Previous News and Events
Words at the Black Swan Group Meeting
Sunday 2nd June 2013, 3.30 - 5pm
This is an open group for anyone interested in responding in words to the exhibitions at Black Swan Arts gallery.
The format is that each one-and-a-half-hour session is led by an experienced professional and we have award winning poet Rose Flint for the next, on Sunday June 2nd. There's a chance to reflect and share as well as focused guidance, and participants have hugely enjoyed the opportunity to develop their skills as well as to participate creatively in the cultural and community life of Black Swan Arts.
Anyone with an interest in creating word response to visual art is welcome to come along.
KIDSART! Spring half-term holiday workshops
Spring into half-term, with some fresh and creative activities for young people, happening in the Round Tower.
Kidsart! workshops are for making cool stuff... and this half-term we'll be doing some very scary gardening, creating bats, butterflies and dragons to turn into fridge magnets, making UFO's with their own aliens, and last but not least, animating our own short films.
Grow Scary Pumpkin Plants - Sat 25th May - 2 - 3.30pm
Flying Fridge Creatures - Mon 27th May - 11am - 12 noon
UFOs - Thu 30th May - 2.30 - 4pm
Animate a Short Film - Fri 31st May - 2.30 - 5.30pm - Over 7 years
Black Swan Arts Open 2013
Exhibition 27th April - 25th May
The 11th annual Black Swan Arts Open exhibition is now open!
The winners of The Black Swan Arts Prize and The Bax Family Fine Art Prize have been announced - read more to see the full details.
This year we are delighted to be working with Artolo who are awarding the incredible prize of a solo show in Bath for the artist whose work is selected by public vote over the course of the exhibition. To choose the artist YOU would like to win the People's Choice prize (supported by Artolo) please come along to the gallery and cast your vote.
With thanks to our respected panel of judges we have an outstanding selection of artwork on show, encompassing a diverse range of practices including painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, print and photography.
Are You a New Romantic?
At Somerset Film, Bridgwater on Sat 18th May from 10am - 3pm
High tech video opportunity for Somerset artists exploring landscape & the legacy of the Romantic Movement.
Somerset Film and ARTlife are hosting a green screen ﬁlm shoot for artists. This event is an opportunity to create an amazing short ﬁlm about your work, your inspiration and your ideas. If you are passionate about landscape and the environment, or follow in the footsteps of the Romantic poets and artists and their vision of the sublime in nature, then go and share that passion with others.
Booking your 20-minute ﬁlm shoot is essential.
SEED talks: Illustration with Alice Tait
Wednesday 8 May 2012 - Talk starts at 6pm
A summer SEED talks welcomes renowned illustrator Alice Tait who will offer an insight into the illustrious world of illustration!
Alice will talk us through how she forged a career in illustration and offer an insight into the world of illustration, her recent projects (including her 2012 project ‘365 days of drawing’), inspiration and techniques.
Nuno Felt Shawl I - 2 Day Workshop
Round Tower - Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th April 2013, 10am- 4.30pm each day
Nuno felt was first developed in 1994, and since then has been taken up by feltmakers and textile artists around the globe. During this workshop with Frome-based feltmaker Gladys Paulus you will learn how to incorporate fabric and wool together to create a newly constructed fabric with characteristics quite different from traditional felt.
Kidsart! Easter workshops in the Round Tower
Dangerous, mad and top secret activities are being hatched this Easter at Black Swan Arts. A series of art and craft workshops for children are sure to fire young imaginations.
Following hot on the heels of the first and hugely successful ‘Young Open Art’, young creatives can get another fix of creativity during the Easter holidays, with these creative and fun workshops.
Easter mad hatters - Fri 29th March 11 til 12.30
Make a real clock - Sat 30th March 11 til 12.30
Grow man-eating plants - Wed 3rd April 11 til 12.30
Animate a short film - Mon 8th April 10 til 1 (over 7 years)
Top secret boxes - Wed 10th April 11 til 12.30
Springtime at SEED!
It may feel more like the depths of Winter outside but here at SEED we are determined Spring is just around the corner and so we're filling our shelves with lots of lovely new stock!
Come and explore ceramics, jewellery, objet trouve, furniture, gifts and much more...one of our favourites is Mark Noble's ceramics, inspired by the weatherman - how very apt!
And do keep an eye on our website we are busy working away on a big re-design and hope to launch it soon! Sign up to the SEED mailing list at our current website to be kept up to date.
