The Frome Festival is delighted to welcome three new venues this year!

May 9, 2022

The 2022 Frome Festival brochures have now hit the streets and festival excitement is growing. We’re delighted to be working with our regular venues again this year, but also to welcome three new venues.

Our first one is Lo Rapitenc on Cheap Street, who will be offering a special traditional Spanish tapas menu, designed for the Frome Festival. Tapas will be available all week, for lunch and dinner, excluding both Festival Sundays and Monday.

To kick-off the Festival on Friday 1st July, as well as tapas, from 7.30-9.30pm, Lo Rapitenc will be putting on a Guitarra Latina evening with Juan Picard. On Thursday 7th July alongside your tapas you will be able to enjoy an evening of Rumba music with the duo Jimi Can. Amazing sherry wines from Diatomist wines will be on the menu alongside a curated selection of Spanish Tapas. Rumba and a Rebujito drink, perfect for a Festival evening in July.
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Our second new venue is the Flow Bar, on the Bridge, who will be hosting two Frome Festival sponsored ticketed events.

On Tuesday 5th July from 8-10.30pm, the Bill Smarme Rock’n’Roll Trio will be appearing. Bill will be taking a light-hearted, irreverent musical look at the coming of rock and roll music to these shores in the 1950s; its energising impact on the youth of the time and one impressionable teenager in particular. Tickets £5.00.

On Thursday 7th July Chris Jagger will be appearing from 8-9.30pm. In his memoire Talking to Myself, Chris lifts the lid on one of the most colourful and exotic periods in British cultural history, from the bombsites and ration books of post-war Dartford, to life with brother Mick (Jagger), and the glittery underground of the 60s. Chris will read excerpts from his book, converse with the audience and then, together with violin virtuoso Elliet Mackrell will play a selection of his songs. Tickets £10.00.

Lastly we’d like to welcome Dore & Rees Auction Salerooms on Vicarage Street. On Tuesday 5th July, from 2-4pm, they will be putting on Frome’s very own Antiques Roadshow with ‘Ever Wondered What It’s Worth?‘  The afternoon will start with a welcome talk of around 40 minutes, followed by appraisals of items brought along for auction valuation. You can bring along as many items as you like for a fiver. This event is in aid of raising funds to support the restoration of The Bennett Centre in Frome. See Dore & Rees’ website for the latest details.

The Festival box office will be opening to festival friends on Friday 20th, and Saturday 21st May (10am-6pm) and to the general public on Sunday 22nd May (10am-2pm). Online tickets will be available from Monday 23rd May.