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Winstone’s Hunting Raven Books is delighted to present an in-conversation event with authors Lily Dunn (Sins of My Father) and Ali Millar (The Last Days).Both Dunn and Millar have written gripping personal memoirs around the effects that non-mainstream religion, cults and addiction can have on family life. Both memoirs have...

Former BBC broadcast journalist, podcaster on Parkinson’s, and health and technology writer, Rory Cellan-Jones' enthralling memoir Ruskin Park weaves post-war spirit with the beginnings of the BBC. A moving account of his indomitable mother, talented father and the glamour of 1950s television, the book details Rory's compelling journey of discovery about...

"Women have always gardened, but their stories have all too often been buried with their work. Alice Vincent is on a quest to change that. To understand what encourages women to go out, work the soil, plant seeds and nurture them, even when so many other responsibilities sit upon their...

We are delighted to welcome Sunday Times Bestselling author, Elly Griffiths to Frome to celebrate the the launch of the next gripping volume in The Brighton Mysteries series, The Great Deceiver. Magician Max Mephisto, now divorced and living in London, when he is hailed by a voice from the past,...

Somerset. Beautiful and ancient from moor to coast. We are a county stuffed full of walkers, climbers, nature enthusiasts and writers.The perfect place, in fact, for Christopher Somerville - the Bristol- based Times walking correspondent - to introduce his latest book Walking The Bones of Britain – A 3 Billion Year Journey from the Outer Hebrides to the...

A decade after the publication of the beloved and prize-winning memoir Love, Nina, award-winning author Nina Stibbe is back with a diary of her return to London in her sixty-first year.Join us for a fabulous event with Nina, as she introduces her new book: Went to London, Took the Dog. Nina...

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  • Thursday, 26 October 2023
  • Frome Town Hall, Christchurch St W, Frome BA11 1EB
  • from 2pm
  • Tickets £10 including cream tea
  • Thursday, 10th August 2023
  • Winstone's Hunting Raven, 10 Cheap St, Frome BA11 1BN
  • 7.30pm

Analog Sea first came to our attention in 2018, when they sent us a beautifully wrapped sample of the Analog Sea Review together with an elegant letter explaining their offline philosophy. It was love at first sight. Roll on five years and we have Analog Sea Reviews one, two, three...

Date: Friday 23rd SeptemberTime: 7.30 – 8.30pmVenue: The Merlin TheatreTicket Price: £10 Oozing with bad airs, boggarts and other spirits, the world’s marshes and swamps are often seen as sinister and only partly of this earth. Author of Swamp Songs, Tom Blass invites you on a swampish journey from Romney Marsh to North...

Date: Friday 23rd SeptemberTime: 5 – 6pmVenue: Merlin TheatreTicket Price: £10 Kim Sherwood is expanding the Bond universe with the first of a trilogy of novels following three of MI6’s brightest and most skilled agents – each with a licence to kill. They’ll do anything to protect their country. Hear...

Date: Thursday 22nd SeptemberTime: 8.30 – 9.30pm*Venue: Merlin TheatreTicket Price: £10*Please note the later start time The simply remarkable author, artist, musician, and professor of medieval history Amy Jeffs talks to fellow author Max Porter (Lanny; Grief is the Thing with Feathers) about her Sunday Times bestselling book Storyland: A New Mythology...

Date: Wednesday 21st SeptemberTime: 7.30 – 8.30pmVenue: Merlin TheatreTicket Price: £10 Sunday Times bestseller and rising star, Joanna Quinn talks about her stunning debut novel The Whalebone Theatre. An instant hit with readers and critics alike, the novel has been called ‘wonderful’ and ‘a classic’ by Sarah Winman and ‘joyous’ and...

Date: Wednesday 21st SeptemberTime: 5 – 6pmVenue: Merlin TheatreTicket Price: £10 Hear author and former politician Alan Johnson talk about his new fast-paced and warm-hearted page-turner, One of Our Ministers is Missing, in which (you guessed it) a government minister in the Foreign Office has vanished into thin air… Johnson was...

Date: Wednesday 21st SeptemberTime: 1 – 2.30(ish!)Venue: The Silk MillTicket Price: £18 James Crowden (Cider Country) embarks on a journey to distil the ancient origins of cider, uncovering a rich culture and philosophy that has united farmer, maker and drinker for millennia. Cheesemonger Ned Palmer (A Cheesemonger’s Compendium of British & Irish Cheese) takes us...

