Supermarkets, big retail and the future of our communities A day of debate, conversation and information-sharing

Frome, Somerset, Saturday November 17th 2012

  • Frome’s “Super-market”

    Frome’s “Super-market”

    The vibrancy of independence incarnate...
  • People sparking debate…

    People sparking debate…

    ...(clockwise from top left) Joanna Blythman, John Harris, Rob Hopkins, Elisabeth Winkler, Gus Hoyt, Neal Lawson, Andrew Simms....
  • Big supermarkets

    Big supermarkets

    Is this our only future?...
  • Cheap Street, Frome

    Cheap Street, Frome

    The centre of our town's independent business culture...
  • The Action in the Park

    The Action in the Park

    Frome, February 2011....
  • Keep Frome Local’s first meeting

    Keep Frome Local’s first meeting

    December 2010....

We’ve sold out! Tickets are no longer available

What kind of places do we want to live and work in? Is there an alternative to so-called ‘big box’ retailing? How do we ensure that regeneration and redevelopment include a central role for independent business and the interests of local people? And how do we keep a lid on the huge expansion of supermarkets via campaigning, the planning system, and local politics?

For one day of workshops, speaker-led sessions and more, all these questions will on the agenda, in the Somerset town of Frome – one of many frontlines of the struggle to keep our communities thriving and unique.