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Our friends at FarmFestival will be joining us at May's Market to showcase some of their rather brilliant acoustic lineup ahead of their 2017 festival which takes place down the road in Bruton in July. Read more

Trader Profile-Denman & Gould

We chatted to designers Denman & Gould, who work together collaboratively, creating products that combine sculpture, cabinet making and fine art painting. Read more

From market trader to shop keeper

March sees the launch of an exciting venture from one of Frome’s favourite traders. Acclaimed designers Nick Fraser and Polly Bell will open Kobi & Teal - a shop, gallery and workshop - in time for the March market. Read more

December Roundup

It’s been a busy year here at The Frome Independent, and we can’t quite believe that 2016 is now drawing to a close. It’s a time of year when a lot of us take stock of what we’ve been up to over the past 12 months, so we’d thought we’d share our highlights of the year with you, before we get stuck in to planning 2017! Read more

TRADER PROFILE-Elisabeth Barry

We are big fans of Somerset maker Elisabeth Barry’s delicate and contemporary ceramics. Specialising in porcelain homewares and jewellery, Elisabeth can be found in our Designer Maker section on market days. Read more

Market Trader success for Frome butcher

Local farmers and Frome Independent market traders Penleigh Farm have launched a new butchers’ shop in the heart Frome, specialising in locally reared meat and stocked with produce sourced from the monthly market. Read more


After studying a BA in Fine Art Sculpture at Cardiff School of Art and Design where her degree show was a large installation in paper, Tess Wakeling began experimenting with different materials before deciding to set up a business in lighting design. Read more


If you need proof that Frome is a hotbed of creative talent, you need look no further than local designer-maker Nick Fraser. Nick has become a Frome Independent market stalwart and produces a range of contemporary interior products and furniture. Read more

TRADER PROFILE-Anna Brindle aka Lost Shapes

Anna has been trading as Lost Shapes at The Frome Independent since it launched in 2013. With a degree in 3D design crafts, followed by a varied career, Anna took the opportunity of her youngest child starting school to get back into designing and making. Read more

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