Frome Art Society Spring Exhibition
Rook Lane Gallery - 13th - 20th April 2013 - 10am - 4pm, Tue to Sat
Following on from last year's successful exhibition at Rook Lane, the Frome Art Society are returning for their Spring Exhibition. Please come and support your local artists!
Frome Arts Society will be exhibiting at Black Swan Arts Gallery 24 August – 7 September 2013
The Black Swan Arts Young Open – the People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice Award has been given to Ben Baldwin (17 at Downside School) for his astonishing portrait ‘Francesca’
Ben, who wants to be a professional artist, is delighted “I’d love to do more portraits, I find the human face fascinating – everyone is so different”
Everyone who voted was entered into a draw and the winner of the £70 worth of vouchers to spend in the café, shop and with craftspeople at the Black Swan is Suzy Howlett.
Aardman Winners Animation
The overall winners of the Aardman Animation Exhibition competition (William Blaker, Lottie Serle and Jack Hughes) received a free one day film making workshop kindly donated by Somerset Film.
Words at the Black Swan
Keats did it - Auden did it - even Wendy Cope did it, and writers throughout the ages have found inspiration in visual art. In recognition of this cultural affinity, Black Swan Arts has launched 'WORDS at the BLACK SWAN'. Following a fantastic opening session led by Crysse Morisson, we hope that the group will meet during each exhibition to express personal responses to the art work...
Black Swan Arts - March 2013 Artist on a Plinth
Inspired by the alchemy of the ancient feltmaking process, Gladys’s work explores the notion of transformation. By adding water, heat, soap and friction, loose wool fibres become a versatile fabric which is sculpted into tactile forms.
Tonight - Chris Bucklow in conversation with playwright Steve Hennessy
Chris Bucklow will be in conversation with playwright Steve Hennessy, another wave of exploration during this invigorating exhibition.
This is a free, no ticket needed. Please be prompt.
Wednesday 26 March, 2013, at 7:30pm in the Gallery
SEED: It's Competition Time
It's competition time! For a chance to win one of our fabulous leather totes worth £32 in an array of amazing colours please sign-up to the SEED newsletter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with 'SUBSCRIBE' in the subject for your chance to be entered into the competition which closes on 31st March 2013.
In return we will also keep you up-to-date with our forthcoming talks, workshops and new products. So stay ahead of what's up and coming in the British art and design arena and sign-up today.
Black Swan Arts Young Open - Competition Winners & Prize Givers
On Saturday morning the Young Open Art Exhibition 2013 opened at the Black Swan. Over 120 children, parents and local artists poured into the gallery at noon for the announcement of the winners. The judging had been earlier in the day, with Pippa Goldfinger, the Mayor of Frome, Celia Bennett, portrait artist and Jane Worrall, Black Swan Trustee, performing the unenviable task of choosing just 12 prize winners from the almost 200 pieces of work on show.
Black Swan Arts Young Open Competition 2013
Open from 12 noon on 23rd February to 9th March 2013
Over 150 pieces of art, sculpture, weaving, metal work, photography, collage and other media, will be on display throughout the Black Swan Galley and many of the works will be for sale, all at reasonable prices.
The opening hours have been extended to 5pm, so that young people can come down after school to have a look around; take part in the Quiz and try being a Magnetic Curator. There is a People’s Choice Award, and voting costs just £1 with the chance to win the ’Black Swan Experience’ of £70 worth of vouchers.
New Valentine, Wedding, Anniversary Heart Designs from Knopf Designs
Artisan Shop, Knopf Designs have created a new Wooden Fretwork Heart Design to compliment the popular Daisy and Bluebell motifs.
The Valentine Heart is smothered in Hearts and would be the perfect love token.
This heart would be wonderful for Weddings and Anniversary gifts too.
Available in 12cm x 12cm at £5 each and 30cm x 30cm at £15 each.
Edventure are now based at the Round Tower
Edventure is a platform and school for community entrepreneurship, and young adults who want to make their ideas happen. We are working to create educational community spaces and projects that provide diverse young people with opportunities for co-working, learning, creating and making.
We are really excited to now be based in the Round Tower and are busy planning plenty of workshops and events for the coming months, as well as developing the Tower as a co-working space for young adults. We are still taking bookings for evenings and week-end events so do get in touch.
If you're interested in what we are doing or want to get involved please get in touch, and invite yourself to one of our Monday lunches!
