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Next stop, Frome Festival

We are delighted to be part of the upcoming Frome Festival! The Frome Festival is a community arts festival, which is run as a hybrid fringe.

This year Frome Festival runs 3-11 July and Inch to IN:CH will be present around the town. Some pieces will be in shop windows and others in Frome Museum. This creates a dual aspect to the exhibition in Frome, unlike when the work was shown together in Bath.

The work in shop windows will be on show day and night, while the pieces in the museum are in parts of the building rarely open to visitors: in the spiral staircase and the basement, with access on the junction of Bridge Street and North Parade.

Starting or finishing at the museum, visitors are encouraged to follow the trail through the town spotting the cases in shop windows.

“The Frome Festival is a community arts festival, which is run as a hybrid fringe.”

This year Frome Festival runs 3-11 July, and Inch by IN:CH are excited to be included.

There will be opportunities to take part in workshops:

  • Wire workshops will be led by Fiona in the museum.
  • Drawing sessions, which will be set up for safe participation.
  • A performative window drawing will take place at Jude’s of Frome on Friday 9 July, 8.15-9.15pm.

11 South West artists have packed their artwork in a case from which the piece emerges for display. The cases are an integral part of the exhibition. Some are large with the work spilling beyond its frame; others are smaller, more self-contained. Some request the viewer to stand back and wonder, while others invite them to peer closer and become more intimate. Ranging in size, scope and materiality, the artworks reflect the diversity of the artists’ practices – including, painting, sound, assemblage, sculpture and light.

The group has been delighted by the encouraging responses and generous support of all involved, whether financial or in-kind. They would like to say a big thank you to all donors (listed on their website). Sponsors include The Arts Society Wessex, Somerset Art Works, Gane Trust, Fringe Arts Bath, East and West Somerset Railways, Found Outdoors, Cranmore Parish Council and individuals.  This crucial support will bring the free programme of events to public audiences.

For those who cannot visit any of the tour in person there are a series of audio artist interviews, and an online gallery. For further and evolving information visit: http://www.inchbyinch.uk and
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