Date: Monday 19th SeptemberTime: 5 – 6pmVenue: Merlin TheatreTicket Price: £10 Former Gardening Editor of The Sunday Times and curator at Hauser and Wirth gallery, Caroline Donald has long been fascinated by what she calls Britain’s ‘folk art’; an activity in which everyone, from all walks of life, can indulge...

Date: Sunday 18th SeptemberTime: 5 – 6pmVenue: Frome Town HallTicket Price: £10 The ocean fires our imagination, provides endless joy and solace, but also wields immense destructive power on people, communities, and their environment. Join us to hear Wyl Menmuir, author of The Draw of the Sea, in conversation with conservationist and...

Date: Sunday 18th SeptemberTime: 4 – 5pmVenue: Merlin TheatreTicket Price: £5 (Adults & Children)FAMILY EVENT! AGES 7+ Do you like your history with the nasty bits left in? Come and meet mega-selling illustrator and author Martin Brown as he celebrates the Horrible Histories in a fun-filled, action-packed event loaded with...

Date: Sunday 18th SeptemberTime: 2 – 3pmVenue: Frome Town HallTicket Price: £5 (Adults & Children)FAMILY EVENT! AGES 7+ Come and get curious about nature with wildlife writer and self-professed nature nerd Ben Hoare. The world is filled with curious objects made by plants, animals, and even by the Earth itself. The...

Date: Sunday 18th SeptemberTime: 11am – 12pmVenue: Merlin Theatre, FromeTicket Price: £5 (Adults & Children)FAMILY EVENT! AGES 3+ Welcome to The Museum of Marvellous Things, where the impossible can happen! Make stars in jars, catch moons like balloons, dance with Doo-Dahs in cages, sing with the Noo-Nahs on stages, and marvel...

Date: Saturday 17th SeptemberTime: 7.30 – 8.30pmVenue: Frome Town HallTicket Price: £10 Costa Award-winning author Andrew Miller (Pure, Now We Shall be Entirely Free) talks about his latest novel, The Slowworm’s Song. Described by the Guardian as ‘bolder and more exquisitely menacing than anything he’s done before’, The Slowworm’s Song...

Date: Saturday 17th SeptemberTime: 5 – 6pmVenue: Merlin TheatreTicket Price: £10 Bestselling author (and potter!) Elizabeth Macneal talks about her books, The Doll Factory and Circus of Wonders. With lush Victorian settings and characters that you instantly fall in love with, her novels are glittering, spectacular, deliciously vivid and thrilling. As one fan...

Date: Saturday 17th SeptemberTime: 1 – 2.30pmVenue: Frome Town HallTicket Price: £5 (Adults & Children) FAMILY EVENT! AGES 7+ Join The Phoenix Comics artist Neill Cameron for this interactive workshop where he shares the secrets of his award-winning graphic novel series Mega Robo Bros. Get all the tips you need to write and draw your...

FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER - 7.30PM
Merlin Theatre, Frome

Have you ever dreamt of running away with the circus? Ols Halas (author of The Gifford Circus Cookbook) did just that.

Ols talks about how he came to create the pop-up Circus Sauce kitchen and became part of the award-winning and much-loved Gifford’s Circus. With stories about being part of the troupe, to recipes and tips on foraging, Ols will be in conversation with Gill McLay who worked alongside Gifford’s late founder, Nell, on her own writing.

Winner of the Guild of Food Writers General Cookbook Award 2021

FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER - 5PM
Merlin Theatre, Frome

Jill Nalder was the inspiration behind Jill Baxter’s character in Russell T. Davies’ Channel 4 hit It’s A Sin.

Hear her talk about her moving memoir, Love from the Pink Palace, in which she tells the true story of her life during the AIDS crisis, and that of friends and colleagues, doctors and nurses, activists and fundraisers – of which, many were young, talented gay men with big dreams of their own but whose lives were tragically cut short.

 

  • Thu, 23 June 2022
  • 19:30 – 21:00 BST
  • The Assembly Rooms, Christchurch Street West, Frome, BA11 1EB
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Hunting Raven presents Nick Hayes, an author and illustrator with something very important to say on the ownership of our lands....

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