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Customs & Craft - An Exploration in Stitch (3rd April - 1st June)

A new display of textiles and embroidery will be exhibited throughout the State Rooms. These unique and original pieces have been specially created by the Great Western Embroiderers, who have previous...502

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Easter Holiday Fun (5th April - 21st April)

There's plenty going on at STEAM for the Half-Term week, including the Smiley Cats Club* and a fun Easter Trail. *Special admission prices apply.

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Visit the Easter Bunny at The Brunel (5th April - 19th April)

Throughout the Easter fortnight, children can visit the Easter Bunny in his garden and receive an Easter egg. £4.50 per child, includes Easter egg, certificate and photo

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The Great Lydiard Park Easter Egg Trail (20th April)

Join in The Great Lydiard Park Easter Egg Trail, starting at Lydiard House. Find clues hidden around the park and solve the puzzle to pick up a chocolate treat! A great activity for all the family, ru...250

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Bengali New Year 1421 (20th April)

Singing, reciting poems, and dancing with our Bengali traditional costume followed by a fashion show of our lovely dresses performed by our local children and adults living in Swindon. We love to asso...364

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Swindon Recital Series Lunchtime Concert for Shakespeare & St George (23rd April)

Swindon Recital Series’ 20th Anniversary Season finishes on a very patriotic note, celebrating, on April 23, both Shakespeare’s birthday and St George’s Day. Paul Turner will be joined by Nigel Cliff...1554

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Swindon North Rotary Club Swimathon (26th April)

Offering an easy way for local organisations, businesses, work colleagues, school friends, scouts and sports clubs to raise funds for Swindon’s Prospect Hospice as well as a charity of their own chois...554

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The Life of Rabindranath Tagore (26th April)

As part of their ‘Learning about Authors at Central’ series Central Library will be looking at the life of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941). Tagore is primarily known as a poet, but he also wrote succe...1272

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Spittleborough Farmhouse Wedding Fayre (27th April)

If you would really like your Wedding Reception away from a hotel, but no room at home to make it your own, then you’ve come to the right place. With a warm, yet light and airy marquee which you c...877

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National MS Awareness Week 2014 (28th April - 4th May)

Multiple Sclerosis: If you don't have it. You don't understand it. National Ms Awareness Week highlights the incurable condition. MS, which affects 100,000 people in the UK. It is a terrifying and ...2279

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Shopping Evening at Crabtree & Evelyn in aid of Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis and MS Awareness Week (1st May)

A shopping evening raising funds for Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis and in support of MS Awareness Week 2014 £7 tickets includes nibbles and a hand product worth £9 Crabtree & E...343

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Fundraiser Event for National Autistic Society (4th May)

A facebook group of mums whose children have ADHD or Autism want to raise money for National Autistic Society. We have loads of donations from local businesses to use in a raffle but we would love m...560

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Lydiard House Conference Centre (8th May)

Situated in the heart of the stunning Lydiard Park, in West Swindon, this beautiful wedding venue is a definite must see! We are running a special offer: Complimentary bar tab to the value of £200....530

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Flora & Fauna - Bluebells (10th May - 11th May)

Join the Estate and Parkland team as they guide you through the bluebells and other wildflowers in the park. Learn how to create your own wildflower meadow and which plants are best to plant to encou...441

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Town Gardens Bowls Club Open Day (10th May)

Come along and try Bowls on our Open Days at Town Gardens Bowls Club in the picturesque Town Gardens, Quarry Road, Old Town. Refreshments will be available. Email for more information.

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Psychic Fayre (11th May)

Tarot Readers, Mediums, Therapists, Aura Camera, Trade Stalls etc. You can pre-book a therapy online at www.spirit-tarot.co.uk or come along and make your choice.

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Town Gardens Bowls Club Open Day (11th May)

Come along and try Bowls on our Open Days at Town Gardens Bowls Club in the picturesque Town Gardens, Quarry Road, Old Town. Refreshments will be available. Email for more information.

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Charity Curry Night -Estelle School of Dance for Wiltshire Air Ambulance (12th May)

The Estelle School of Dance will be holding a Charity Fund Raising Curry Night (with raffles) in aid of the Wyvern Show – Hans Andersen and The Wilshire Air Ambulance at the Bombay Lounge Old Town, 52...1073

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Swindon Business Show (15th May)

This exciting exhibition is designed to help businesses develop and make useful connections.

