Now in its 17th year, the 2017 Frome Festival ran from Friday 7th to Sunday 16th July. A stellar cast headed up a huge range of activities covering arts, crafts and lifestyle.
This year the Festival celebrated the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen. This notably encompassed several literature events, and also a recital of her little known musical composition at Christ Church. In 2017, the Festival also commemorated the poet Edward Thomas in World War I. Thomas had many local connections. A series of events celebrated him including a performance of his work. The leading biographer Matthew Hollis, actors James Laurenson and Martin Bax (who is President and founder of the Frome Festival) and Stephanie Cole, took part.
The 2018 festival will be on the 6th to the 15th of July. Keep an eye out to see what it will hold!
Information on the festival can be found on their website.