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Harp concert at The Chapel by Christine Kinder

United Reformed Church, Highworth - Friday 7 February

Friday 7 February, 7.30pm United Reformed Church, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7AG A musical journey of the history of the harp Christine will be performing music on a variety of harps as well as chroni...

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Campaign aims to encourage people in Swindon to lead healthier lives

Healthy Weight Awareness Week: Monday 13 January - Saturday 18 January

A team that has helped and encouraged countless people to transform their lives will be out in force next week as part of a campaign designed to reinforce those New Year’s resolutions. Swindon&...

Love to Plan makes wedding days special

Natalie Lovett launches her sixth year as a professional wedding organiser

Swindon wedding planner Natalie Lovett is starting her sixth year of creating weddings to remember and launches her 2014 season with a series of wedding fayres during January. Natlalie says: ...

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Swindon leisure facilities in danger of developer dealings

999 leases could be on offer with taxpayer benefiting from proceeds

Swindon Borough Council is progressing with the cost-cutting disposal of its municipal leisure facilities and golf courses agreed in July 2013. Potential operator bids are to be returned by 7 Februar...

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Swindon groups can now raise money at curry cashbacks on 4 evenings a week in two venues

Charity nights now available at Bombay Lounge at Peatmoor Village Centre and Old Town

The charity curry nights which have been running twice a week at the Bombay Lounge restaurant in Peatmoor for the last six years are now also available on Mondays and Tuesdays at the Bombay Lounge in ...

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Skatepark plan returns to West Swindon forum on Monday 13 January

West Swindon Forum - 7pm, Monday 13 January at Link Centre Library

The long running saga as to where a skatepark might be built to the west of the town returns to the West Swindon Forum on Monday 13 January. Following considerable pressure from objectors during 2013...

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Antiques expert in Swindon on 11 January, in aid of Prospect Hospice

TV antiques guru Thomas Plant invites you to a free valuation event

Thomas Plant is inviting Swindon residents to a free valuation event in the town on Saturday 11 January, and a talk about the antiques business in aid of Prospect. An on-screen regular on the Antique...

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Cheggers plays top grossing panto in Swindon history. Oh it he has!

Wyvern show is the highest earner ever. If you've not yet been there are tickets still available

With a week of performances remaining, the Wyvern Theatre is thrilled to announce that this year’s pantomime is already the highest grossing pantomime in the theatre’s history. 'Oh no it'...

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Ant Law announces UK Tour 2014

Debut album re-released to coincide with lengthy UK tour - see him in Swindon on 21 January

Baker Street, Wood Street, Swindon - Tuesday January 21 Debut album re-released to coincide with lengthy UK tour.   “It’s all starting to come good for this guitar star in the ma...

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Nativity performances for shoppers as Brunel Centre Swindon welcomes three kings, two camels and a rapping vicar

Christmas brought to life with shopping centre shows thanks to Swindon based Bible Society

Christmas in Swindon town centre was dramatically brought to life on 23 December, when The Brunel Centre played host to two camels bearing three kings, accompanied by a rapping vicar. Inside The Brun...

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North Swindon residents learn sushi skills

Taw Hill residents sushi making techniques at Time Bank master class

Residents and Time Bank members living in Taw Hill shared their time on Saturday 30 November to take part in Taw Hill’s first Time Bank sushi master class. Sushi techniques were taught by a gro...

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Cheeky boys at Swindon rugby club meet up with Dame Trot

Panto star receives boys in the buff stocking filler in aid of GWH special care baby unit

On Tuesday 17 December, after the 10.30am performance of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Wyvern Theatre, Dame Trot - played by David Ashley - was greeted in her Dressing Room by some of the rugged athle...

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Swindon panto gets 9.5 out 10 from ten year old

Young critic has a good laugh and gives top marks to a great show

Caitlin Eastham rates this year's Wyvern Theatre pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, starring Keith Chegwin. “Very good and very funny -I  laughed 19 times in the first half!” said my ...