Black Swan Arts - February 2013 Artist on a Plinth
Amanda is a painter living and working in Frome. She is particularly inspired by the Cornish coastline which she visits several times a year. She works mainly with mixed media, mixing collage with hand-printing techniques and painting. Her work is about re-imagining the landscape; sharing her personal and emotional response to the environment. She always sketches from life, using the drawings as starting points for her work. Hand printing and collage allow her to explore a subject freely with the initial drawings developing into abstraction.
Amanda works from a studio at the Silk Mill in Frome. She is also a Lead Tutor for Arts, Media and Publishing at Somerset Skills & Learning, where she runs a variety of courses for adults across Somerset.
Happy New Year from SEED!
As we welcome 2013 SEED makes room for lots of stunning new stock arriving soon with a select edit of items on sale for the month of January only. From books to blankets, cards to kitchen accessories there are bargains to be snapped up!
And keep your eyes peeled for an exciting series of SEED talks coming soon! SEED will be announcing a full line up of talks until June 2013 later this month...
Black Swan Arts - January 2013 Artist on a Plinth
Belinda is a ceramicist working on the Mendips, in Priddy. Her main interest is the decoration of pots; using of colour combinations and mark making.
She also uses digital photographic techniques to capture the marks on her pots to develop into two-dimensional designs.
The first SEED talks of the year!
SEED talks: Aromatherapy with Bisoux Maison
Friday 8th February 2013 at 6pm
We kick off our talks season with an insight into Aromatherapy from Bisoux Maison. Founder, Rowan Manning, will guide us through Bisoux Maison's journey into this holistic approach, the inspiration behind their natural blends, the properties of the key essential oils and their benefits and their unique take on this healing art.
And of course, why not pick up something special for your loved one when you come along to the talk? With Valentine's Day just around the corner we've got romantic gifts galore!
Exhibition Opening - SHIFT: What is the work of art?
Friday 11th January 2013, 6-8pm
You are invited to attend the opening evening and be among the first to preview SHIFT, a new programme of exhibitions looking at the changing role of craft in contemporary art practice. This first show features nine local and internationally acclaimed artists whose work sits on the fluid boundaries between what may be considered art or craft, and introduces some unique and challenging perspectives.
If you made a resolution to write more in 2013, then this intensive, one-day writing retreat is just what you need to kickstart your project and reboot your confidence.
Black Swan Artisan Shops - Christmas Handmade Fayre
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December 2012 from 10am - 4.30pm
Black Swan Artisan shops Handmade Fayre has returned! Come and enjoy a week end of fine art and contemporary crafts from quality local makers and artists. Buy direct from the maker.
Whilst you are visiting the Christmas Handmade Fayre don't forget to meet the resident artists and makers of the Artisan Shops - Angela Lai Yen of Little Studio Red, Rachael Ann Bird Goldsmith, Villa Rosie and Anja of Knopf Design. They will also be opening their own working studios so come and see where they work and what new gifts and work they have available. Beware they can be a chatty bunch!!
Christmas gifts at SEED
As we all start to feel rather festive and Christmas gets into full swing don't forget we have gifts for everyone all under one roof!
From Christmas socks and cufflinks to stunning jewellery, traditional wooden toys, stocking fillers and delicious lotions and potions we have something for everyone!
KIDSART! December '12 - Fun festive workshops for children
Kidsart! December Workshops - Festive fun!
Join us for some special Christmas art & craft sessions at the Round Tower ... ideal for parents who may like a little ‘secret’ shopping time in town, whilst their children are getting creative for Christmas, making personalised crafts, and most of all, having fun.
Turn yourselves in to little angels!
- Thu 6th 4.00 til 5.30
Create your own animated festive message
- Wed 12th 4.00 til 6.00
Reindeer feet decoration
s - Wed 19th 4.30 til 6.00
Stockings for Santa
- Sat 22nd 11.00 til 12.30
Black Swan Arts - December 2012 Artist on a Plinth
Cath Bloomfield is inspired by the natural shapes of plants, the colour and the tactile qualities of textile design and uses life drawing as a reference for her work.
I move between mixed media and collagraphs. Using contrasting materials I layer and build boards and cut stencils for printing, I love colour and mark-making and at present I am working on a series of beetle plates.
Christmas Handmade Fayre - Call for Artists
Angela Lai Yen and Rachael Ann Bird resident artists at the Black Swan Artisan shops are inviting artists and contemporary applied craftspersons to participate in a two day Christmas Handmade Fayre at The Black Swan Arts, Frome.
