People sat in Black Swan Cafe during drink and draw. They are having conversations and sketching.
   Black Swan Café hosts evening events, including our regular popular social, Frome Drink & Draw.

Black Swan Arts Events

Featuring events taking place in and around Black Swan Arts, including workshops, artist talks, panel discussions, art carboot and more…

TheWriteDay, mini-write online sessions with The Write Place
Join via Zoom on the second Sunday of every month, 10.15am – 1.15pm

Whilst we’re unable to open to the public, The Write Place (the home for procrastinating writers to “get it written ~ and put it right later”) are taking their sessions online, free of charge.

Email Kate to book your online place

Find out more about the write place and upcoming online sessions…

The events below are currently on hold. We will update this content as soon as we are able to start arranging and promoting again.
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Words at the Black Swan – on hold
First Monday of each Long Gallery exhibition, 3 – 4.30pm
Long Gallery

A drop-in writing group which meets in the Long Gallery on the Monday after each launch, to respond to the new exhibition.

Bring a notebook & pen and an open mind.

1 June | 20 July | 7 September | 19 October | 30 November

Find out more about Words at the Black Swan and read the regular postings inspired by the art from their Facebook page.

Pen drawing featuring two toucans.

Art Club with Jo Joof – on hold
Every Saturday 2 – 4pm
Studio Shop 1
Children aged 8 – 12, £32 for a 4 week course

Practise simple illustration techniques using pencil, paint and fineliners. Booking is essential for this four week class as Jo is only able to take 4 students at a time.

Book your place by calling Jo: 07041 884521

Black Swan Cafe logo featuring a black swan with a grey beak
Yoga teacher Maddie, performs a standing balance in front of a wall of paintings and drawings. There is some text beneath it reading yoga, art, breakfast. Followed by Yoga breakfast club.

Yoga Breakfast Club – on hold
Saturday 29 February, 9am
Long Gallery & Black Swan Café

A great way to combine yoga, art and breakfast, this trio will make the perfect start to your weekend:

  • 9am, yoga in the Long Gallery
  • 10am, breakfast in Black Swan Café

This regular yoga breakfast club event is hosted by Maddie of Yoga with Mad.

“Black Swan Arts long gallery will be our yoga studio for the morning- a beautiful space to move in. After an hour of energising, zen filled yoga we’ll be heading downstairs to enjoy breakfast at The Black Swan Cafe. Look forward to a menu created to norish and excite the taste buds!”

Email Maddie to book your spot:

10% of all sales goes to Black Swan Arts.

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TheWriteDay monthly retreat – on hold
Second Sunday of every month, 10.30am – 4.30pm

TheWriteDay is for procrastinating writers to get it written ~ and put it right later. We give each other encouragement and support, but don’t share our work. We just write. Free tea, coffee, cake and soup. Only £16 for the day.

Upcoming dates:  10 May  |  14 June  |  12 July  |  9 August  |  13 September  |  11 October

Find out more about the monthly retreat…

Pens, pencils and brushes. Text reading Frome Drink & Draw

Frome Drink & Draw – on hold
Third Thursday of every month, 7.30 – 10.00pm
Entry is free, booking advised

Get your creative juices flowing with a night of sketching and socialising. No experience required, just bring your pens and paper and enjoy a relaxed night in creative company. Arrive any time from 7.30pm.

Bring your own bottle of whatever you fancy. Drink & Draw takes place in the cafe but it won’t be staffed.

Frome Drink & Draw is a chance for people to get together for a fun night of sketching and socialising. You may be a professional looking to hone your drawing skills; an amateur artist looking for like-minded creatives or a complete beginner wanting to take up a new hobby. This night is for everyone! You choose your own subject matter and bring your own supplies. There is no teaching and no pressure to create a stunning piece of artwork. What you will find is a fun and supportive environment where you can relax into your sketching with a drink.

Starting again in spring. Dates to follow.