Black Swan Arts 2021 Event Archives

Featuring an archive of events which have taken place in Black Swan Arts, including workshops, artist talks, panel discussions, art carboot and more…

A goat finger puppet made from felt.

Finger puppet making workshops

Family workshop for children and adults
Monday 25 October, 2.30 – 4pm
Tuesday 26 October 10.30 – 12pm
£12 for an individual or family pass

This event takes place during October half term and is hosted by local felt and community artist Bessie Bidder. Bessie is a Frome based fibre artist who works as an artist producing commissions. She has taught felt making to many local community groups, in a large number of schools in Frome and the surrounding area. She has successfully gained grants from the Arts Council England and Frome Town Council for large collaborative felt projects working within the community. She also works regularly with children who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) running therapeutic felt making sessions.

The cost of this workshop is £12 for a family pass or individual ticket. Pre-booking is recommended.

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Portrait of a male lion made with felt.

Flat felt, picture making workshop

Family workshops for children and adults
Monday 25 October, 10.30am – 12pm
£12 for an individual or family pass

This event takes place during October half term and is hosted by local felt and community artist Bessie Bidder. Bessie is a Frome based fibre artist who works as an artist producing commissions. She has taught felt making to many local community groups, in a large number of schools in Frome and the surrounding area. She has successfully gained grants from the Arts Council England and Frome Town Council for large collaborative felt projects working within the community. She also works regularly with children who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) running therapeutic felt making sessions.

The cost of this workshop is £12 for a family pass or individual ticket. Pre-booking is recommended.

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Frome Artists Café, social meet
Wednesday 23 June, 7.30pm onwards
Free to attend

This pre-pandemic regular social meeting for local artists and creatives is meeting for the first time this year. Come and join us in our lovely (hopefully sunny) courtyard garden. It’s free to come along and there’s no set agenda, just a casual creative meet up. Regulars and first timers welcome as are all ages, abilities and creative genres.

The Frome Open Art Trail team will also be handing out venue packs for entrants, for the art trail during the July Frome Festival.

Find out more on the Frome Artist Café’s Facebook group

Dog finger puppet, made from white felt.
Picture featuring mice in a field, in front of a sunset, made from felt.

Felting workshops
8, 9 & 10 July
Round Tower Gallery

Local Felt and community artist Bessie Bidder is running Felt making workshops in the Round Tower at Black Swan Arts. Places are limited to keep social distance.

Flat felt, picture making, for adults

Thursday 8 July, 1-3pm £20

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Three dimensional Felt flower making, for adults

Thursday 8 July, 7-9pm £20

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Hand puppet making workshops for all adults and children

Friday 9 July, 4-5.30pm, £12 per person
Saturday 10 July, 2-3.30pm, £12 per person

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