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La Boheme live from the Royal Opera House

Free live relay from Covent Garden to the Big Screen at Wharf Green - Tuesday 15 July.

inSwindon BID Company and the Big Screen in Swindon town centre is proud to offer a live, free outdoor relay of the Royal Opera’s La Bohème Live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 15 J...


Ride the big balls and claim a world record for Swindon in October

600 people needed to help create a teen cancer ward at RUH Bath

Be one of (at least) 600 people to smash the Swiss ball exercise class world record on Saturday 11 October. Excalibur Communications & IT for Business are organising an attempt to claim the recor...


Dance show at the Wyvern Swindon will aid family of cancer sufferer

Extra special production in Swindon on Wednesday 9 July.

600 people will enjoy an extra special production of “To Live Is To Dance” at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon on Wednesday 9 July, 7pm, in honour of Anne-Marie Burgess from North Swindon, writ...


The Red Arrows 50 display seasons celebrated in a new book

Team came together at RAF Fairford near Swindon

This weekend - 11 to 13 July - the famed Royal Air Force will celebrate 50 display seasons at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford where they first came together in 1965.   You wo...


Final Weekend for Met 1 at Swindon & Cricklade Railway

Kids Go Free this weekend, 12/13 July - last chance to see 1898 built 0-4-4 tank locomotive

Visiting 1898 built 0-4-4 tank locomotive Metropolitan 1 (Met 1) will have its final weekend of action this coming weekend 12/13 July, as the locomotive is due to leave the railway the following week....


Disney brings Planes 2 to Air Tattoo near Swindon on Sunday 13 July

A film starring planes at an air show where planes are the stars

Visitors to the Royal International Air Tattoo on Sunday 13th July will be able to enjoy a taste of Disney’s new summer animation Planes 2: Fire & Rescue which is released in the UK in early...

The Comedy Club Swindon - Thursday 17 July

The Official Comedy Club continue their run of famously funny stand-up shows at De Vere Village Hotel

De Vere Village Hotel Swindon Thursday 17 July The Official Comedy Club continues their run of famously funny stand-up comedy shows on Thursday 17 July. Witness Swindon’s finest venue transfo...


Swindon dance students celebrate success on the stage

Churchfields Academy students perform for parents and fellow students

Students from Churchfields Academy have been celebrating success in dance this year by performing for parents and fellow students. More than 50 young people took part in the 14th Annual Dance Showcas...


Cream Teas in aid of Swindon Young Carers on 6 July

Riddlers Cottage, Old Shaw Lane (West)

Riddlers Cottage, Old Shaw Lane (west) Sunday 6 July, 11am to 6pm Organised by Ray & Lesley Dredge for The Open Works Foundation in partnership with Care4Kids...


Allez Le Tour de France - en Swindon 5 to 27 July

Lots of events for families to take part in

The Tour de France might be starting in Yorkshire this year, but Swindon families can get in on the fun by joining in the festivities with a series of free local family events. ‘Tour de Swindon...


Every Cloud Arts & Crafts. Exhibition by the Makers Co-operative around Swindon in July

On display at locations around Swindon from mid-July

Every Cloud is a ‘makers’ co-operative launched in August 2013 by local artists and craftsmen and women in order to explore working together to gain wider recognition for their work, offer...

Longcot Traditional Village Fair – Sunday 20 July 2014

Longcot and Fernham School - 12 noon to 5pm

The Longcot village fair returns bigger and better this year on Sunday 20 July at the Longcot and Fernham school. The fair will be open from 12pm to 5pm and admission will be £2 for adults and ...


Arts Council England award Swindon Dance funding for 3 years

£618,000 over three years to support regional dance academy

Swindon Dance is delighted to announce that Arts Council England have awarded the local dance organisation £206,200 each year for the next three years (£618,600 in total). This funding fo...


Win tickets to open air theatre at Lydiard Park, Swindon

Shakespeare show and a family outing to Alice through the Looking Glass

Open air theatre returns to Lydiard Park with three great performances aimed at lovers of The Bard and also the whole family. And you can win tickets to two shows in July and August (see details belo...

Fun day at St Andrew's Ridge in North Swindon on 5 July

Jovial Monk car park, off Salzgitter Drive

Businesses at St Andrews Ridge village centre off Salzgitter Drive are organising a fun day in the car park in front of the Jovial Monk pub on 5 July. From 10am to 3pm, there will be a barbecue, boun...


Gypsy Fire to set fifth birthday party alight for Swindon charity on 4 July

Explosive energy for The Friends of Angel’s Orphanage fifth anniversary celebrations

The Friends of Angel’s Orphanage charity marked its fifth anniversary in May and on Friday 4 July, 7.30pm, jazz rock group Gypsy Fire will inject explosive energy into its celebrations. The Fri...


Swindon Big Event. A day of free fun in Lydiard Park on 26 July

Family fun day 3-6pm, with ticketed event 6pm to midnight

The annual event is aimed at raising funds and awareness for two charities one local and one national charity - Swindon SMASH and Cancer Research UK. The event kicks off with two charity football mat...


Lego exhibition now open at Studley Grange Craft Village

James turns his life time hobby into 'Bricks 'n' Pieces

Wiltshire’s only permanent Lego exhibition is now open after James Haley turned his life time hobby into something special. James, 38, has spent more than 100 hours putting the exhibition toget...


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...