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All About Frome – 21st April



Debbie Hamblin from our production team gives us an ‘isolation diary’ update.



We have Bob Ashford talking to Lou Aylward about Fair Frome.


They are really low on supplies for the vulnerable in Frome. If you would like to donate something check Fair Frome on Facebook for regular updates or through their website


PJ from Frome Tech Shed talks about a community project where groups of people around the UK (Frome included of course!) are using 3D printing to make face shields for people working on the front line.

If you would like to donate to the cause search 3D Crown on GoFundMe

check Facebook 3Dcrowduk – Southwest

or check out



Rachel Griffin; Marketing and Communications Officer from FTC talks to Rupert about volunteers that are helping the vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rachel also talks about Domestic Abuse during lockdown.

If you are concerned or are concerned about anyone whilst lockdown is happening please call 0800 69 49 49


Julia Wellard, still in Lockdown in France, gives us a roundup of the groups in Frome that are still able to offer help and support.

Birthzang have free taster antenatal classes at 7.30 pm on Thursday 23 April, 10 am on Saturday 9 May and 7.30 pm on Thursday 12 May



. The baby cafe has moved online and is hosting virtual meetings from 11-12pm on Fridays and Kaz will also be available for one-to-one calls from 10-11am.

Check out Baby Café Frome on Facebook

01373 465716


Help with breastfeeding is also offered by La Lèche League, who are online via Zoom on Wednesdays from 11-12.30pm.

07794 678802.


What about entertaining babies and pre-school children? How about trying Singaling, which is a music and movement group on Wednesdays from 10.30-11am.

They have a Facebook page

07828 836637.


Another musical group which has had to move online is Jackdaws which now has an e-piano group. Sessions will be on Fridays and details of meetings will be sent in advance each week.


01373 812383.


Mojo Moves with Cheryl Sprinkler, featured on our programme last week, for lively exercise and lots of fun. Cheryl is charging £6.50 per household and classes are at 9.30 am weekdays.

Find out more on her Facebook page.


Personal trainer Dan Chipp is running Home Bootcamp class. It’s 30 minutes of high intensity exercises on Thursday nights from 7-7.40 and costs £1 for the first class.

Contact Dan on


Another group which is greatly missed is the WHYConnect coffee morning at the Cheese and Grain. But if you make your own coffee at home, you can still meet up online on Tuesday mornings between 10.30 and 12pm. Just download the Zoom app and create a free account. Then click Join Meeting and tap in the code 113 302 851.


We Hear You have also teamed up with The Natural Academy for some free live webinars (online seminars) on Thursdays in April from 6.30-8.30pm. They will be exploring ways that nature and mindfulness can help us cope with social isolation.


On the artistic front, Frome Community Pottery have started their own Facebook group for potters to keep in touch, and they will also be holding an online exhibition to replace the one at the Black Swan they were planning at the end of May. The online exhibition will use photos of the creative work of the pottery group and other art classes.


If you’re missing the theatre, the National Theatre is providing free YouTube performances at 7pm on YouTube. A different play each week, Treasure Island until Thursday this week, then Twelfth Night.


And to end the roundup, if you’re missing the Frome Independent market, they’ve also gone online so you can still buy from all their wonderful local producers. Just go to their website,, and head to The Market section to see what the traders are offering.


If you would like your organisation or volunteer activities or ideas to feature on All About Frome

contact email and put All About Frome in the subject.

Rupert or Julia will get back to you.