Black Swan Art Gallery Frome

Black Swan Arts Events

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

Window Wanderland image showing a sample of past entries with decorated window displays.

Window Wanderland Drop-In Workshop
Thursday 7 February, 6.30 – 9pm
Round Tower Gallery and Black Swan Café

A drop-in Window Wanderland Workshop/Social for adults. Come and get inspired with others.

Plan, draw and make something for your own window, or maybe collaborate on something with someone else! Remember to bring window measurements if necessary and any materials you may have. Some materials will be available to use and the Black Swan Café will be open for refreshments.

Call to artists advert for Frome Art Fair, featuring an abstract image and the Frome Art Fair logo (FAF)

Frome Art Fair
4-5 May
Black Swan Arts | Rook Lane | Silk Mill
Call to artists deadline 10 March

Frome Art Fair returns this Spring, and they are looking for artists to take part. Held over two days at three of Frome’s major arts venues, the fair offers the chance for artists to meet new potential buyers, sell their work and network with other artists.

Stalls will vary in cost from £60 for a small table without wall space, to £200 for a large stall with wall space. To apply, artists are asked to send three examples of their work, along with a covering letter, to faf@wehearyou.org.uk by 10 March.

This year the Frome Art Fair is being run in conjunction with local charity We Hear You (WHY), who offer free professional counselling to those affected or bereaved by cancer and other illnesses. All profits made will go directly to WHY.

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Window Wanderland image showing a sample of past entries with decorated window displays.

Window Wanderland
1 ‑ 3 March, 5.30 – 9pm
In windows around Frome

A wonderful collaborative community event in aid of ‘Lifting people’s spirits. And warding off feelings of isolation.’ Funded by the Frome People’s Budget.

Set designer, Lucy Reeves Khan started Window Wanderland in 2015, inspired by her vivid imagination, her deep-seated community spirit and her personal experiences of isolation due to years of chronic illness.

Lucy imagined her local streets alive with other people viewing dramatic, beautiful or just silly scenes in the windows around her neighbourhood. She wondered if, in the dark of winter, these displays would cheer up others too. She put on her first event in her own community. It was a huge success. Other areas wanted to join in, and the rest, as they say, is history…

To see who is taking part in and around Frome, view the map online.

Black Swan Café will be open late throughout and printed maps will be available to take away.

Frome Drink and Draw logo

Frome Drink & Draw
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. Drink & Draw is exactly what it says it is. No experience needed, bring your pens and paper and enjoy a relaxed night in creative company.

Frome Drink & Draw is a chance for people to get together for a fun night of sketching and socialising. Whether you’re a professional looking to hone your drawing skills. An amateur artist looking for like-minded creatives. Or a complete beginner taking 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 no pressure to create a stunning artwork. What you will find is a fun and supportive environment where you can relax into your sketching with a drink.

Black Swan Café is open late for food and drinks, menus are available on arrival as everything is cooked from fresh.

Upcoming dates: 21 March | 18 April | 16 May | 20 June | 18 July | 15 August | 19 September | 17 October | 21 November

Online booking will be available in the new year.

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Words at the Black Swan
Monday 18 February, 3 – 4.30pm
Long Gallery
£5

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

Christina Sanders will lead this session.

Bring a notebook & pen and an open mind.

Find out more about Words at the Black Swan from their Facebook page.

Image showing the write place office/ work space

TheWriteDay monthly retreat
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.

2019 dates: 10 February | 10 March | 14 April | 12 May | 9 June

Find out more about the monthly retreat…