Sunday, 11 October 2015

Do you have 'hot sweats' just thinking about entertaining guests? Dave Penfold as seen on master chef will be joining us this month Then join us on Monday 19th October at the HUBnub, Frome at 7.30pm where local chef Dave Penfold will be giving us hints and tips on catering for groups. Drinks and cakes will be available as well as a raffle. Anybody willing to bring a cake or bottle to share will be given a free raffle ticket. Watch your e-mail in boxes for the newsletter.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

September Meeting- Centenary celebrations 

21st September 2015 

7:30pm @ The Hub Nub (formally known as URC) Whittox Lane, Frome, BA11 3BY 

Come and join us in celebrating 100 years of the WI with our centenary celebration with taster sessions including: 

Felt work
Cake demonstrations
Bunting making
And more! 

We will also be celebrating our move to our new venue at The Hub Nub and our new meeting day (third Monday of the month) 

There will be a free gift for everyone on entry and a fabulous raffle with lots of prizes! 

Visitors and members welcome 

Hope to see you there!


Friday, 21 August 2015

Dear members (& supporters),

It is with great pleasure that we can announce a few changes to the Frome WI which were agreed by the members present at last nights Summer meeting (after being proposed by the committee who have been working hard behind the scenes).

Our move to the YMCA on Vallis Rd back last year was a temporary one when we were evicted at short notice from the URC when it was suddenly sold for redevelopers. It was very useful to have been able to meet at the YMCA but there were a few flaws with it (parking issues and loud disturbances from other venue users to name a couple) so we have been looking at alternatives & have now found one...

We will be meeting at The Hub Nub (the new name for the URC where we used to meet)  Whittox Lane, Frome, BA11 3BY a new community venue in the centre of town. It is still being redeveloped but we feel this will be much better in the long run!

However, due to other bookings this means we have to meet on the third MONDAY of the month instead of a Thursday (still 7.30-9.30pm). We hope that this will suit our current and attract more future members. 

To mark this 'fresh start' we will be holding a 'relaunch' evening next month on 21st September which will include a variety of 'taster' activities for people to try throughout the evening. We will be giving out goodie bags to everyone who attends and will have a 'special' raffle.  This will also be to celebrate the WI Centenary!

It would be really appreciated if you could help spread the word about our relaunch and we challenge everyone to being at least one friend/relative/colleague/neighbour if possible.

We have made some flyers, posters & leaflets which you are very welcome to share with your friends however you like. Maybe you could pop one through a neighbours door (especially if they are new to the area), share it via social media or display a poster at work?  

We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting evening and look forward to seeing Frome WI fly again now that we have a permanent home!

Best wishes,

The Committee x

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

August Meeting- Summer Party! 

Thursday 20th August 7:30pm
The HubNub
(Formerly) United Reform Church Hall
Whittox Lane

The sun is shining (mostly), the birds are singing and we are in a party mood!

Next Thursday is our Summer Party.

We will be meeting at The HubNub, which some of you will know as the United Reformed Church where we used to hold our meetings.

Weather permitting we will be outside hurrah!

Please bring something savoury/sweet or a drink to share.
This is a great chance to get to know the rest of our members and the committee better.

We will also be running our monthly raffle, and remember if you bring food/drink to share or a raffle prize you will get a free ticket!

We will also have some exciting news to share so don't miss out!

Hope to see you there
Ella, Kay, Tina and the rest of the committee xxx

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

July Meeting- Viv Groskop 'Say Sorry to the Lady'

Frome WI is absolutely delighted to be welcoming journalist, writer and comedian Viv Groskop to the WI this coming Thursday (16th July)

Please come along to hear an exclusive preview of her Edinburgh Festival show "Say Sorry to the Lady". Bring a friend, a bottle and be prepared to laugh. See you there!

 7.30-9.30pm at Frome Youth & Community Centre, Vallis Road. £3 for non-members.

Find out more about Viv Groskop here

We had a wonderful evening of entertainment with Viv!

Huge thank you to Viv Groskop for giving us a preview of her show 'Say sorry to the lady' I have not laughed so much for ages! I think it's safe to say we also provided some entertainment for Viv in the shape of bees and aphrodite!!! Good luck with your stint in Edinburgh. A must see show!x- Ella

Friday, 19 June 2015

June Meeting- Fun with Pointy Sticks- Frome Town Archers

Our June meeting will be held at Frome Town Archers in Woolverton. We are arranging car sharing so please let us know in advance if you will be attending so we can organise the cars and make sure no one is left behind :) Please email or contact us via Facebook and our event page

This will be a hands on have a go at Archery, you will be more than welcome to attend if you do not want to shoot as well.

Competition for this month is the best archery related baking! So get your thinking caps on ladies!

Please wear suitable footwear and clothing , the site is on a farm and outdoors in a field so fingers crossed the weather holds :D

Address for the drivers (please note that parking is limited so car sharing would be appreciated):
Lower Chatley Farm,
BA2 7RQ.

Find out more about Frome Town Archers here:

Hope to see you there x


We had a wonderful evening, huge thanks to Ian, Chris and Jon for tutoring us

Here are a couple of pics:

Saturday, 30 May 2015

2015 Programme

Third Thursday of the Month!


January- Banner making

February- Jewellery making workshop with Kathryn from Beadz Bazaar


March- Chocolate making with Sophie from Cocos Amor

April- Marion Dean founder of Truffle Hunters Dog School as seen on Escape to the Country!


May- AGM and Hettie Colquhoun who will be telling us about her VSO trip to Kenya


June- Fun with point sticks, a visit to Frome Town Archers

*Please message us in advance if you wish to come along so we can arrange transport*

July- Comedian Viv Groskop

August- Summer Party *location to be confirmed*

September - Centenary Celebrations

October- Dave Penfold as seen on MasterChef!  from Roti Shack and The Old Bakery Supper club

November- Bramble and Wild floristry

December- TBC


We hope to see you there! x

Sunday, 3 May 2015

May Meeting

21st May is our AGM and we will also be welcoming  Hettie Colquhoun who will be telling us about her VSO trip to Kenya
Members and Visitors welcome,  hope to see you there