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Rook Lane and Back Again: A Year with the Frome Sketchers

Saturday 8th November - Saturday 15th November

10am - 4pm Tuesday - Saturday

Frome Sketchers came into being when NVB Director and Chair of RIBA Wessex, Giles Vallis, persuaded art tutor, David Chandler, that Frome’s idiosyncratic character and architectural heritage would make the ideal subject for a one-day sketch crawl during RIBA’s Love Architecture Week. In a town stuffed to capacity with artists of all shades and stripes, an urban sketching event would also be a great opportunity to bring like-minded people together and to create greater public awareness of the pleasures that await us all if we would only stop for a moment, lift our heads a little and look around.

On the first Frome Sketching Day in April 2013, torrential rain and leaden skies failed to dampen the spirits of the twenty-five sketchers who gathered at Rook Lane Chapel to draw the town from Bath Street to Whittox Lane. Since then, Frome Sketchers has more than doubled its membership and even teamed up with fellow sketchers in Lyme Regis to spread the message that we all need to pay more attention to the places where we live and work and love.

PRIVATE VIEW:  Friday 7th November 2014 6pm – 9pm

This exhibition has been kindly supported by Studio Prints, Frome.

Rook Lane and Back Again will be on display in the Main Chapel,  running alongside SCALE + AMBITION: The AJ Small Projects award 2014 which will be on display in the Rook Lane Cafe.



More Information

To find out more, please visit our recommendations online:

Frome Urban Sketchers Facebook Group

David Chandler Website

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.

Around the chapel

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