Please express your interest to email@example.com.
Deadline for applications - Monday 22nd October
Annual General Meeting of The Black Swan Guild Ltd.
(Black Swan Arts)
The AGM of Black Swan Arts will take place on Monday 19th November at 6pm in the Roundtower at Black Swan Arts. This is an open meeting and anyone with an interest in Black Swan Arts and its future is welcome to attend.
SEED gets festive!
As Christmas creeps ever nearer our shelves are bulging with gifts galore. We've got the best of the festive season under one roof with something for him, for her, for little ones, for the home and even something for that person who already has everything..!
Divas Christmas chutneys and jams for sale
Divas are ready for the festive period and now have available our fabulous chutneys, jams, boozy mincemeat and handmade Christmas puddings which make wonderful gifts for family and friends, or perfect for stocking fillers. Why not pick some up next time you pop in and have a coffee at the same time?
OPEN SUBMISSIONS for the Black Swan Arts
Christmas Exhibition - SMALL
This years Christmas exhibition at the Black Swan is entitled SMALL.
We invite all craft people, artists, makers, designers to submit an image of a work that can encapsulate itself within a gift box with a 10cm cube dimension.
APPLICATION FORMS AVAILABLE HERE.
Deadline: 31 October 2012
NOW EXTENDED: to this Sunday 4th November.
Black Swan Top Floor Artist Studio available to rent
Studio Top floor - 165 square foot of space - £150 per month
Working within the historic Black Swan, become part of the 25 years of history and enjoy the exciting atmosphere of working along side other local artists.
Black Swan Arts - October 2012 Artist on a Plinth
Alex Relph is a sculptor, metalworker and designer who moved to Frome from East London in 2004.
He now runs a thriving metalwork business from a farm in Hemington just outside town. When not designing and producing architectural metal work for private and commercial clients, Alex enjoys creating bespoke furniture and abstract sculpture to commission and for exhibitions. He has also been selected to carry out many successful public art commissions.
Black Swan Arts Stakeholder Survey
We do hope that you will be able to help us and complete our Stakeholder Survey - it will take LESS THAN 3 MINUTES.
The Trustees of Black Swan Arts need to gather opinion from the arts communities in the Frome area before we can make any long-term decisions about the future of the gallery.
Deadline for submission is 26th October 2012 at the latest!
Aardman Animation Exhibition Children's Competition
Awards Ceremony Friday 12th October at 6pm
The Black Swan is thrilled to be able to announce the prize winners of our summer Aardman animation competition for children. There were three classes - 7 and under, 8 to 10 and 11 to 13 and the winners from each class will have a day out at Somerset Film where experienced film makers will help them realise their their animation ideas.
Own your own Michael Bennett oil painting
Michael has very kindly donated this picture to be sold in aid of The Black Swan Gallery. He has set a minimum price of £500 but any figure over that might well secure the painting.
Black Swan Artisan Shops - Handmade Fayre
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September 2012 from 10am - 4.30pm
Admission - Free
Angela Lai Yen and Rachael Ann Bird, resident artists at the Black Swan Artisan Shops will be hosting a two day event in the building they love and work in. The event will showcase the work of selected artists and contemporary craft people from Frome and surrounding areas.
Join our mailing list to be kept up to date with new products in stock, special offers and be the first to receive invites to our inspiring early evening SEED talks.
Black Swan Arts - September 2012 Artist on a Plinth
Pen and ink fine detailed drawings from imagination, dreams, meditation, long walks, inspired by nature and various musical inputs.
Guy is a familiar face on the South West arts scene, he is often to be seen at the Catherine Hill Artisans Fair selling his prints, drawings and cards and he is a regular contributor to the Frome Artists Open Studios from his home in Wine Street.
KIDSART! August '12
Fun art & design sessions for making cool stuff
Kidsart! workshops are fun art and design sessions for making cool stuff ... stuff like top secret boxes with hidden compartments to hide your top secret things in. The pirate treasure chest looks really realistic, and is much easier to make than it looks. Or you can camouflage or decorate your box however you like - it's also great for keeping photos in.
Black Swan Arts - August 2012 Artist on a Plinth
French and American artist Carol Denn comes to the Black Swan Plinth for August.
Carol was born in Yorktown, Virginia, USA and made Frome her home some years ago. Her oil paintings on linen canvas create different visual planes by mixing hand painted personal and invented narratives with flat stencil, collage and mixed media with themes relating to nature, memories, retro images, Americana and childhood.
