INSTRUCTIONS FOR AN ORDINARY UTOPIA features new art works made especially for the town of Frome by leading British artists Simon & Tom Bloor, Peter Liversidge and Ruth Proctor.

The project explores how we can make ordinary life and the places we live in that little bit more special, and how incrementally personal action can change communities and commonly held ideas.

The commissions, which have been inspired both by the town and by working directly with students from Frome Community College, range from the subtle to the spectacular. 

They include physical interventions in the urban fabric of the town to proposals and propositions for new ways of thinking about community spread through books, badges and banners. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AN ORDINARY UTOPIA is as much about events as it is physical artworks, with the artists creating special events that make an ordinary town a little less ordinary.

Project Launch


Join the artists, scatter some pennies, explore new social spaces, look out for the plane overhead, join the discussion and be part of something wonderful in Frome. From 3pm to 6.30pm, Rook Lane Chapel, Bath Street, Frome.

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A street market with a difference that takes over the whole town centre with more than 200 stalls. 10am-3pm, first Sunday of the month, throughout Frome town centre.


During April’s market visitors will have the opportunity to buy affordable artworks by the artists from Foreground stalls and drop into family workshops at Simon & Tom Bloor’s installation behind Ellenbray toy shop.


The Foreground team return to the market for the final day of INSTRUCTIONS FOR AN ORDINARY UTOPIA. Another opportunity to buy affordable artworks by the artists, family workshops at Simon & Tom Bloor’s Ellenbray installation, the final chance to see Ruth Proctor’s new motto flown over the town and Peter Liversidge’s obstacle course taking over Justice Lane in the town centre for more eccentric fun.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AN ORDINARY UTOPIA is brought to us by Foreground Projects, visit their website to find out more:

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