Earlier this month we spoke to Liz Huband aka, Badger House Leather – who has had a busy few weeks moving into her new studio at Black Swan Arts! This Frome-based designer-maker shares her thoughts on market trading, her love of the Somerset countryside and how to get your beans to grow by talking to […]

Behind the scenes at Eight Stony Street.

Eight Stony Street landed in Frome at the end of 2018 with the promise of tasty food, relaxed dining and an impressive selection of wine. Housed in one of Frome’s best-loved old buildings in the heart of St Catherine’s, the space is an independent cafe by day, and wine bar and eatery by night. Last […]

Sunshine and sand at Frome-On-Sea on Sunday 4th August

Join us beside the seaside…at Frome-On-Sea! Frome-On-Sea is a magical day out at the beach, right in the middle of the August edition of The Frome Independent. Now in it’s 6th year, our tiny pop-up beach was born out of a desire to bring a little bit of the Great British seaside to Frome for […]

Behind the scenes at The Whittox Gallery

We’ve been catching up with some of Frome’s businesses and shops this year, and recently checked in with the team at RISE – the newly rebranded Hubnub Centre which is home to the marvellous Rye Bakery, and a rather beautiful gallery space. Now known as the Whittox Gallery, the space can be found in the […]

Trader Profile-Dark Matters

Need chocolate? Look no further! This month we caught up with purveyor of plant-based deliciousness, Gemma Lewis, the genius behind Dark Matters Brownies. It was great to learn more about Gemma’s journey and how she and Dark Matters have grown during the 6 years she has been trading with us. Hi Gemma! Tell us a […]

Rubbish Portraits for our July Market

We’re looking forward to having Lucie Sheridan with us at the Village Green for our July market with something a bit…rubbish. Illustrator Lucie Sheridan  has over 18 years experience and specialises in silk screen printing.She is represented by many galleries and shops both on the high street and online and has been commissioned by such clients as […]

Trader Profile-Scatter Jewellery

One of the best bits of running an event like The Frome Independent is seeing businesses grow on every part of their journey. This week we chatted to Frome maker Meg from Scatter Jewellery, who has been a big hit in the Catherine Hill suitcase sale, where she began trading with us as a new […]

Join us for a Syrian Supper Club on Wednesday 17th July

Join us for a very special one-off supper club on Wednesday 17th July that showcases the food of Syria. We’re teaming up with the talented bunch from Black Swan Arts Cafe, and working with Frome residents Lara and Somaya, who will be sharing some delicious dishes from Syria.  The evening will take the form of […]

Trader Profile-Marshwood Vale Cider

What’s a summer in the West Country without a drop of local cider?! We caught up with cider-maker Tim Beer of Marshwood Vale Cider this month, who told us all about his passion for proper cider, his love of his home county of Somerset and the joys of market trading! Read on to be taken […]

The Hubnub Centre is reborn as Rise

Throughout 2019 we are taking a peek at the behind the scenes lives of some of Frome’s best loved independent shops and businesses. Recently we caught up with Ed and Io, founders of Rise, which is the new name for the HubNub centre. Many of you will know the building as the home of Rye […]