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Town Council & Visit Somerset join forces to promote Frome

Frome Town Council is cementing its relationship with Visit Somerset on Thursday 22nd October at Rook Lane Chapel at 7.30pm. 

This is an opportunity for the people of Frome to see how Frome will be promoted as a visitor destination.

The evening will include presentations from the CEO of Visit Somerset John Turner, together with Frome Town councillor Mel Usher. The highlight of the event will be the appearance of award-winning photographer Ian Brodie MBE, the author of various Harper Collins location guides including the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Location Guide and Cameras in Narnia. Ian is developing a UK first – an e-book illustrating Somerset’s history, heritage, food and drink for Visit Somerset.

The e-book will be a 148-page guide spanning the entire county of Somerset, from North East Somerset (Bath) right the way down to Exmoor, and across from Yeovil to Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset – every key area of the county will be covered, including Frome.

This project will result in Frome and the county of Somerset having a future-proofed piece of technology that millions of people will be able to download free, as well as an unrivalled portfolio of cutting edge photography to help promote the county’s beauty and heritage.

Mel Usher said, “Frome is a large part of this project, the town and the county of Somerset will be marketed like never before.

“Our relationship with Visit Somerset is paying dividends and bringing local tourism into the 21st century.  Working with Visit Somerset and gaining access to a photographer of Ian Brodie’s standing is a big plus for Frome. I’m looking forward to the evening of 22nd October where we can show the people of Frome what we are doing.”

All members of the public are invited to the free event and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and mingle.  Light refreshments will also be served. For more information contact Mark Brookes on 01372 465757 brookesm@frometowncouncil.gov.uk

 

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