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Cheggers plays Swindon Monopoly in between panto shows

Jack and the Beanstalk, Wyvern Theatre until 5 January 2014

Keith Chegwin, who is playing Silly Billy in Jack and the Beanstalk at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre, has been relaxing backstage between shows by playing a game of Swindon Monopoly with the cast. K...

Children’s camp to provide parents with Christmas holiday childcare

Hi5 Camp at Haydon Centre - 23 December, 2 and 3 January

Parents can take advantage of a children’s camp in the Christmas Holidays. The Hi5 camp is available at Swindon Borough Council’s Haydon Centre in Thames Avenue, Haydon Wick, on Monday 23...

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The Commonweal School Carol Services

Two opportunities to get into the festive spirit with Commonweal School - 16 and 19 December

Christmas Carol Service Monday 16 December, 7.30pm Christ Church, Old Town You are cordially invited to our Christmas Carol Service which this year sees a change of venue to a larger church. This ...

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Challenge Santa Day on 14 December at Swndon Museum of Computing

Family-friendly festive bonanza from 9.30am

On Saturday December 14, the Museum of Computing will be hosting their annual 'Challenge Santa' Gaming Day. Doors open at 9:30am for a family-friendly festive bonanza! In addition to their regular a...

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Market brings Christmas spirit to Canal Walk

Swindon's Christmas Market now in full swing

Christmas is now in full swing in Swindon Town Centre following the opening of a seasonal market on Thursday 5 December. Visit the festive chalet stalls offering fresh local produce with the likes of...

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High Tea and Makers' workshops at Olive Tree Cafe in December

Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12 December 2-5pm

Festive High Tea and a fun chance to make some decorations Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12 December Olive Tree Cafe, Cheney Manor 2pm - 5pm £10 per ticket available in advance at the cafe As wel...

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Festival of Christmas Concert - 20 December

Evening of Christmas Carols at Bath Road Methodist Church, performed by Nathan Jones and His All Stars Jazz Band and Salos

Bath Road Methodist Church, Swindon Friday 20 December 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm) Enjoy a wonderful evening Christmas Carols performed by Swindon's talented musicians, Nathan Jones and His All Stars J...

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Round Table Santa's Sleigh

Special appearance by Santa at Swindon Designer Outlet on Saturdays 7, 14 and 21 December

Santa will be making special guest appearances on his sleigh at Swindon Designer Outlet for the next three Saturdays (7, 14 and 21 December). Swindon Round Table are supplying Santa’s sleigh an...

Santa to drop in to Swindon libraries in run-up to Christmas

Swindon’s libraries will have an extra special visitor at selected story times from Saturday 7 December

Swindon’s libraries will have an extra special visitor at selected story times this December.   Santa will be taking time out from his busy schedule to visit the following story and rhyme...

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Golden Ball raises over £6,000 for Swindon charity

Black tie evening helps Alan Holmes hit £50,000 landmark for Goldenhar Family Support Group

Black tie evening raises over £6,000 for Goldenhar Family Support Group and helped Alan Holmes hit a £50,000 landmark for the charity A 20-piece big band, 20 amazing auction prizes and 20...

Swindon Choral Society Christmas Concert on 14 December

An A to Z of Carols at St Mark's Church, Swindon

Swindon Choral Society will be performing a Christmas Concert, An A to Z of Carols, on Saturday December 14 at St Mark’s Church, Church Place, Swindon SN1 5EH Their special guests will be the c...

Swindon New College lecture: ‘Reducing the waste burden’ on 10 December

Lecture will show how waste can be converted into compost for crops

An upcoming lecture, organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) will consider how waste is converted and utilised by crops by replacing chemical fertilisers with compost produced...

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Swindon Festive Market opens on 5 December

Canal Walk Christmas Market will run from 5 to 22 December

inSwindon BID Company officially launch this year’s Festive Market in the town centre on Thursday 5 December. This will see the unveiling of the beautiful festive chalet stalls containing fresh...

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