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Octonauts' Captain Barnacles & Kwazii (28th August)

Come and meet Octonauts' Captain Barnacles and Kwazii in the magical garden in The Brunel Arcade, Brunel Shopping Centre near to Cargo homestore and Sue Ryder shop. Characters will appear at interval...242

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Coffee and Cake Morning (30th August)

Coffee and Cake Morning with white elephant and book stall Saturday 30 August 10.30-12 noon All proceeds to Toothill church funds.

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Lydiard Bark Dog Show (31st August)

Sunday 31 August 2014 11am - 4pm We’ve teamed up with “Vet Practice of the Year” Eastcott Veterinary Clinic to create the Lydiard Bark Dog Show. With free entry, trade stands and competitions – L...440

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Old Town Yard Sale (31st August)

A brilliant opportunity to bargain-hunt with a difference! On Sunday 31 August between 12 midday to 4pm, lots of residents in Old Town will be selling from their own front yards. Bit like a carboot sa...702

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Diabetes UK Swindon Group Meeting (2nd September)

Our Guest speaker, Rosie Runciman, will introduce a new website called the Sound Doctor, which has been designed to help people better understand long-term conditions such as diabetes so that they can...449

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Roller Disco (5th September - 6th September)

Family session 6-9pm, over 18s 9.30pm-12.30am

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Art Event at Central Library (6th September - 14th September)

Swindon Open Studios Festival of the Visual Arts: w/e 6th & 7th and 13th & 14th Sept (during normal library opening hours). As part of the Swindon Open Studios annual celebration of art by Swindon a...568

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Hartham Park Wedding Show (7th September)

Imagine being swept up the drive in a gorgeous car or carriage, setting down outside the Mansion House and entering the Main Hall before welcoming your guests to the happiest day of your new lives tog...473

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World War I: Life in the Trenches - a talk by Steve Williams (10th September)

World War I: Life in the Trenches - a talk by Steve Williams Wednesday 10th September 7.15pm. Using a constructed backdrop of a WW1 trench, Trowbridge-based military historian Steve Williams gives a...619

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Swindon Railway Festival (13th September - 14th September)

Swindon Railway Festival 2014 sponsored by Hornby Magazine This is the big GWR event of the year where railway fans of all ages come to celebrate all things railways, past and present.

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Film: RUSH (16th September)

Set against the glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, this entertaining and pacey drama is based on the true story of the great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James...464

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World War I Poets ‘Lest We Forget’ - a talk by Lynda Warren (17th September)

World War I Poets ‘Lest We Forget’ - a talk by Lynda Warren: Wednesday 17 Sept 7.15pm. Lynda looks back 100 years to the soldier and civilian poets of World War 1, reflecting on both their lives and...402

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Chiseldon House Wedding Show (21st September)

A wedding at Chiseldon House is a unique and memorable event; a delightful time for family and friends, a truly romantic setting for a perfect day. Chiseldon House is licensed to hold civil wedding...511

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Film: SAVING MR BANKS (23rd September)

With Emma Thompson as author P.L. Travers, and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, this charming and entertaining film tells the story of how ‘Mary Poppins’ first found her way on to the big screen. ...424

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Capturing Emotion: war photographer Robert Capa - a talk by Ron Bateman (25th September)

Capturing Emotion: war photographer Robert Capa - a talk by Ron Bateman: Thursday 25th Sept 7.15pm. Ron Bateman (co-founder of the Orwell Society) presents a collection of remarkable images taken by...692

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Film: SUNSHINE ON LEITH (26th September)

Dexter Gordon’s joyous and heart-warming film uses the euphoric music of The Proclaimers to weave the story of a tight-knit Edinburgh family, and the people they share their joys and heartaches with. ...226

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Purton Scarecrow Trail (27th September - 28th September)

Purton is holding its first Scarecrow Trail on 27/28 September Entry will be £2 and quiz entry sheets will be available from Best One, Purton House Organic Farm & The Royal George. Parking is av...588

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Psychic Fayre (28th September)

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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Swindon Marriott Hotel Wedding Show (28th September)

Amongst the finest hotels in Swindon, we are known for our outstanding service and amenities. We understand that dream weddings don't just happen, they are planned, and our Certified Wedding Planners ...599

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Film: CALVARY (1st October)

Brendan Gleeson heads the cast in this darkly funny Irish drama about a good natured priest who must battle with some unexpected evil forces closing in around him. Cert 15, 100 mins A Swindon Film So...309

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Great Western Lego Show (4th October - 5th October)

Enter the fabulous world of LEGO and see gigantic models, inventions and displays as you've never seen them before! Special admission applies.

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Wellington Barn Wedding Show (5th October)

Nestling amidst the beautiful Wiltshire countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty, luxurious Wellington Barn is surrounded by rolling hills and spectacular valleys: with breath-taking views...705

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South Marston Hotel & Spa Wedding Show (5th October)

The Mercure Swindon South Marston Hotel & Spa is dedicated to making your special day perfect and as individual as you are, and organising your special day begins from the very first moment you visit ...884

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Diabetes UK Swindon Group Meeting (7th October)

The Guest Speaker will be Consultant Podiatric Surgeon Dr Matthew Chichero

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Lydiard House Conference Centre (12th October)

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....484

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Swindon Scene Stories


Wise up to business at new referral group in Swindon

A new group has launched in Swindon to enable businesses to grow through high quality referral opportunities.


Westlea Residents’ Association to meet again in July

Next meeting of re-formed association on Monday 7 July at Delta Tennis Centre


UTC Swindon countdown begins as students receiving joining packs

Preparing to welcome first student intake in September this year.

Swindon mum chuffed to be no longer puffing for her baby's sake -

Swindon mum quits smoking for the sake of her baby and encourages others to follow

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

Jovial Monk car park, off Salzgitter Drive


Where there’s a wheel there’s a way in Swindon on 5 July

Mobility Fayre promotes independence and accessibility

Plans for former MoD site at Foxhill near Bath on show 11 & 12 July

Public exhibition at St Andrews Community Church


Swindon businesses urged to reuse and recycle

Talk from Scrapstore manager at business breakfast on 3 July

Swindon businesses use simple secure online payments from Nochex

Nochex Online Payments Service becomes the latest payment service provider partner for V.me by Visa

Wroughton Junior Rifle Club course starts on 6 July

The newest junior sports club in Swindon is now accepting members for 6 week introductory course


Lego exhibition now open at Studley Grange Craft Village

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


Okanagan Hockey Academy ready to launch third season

Academy starts third year of player development in the UK.


Homeless man from Swindon now works as cycle mechanic

Salvation Army social enterprise scheme has helped Mark turn his life around


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


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


County-wide appeal for charities to apply to be Swindon company's charity of the year

Could you benefit from a £10K boost to market your cause?

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.


Swindon mother and daughter to cycle across Cuba for cancer charities

Donation from David Wilson Homes helps towards their fundraising target

Are you up for the challenge?

Use your skills, try something new, and be a part of an enthusiastic team

Forward Swindon recruiting a Director of Investment

Experienced and skilled professional required

Swindon fashion student to scale the heights

Hannah to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Childreach International