By Cosmo & Calendula Hipseed
It is always a joy to spend an afternoon with like-minded Frome folk such as our dear friends Rowena and Hugo Pendulum. We all took a stroll through Rodden Meadow as far as the Yak Farm, pausing to gather some strong grass for the next Foraged Feast For Frome.
Rowena & Hugo have been uber busy since establishing The Quiet Scaffolding Company which aims to solve the issue of noise pollution from the clanking of large erections. Their organic bamboo plantation behind Asda is already a huge success and their poles have featured on Channel 4’s Gentrification, Gentrification, Gentrification. You may well have also seen their bamboo scaffolding in use around Frome outside buildings such as The Tricycle Emporium and Muriel’s Magnificent Mangoes which are currently under restoration. We are delighted that the town centre won’t look like a builder’s yard on It’s A Sunday Market days this year!
Market-Goer’s try to dodge some of last year’s ugly erections
Speaking of The Sunday Market In The Frome, don’t forget that the main stage (outside Oxfam) plays host to Frome’s Battle Of The Independent Bands with the competition really hotting up.
Young folk-meets-funk quartet Elaborate Hoax are storming it with their re-imagined sounds and the irresistible charms of twin front men Matty & Milton Murgatroyd. Terminal Cheesecake also have a faithful following of djent-shoegaze aficionados although you have to hear it to believe it. The Toyshop Orchestra from Trowbridge are another name to watch, with their unique use of xylophone, jingly bells, recorders and kazoos they’ll soon have your feet moving.
Our very own Frome The Mayor is a talented musician and heads the popular band No Fracking Way to great acclaim. Watch that space, they’ll go far I hope!
Frome The Mayor practices at home for Battle Of The Bands
But my vote goes to Negligent Uncle. If you haven’t heard them already you’re in for a treat. They send the sweet sounds of pan pipes and accordion soaring through our town and reaching as far as the abattoir, or so I am told.
It only remains for me to drum up support for the up-coming Vegan Pride Parade to be held in Our Frome next month. Beans Not Bones is our way of raising awareness of vegetables in general and educating the community about the hidden hazards of cream. Come along and help us stir up The Sharing Saucepan which will be located outside Argos at 11am on March 31st. Vegetable donations welcome! (no leather or fur clothes please).
Thanks for reading, see you very soon around The Frome!