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Mad, Bad & Downright Ugly (24th July)

'How far can villainy take you?'- now that’s the real question. Through the Bard's most infamous Baddies, this troupe of daemons will delight and ensnare you into seeing what it truly means to be wi...514

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Open Air Theatre - Much Ado About Nothing (25th July)

Performance starts at 7.30pm Doors open at 6.30pm Enjoy an evening of Shakespearian merriment with Chapterhouse Theatre Company. As the incomparable Beatrice and her begrudging match Benedick are ...772

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Summer Horse Show (26th July)

Summer Horse Show at Rein & Shine riding centre on 26 July 2014. Spectators are welcome or riders can enter dressage, jumping and showing sections. For more information please visit our website at www...246

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Wiltshire's Savernake Sizzler - Road Cycling Challenge (27th July)

A Fun Road Cycling Challenge based in Wiltshire's ancient Savernake Forest. Sunday 27th July Choose one of 3 stunning routes (93 miles/ 56miles or 32 miles) to take you on a journey through some...716

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Cloud Finance Introduction (27th July)

An opportunity to meet a specialist in the most popular cloud based software for controlling your finances - Xero. If you are a business owner and are currently using a PC based package, like Sage or...958

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Story Walk - If You Go Down to the Woods Today (30th July)

Join our dynamic story tellers each week as we bring a range of stories, excerpts, rhymes and poems to life and explore the seasonal signs of summer around the Park. The story walks take place ever...636

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Peppa Pig & George story time (31st July)

Come and see Peppa Pig and George at the magical garden in The BrunelCentre Arcade on Thursday 31 July, between 11am and 3pm. (near to Cargo Homestore and Sue Ryder). Free of charge. Characters will...241

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Psychic Fayre (3rd August)

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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A Solemn Commemoration (3rd August)

A vigil of words, music and reflection on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. www.staugustines-swindon.co.uk

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Story Walk - Where the Willow Meets the Water (6th August)

Join our dynamic story tellers each week as we bring a range of stories, excerpts, rhymes and poems to life and explore the seasonal signs of summer around the Park. The story walks take place ever...616

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Postman Pat & Jess the Cat story time (7th August)

Come and meet Postman Pat and Jess the Cat in The Brunel's magical garden in The Brunel Arcade, near to Cargo Homestore and Sue Ryder shop. Characters will appear at intervals between 11am and 3.30pm...207

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Story Walk - It's a Bug's Life (13th August)

Join our dynamic story tellers each week as we bring a range of stories, excerpts, rhymes and poems to life and explore the seasonal signs of summer around the Park. The story walks take place ever...599

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Mike the Knight & Evie story time (14th August)

Come and meet Mike the Knight and Evie in the magical garden in The Brunel Arcade in Brunel Shopping Centre (near to Cargo Homestore and Sue Ryder shop). Characters will appear between 11am and 3.30p...208

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Open Air Theatre - Alice Through the Looking Glass (15th August)

Performance starts at 6.30pm Doors open at 5.30pm Quantum Theatre brings their lively brand of comedy, music and magic to Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic. Follow Alice’s fantastical adventures in...772

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Brilliant Bats (16th August)

Join our resident bat women as we embark on a moonlit walk around the Park. Watch as these incredible creatures flit through the evening sky and hear why Lydiard Park is the perfect environment. This ...269

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Story Walk - In the Deep Dark Forest (20th August)

Join our dynamic story tellers each week as we bring a range of stories, excerpts, rhymes and poems to life and explore the seasonal signs of summer around the Park. The story walks take place ever...594

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Poppy Cat's Copy Poppy activity (21st August)

Come and join in Poppy Cat's activity session in the magical garden in The Brunel Arcade, Brunel Shopping Centre near to Cargo Homestore and Sue Ryder shop. Free of charge. Characters will appear at...234

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Story Walk - How Does Your Garden Grow (27th August)

Join our dynamic story tellers each week as we bring a range of stories, excerpts, rhymes and poems to life and explore the seasonal signs of summer around the Park. The story walks take place ever...600

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Puzzles and bugs at Prior Park Prep School

Year 2 children from local schools get creative solving puzzles and making clay bugs

Widowe group rebrands as Just Friends

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

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New College Swindon set to help find world class cyclists

Committed young people will receive a Giant TCR road bike, clothing & race licence

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OATS celebrates 30 years of lubricant data solutions

Now employing more than 30 people with a wealth of experience in lubricants and software industries

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Wiltshire Roller Derby compete in High Wycombe tournament

Success for local girls at High Wycombe tournament.

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West Swindon snapper Sabine Coe launches new website.

Gallic flavour images from French photographer

Day about Parkinson’s in June

Drop-in information day at Swindon Town Football Ground - Wednesday 11 June

Swindon's Social Services for Children "Requires Improvement"

Ofsted report aims to raise standards following recent inspection.

Carers centre makes big drive for support during June awareness week

Swindon Carers Centre is urging companies, community groups and individuals to be a part of the greatest ever drive to reach out to carers through Carers Week Quest from 9 to 15 June.

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Business Support Manager wins prize to find out more about Jane Austen

Chris wins luxury mid-week break in Jane Austen's house in Bath

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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

Swindon U3A Open Morning - Saturday 30 August

Recently retired? Come to our Freshers' Fair at St Joseph's College and see the wide choice of academic and recreational courses on offer.

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Vicar of Dibley in Swindon from 12 to 14 June

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

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Knit and a natter in West Swindon library on Monday 2 June

New group for everyone who loves to knit, crochet, work with yarn, or chat

Swing on the bells at Lydiard Park, Swindon

Marking the 50th anniversary since St Mary's Church bells were fully rung for the first time in 40 years.

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Not just the beer flowing at refurbed Swindon pub

Arkell's brewery completes garden makeover to reveal the River Ray running through it

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Charity Curry Nights in 2014 at the Bombay Lounge, Peatmoor

Available Mondays and Tuesdays at Peatmoor Village Centre

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Libraries to celebrate Pants

A celebration of underpants will be held at two Swindon libraries on Tuesday 3 June.

Keep it locked and safe in Swindon

Three events on 28 & 29 May to help people avoid becoming a burglary victim

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Get close to wildlife near the centre of Swindon

Guided tours of Swindon Lagoons on Saturdays 31 May, 28 June, 26 July, 9 August and 20 September.

Conflict will be on the agenda at Swindon Trauma Group’s conference on 6 June

The centenary of the outbreak of World War I and the D-Day landings of 1944 will be themes of AGM

Enter the 25th charity walk on The Ridgeway outside Swindon

Walkley Midnight Walk from Avebury to Bishopstone - Saturday 14 June

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