The next Poetry Cafe at the Garden Cafe is the monster one, the FROME FESTIVAL POETRY CAFE,  this year more monstrous than ever since the theme of the festival is FRANKENSTEIN!  So we actually have TWO flyers,  one from our monumental guest ROB BARRATT who has wowed festivals literally across the planet - New South Wales was his last -  and the other to remind you that there is also the OPEN MIC to find the 2018 FROME FESTIVAL POET LAUREATE!  

The theme for your poems is FRANKENSTEIN… This could be inspired by any aspect of Mary Shelley’s story which is a powerful psychological drama as well as a sci-fi fantasy so do please start thinking and writing… and forward this to your writing groups too!

This is always a huge highlight for the Poetry Cafe as its a festival event but there is still NO TICKET SURCHARGE - just pay cash at the counter as usual. 

The Poetry Cafe in Frome Somerset, began during the first Frome Festival in 2001 and became a regular and popular event on the first Monday of alternative months.



Frome is a town of enormous charm, with its steep, winding streets, its wealth of beautiful old buildings and its friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

It has more listed buildings than any other town in Somerset and remains the biggest of the five Mendip towns. Frome is renowned for its thriving Arts community and boasts a high number of resident authors, poets and performance artists.

Older than Bath (13 miles north), its history dates from AD685, when St Adhelm founded a mission on the River Frome. The town has largely escaped extensive redevelopment, and is an ideal touring base for the many attractions of the area