Light the Night Lantern Parade

Friday 29th November, 5pm. Frome town centre. Free

Frome’s yearly Christmas celebrations are a great way to kick off the festive season, with the town centre event featuring carols and, of course, the lights switch-on. Since 2017 the evening has also started with lantern processions through the town centre and this has quickly become a town tradition. This year the lantern theme is […]

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Event: Live Bronze Casting Demonstration with Jon Privett, Art of a Fine Nature Foundry

Saturday 6th July, 2pm. Rook Lane Chapel, Bath Street, Frome, BA11 1DN. FREE

Art of a Fine Nature is a bronze foundry run by Hester and Jon Privett, who make high-quality sculptures and castings for artists, designers and institutions. They will talk us through the traditional lost wax process and then demonstrate it by casting a small sculpture in bronze. This same process was used by Singer’s to […]

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Talk: Statues, Slavery and Empire – revisiting our monumental heritage – Dr Madge Dresser

Tuesday 9th July, 7.30pm. Rook Lane Chapel, Bath Street, Frome, BA11 1DN. Tickets: £6 / £3 conc / Free to under 25s.

In collaboration with Casting the World, Frome Society for Local Study welcomes Dr Madge Dresser who was for many years Associate Professor of History at UWE, and is now Honorary Professor in Historical Studies at the University of Bristol. An illustrated talk revisiting our monumental heritage and exploring the connections between monuments, memory and empire, […]

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Exhibition Preview: Casting the World: The Story of J.W. Singer & Sons, Frome

Friday 28th June, 5 – 7 pm at Rook Lane Chapel, Bath Street, Frome, BA11 1DN. FREE

Join Rook Lane Arts Trust for the opening of Casting the World. The exhibition tells the story of J.W. Singer & Sons and the iconic monuments and statues made in Frome. The exhibition is based on years of research, at the centre of which are large-scale reproductions from the conserved Victorian glass plate negatives from […]

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Talk: Architecture Club with Chris Romer Lee

Tuesday 2nd July, 7.30pm. Rook Lane Chapel, Bath Street, Frome BA11 1DN. £7 / £5 conc / Free to under 25s

Water and sculpture connect Chris’s projects and that of his ancestor, Hamo Thornycroft, who had much of his work cast at Singer’s. The talk will provide insight into Studio Octopi’s award-winning work on ‘Writ in Water’ with Mark Wallinger and also into their plans to provide London with a floating lido. Buy tickets here

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