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Upcoming Events


Peter Clark talks about his new book “Damascus Diaries: Life Under the Assads”.
11am Saturday 27th June, Frome Library
Tickets available from Frome Library. Books available here from Saturday 27th.


“The Butler and Tanner Story” by Lorraine Johnson
Frome Museum will be hosting the official launch of The Butler and Tanner Story, marking the start of their exhibition “Making an Impression: Frome’s Printing Past”.
Monday 29th June, Frome Museum.
Books available here.


Proud Sponsors of Frome Festival
Friday 3rd July – Sunday 12th July
www.fromefestival.co.uk


Independent State of Wonderland
In celebration of 150 years of Alice in Wonderland, we’ve teamed up with the Frome Independent Market to bring you a day of wondrous fun!
Dress up and take part in the fancy dress parade&competition, stop off at the Mad Hatters tea party down on the village green and pop into the bookshop for a whole range of Alice themed make&do activities!
Join the fancy dress parade that starts here at Hunting Raven at 1pm.

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Sunday 5th July, Hunting Raven Bookshop & Frome!


Netted in a Silver Mist with Paul Newman and Jill Harris
Join us for an evening with author Jill Harris and artist Paul Newman. Jill will be reading from her collection of poems and Paul will be discussing the pencil drawings he has made in response to Jill’s words.
Sunday 5th July 6.15pm-7.15pm
Books and Artwork will be on sale at the event.


Tibet – An Accidental Pilgrimage by Ivan Cooper
Ivan Cooper shares the extraordinary story of his journey across eastern Tibet. This book is a 2015 Festival Read.
Tuesday 7th July, Frome Library
Tickets available from Cheese&Grain box office. Books available here.


Syria Today with John McHugo and Diana Darke
John McHugo, author of ‘Syria: A Recent History’, and Diana Darke, author of ‘My House in Damascus, An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution’, discuss the present crisis in Syria. Chaired by author Peter Clark.
Wednesday 8th July, Rook Lane Chapel
Tickets available from Cheese&Grain box office. Books available here.


 The Man Who Didn’t Go To Newcastle by Alison Clink
Local author Alison Clink talks about her new memoir with diarist Peter Clark.
Thursday 9th July, The Three Swans
Tickets available from Cheese&Grain box office. Books available here.


Green Fire, Multimedia Ecopoetry Show
Devised and performed by  award winning British ecopoets Helen Moore & Susan Richardson. Fusing Story, film, performance, original artwork and percussion.
Friday 10th July, The Three Swans
Tickets available from Cheese&Grain box office. Books available here.


The Poetry of Art
Readings and workshop led by Rosie Jackson. Many well-known poets (W.H.Auden, U.A.Fanthorpe) have used paintings as starting points for poems, others (Ted Hughes, Philip Gross) have collaborated with artists to illustrate their work. This workshop offers new ways to approach writing poetry triggered by art.
Sunday 12th July, Frome Library
Tickets available from Cheese&Grain box office.


Writing Detective Stories
Wells author Nikki Copleston talks about the challenges and rewards of writing crome fiction.
Sunday 12th July, Frome Library
Tickets available from Cheese&Grain box office.


Writing Comic Fiction
Alison Clink leads a workshop on the art of comic writing.
Sunday 12th July, Frome Library
Tickets available from Cheese&Grain box office.


Knowing Your Readers
Local author Joffre White discusses how his work with children inspires his own writing and shares his experience of what works best with his young audiences.
Sunday 12th July, Frome Library
Tickets available from Cheese&Grain box office.


Frome Festival Short Story Competition Prize Giving
Sunday 12th July, Frome Library
Free Event.


Science-Fiction Evening
Heads-up, Science-Fiction & Fantasy fans! The Frome Science Fiction and Fantasy Group are delighted to be able to invite you for a Sci-Fi themed evening. There will be readings from special guest authors Honour Joanne Hall, David J Rodger and Gareth L Powell as well as local writers. The evening ends with a special prize draw sponsored by Hunting Raven Books.
Sunday 12th July, The Three Swans
Tickets available from Cheese&Grain box office.