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“A nice place”
Review of Black Swan Arts

Black Swan Arts
Ranked #6 of 21 things to do in Frome
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Black Swan Arts is a former pub that has been converted to an art centre and gallery. The ground floor consists of a shop selling local crafts with a rather nice cafe (Divas) behind opening on to the rear courtyard in which are also situated four small workshops/studio's for local artists and craft workers to rent (when I visited recently a soft toy maker and a goldsmith were in two of the units). There is also the Round Tower (a listed building, if I remember correctly it was a fulling tower) which I believe is available for hire. Most of the first floor consists of a large gallery. I am not an artist so I cannot comment on the artistic merit of the exhibits or the items for sale in the shop other than to say that ,over the years, the exhibits have ranged from the beautiful to the incomprehensible. The gallery is staffed by volunteers so may not always be open. the staff are friendly and willing to help and there is no pressure to buy. Try it, I think you will like it, I know I do. They also have a website for further information.

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Reviewed 8 April 2013

There are a wide variety of interests at the black swan arts centre. The shop workers are friendly & really want to assist you. The cafe has well sourced local food as well . The evenings host different activities such as the story telling club, ( recent night was fibbers night) so all told, a lovely local place with great wealth of talent , colour & experience.

Thank eljaygee
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

This small arts centre is such an interesting place to visit with the small craft workshops and an ideal place to find gifts for special occasions. The proprietors are all so friendly and take the time to really find out about you and what you like before making suggestions. The restaurant attached to the Black Swan Arts Workshops is an ideal place for a delicious coffee, breakfast or meal with freshly cooked, wholesome food at reasonable prices.

Thank mog_19
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