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All About Frome, May 8 2023


Ukranian culture 

Dmytro Romaniuk, coordinator of the Town Council Refugee Hub for all Frome refugees, tells us about the History of One Nation event, celebrating Ukrainian culture and held for residents and hosts who have supported and housed Ukrainian refugees on May 18th at the Cheese and Grain.

History of One Nation will be at the Cheese and Grain on 18th May at 6pm.

Tickets £15 from the cheese and grain or online.  Proceeds go to Somerset aid for Ukraine.

Frome Festival runs from the 7th to the 16th July.

New Festival Director Adam Laughton talks about the challenges of putting on the festival and the big part played by volunteers and local community groups.  Frome Festival features 210 events over 10 days in multiple venues.

Trustee and Roving Reporter, Rosie Eliot will be going to as many events as possible, writing a blog and broadcasting daily on Frome FM with festival news.  She also spoke about the Crysse Morrison poetry prize – entries must be in by 31st May

Submit poetry entries to
Queries or more info from

Festival programmes available from 19th May

Cheese and Grain

Steve Macarthur, Director of the Cheese and Grain, talked about how the venue is run, about its independence from grants funding and about the sound studio which is used for recording albums (including Sir Tom Jones’ latest album), for encouraging new bands and vocational training.

Rob Dahl, Programming and Marketing Manager at the Cheese and Grain talks about the range of uses of the venue – bands, comedy, concerts, markets, community education, roller skating.  He also talked about the types of events suitable for the smaller Treehouse venue, and the value of the Cheese and Grainas a brand not just a venue.