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…

Ceramic mugs and a leather wallet, samples of work created by the workshop tutors.
A ring and and ink drawing, samples of work created by the workshop tutors.
Plates of food in Black Swan Cafe

Creative Winter Warmer
Hosted by BSA studios and Black Swan Café

Saturday 8, 9.30am – 5pm & Sunday 9 February, 9.30am – 4.30pm
£160 includes tuition, materials and lunch – booking essential

A fun, immersive making experience with four creative disciplines: clay, leather, silver and ink. Two day workshop with lunch provided, booking online via Eventbrite.

Clay | Leather | Silver | Ink

It’s winter. You can choose to hibernate… or to create! Learn fun new skills, meet our friendly helpful makers, refuel with tasty lunches (provided) and take home four unique, handmade creations with this artisan taster workshop.

This weekend is aimed at those looking for an immersive creative making experience. Over the course of the weekend you will spend four half-days (three hours per workshop) making an item from four different creative disciplines.


Liz of Hiraeth Studio Pottery will guide you through the techniques needed to make and decorate your own hand built mug (can be picked up after both firings are completed).

Leather work

Using some of the most sustainable vegetable tanned leather, make a simple hand stitched wallet or purse. Covering all the basics from pattern making to rivet setting with Liz Huband, the designer-maker behind Badger House Leather


Using various tools and techniques, you will create your own sterling silver knot ring. A great introduction into the art of jewellery making with renowned jeweller Dan Musselwhite

Illustration and Design

Learn skills to capture characterful detail in still life drawing in this illustration workshop with the lovely Jo of Jo Joof Designs, using gouache to paint a vintage typewriter.

See full details and book your 2 day workshop ticket via Eventbrite

Image showing someone writing

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.

6 January | 10 February | 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.

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 25 January, 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.

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.

Starting again in spring. Dates to follow.

Book online to attend our free event

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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:  12 January | 9 February

Find out more about the monthly retreat…