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Photo|Frome aims to put photography on the map in Frome and the South West of the U.K. – and, eventually, put Frome firmly on the international photo circuit.  We are proud to work with partners who have a passion for photography in all of its forms, creating impactful experiences for a diverse local, national and global community.

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Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Arts Council England for more information and how you can apply for support.

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MPB is transforming the way that people buy, sell and trade in photo and video kit. An online platform for used photography and videography equipment, MPB is a destination for everyone, whether you’ve just discovered your passion for visual storytelling or you’re already a pro.

At Fujifilm we create innovative products and deliver effective solutions in a wide variety of fields to serve society, contribute to the quality of life, and enhance environmental sustainability.

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Frome Town Council is a ‘parish authority’ for the town of Frome. It acts as a consultee and lobbying force with both the County and District Councils, putting forward the wishes and needs of the local community with an overall responsibility for its wellbeing.

Frome Wessex Photographic (FWP – formerly Frome Wessex Camera Club) are a friendly, active and very successful photography group catering for and supporting all levels of photographic ability or interest – from complete beginners to professionals. FWP also runs the annual Frome Salon of Photography, and the Camera & Photographic Fair.

St Cuthbert’s Mill are experts in manufacturing high quality artist’s papers. Our master papermakers carefully make beautiful mould made papers, using one of the few remaining cylinder mould machines left in the world. They successfully strive to re-use their waste materials, with no papermaking waste being destined for landfill.

Creative Partners

Black Swan Arts is in the heart of the renowned creative market town of Frome. Our vibrant and varied programme features contemporary and innovative art and crafts. We are a popular arts venue for the creatives of Frome and beyond. Providing exhibition, shop, studio, workshop space and a friendly place to meet friends.

Rook Lane is a stunning & grand 18th Century grade 1 listed building in the heart of Frome. We are a space that hosts a diverse range of events, including exhibitions, music concerts, talks and comedy nights, also fayres and meetings. We are also a perfect venue for weddings and receptions, as well as private parties, wakes and remembrance services. The building is owned by and home to NVB Architects.

boomsatsuma are innovators and unapologetic change makers in Bristol’s creative industries. If you want to work in creative industries, you need to choose the pathway that gives you the best possible opportunity to progress. Through our college and now in our focused degree programmes, we are doing just that.

The Whittox Gallery is a contemporary art gallery showcasing the finest contemporary professional artists and designers. Located within RISE, a beautifully restored church dating back to the early 1800s. The Gallery is a bright and innovative elevated art space overlooking the Rye Bakery café.

The Frome Independent is a curated street market with a difference. A not-for-profit organisation showcasing fledgling and established designers and makers. Working with independent local, seasonal food and drink producers, it nurtures traders of sustainable, contemporary design products and vintage fashion, collectibles and furniture. It is more than a market. 

Makers’ Yard is a converted Victorian tannery, re-established as a contemporary event space, artist studios and community yard. Our plan is to establish a cultural programme of performances, workshops, screenings and classes that become a meaningful part of the growing creative community in Frome.

Gallery at The Station is, as its name suggests located near Frome train station in a former warehouse, It is a new, contemporary, multi-purpose art space and hireable venue championing all art forms inclusively and compassionately. Each of the founders of Gallery at The Station run their own creative businesses.

Beaford is a pioneering network of rural North Devon communities celebrating our land, our lives and our future. We share professional arts events in our villages; develop the extraordinary rural record of James Ravilious and Roger Deakins; and create new work with UNESCO’s North Devon Biosphere Reserve – a global designation recognising our unique environment. Beaford is a registered charity supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

The Royal Photographic Society are an educational charity committed to bringing photography to everyone. Founded when photography was in its infancy, today the RPS is a world-leading photographic community.

Frome Heritage Museum. Our compact museum depicts not just the historical fabric of Frome Town but also the locality, businesses and people which have shaped and made it thrive. We hope to inspire you to see an historical market town which is treasured by those who live and work there.

Frome Library, part of Somerset Library Service, offers an extensive collection of books, films, digital products and so much more. There is an amazing range of other services available to our members. From online business tool subscriptions to health and wellbeing services, children’s activities to supported digital learning – find out what we can do for you.

Frome Festival was founded in 2000, and is a major community arts festival which takes place over 10 days every July. Following Covid restrictions, the Frome Festival returned in 2022 with a full line-up of great performances and participation events across over 40 venues.

23 Bath St is the home of independent live events for the community of Frome and beyond. A family run business, with a dedicated team of friendly staff. We offer a huge variety of entertainment including live shows with internationally renowned to local artists, family-friendly shows, gaming, fun days, open mic and even risqué cabaret. And, during Photo|Frome, we are also a photography gallery.


Of Cabbages and Kings is a shop and contemporary print gallery on Cork Street. With an eclectic mix of affordable artwork and focus on limited editions by UK based printmakers, it also supports independent British brands, sustainable products and responsible design.

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Eight Stony Street is an award-winning all-day restaurant, wine bar and wine shop at the bottom of St. Catherine’s Hill, with a wraparound view of Frome.  There are year-round music, wine tasting and other entertaining events. During Photo|Frome, it is also a destination gallery, becoming a unique symbiosis of good food, wine and photography.

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Raves from the Grave We stock new release vinyl, represses, second hand vinyl, current and chart CDs plus rare and deleted items. We also offer a worldwide search and ordering service so if we don’t have what you want in store we will endeavour to find what you’re looking for from elsewhere. We also have an extensive collection of DVDs spanning all genres, as well as limited edition box sets and releases.

Falmouth Flexible delivers online, part-time postgraduate courses to aspiring students and practitioners across the world. As a part of Falmouth University, our thoughtfully crafted programmes – which include an MA in Photography and BA(Hons) Photography Top Up degree – are making our exceptional academics more accessible to all. They’re an excellent fit for anyone who needs the flexibility to pursue their education without having to relocate or sacrifice personal commitments.

Magalleria Are you hunting for high quality, interesting magazines? Well, look no further. At Magalleria in Bath we’ve stashed away one of the largest collections of fine, independent and specialist titles you’ll find anywhere. Since 2015 we’ve been putting together a unique and exciting blend of new releases and back issues sourced from around the world, with a number of titles exclusive to us.

The Real Photography Company are a Bristol-based Community Interest Company producing photography projects, and managing Community Darkrooms at St Paul’s Learning Centre. We aim to revive and refresh traditional and alternative photography, with workshops, exhibitions and event.


Media Partners

Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884, staffed by people with years of experience in the photography industry, with expert writers, reviewers, and most importantly photographers who love photography in all forms.

Frome Times is a free fortnightly newspaper which offers a comprehensive news coverage of the area, and is packed full of local news – news about Frome, its schools, clubs, organisations and people. This helps to make it the best read newspaper with a large and loyal readership. It has the largest circulation of any newspaper in Frome.

Hospitality Partner

Bistro Lotte is a fabulous French restaurant and B&B hotel situated at the top of Catherine Street in Frome. Bistro Lotte combines a casual ground floor bistro & café with ten beautiful en-suite guest king bedrooms and spacious family suites above. With the addition of Bar Lotte, just four doors away and showcasing seasonal cocktails and live music, your stay in Frome is even more memorable.

Operations Partner

Business Control embraces innovation because we believe in the many benefits provided by online accounting, but we’re aware that people provide the very best service. While we’ve grown over the years and worked right up to CFO with major international corporations, we’ve not lost sight of the power of the personal touch.

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