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2023 Programme

We're very excited to announce this year's programme.  See below for a full list of events, and scroll down further to book

2023 Frome Kindness Festival
5th - 11th March

Throughout the week:

Caravan of Kindness

Enjoy Amy Kolarides' beautiful micro exhibitions 'Hold Up', experience a private musical serenade, do some daily Qigong, hook a kindness duck or get stuck into the day's crafting or kindness activities

Kindness Challenge

Participate in Frome's first Kindness Challenge- either on your own or with others. Find out more

or drop by the Caravan of Kindness

Decorations

Look out for the wonderful creations of eco textile collective 'Everybody Needs Pockets' which will be bringing the town centre to life with kindness-themed works of art during Festival week

Sunday 5th March

Theme: Spreading Kindness

Frome Independent Market: Kindness Festival Takeover

Centre of Frome 10am - 3pm

The first Independent Market of the year will be dedicated to Kindness, expect special decorations, craft activities, and lots more! Including:

  • The Kindness Stage

  • Mojo Moves Kindness Dance

  • Kindness Decorations from Everybody Needs Pockets

  • The Kindness Caravan

Monday 6th March
Theme: Kindness to Ourselves
  • The Talking Cafe:10am - 11:30am at The Cheese & Grain

  • Mindfulness for All: 11am - 12pm at The Good Heart

  • Kindness to Ourselves - The Body: 3:30pm - 4:30pm at The Bennet Centre

  • 'Mission: Joy' Screening & Talk: 7pm at The Good Heart

Tuesday 7th March
Theme: The Science of Kindness
Wednesday 8th March
Theme: Kind Words
  • Let’s Talk: Tackling Tricky Conversations: 10am - 12:30pm at Frome Town Hall

  • A Little Peace & Quiet: 11am - 12pm at The Good Heart

  • Health Connectors - Talking Bench: 10:30am - 11:30am outside Frome Library

  • Kindness in Social Media: 7pm at Frome Town Hall

Thursday 9th March
Theme: Kindness to the Planet
  • Kindness to the Land - Tour of 42 Acres: 9:30am - 12:30pm at 42 Acres, Witham Friary

  • Green Connectors Workshop: 11am - 12pm at The Good Heart

  • Tree Planting: 11:30am - 12:30pm at New Road Playpark

  • Talking Cafe: 1pm - 2:30pm at Coffee#1

  • Kind Fashion - Swap Not Shop (Kids): 2pm - 4:30pm at The Silk Mill

  • Kind Fashion - Swap Not Shop (Adults): 7:30pm - 10pm at The Silk Mill

Friday 10th March
Theme: Kindness & Giving
  • Groove Tots for Tiny Hearts: 10am at The Good Heart

  • The Keys to Kindness with Claudia Hammond: 2:30pm - 4:30pm at Frome Town Hall

  • 'Amelie' Immersive Screening Extravaganza: 7pm at The Merlin Theatre

Saturday 11th March
Theme: Kindness & Community
  • Spring symbolism and Kindness -  print, collage and stencil workshop: 10:30am - 2:30pm at The Bennet Centre

  • Felt - Community Felting Workshop: 12pm - 2pm at The Bennett Centre

  • Frome Rock Choir's Songs of Kindness: 2pm at Boyles Cross

  • Mojo Moves Kindness Dance: TBC

  • The Kindness Festival Closing Party with Frome Street Bandits and other special guests: 3pm - 5pm at The Bennet Centre

Book Tickets

  • Mass Mindfulness
    Mon, 06 Mar
    The Good Heart
    06 Mar, 11:00 – 12:00
    The Good Heart, 7 Palmer St, Frome BA11 1DS, UK
    Mindfulness can help us live with a greater sense of wellbeing. Come along for a short practice and learn greater awareness of body, mind and emotions
  •  'Mission: Joy' Screening & Talk
    Mon, 06 Mar
    The Good Heart
    06 Mar, 19:00
    The Good Heart, 7 Palmer St, Frome BA11 1DS, UK
    A laugh-out-loud film that shares the humour and wisdom of two of the world’s most beloved icons, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
  • Choosing Kindness: Where Science Meets Daoism
    Tue, 07 Mar
    Frome Library - Meeting Room
    07 Mar, 15:30
    Frome Library - Meeting Room, Justice Ln, Frome BA11 1BE, UK
    Workshop with Dr Jean Boulton
  • Let's Talk: Tackling Tricky Conversations Workshop
    08 Mar, 10:00 – 12:30
    Frome Town Hall, Christchurch St W, Frome BA11 1EB, UK
    This 2 hour taster session will introduce you to some ideas and approaches that aim to improve communication and make you more confident and better able to tackle tricky conversations
  • A Little Peace and Quiet
    Wed, 08 Mar
    The Good Heart
    08 Mar, 11:00 – 12:00
    The Good Heart, 7 Palmer St, Frome BA11 1DS, UK
    A silent space, open to all . No philosophy, no religion, no catch. Simple and easy.
  • Kindness to the Land - 42 Acres Tour
    09 Mar, 09:30 – 12:00
    42 Acres, 42 Acres, Holt Road, Witham Friary, Frome BA11 5HL, UK
    Join us if you’re interested in regenerative farming, wild food, rewilding and agri-wilding. Or, if you’re exploring ways to take care of, and live in conversation with, our sacred world. You are invited to connect with the land, the food philosophy, the team and the vision of 42 Acres.
  • Kind Fashion - Swap not Shop (Kids)
    Thu, 09 Mar
    The Silk Mill
    09 Mar, 14:00 – 16:30
    The Silk Mill, Merchants Barton, Saxonvale, Frome BA11 1PT, UK
    Kids clothes swap with Frome Families For Future
  • Kind Fashion - Swap Not Shop
    Thu, 09 Mar
    The Silk Mill
    09 Mar, 19:30 – 22:00
    The Silk Mill, Merchants Barton, Saxonvale, Frome BA11 1PT, UK
    Join Frome Families For Future for a clothes swap like no other! Not only can you swap your clothes for a brand new wardrobe, there's a bar, DJ, catwalk (yes you can catwalk if you want), and have your photo taken by a professional photographer in your brand new clobber!
  • The Keys to Kindness with Claudia Hammond
    10 Mar, 14:30 – 16:30
    Frome Town Hall, Christchurch St W, Frome BA11 1EB, UK
    “You are kinder than you think, but we could all be kinder still.” An invitation to spend the afternoon with Claudia Hammond, the award-winning writer and presenter of the BBC Radio 4 series All in the Mind and The Anatomy of Kindness.
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