Next year’s festival will run from Friday the 4th to Sunday the 13th July 2014
A BUSINESS MANAGER FOR THE FROME FESTIVAL
Frome Festival is developing and looking to the future. We need a dynamic, flexible individual to work with us and take on the responsibilities of Business Manager. We are an annual 10 day arts and community Festival entering our 14th exciting year. We want to consolidate on our success and establish a robust base on which to build our artistic future.
We are looking for:-
- Fund raising experience
- Experience in Arts, Festival or Event management
- Administration and logistical support for the Artistic Director
- Self motivation
We can offer:-
- Interesting, varied and sometimes demanding work
- The experience of working with an established and successful Festival
- An 18 hour week, days and times can be fairly flexible
- A modest salary or fee
A job description is available here (pdf opens in new window), if you think that you have the skills we need, please write or email with a CV and covering letter by 14th October 2013
To Frome Festival Ltd., 25 Market Place, Frome BA11 1AH.
1. I am the botanical start of the hunt, RIGHT here. Where am I?
2. There are steps to Shakey’s door. I am by the arched window but in which street?
3. Going up in smoke … where?
4. Which eatery is under this but not underground?
5. Have a cuppa and see the headgear under this.
6. Did Michael have a drink here and food on September 29th
7. I wouldn’t bank on it … would you? Which one.
8. There is an orangey glow at night but can you financially hack it? Where?
9. Am I being sent there but not by train. If so how far off the ground, have I got?
10. Where did the enlightening posh pirate feed a berry to a bird?
11. What number light over Chaucer’s connections?
12. Underneath a meeting?
13. They do not melt in your hand
Make and Mend Vintage
14. Who or what is on the other side?
15. Underneath the Arches. Not quite. Date at No. 11
16. What number?
Yesterday & Tomorrow
18. Who is above me?
19. Petrified ‘Sylvester ‘, keeps his eye on ‘Tweetie Pie’ in what number?
21. Who benefits under this?
22. Gateway to what?
St John’s Church
23. Who lives on the other side of this?
No one. They are all dead
24. Restful place without barrels ….. which school?
Go out the second gate.
25. Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink. How many?
26. Try finding them away from the tower.
27. Who might own these beautiful gems?
28. Where in the world are these stone ‘tracks?’
Above Matico and Raves from the Grave
29. Which animal is under this?
30. Did you notice this as you were passing … on reflection perhaps not. Don’t get heated or angry behind yourself.
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Grab yourself a handy cloth bag and support the festival at the same time. Bags available at the Cheese and Grain, Ellenbray stationers and toyshop in the Westway preccinct, and Owl on Catherine Hill on sale at £3.
It’s hard to believe that there are only four more days of festival left…
so we’re inviting you to ruffle your tail feathers, put on your top hat and sequins and jazz shoes, lace up your corsets and flutter your fans for the four wonderful last-days-of- festival that we have lined up for you…
We’ve had a small army of Wessex Photography’s finest out on the streets to bring you images of the hottest Festival on record…we’re pretty much talking Provencal here. It’s just wonderful – wandering along streets, taking in the sights, going to shows and strolling home again on balmy summers’ evenings…
We’ve packed so much amazing stuff into our first few days – but we’ve got plenty more where that came from. Oh yes indeed. So come join us for the rest of the festival – we’ve got music, comedy, theatre, art, poetry and fun all waiting to be winkled out in venues all over town. Get spontaneous, throw caution to the light summer breeze, grab tickets and join us for a in the party in the sun…
Hot work and tasty food at Mama Upendo’s food stall clear blue skies.
The popular Food Feast was blessed by hot sunshine and Sarah Hillman and her big team of family and friends produced her usual fabulous East African food for the crowds. Sarah had been chopping and cooking for 2 days and the enormous pans were scraped clean to satisfy the hungry throngs. A record for consumption of African food on the hottest day of the year; queues all along the river bank were animated and entertained by the Frome Street Bandits and Acoustic plus…
The profits of her hard work are in aid of The Mama Upendo Children’s Trust which is a Frome based charity which funds and manages an orphanage of 45 children in Kitui, Kenya.
£1,367 was raised for the orphans and Sarah travels to Kenya next week to deliver this. Every single penny goes to the children in Kitui.
For more information www.mamatrust.org
Photo by: Mervyn Clingan- Taking Pictures
Left to right Janet Millar (Chair of Mama Trust), Evette Hillman and Sarah Hillman (President Mama Trust).
If it’s musical diversity you’re after, the Frome Festival 2013 has it in spades. Every single night of the festival is full of amazing sounds – your ears are in for quite a work out. On the first night alone you can choose from House of Agave’s line up – the amazing Zen Hussies, New Groove Formation and Oscillator – featuring artists from the Levellers tour, the Kooks, Elastica and Los Albertos. All for the price of a £10 ticket. There’s even an ‘after party’ thrown in at the Griffin with DJ Jivefish, to take you into the early hours. Alternatively, you could choose a Benjamin Britten opera, complete with fourteen piece orchestra – thank you, Bath Philharmonia – in the intimate setting of Cooper Hall. It’s a ghostly tale of lost innocence and dark deeds with a sublime score, incredible musicians and young professional singers. Or by way of a contrast Rook Lane Chapel are featuring Passamezzo, in full Elizabethan costume, performing on period instruments. And last, but in no way least, we have the wonderful, local ‘Critters’, playing their hearts out at the Cornerhouse from nine o’clock onwards.
On Saturday 6th the wonderful ‘Frome Festival Feast’ will feature live music, The Turn of the Screw is on for it’s final night and Rick’s Café will be up and running at the Cornerhouse, complete with Sam on piano. There’ll also be a chance to catch the award- winning ‘Labyrint’ Choir, who have come all the way from Prague to perform a candlelit concert at St Johns Church. Rumour has it they’re amazing. Continue reading
This year’s line up of top notch comedians means we’re in for a seriously funny festival. Helen Pearse gives us the low down.
Comedy makes a late entrance to the festival line up this year – Friday 12th July to be precise – but don’t let that fool you for a moment. This year’s line up packs punches, no doubt about it.
Last Friday was a watershed moment for John Humphrey’s ofBBCRadio 4’s Today programme. He was whisked from the comfort of his recording studio and his daily routine of grilling politicians for breakfast to a field somewhere in Somerset where he was told to ‘make nice’ with his heroes Mick Jagger and Phill Jupitus. Humphreys was reduced to humbly asking Jagger to play ‘Satisfaction’ for him one time, and had a gently meandering couple of words with our man Phill about hills. Lots of them about in these parts that’s for sure…Phill likes to be at the top of them, for ease of rolling home after his shows as it turns out. He’s gonna love Frome for sure… Continue reading