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Fabulous Frome - October Newsletter

Updated: Oct 16

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The return of the Frome Independent Market


Sunday 3rd October saw the first Frome Independent Market of the autumn. It was a lovely crisp start to the morning and as we walked down to the centre of Frome the bright sunlight and brilliant blue sky made the Wesleyan Chapel looked more like a Greek temple than a grey English church!



As was to be expected on such a beautiful day, Frome was thronging with visitors from near and far and there was an almost festive atmosphere in the Market Place, perhaps because of a sense that Covid-19 is fading into the background, or perhaps because the chance to get out and enjoy the day was just too much to resist! Everywhere we turned we saw delighted visitors soaking up the sun and taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the Independent Market.


There was a father and daughter duo busking outside the TSB building and later various bands entertained the crowd outside Costa. One group, the Mellow Tones, attracted a particularly good crowd. Incidentally, Mark Shotton, the group's bass guitarist, achieved minor celebrity status in Bruton last year, as he carried out his postman duties in various comical costumes to help cheer up people struggling with the isolation of lockdown.


Although the weather threw some surprises at the shoppers they were not to be deterred, especially with the excellent selection of street food on offer and the chance to grab a pint of local cider! As the afternoon progressed we wandered up to Catherine Street where Matt Mellen's Eco-Hustler gallery was laying on entertainment by DJ.





How much water does Frome use?


Every single water company in the UK has been tasked to give you a helping hand in reducing water usage.

Bristol Water have been nosing around our water consumption and noticed that on average, households in Frome are using 292 litres of water a day - equivalent to running your washing machine nearly 30 times a week or pouring 715 cups of tea down the drain! They have set a target to reduce usage by seven litres a day per person by 2050. Just to paint a picture for you – in an average home of two adults and two children, that’s around two full bathtubs a week! So, are you up for the challenge?





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Book a free hour with Whitrow Wilson and they will audit what’s working for you and what’s not. Email: mim@whitrowwilson.com.





What's on in Frome


There is all sorts going on in Frome these days. At Fabulous Frome we endeavour to bring you the latest events and fabulous things to do in and around Frome. Our calendar allows you to upload your own events, so if you are a venue owner, or simply holding an event you would like to publicise, please just click on the green 'Submit Event' button below.


Featured Events



From a Pumkin Party at Marston Park to Bugsy Malone at the Frome Memorial Theatre, there's plenty to see and do in Frome, including Kosheen who are playing at the Cheese & Grain this month.




Shopping in Frome

Frome is full of a range of independent shops that are dotted around the well-known streets of Frome such as Catherine Hill and Cheap Street. There are also plenty of independent businesses and artisans that don't have shop fronts. Here is our selection for the month:


Alice's Tibetan Shawls - offers available!


Get yourself wrapped up for the autumn with these beautiful Tibetan Shawls from @alicetibetanshawls.


Made from a Yak wool blend these shawls are beautifully soft and warm and can be used as throws and bed covers too. Alice offers a range of vibrant, funky colours in both plain and elaborate prints, from light summer shawls to super thick reversible blanket type shawls and throws.

Priced from £38 to £45, Alice is offering discounts to Fabulous Frome readers if more than two are purchased.


Nessydress - 15% discount


Do you need something glamorous to go to your next ball? Don’t turn into a pumpkin this autumn, turn to Nessydress! Nessy has a fabulous collection of perfect party outfits, from pretty gypsy dresses to alluring velvet or sequinned jumpsuits.


Find out more about Nessydress, and explore her collection here.

Nessy is offering a 15% discount to Fabulous Frome readers on all purchases made before the end of the month (31st October 2021). Just enter HLWN21 at checkout!








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