The Frome Festival is a ten day community arts festival held annually in early July in venues in and around the town of Frome, Somerset, SW England. The Festival has been running as a multi-arts event since 2001, hosting over 180 events ranging from national and international performers in rock, opera, classical music, comedy and theatre to local theatre and performance groups. Workshops and exhibitions also play a vital part as well as walks and talks. Frome has a range of excellent venues including the Merlin Theatre, The Cheese and Grain hall, Cooper Hall and Black Swan Arts. The Festival is extremely well supported and manages on minimal public funding, but with a dedicated core of commercial sponsors.