Events Calendar Round-up: May 2024

We’re already almost into the fifth month of 2024 – where has the time gone? Maybe it’s been spent filling your social schedules and diaries full to the brim of things to do. If so, why not carry on? There are a wide variety of activities taking place in and around Frome during May, from workshops to walks in nature, dancing to film screenings and so much more.

We’ve selected a few highlights, but for the full run down, take a look through our events calendar.

Whatever it is you enjoy, we’d love to see what you’ve been up to so make sure you share it with us on Facebook or Instagram.

What’s on throughout May

1st May: Carmen

Streamed live from the Royal Opera House, screening at the Merlin Theatre. Damiano Michieletto’s sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet’s score, which features Carmen’s sultry Habanera and the rousing Toreador song.

4th May: Hocket at The Silk Mill

An evening of thrilling, thoughtful traditional music. Join Thomas Gold (fiddle), Keith Harrison-Broninski (English concertina), and Laurence Parnell (low whistle, guitar, vocals) for their take a fluid, inventive, and improvisatory approach to tunes and songs from the Irish and other traditions.

7th – 11th May: Frome Memorial Theatre presents Anything Goes

Frome Memorial Theatre presents Anything Goes, a story of madcap antics aboard the ocean liner SS American, where nightclub singer/Evangelist Reno Sweeney is onboard for the crossing from New York to England.

Join Tasha Stevens-Vallecillo, for a foraging walk exploring the incredible world of medicinal and ‘altered state’ plants and fungi. Many of the plants you’ll cover on this walk have been used for centuries in traditional healing and ceremonial ways. These incredible plants are often found just under our noses.

19th May: Frome International Climate Film Festival

The inspiring Frome International Climate Film Festival takes place this year on 19th May at the Cheese and Grain. The day starts with children, family and community activities including positive and inspiring film screenings from around the world, arts and crafts activities and more, ending with the fantastic Frome International Climate Film Festival Awards and the Post Awards Party with local award winning bands.

22nd May: Frome Collectors and Flea Market

Quality second hand goods including a selection of antiques and collectables as well as a mixture of bric-a-brac and jewellery with even the chance of some hidden treasure. Always worth a rummage!

29th May: Energy Exchange: Regenerative Gardens

This energy exchange is an invitation to spend the day working with the team at 42 Acres both in their regenerative market garden and their 100% edible ornamental garden. Learn new skills whilst actively contributing to their permaculture projects.

To see all the events coming up this month and beyond visit our What’s On page.