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Blue II Preview

Posted on September 20, 2011

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Blue II, a collaborative exhibiton from 10 Somerset-based artists, previewed at Rook Lane on Friday. Over 100 revellers rocked up to check out the Somerset Art Weeks exhibition, whilst sipping wine and chin-wagging with other art-enthusiasts. The theme […]

Bye bye flowers – hello Blue II!

Posted on September 15, 2011

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My beloved fake flowers, in their vintage floral vases, have been demoted to my desk – from their prime position on the wooden storage cabinet in the foyer. I am not, however, too distraught – as the reason […]

The importance of being an artist

Posted on August 31, 2011

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I was strolling down Cheap Street during my lunch break – having completed my Rook Lane errands – when I bumped into Pete and Hilary – Frome residents, Rook Lane stewards, ex- headteachers, lovers of the arts, diggers […]

Defoe Digs Frome!

Posted on August 26, 2011

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“The town of Froom… is so prodigiously increased within the last Twenty or Thirty Years, that they have built a New Church, and so many New Streets of Houses, and those Houses are so full of inhabitants, that […]

Ford Family Closing Party!!

Posted on July 29, 2011

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Devastated by the famine in East Africa, and desperate to raise funds to help suffering children, Giles and Aubrey Ford have offered to auction off their artwork and donate a large proportion of the proceeds to charity. Father […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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