Frome Library and Fair Frome invite you to a free afternoon tea, live music, crafts and activities for all to discover and celebrate our community! (If transport will be a problem for you please call Fair Frome on 01373 488578)
January’s highly successful Come Together Frome, which was attended by over 600 people, is being repeated on Sunday 8 October from 13:30 to 16:00. Afternoon tea, activities for all ages including face painting by Painted People and live music from The Frukes and others will comprise an afternoon of free fun. Organised by Fair Frome and Frome Library, the afternoon will kick off a week-long series of activities marking National Libraries Week (9 – 14 October, 2017).
The event this time will particularly celebrate the library within the community – books, reading and all the fantastic stuff they offer and facilitate for the whole area. It is also part of Fair Frome’s regular programme of community dining events that encourage people to socialise and find out about services and leisure activities on offer.
Come Together Again Frome will also be a ‘Fun Palace’ – part of the annual weekend of arts, science, craft, tech, digital, and sports action created by, for and with local people to promote community at the heart of culture – it will be a space where fun meets learning, where the arts and sciences can meet, and most importantly will be about celebrating what our community has to offer.
Draft event programme – more may be added, so watch this space…
1.30 – 1.50 pm Frome Street Bandits
1.50pm Words of Welcome from hosts
1.30 – 3.30 pm 3D printing demonstration.
Have you missed the Library’s previous 3D printer demos? Or want a chance to see it again? Well you’re in luck! To celebrate National Libraries Week we’ll be printing heart shaped bookmarks
1.30 – 4.00 pm Fair Frome.
Here to raise awareness of local projects aimed at helping people bounce back from the effects of poverty.
1.30 – 4.00 pm Fire Safety
Lee Dredge will be on hand to discuss tips for fire safety in the home.
1.30 – 4.00 pm Frome Active & In Touch.
For people who have become isolated, lonely or out of touch with others.
1.30- 4.00 pm Frome Community Education
1.30 – 4.00 pm Frome Men’s Shed.
Frome Shedders will be here to explain what happens in the Shed, and to answer questions. Come and see the Coracle we recently raced against the Welsh.
1.30 – 4.00 pm Frome Writers’ Collective
Frome Writers’ Collective provides a supportive network for both new and experienced writers, shares information about writing and publishing and runs writers’ projects and events. We will be offering general information about our collective and the opportunities for writers and writing in Frome.
1.30 -4.00pm Frome Library Chess Mates
1.30 – 4.00 pm Frome Library Knitting and Sew On group
Stitching and chatting with the Library’s Knitting group, sharing our skills and having fun. New knitters & crafters welcome!
1.30 – 4.00 pm Home In Frome
Home in Frome is a community arts group, engaging local people in creative activities which celebrate the unique character of our town.
Through our Working Memories project, we record and share people’s accounts of their lives in Frome and would love to talk to you and hear your stories.
1.30 – 4.00 pm Hunting Raven authors table: 1.30 – 2.30 pm David Hamilton (Wild Ruins) & Laurence McJannet (Bikepacking), 2.30 – 3.30 pm Gerry McKeown (Little Tales from Aquae Sulis) & Jane Brayne (Archer, Journey to Stonehenge).
1.30 – 4.00 pm Mendip Citizens Advice Bureau – Energy Awareness
1.30 – 4.00 pm Mendip Community Credit Union
1.30 – 4.00 pm Openstorytellers
Openstorytellers is a charity that works to enrich and empower the lives of people who are marginalised because of learning and communication difficulties, and is co-run by people with a learning disability. Come and see us to find out more. The Openstorytellers will also be performing in Frome Library on Thursday 12th October at 1.30pm – open to all!
1.30 – 4.00 pm Painted People will be face painting all afternoon! Voluntary donations welcome.
1.30 – 4.00 pm Reading Allowed Reading Group
We meet in the library every Monday at 11 am for shared reading and discussion of poetry, short stories and extracts from novels.
1.30 – 4.00 pm RVS Home Library Service
The Royal Voluntary Service works in partnership with Somerset Library Service to deliver books to the housebound, find out more about the service and how to become a client or volunteer
1.30 – 4.00 pm Shuttles Badminton Club
2.00 – 4.00 pm SHARE Small electricals repair shop – bring your own item.
2.00 – 2.20 pm Storytime with Angie Morgan. For children 3+
2.30 – 3.00 pm Storytime with Angie Morgan. For children 6+
3.30 – 4.00 pm Frukes. Frome Ukulele Club live performance
And delicious tea and cake provide by the Café in the Park throughout.
Time:1:30 pm - 4:00 pm