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…

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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
Saturday the 22 June, 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.

All Things Being Equal Q&A
With Sandra Porter RWA  & Professor Anita Taylor
Thursday 13 June, 6-7.30pm
Long Gallery
Tickets are free but registration is required

Starting with the title of the show, all things being equal, there will be a discussion about influences; what drives the artist, what drives you and us?

With Sandra Porter RWA and Professor Anita Taylor.

Book your ticket online.

Photograph of Mark McGann

Perplexed Music: Exploring love and loss through film & music.
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 June, 1-2.30pm
Round Tower Gallery
Ticket info tbc

An audience with Frome Artist Mark McGann. Includes screening of short film followed by Q&A and signings of DVD and CD.

Information about how to book, coming soon.

Black and white photograph from J.W. Singer & Sons foundry in Frome taken more than 100 years ago.

Title: Casting the World: The Story of JW Singer & Sons
Date: 4 – 14 July
Weekday workshops for school groups
Weekend workshops for the public, free to attend, booking required

Come and try your hand at being a casting apprentice at this family-friendly workshop. The Long Gallery at Black Swan Arts will be transformed into a casting studio, bringing history alive and offering the opportunity to learn the basics of the casting techniques used to such great effect at the J.W. Singer & Sons foundry in Frome more than 100 years ago. Note – no hot metal involved!

1 hour weekend sessions are available for the public and weekday sessions are available for school groups.

Find out more and book your place on a weekend workshop.

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Flowers and sparkly pom poms in front of a mauve background. Words over the top read 'night school'
Frome independent logo reading - Frome Independent, more than a market
Hostas, wild garlic, bread and a silver spoon. Words over the top read 'night school'

Black Swan Café & Frome Independent
Summer events

Japanese Street Food supper club with Kinori
Thursday 13 June, 7 – 9pm
Tickets £42 (£37 for Market Makers)

Festival Floral Headdress with Fizz Goes Pop
Wednesday 19 June, 6 – 9.30pm
Tickets £50 (£45 for Market Makers)

Foraging Walk with Dave Hamilton
Wednesday 3 July, 6 – 9.30pm
Tickets £40 (£35 for Market Makers)

Syrian Supper Club
Wednesday 17 July, 6 – 9.30pm
Cost tbc

Leatherwork, belt making with Badger House Leather
Wednesday 25 September, 6 – 9.30pm
Tickets £60 (£55 for Market Makers)

Fermentation, make + eat with Bath Culture House
Wednesday 9 October, 6 – 9.30pm
Tickets £40 (£30 for Market Makers)

Kokedama, a variant of bonsai with Pilea Plant Shop
Wednesday 6 November, 6 – 9.30pm
Tickets £40 (£35 for Market Makers)

Knitting workshop
Wednesday 13 November, 6 – 9.30pm
Cost tbc

All events take place at Black Swan Arts. Find out more on The Frome Independent website. Book your tickets by emailing

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

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. 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.

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

Book online to attend our free event

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Words at the Black Swan
First Monday of each Long Gallery exhibition, 3 – 4.30pm
Long Gallery

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

Bring a notebook & pen and an open mind.

1 April | 13 May | 3 June | 8 July | 22 July | 9 September | 21 October | 25 November

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

Frome Festival 2019 logo, white writing on a blue background
Frome Festival 2019 logo, white writing on a blue background

Frome Festival
6 – 15 July

We’ll be taking part in the Frome Festival events as usual with exhibitions and events. More information to follow.

Find out more about Frome Festival…

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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…