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A Handful of Songs - Swindon Arts Centre, 2-5 July

Presented by Ray Dance and Judith Sharp with guests - in support of Goldenhar Family Support Group

A Handful of Songs is a compilation of songs from pop, standards, musicals, operetta and opera - something for everyone. Ray and Judith are joined on stage singing and performing this wide range of m...


Thirteen hour charity music marathon at Swindon Town FC on 12 July

In aid of Ruby’s Fat Cow Fund supporting the Brain Tumour Charity, CLIC Sargent and Ronald McDonald House & Prospect Hospice

20 bands performing in aid of Ruby’s Fat Cow Fund supporting the Brain Tumour Charity, CLIC Sargent and Ronald McDonald House & Prospect Hospice. Tickets on the door: minimum donation of &p...


Swindon Children's Fete returns to GWR Park

The Mechanics' Institution Trust once again hosts one of Swindon's most historic events on Saturday 19 July

The Annual Children's Fete is on course to fill the GWR Park in Faringdon Road. The Mechanics’ Institution Trust will once again host one of Swindon's most historic events on Saturday 19 July, ...

Lots on this summer at Lydiard Park Swindon

A fun-filled summer season of special events is being rolled out at Lydiard House and Park over the coming weeks.

A fun-filled summer season of special events is being rolled out at Lydiard House and Park over the coming weeks. Vintage cars will adorn the front of Lydiard House on Saturday 21 June, 11am and 4pm,...


John Lewis Swindon teams up for ‘Story Time’ with Barnardo’s

Story telling campaign with book readings by well-known TV personalities over the summer

John Lewis partners and local authors will take part in ‘Story Time’ with Barnardo’s starting on Saturday 21 June. This fun and engaging story telling campaign aims to highlight the...


Fashion Week 2014 at New College, Swindon underway

Includes Art Exhibition showcasing Fashion and Textile and Art departments, and Fashion Shows on 19 and 20 June

New College Swindon is set to launch its first ever Fashion Week event for students and members of the public. The five day event will include vintage stands, workshops, university visits, guest spea...


Try your hand at Table Tennis - for FREE!

Link Centre - June 28



Talk and Exhibition on Swindon-born writer Ralph Bates

Presentation at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Friday 20 June

In the late 1930's Time Magazine described Swindon-born writer Ralph Bates was "a better writer than Ernest Hemingway," yet today he is barely remembered in his home-town. Ralph spent t...


Wyvern Theatre and Swindon Arts Centre - New season now on sale

Brochure for Swindon theatres will be landing through letterboxes this week

The Wyvern Theatre and Swindon Arts Centre’s brand-new season brochure will be landing through letter boxes this week. “The Wyvern Theatre and Swindon Arts Centre are truly providing live...


Great war drama at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Rachel Wagstaff's stage play Birdsong from 1 to 5 July

Peter Duncan, Jonny Clarke and George Banks head the cast of Rachel Wagstaff’s stage play, Birdsong, adapted from the novel by Sebastian Faulks, which arrives at the Wyvern Theatre in early Ju...


About Face - Portraits & Figure Studies from the Swindon Collection of Modern Art

Wednesday 11 June - Saturday 27 September 2014 at the Swindon Museum & Art Gallery

Wednesday 11 June - Saturday 27 September 2014 at the Swindon Museum & Art Gallery Swindon Museum & Art Gallery holds one of the best collections of modern art works by twentieth century and ...


The best of folk rock hits Swindon: Saturday 21 June

Party on the Lawn at Prebendal Farm, Bishopstone

A Swindon farm plays host to internationally acclaimed folk rock duo Chris While and Julie Matthews on 21 June at their biennial one day festival Party On The Lawn. Local farmers Rob and Jo Selbourne...

Young Swindon sprinters to show their speed for Linford Christie on 14 June

Budding athletes can show a clean pair of heels to shoppers at town centre street athletics

Budding athletes will aim to show a clean pair of heels to shoppers when they take part in the latest Street Athletics event in the town centre on Saturday. The free youth engagement programme is run...


Tickets on sale for Wessex Male Choir Summer Concert at Steam, Swindon

Plus, appearance at Designer Outlet Shopping Centre on Saturday 14 June

Wessex Male Choir, under their new Musical Director, Katrine Reimers, will present their 13th annual summer concert at Steam, Museum of the Great Western Railway, on Saturday 5 July, 7.30pm. This int...


Join Robin Hood in Swindon on 21 June

Rodbourne Cheney Primary School Field



Swindon gymnastic champion on the way to Glasgow

Esprit coach Deb How delighted her protege will perform at the highest level

Swindon gymnast and current Senior British Champion, Laura Halford, has been called up to represent team Wales at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Laura, who has been trained by the head co...


Swindon Mela cancelled for 2014

Free festival won't take place this year

A letter has been sent to supporters of the Swindon Mela saying that due a number of reasons the free and very popular celebration of south asian culture will not take place in 2014. The event which ...


Open gardens across Swindon in June

West Swindon, Blunsdon & Twigs at Cheney Manor

West Swindon open gardens in aid of SMASH & Wiltshire Wildlife Trust on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June. Now in its 12th year, the event has raised over £24,000. The 2014 proceeds will b...


Swindon TWIGS Community Garden Summer Open Day, Sunday 22 June

Also West Swindon Open Gardens 14 & 15 June

TWIGS (Therapeutic Work in Gardening in Swindon), Manor Garden Centre, Cheney Manor 11am to 4pm Wildflower nursery, plants and crafts for sale, live music, refreshments, children’s activities ...


Red Arrows launch July Air Tattoo near Swindon

Reunion of current pilots with high flyers of the past

RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds rolled out the red carpet today on Wednesday 4 June to launch this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo which takes place in July. The entire RAF Red Arrows displ...

Widowe group rebrands as Just Friends

Swindon branch continues to provide support and friendship to the widowed.

In September 2013 The National Organisation of the Widowed, without warning, went into administration leaving branches across the country penniless as all individual bank accounts were shut down. ...


Sporting dinner in aid of teen cancer ward at RUH Bath

Glittering evening to raise money for Excalibur challenge

Excalibur Communications and IT for Business, based in Swindon, are organising a sporting dinner in aid of their challenge to raise £50,000 this year for the teenage cancer ward at RUH Bath. An...


Birds of Prey at Lydiard Park, Swindon on 29 June

Walled garden to witness amazing flying action

Lydiard Park will be the scene of amazing flying displays on Sunday 29 June and an opportunity to see a peregrine falcons, barn owls, turkey vultures in close-up action when the first ever Birds of Pr...


Get Into Film - in Toothill, West Swindon

Film club launching at Toothill Farm in June - young people wanted to get involved.

Do you live in Toothill? Are you aged between 14 and 19? Do you enjoy films and want to meet other like-minded young people? A film club launches at Toothill Farm in June and organiser Keith Phillips...


Vicar of Dibley in Swindon from 12 to 14 June

Presented by WADAMS at Ellendune Hall, Wroughton - supporting Comic Relief



Mum's The Word in Swindon on Thursday 5 June

Tips on making the most of motherhood, from celebrity mum and leading national family charity

Tips on making the most of motherhood, from celebrity mum and leading national family charity Local mums are invited to attend an evening event, hosted by former Blue Peter presenter and celebrity mu...