Welcome to our two new Studio Shop residents ...
... Villa Rosie and Anja of Knopf Designs.
Villa Rosie - Custom-made Roman Blinds along with many other textile creations.
Anja of Knopf Designs - Reclaimed vintage ceramics upcycled into modern jewellery.
KIDSART! July '12 - Come and grow man-eating plants and much more
Come to a Kidsart! workshop during July, and grow man-eating plants, become an Egyptian pharoah, fake your own gold medal, or make crazy spectacles of yourselves!
It’s all going on at the Round Tower! There'll be lots more workshops happening during the summer holidays - watch this space for animation workshops in August.
Black Swan Arts - July 2012 Artist on a Plinth
Situated on the ground floor between Seed and Divas each month The Plinth showcases a local artist or artistic event.
In the spirit of highlighting as many different genres of artist, for July the Black Swan Plinth is delighted to present an opportunity to view the work of Jez Pearson, a Blacksmith living and working in Frome.
SEED presents an Art Trail with Illustrator Georgina Fineman
6 - 15th July during Frome Festival 2012
Illustrator Georgina Fineman has been commissioned by design emporium SEED to create a fun-filled art trail for all the family around Frome in honour of the Frome Festival. The trail will begin at SEED where a map designed by Georgina to guide guests around the trail can be collected.
Summer Art Car Boot - 10am - 4pm on Sunday 15th July
The seventh and very successful Black Swan Summer Art Car Boot, taking place in the Frome Festival on Sunday 15th July 2012 from 10am to 4pm at the Old Cattle Market Car Park, Frome.
Openstorytellers - ‘Storytelling Café’
Openstorytellers will be doing a ‘Storytelling Café’ as part of Frome Festival, on Monday 9th July.
15 minute performances at 11am, 11.30am and 12 noon at Divas Café Courtyard.
SEED talks: Box Art with Robert Lee
6-8pm on Wednesday 2 May 2012
Robert Lee, an artist specialising in the particular field of Box Art, has agreed to join us to talk through his work, inspiration and the phenomenon and origins of this art form.
SEED talks: The Alchemy behind Blacksmithing with Alex Pole
6.30-9.30pm on Wednesday 20th June
The perfect Father’s Day gift: spend a balmy summer’s evening learning about the art of blacksmithing and practicing basic blacksmithing techniques with experienced Somerset blacksmith Alex Pole.
Apply for a pitch at the Black Swan Summer Art Car Boot
The seventh and very successful Black Swan Summer Art Car Boot, taking place in the Frome Festival on Sunday 15th July - 10am to 4pm at the Old Cattle Market Car Park, Frome.
Artists and designer-makers are invited to apply for one of the 55 pitches available to sell their work. Deadline for pitch application is 3rd June.
KIDSART! June '12 - Be Queen or King for the day
Come and join us in the Round Tower for some right royal creativity!
During half term we'll be making some very bling crowns and tiaras, so everyone gets to be Queen or King for the day.
Plus lots more summery fun all through June.
Black Swan Arts - June 2012 Artist on a Plinth
Situated on the ground floor between Seed and Divas each month The Plinth showcases a local artist or artistic event.
This month featured Artist on a Plinth event is ... Frome Artists Open Studios 2012 which is supported by the Frome Creative Network and will be part of Frome Festival in July.
Black Swan Arts - May 2012 Artist on a Plinth
Situated on the ground floor between Seed and Divas each month The Plinth showcases a local artist or artistic event.
This month featured Artist on a Plinth is ... Sarah Godsill.
KIDSART! May '12 - Fun workshops for making cool stuff.
Want to make flying saucers, top secret boxes and lots of other cool stuff? Then come and join us at the Kidsart! workshops in the Round Tower!
Various workshop dates throughout May.
KIDSART! April '12 - Get 'eggstremely' creative.
Fun workshops for making cool stuff
Come and join us at the Kidsart! workshops in the Round Tower during the Easter school holidays for some 'eggstremely' creative fun!
Local Landscape wins People's Choice Award
Local artist Annemarie Blake has been chosen as the winner of the People's Choice Award at the Black Swan Arts Centre with her winter landscape of Frome.
Black Swan Artisan Shop to rent
Situated in the historic Black Swan and part of a growing community of Artisan Shops.
This little Studio Shop has become available from the beginning of August 2012 at £150 pcm.
