Black Swan Arts Events

Lost Voices Black Swan Arts

IN THE ABSENCE OF TRUTH: art and debate about refugees and migrants
Thursday 29th June 7 pm (admission free)

An evening of discussion arising from a talk by Alison Harvey, barrister and legal officer and former general secretary of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association.

Alison has for decades been informing and engaging with Parliamentarians, lawyers and the public about refugee and immigration law and policy,

She will define the term ‘refugee’ and speak about the experience of becoming caught up in the UK asylum system, and draw on her work with UNHCR in West Africa and with displaced people. In addition, she will inform the audience about the wide swathe of free/forced movement that the term ‘migration’ encapsulates.

Then in dialogue with artist Ricky Romain, Alison will consider the questions;

1) Does art make you care more about whether something you read or hear is true or not? If so how?

2) Does art help you to sort out what is true from what is not true?

This will be followed by contributions to the discussion from the audience chaired by Heather Fallows.

Ricky Romain Black Swan Arts

‘That which colours the mind’ – An Afternoon Sitar Recital
Frome Festival Event Code: 1514
Saturday 15 July 3.30-5pm
Location: Black Swan Arts
Price: £8.00 / 5.00

Ricky Romain has performed regularly throughout the West Country, Nationally and in Europe over the last forty years. In 1972 he became a residential pupil of Punita Gupta, disciple of Ravi Shankar. He continued to study Indian classical music by the traditional master/pupil method, eventually becoming proficient in the understanding, and use, of Rag and Tal, (Melody and Rhythm), and with the improvisational techniques associated with Northern Indian classical music conventions. In addition, he has worked with practitioners from other musical and artistic genres including Jazz, Rock, Folk, World and Western Classical Music, Dance, and Movement.

Events at the Black Swan

Black Swan Arts Summer Car Boot – Sunday 16 July 2017

As part of the Frome Festival, this year’s Art Car Boot Sale will take place on Sunday 16th July in the Cattle Market Car Park from 10-4pm. It’s a great opportunity to meet artists, craftspeople and makers direct, discuss their work and buy something local and lovingly made!

Events at the Black Swan

Preview Evenings – Throughout 2017

Black Swan has a diverse range of exhibitions across the building, including the Round Tower and Divas Cafe. Long Gallery preview nights are always lively, with the whole building open for you to explore 6-8pm, have a drink and meet up with friends.

2017 programme

  • Clive Walley- Fri 6 January
  • Seamus Nicolson- Fri 10 February
  • Bath Spa MA show- Sat 18 March
  • Frome Art Society- Fri 21 April
  • Steve Burden- Winner of Black Swan Open 2016- Fri 12 May
  • Ricky Romain- Fri 16th June
  • SKETCH- Fri 21 July
  • Gladys Paulus- Fri 15 September
  • Black Swan Art Annual Open, Artists Preview- Wed 1 Nov
  • Carry Akroyd & Richard Phethean – Fri 1 Dec