Arts & Culture
The Frome Festival box office is set to open as 2017 brochure breaks cover

Excitement is building throughout the town of Frome as this year’s Festival brochures make their appearance with an image of Jane Austen riding into town on a motorbike by Festival illustrator Sholto Walker.

There are so many things to see and do this year, and so many choices to make from Friday 7 to Sunday 16 July.

Events this year include appearances by Germaine Greer, Andy Parsons, Dutch Gypsy Jazz Quartet ‘The Busquitos’ and a talk from the Frome Tunnels team at the newly renovated Trinity Church.

New to the Festival, are tours of the ‘jewel in Frome’s crown’, historic St John’s Church with its Holy Well and unique external Via Crucis, and the Frome Food Assembly tasting extravaganza and pop-up market. Festival-goers are encouraged to try something new this year with many workshops to choose from, from Bollywood dancing to Bee Keeping.

Whether it’s classical music, comedy, opera, folk music, literary or children’s events, drama, exhibitions, walks or talks there is something for everyone. Many events are free or low cost.

For the Full line-up see the Festival brochure, website or app (to go live mid-May). Treasure Hunt Clue sheets, Hidden Gardens Maps, Edward Thomas event flyers and Open Studios brochures will all be available this year as downloads from the website.

The Box office will open to Festival Friends on Friday 19 May at 9am, to the General Public in person on Sunday 21 May, and online from Monday 22 May. / Tel: 01373 455420