Bag an Artistic Bargain and support Black Swan Arts at the same time
Black Swan Arts is offering the chance to bag an artistic bargain and help the charity towards its 25th year fundraising total in its special January sale.
Black Swan Arts Open Arts Competition 2012
Black Swan Arts invited submissions for the 2012 Biennial Open Arts Competition and Exhibition, which runs from 11th February to 31st March 2012.
The deadline for entries was the 10th January 2012 and the application system is now closed.
The deadline for the notification of results is 27th January 2012.
Seed opens at Black Swan Arts
On 15th June, Seed opened its doors at Black Swan Arts. Showcasing emerging British art and design, Seed has taken over the space vacated by the Black Swan shop. Pop down and take a look at the wonderful selection for you home and gifts.
Swan Upping Workshops - Friday 5, 12 and 19th August
Three free summer workshops taking place at the Key Centre (sold out) and the Roundtower at Black Swan Arts (Friday 12 August, 10am-4pm) in which children are building a large shimmering swan to join the Frome Carnival procession. No need to book for the Friday 12th August, its free to drop-in.
Frome TV on location at Black Swan Arts for the Frome Festival
Frome TV will be on location in the Roundtower at Black Swan Arts between 8th and 17th July for the Frome Festival. There you will be able to see their films of Frome life over the past 12 months and watch them in action as they record this years Festival and edit it on site. Also details of Animation Workshops for 10-14 year olds.
Book your tickets for Transglobal Underground at the Cheese and Grain
Providers of the soundtrack to the Urban Wastelands exhibition, Transglobal Underground, are playing live at the Cheese and Grain on Saturday 16th July, part of the Frome Festival.
Get your tickets now!
Order you posters from the current exhibition 25twentyfive here and support the Black Swan Arts 25th Anniversary Appeal
Black Swan 25th Anniversary Appeal and Film
In its 25th Anniversary year, Black Swan Arts has set itself the aim of raising £25,000 from local sources. With your help, we are already well on the way to this target. A Frome.TV film tells you how we are doing it.
Black Swan Arts Contemporary Craft Open Competition 2011
A competition for contemporary applied arts. Range of prizes, including a first prize of £1,000.
Exhibition at Black Swan Arts of shortlisted artists
Panel of judges lead by Mary la Trobe-Bateman OBE
Smile at Black Swan Arts
Click her to see Charlie's interview with SMILE curator Mary La Trobe-Bateman. Many thanks to Doubleshot TV, Frome.
Black Swan Workshops are a Success!
Over the last six months, Black Swan Arts have revamped the workshop room and the growing programme of events organised by artists is bringing in people of all ages and walks of life.
Brown Bag Lunches
Frome Creative Network is hosting a mini series of three Brown Bag Lunches as part of a collaborative dialogue between business and the arts.
The Art Book Seller moves to Black Swan Arts
Fabulous new addition to Black Swan Arts Shop - just in time for Christmas
David Chandler moves his studio into the Round Tower
We've got a rather special pre-exhibition / live-in studio coming to the Round Tower next week, Mon 15th Nov:
David Chandler will be moving his studio into the Round Rower Gallery, for two weeks prior to his exhibition opening on Nov 27th.
Annual General Meeting
Black Swan Masked Ball at Rook Lane Chapel a resounding success!
Venetian jesters, Georgian beauties and Edwardian gentleman were led up the drive by flaming torches and Chinese lanterns, through the garden and past the huge house lantern, which was the star of this year’s Frome Carnival and kindly given by Home In Frome.
Pre-Christmas Shopping Evening
Friday 5th November, 6pm-8pm
You are all invited to a special pre-Christmas Shopping Evening at Black Swan Shop.
Masked Ball Fundraiser
Only days to go until the fabulous Black Swan Masked Ball fundraiser on 30th October at Rook Lane Chapel
Friday 8th October was the launch night for Black Swan Arts new group exhibition: “…the sweet voice of a bird burst forth amidst the universal stillness.”
Black Swan Art Car Boot, 5th Dec
By popular demand the Black Swan Art Car Boot ventures into Christmas. Application process for stalls now open!
David Chandler's 100 Canvases
David Chandler paints 100 canvases for his up-coming exhibition in the Round Tower Gallery, 20th November - 24th December.
The Stranglers join musical project
Fans of Ralph's satirical drawings, the great punk band have agreed to join in an exciting musical project taking place on July 16th. Their visit marks the launch of the Blot Symphony, an artwork of Ralph’s open to musical interpretation.
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