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…

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Christmas Shopping Event
Thursday 22 November, 3 – 7pm
Black Swan Café and beyond

Come along to Christmas shopping night for mulled wine, mince pies, and lots of Christmas treats. There will be face painting for kids.

We have the following traders selling their Christmas items:

  • Coppertop Cards
  • Cook Ceramics
  • Dan Musselwhite Jewellery
  • Design by Seed
  • Elanor Steel Ceramics
  • The Frome Independent
  • Fromie Gifts
  • Girls Who Grind Coffee
  • Hiraeth Handcrafts
  • Josie Mitchell Jewellery
  • Nook the Shop
  • Nora Wright
  • Pilea Plants
  • Rebecca Christgau
  • The Smoke Folke
  • Tina Seviour Jewellery
  • Zoe Llewhellin

The Studio Shops and Fosse Beads & Friends will also be open.

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Frome Drink & Draw
Third Thursday of every month, 6 – 10.30pm
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: 25 October – rescheduled | 15 November

Book your free ticket…

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Words at the Black Swan
Monday 3 December, 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.

Poet Louise Green will guide this session.

Bring a notebook & pen and an open mind.

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

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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.

Upcoming dates: 14 October | 11 November| 9 December | 13 January

Find out more about the monthly retreat…

Filigree workshop

Filigree workshop – One Day ( 10:00 – 16:30 )

Yasemin runs Filigree Workshops in the Round Tower Gallery, Black Swan Arts in Frome, Somerset. This beautiful historic drying mill is now used as an art gallery and exhibition centre.

This one day beginners workshop provides an excellent introduction to this ancient wire shaping skill, teaching you all the key stages and processes of creating a pendant or earrings. No prior knowledge of jewellery making is necessary.

Find out more and book a place.