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Swindon Equality Coalition Annual General Meeting (20th May)

Swindon Equality Coalition Annual General Meeting Tuesday 20th May 2014 5pm – 7pm (doors open at 4.30pm) Broadgreen Community Centre, Salisbury Street, Swindon, SN1 2AN • The guest speaker f...1654

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Half Term Fun (24th May - 1st June)

Climb aboard and join the holiday fun, including our Spring Trail, Smiley Cats Club* and Family Quiz. *Special admission prices apply.

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Wild in the Woods - Family Challenge (27th May)

Join us for a day of team building fun in the great outdoors. It’s a chance for families to work together and find a connection with nature. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable ...298

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Once Upon a Time - Seasonal Story Time (28th May)

5 sessions lasting 40 minutes: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Join our interactive story telling with Frederick the Fox Cub. What has he been up to this spring in the Park? All children must be ac...359

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Wild in the Woods - Robin Hood (29th May)

2 sessions per day: 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm Join Robin Hood and become part of his band of Merry Men. Learn traditional crafts and how to survive in the great outdoors. Get back in touch with ...398

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Parkinsons Drop in Information Day (11th June)

Drop in information day for people with Parkinsons & their carers. www.parkinsons.org.uk

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Soul and Motown Night in aid of Prospect Hospice (20th June - 21st June)

With great tribute band 'Let's Drift' and a Soul and Motown Disco, with 'Spot On' Roadshow. There will also be a fabulous prize raffle. Tickets £15 in advance only.

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Swindon Scene Stories

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Nationwide’s Stuart Williamson to co-chair PRCA’s South West and Wales Group

Swindon-based Stuart to work with Richard Brown of JBP Public Relations to raise standards of PR

Swindon youth brass band open day 15 March

There’s a chance to find out about joining the award winning Great Western Youth Band

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Caring Charlie takes reins at Swindon care business

25 year old who left university to follow a career in care is new manager at Bluebird Care Swindon

Helping older people with funeral planning

Age UK Wiltshire Trading Ltd and Dignity celebrate 25 year collaboration

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St Joseph's pupils in harmony in Rotary music competition

Caitlin O'Leary named Swindon Young Musician of 2014

Airbus body part on Wiltshire roads could cause congestion on Sunday 2 March

Giant transporter to carrier A321 fuselage on M4, A419 and A429

Parish discusses managing Redhouse community hall

Business plan for new community facility needs to be in place before the start of construction

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Farmland butterflies flourish in last summer's heatwave

Survey reveals farmland butterflies have benefited from hot summer of 2013.

Workshops for young children at Central Library

Story & Dance - Saturday 1 March; Dreams & Wishes - Saturday 8 March

Swindon Choral Society present Dream of Gerontius

March 29 in Marlborough College Chapel


UTC Swindon hosts open evenings at Oxford Brookes University

Open evenings for students and parents on Thursdays 27 February, 13 March and 27 March

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A high water mark for diving board in Swindon reservoir

Disused diving platform given Grade II Listing by English Heritage

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Fundraising Masquerade Ball for Butterfly Giving on 8 March

Tickets to support teenage cancer sufferers on sale for Saturday 8 March at Alexandra House, Wroughton

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Training talk at Basepoint Swindon Networking Hub on 12 March

Presentation by Hybrid Training Solutions

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Swindon pub The Boundary House keeps it in the family

New face behind the bar of 137 year old Arkell's pub

Lighting up the night for Prospect Hospice’s biggest fundraiser of the year

Sign up for the annual Starlight Walk on Saturday 28 June

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More players wanted for Swindon vets footie club

If you were a footballer but have hung up your boots, it may be time to think again.

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Sign up for Meningitis Now Skydive Day in Swindon - July 12

Fundraising dynamic daredevils required to freefall at speeds of up to 120mph

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Wiltshire Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon - Sunday 4 May

Hurry - early bird discount ends on 7 March.


Skaters enjoy 13th Century Abbey setting

Half term fun indoors for skateboarders and scooter riders of all ages

Quit smoking and give yourself a healthier bank balance and whole new lifestyle

One year on from quitting smoking, Paul Horton is now healthier and wealthier

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Little Big Festival 2014

Running from April to September - bookings for bands, workshops and activities now being taken.

Wilko in Swindon offers a helping hand to the community

Helping Hands scheme supports local projects and benefits the lives of local people

Charity urges Wiltshire to ‘Go Purple!’ and save lives

Kidney Research UK makes colourful appeal ahead of World Kidney Day in March.