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Swindon Folksingers Club World Famous Christmas Party! (19th December)

Swindon Folksingers Club World Famous Christmas Party! Complete with singers, musicians and the equally famous Swindon Folksingers Club Mummers Play

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New Years Eve by Swindon Indian Association (31st December - 1st January)

Come to an evening full of fun - includes a dance floor with live DJ, fantastic 3-course Indian meal from Chef Vijay of Birmingham, children’s activities and an opportunity to say goodbye to 2014 and ...286

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Chiseldon House Wedding Show (4th January)

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...512

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Film: Nebraska (7th January)

In this funny and affectionate road movie, Bruce Dern plays an aging, booze-addled father who travels from Montana to Nebraska with his long-suffering son to claim a million-dollar marketing prize. 11...344

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Lydiard House Conference Centre Wedding Show (11th January)

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....482

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Stanton Manor Wedding Show (11th January)

An Idyllic Setting… For Your Perfect Wiltshire Wedding Set in the peaceful and stunning Wiltshire countryside at the gateway of the Cotswold’s, yet just minutes from the junction 17 of the M4, Stan...608

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Film: Suzanne (21st January)

Beautiful and beguiling – the story of Suzanne, daughter of truck driver in southern France, is revealed in a series of episodes that find her inexplicably drawn into more and deeper troubles. 94 mins...341

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Film: The Invisible Woman (23rd January)

Ralph Fiennes directs and co-stars in this engrossing drama about the secret - and scandalous - love affair between Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan. Cert 12A, 117 mins. A Highworth Community Cinema p...213

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The Brunel Centre Wedding Show (25th January)

Be inspired with ideas for your special day, and visit the biggest wedding event in Swindon this January. With 50+ fabulous exhibitors showcasing wedding excellence in the Swindon area; bridal ca...423

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Swindon Marriott Hotel Wedding Show (1st February)

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 ...605

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Wellington Barn Wedding Show (1st February)

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...706

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Film: The Golden Dream (4th February)

A tough, tender, and beautifully crafted film - we follow the fortunes of Juan, Sara and Chauk, three central American youngsters who set out north en route to the US in pursuit of a better life. 1...346

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Wrag Barn Wedding Show (8th February)

Licensed to hold civil ceremonies, Wrag Barn offers the complete reception service with the highest standard of catering. Ever attentive to individual wishes and needs, our aim is to provide unbeat...526

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Film: The Selfish Giant (18th February)

With astonishing performances by the two young lead actors – reminiscent of ‘Kes’ - this starkly emotional and powerful drama presents some of the best of modern British film-making. 91mins, Cert 15...334

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Village Urban Resort (De Vere Hotel, Swindon) Wedding Show (22nd February)

A perfectly located 4 star hotel just a stone’s throw from M4 J16 provide you with a dedicated special events planner making sure every tiny detail is taken care of and runs smoothly. Our Wedding S...353

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Film: The Railway Man (27th February)

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman lead in this epic drama based on the remarkable autobiography by Eric Lomax - a powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love. Cert 15...255

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Hartham Park Wedding Show (1st March)

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...496

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Film: Omar (4th March)

This twisty, riveting thriller is set in the Occupied Territories, where recklessness born of despair – and romance! - are the order of the day. A very human story of love, hope – and reality. 96 mi...343

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Film: Cycling with Moliere (18th March)

A warm, funny, literate comedy in which two egocentric actor friends begin rehearsals for a production of ‘The Misanthrope’ - and try not to strangle one another in the process…. 104mins, Cert 15 ...332

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Film: Renoir (27th March)

Atmospheric and beautifully filmed, this French drama is set on the Riviera in the summer of 1915, when Jean Renoir - son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste - returns home after being wounde...280

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Film: Jimmy's Hall (1st April)

In Ken Loach’s latest (final?) film, carefree Jimmy opens a community hall on his family land in rural Ireland for singing, dancing and general merry-making. But he quickly comes up against the tub-t...374

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Film: Rush (24th April)

This entertaining, pacey drama set in the 1970s re-creates the legendary rivalry between English playboy James Hunt and his Formula 1 opponent Niki Lauda. Cert 15, 123 mins. A Highworth Community Ci...220

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Swindon Scene Stories


StreetGames Pop Up Club festivals at Swindon venues

Try your hand at athletics, table tennis, badminton, dodgeball and rugby

Tenants invited to help improve council’s housing service

A group which scrutinises Swindon Borough Council’s housing service is looking for new volunteers.

Christmas comes early for Swindon Homeless Charity, thanks to Brunel Shopping Centre

Pop Up Shop, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August - raising funds for Christmas Care charity.


Uffington White Horse Show - 24/25 August

Festival Circus, historic vehicles, funfair, Wantage Silver Band, arena displays, beer tent and much much more!


Bath Rugby's Micky Young at Pinewood School

Free car health checks with Green Flag offered at Activate Sport summer camps

Respect Us campaign launched to crackdown on abuse of NHS staff

GWH NHS Foundation Trust clamps down on assaults against staff


Swindon Flood Resilience Project update

Grace Martin gives an update on progress with the flood action groups.


The JTP Trust - 'For Singers who put Singing First'

Is your child talented? Gifted? Does your child love to sing?


Children’s centres to hold open days for Swindon families

National charity 4Children to hold open days across Swindon.


Meerkat pups born at Studley Grange Butterfly World Swindon

Young pups let out of their burrow for the first time


Bucking the trend? Swindon church grows and multiplies…

Gateway Church Swindon to launch second Sunday morning meeting on September 7

Food waste bio-digester adds to Brunel Shopping Centre’s green credentials

New recycling equipment will divert around 60 tonnes from landfill every year and reduce costs.

The Broad Town Big Gig - 30 August

Wiltshire’s family-friendly 1-day festival!


Charity Concert by The Les Bruce Big band

Saturday 27 September - Ellendune Hall, Wroughton


Great holiday fun at Swindon Museum of Computing

Great line up of summer holiday activities from Friday 8 til Saturday 30 August


Swindon Citizens Advice Bureau home visit project

You could be eligible for our home visiting advice service.

New College Swindon launches ‘doorstep degrees’ for local learners

One of the first colleges to offer pioneering new method of studying for a university degree in the local community.


The Harbour Project provides a refuge for displaced people in Swindon

Providing a drop-in centre for asylum seekers and refugees in Swindon

Vacancy at TWIGS Swindon

Craft Co-ordinator required to deliver craft therapy sessions


Swindon cyclist sets off on 72 mile ride to raise cash for Swindon 105.5 community radio

Simon swaps his desk for his bike to take part in famous Five Valleys Sportive

New pop up cafe on organic farm, near Swindon

Looking for somewhere to take the family over the summer?


Britain's best open air cinema is back in Swindon

Cult Screens returns Town Gardens Bowl in late August and September

Is your Freeview signal breaking up?

4G upgrades to signal relay masts across Swindon could mean disruption to your Freeview service - but help is at hand.

Lunch is served in Toothill and the Wiggle Bus will get you there

Every Wednesday from 12noon at Toothill Community Centre


Independent Vintage store in Swindon Town Centre shows route to success

Independent shops are vital to the high street, according to Swindon's vintage clothes and home wares store Carry on Vintage.