir with her controversial piece ‘Brickworks’. From a distance, it’s a selection of London bricks scattered […]

Girl Power

Posted on May 24, 2011

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Laura Barnett’s article on female sculptors in yesterday’s G2 questioned why women are still so under-represented in the art world but – more specifically – in the sculpture world (read the article here). With the current ‘Women Make […]

The Little Red Cafe

Posted on May 19, 2011

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I love coffee. A strong, flavoursome, lovingly crafted cup of perfectly hot coffee – with carefully thickened froth – can make my day. A weak, over-heated, dull-in-flavour and lacking the necessary craftpersonship latte can break my day. I know […]

L’Esprit du Jazz

Posted on May 19, 2011

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 ‘Jazz washes away the dust  of  everyday life’ Art Blakey This Sunday – L’Esprit du Jazz will be filling the chapel with their cool but upbeat cafe jazz. Accordionist Karen Street, saxophonist Andy Tweed, guitarist Andrew Barrett and Dave Griffiths […]

Fear of the unknown

Posted on May 11, 2011

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The current exhibition at Rook Lane – Myrtle Pizzey and Brian Dix: Reflecting – is a large body of work by two contrasting artists. Myrtle is inspired by Somerset landscapes and practises relief print making – creating linocuts […]

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