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…

Frome window wanderland
Decorated windows

Window Wanderland
28 February ‑ 2 March, 5.30pm – 9pm
Black Swan Café and other venues around Frome

Window Wanderland is back for its third year in Frome. To “transform the streets into a magical outdoor gallery again for all to enjoy!”

Black Swan Arts has taken part every year. We love this event as it promotes community and celebration of creativity. Both these things we know are valued by our local citizens.

Register to take part by February 9 to feature in the printed map.

About Window Wanderland

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.

This event now takes place all over the country and beyond.

Image showing someone writing

Words at the Black Swan
First Monday of each Long Gallery exhibition, 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.

Bring a notebook & pen and an open mind.

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

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

Pen drawing featuring two toucans.

Art Club with Jo Joof
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
Saturday 29 February, 9am
Long Gallery & Black Swan Café
£20

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: yogawithmad@gmail.com

10% of all sales goes to Black Swan Arts.

Night school

Frome Independent Night School
Black Swan Café

Belt making with Badger House Leather
Thursday 27 February, 6 – 10pm
£55 full price. £50 for Market Makers

Macrame plant hanger, with Pilea Plant shop
Tuesday 17 March, 6.30 – 9.30pm
£40 full price. £35 for Market Makers

Spring skincare with Bohobo Aromatherapies
Tuesday 21 April, 7 – 9pm
£40 full price. £35 for Market Makers

Foraged food fermenting with Bath Culture House
Wednesday 13 May, 6.30pm – 9pm
£40 full price. £35 for Market Makers

Find out more and book your place on these events via the Frome Independent website.

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

We are currently on our winter break but we’ll add dates here when they are available.

Register for updates if you’d like us to tell you about future dates

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.

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.

Upcoming dates:  8 March  |  12 April  |  10 May  |  14 June  |  12 July  |  9 August  |  13 September  |  11 October

Find out more about the monthly retreat…