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Christmas Coffee Morning/Christmas Gift Sale (21st October - 22nd November)

Coffee/Tea and Homemade Cake £1.50 Children's Lucky Dip

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Swindon CAMRA Beer Festival (23rd October - 25th October)

This event is always hugely popular so make sure you get your tickets early!

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Swindon Folksingers Club - Special Guest - John Conolly (24th October)

Another welcome return to the club for a true great of the English folk scene, look forward to a great evening from a real national treasure.

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Film: ABOUT TIME (28th October)

This latest comedy hit from Richard Curtis is about Tim, an engaging young man who uses his new-found gift of time travel to improve his chances of getting a girlfriend! Domhnall Gleeson in the lead, ...469

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ASYLUM at Phoenix Theatre, New College (30th October - 31st October)

Halloween 2014 will see award winning Theatre Company, Whole Hog bring to life another terrifying tale following on from last year’s atmospheric staging of HP Lovecraft’s mysterious ‘The Call of Cthul...1990

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American Square Dancing FREE Open Evening (30th October)

Try it out at a free Open Evening being run by the local American Square Dance Club, Corinium Squares If you like it - as you will! - you will want to continue with the weekly sessions for new dancer...1184

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Swindon Round Table Firework Spooktacular (31st October)

Swindon Round Table in association with Distant Thunder Fireworks present 'Firework Spooktacular' in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance. To be held at the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy (SN4 7HG) on Friday...446

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Stanton Manor Wedding Show (2nd November)

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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Psychic Fayre (2nd November)

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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Diabetes UK Swindon Group Meeting (4th November)

The Guest Speaker will be Consultant Dr Vladimir Vaks

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Swindon Recital Series - Latin Spirit (5th November)

Hayley Lambert saxophone and Paul Turner piano present the passion and vitality of South America. Whether composed by Brazil’s Villa Lobos (Fantasia), Argentina’s Piazzolla (History of the Tango), Sp...501

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American Square Dancing new dancer training sessions (6th November)

Training sessions begin for New Dancers.

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Christmas Craft Fayre (8th November)

Craft fayre offering lots of lovely gifts for Christmas. Also refreshments, games and face painting.

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Requiem for Remembrance (9th November)

As part of St Augustine's Church's commemoration of the centenary of the start of the First World War, there will be a performance of Faure’s Requiem and other music for Remembrance Sunday, 9th Novemb...739

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Film: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (12th November)

The lives of two Japanese families are turned upside-down when they learn that their 6-year-old sons were accidentally switched at birth. A lovely family drama from Hirokazu Koreeda, director of Still...355

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The Stones Cry Out. Film about Palestine and Israel (14th November)

For 2000 years, Palestine has been home for people of different faiths. The conflicts of the last century have sometimes been portrayed as Muslim vs Jew. It is less well known that Christians have liv...520

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Film: WE ARE THE BEST! (19th November)

A charming and funny film from Sweden, capturing what it's like to be young and misunderstood. In the early 1980's, three teenage girls decide to form a punk band, even though two of them can't play, ...369

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Friends of Christ Church Charity Christmas Market (22nd November)

Free tables for charities/community groups Refreshments To book a table: 01793 521732 Email: fdpitt@yahoo.co.uk or carolinempitt@googlemail.com

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Film: BELLE (25th November)

Inspired by the real-life Dido Belle, the mixed-race daughter of an 18th century British Naval Officer, this handsome period drama interweaves a fascinating story of love, intrigue and stirring social...411

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Film: BELLE (25th November)

Inspired by the real-life Dido Belle, who was the mixed-race daughter of an 18th century British Naval Officer, this handsome period drama interweaves a fascinating story of love, intrigue and stirrin...412

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Film: NEBRASKA (28th November)

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. Ce...215

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Cats Protection Autumn Bazaar/Christmas Fayre (29th November)

New goods including Christmas cards and diaries, bric a brac, tombola and refreshments. All the family welcome.

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The Commonweal School Christmas Craft Market (30th November)

Organised by the Commonweal School PTA A variety of crafts, gifts and produce stalls, Santa's Grotto, cafe, festive music, raffle and tombola.

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Diabetes UK Swindon Group Meeting (2nd December)

It is now confirmed that our guest speaker will be Julia Richardson, Production Manager with Swindon Talking News - the local "Talking Newspaper" that ensures partially-sighted persons have access to ...225

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Film: THE GREAT BEAUTY (3rd December)

Winner of just about every major prize this year - Paolo Sorrentino's stylish and beautifully filmed homage to Rome is also a meditation on first love, squandered talent, and the moral chaos that per...370

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Christmas at STEAM (6th December - 7th December)

Come and join in the festivities with a superb live choir, festive entertainment and a luxury Christmas Market.

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Swindon Scene Stories

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.


Spruce up for Savernake Social Hall in Swindon Town Centre

Eastcott Community Organisation wins help of cleaning specialists Kärcher in national competition


Capture beautiful Swindon & Wiltshire in First Great Western Instagram competition

First Great Western launch photo competition to capture the beautiful scenery of the UK. Closing date for entries Monday 25 August


Go Roman at creative workshops at Swindon Museum

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery - Friday 15 and Saturday 16 August

Famous Swindon town centre pub closes for refit

First significant changes for 30 years


Cameras catch thousands of Swindon bus gate crashers

Penalty charge notices being issued after warning period


Oakhurst sports puts Ofsted comments into context

Ofsted leader should have visited Oakhurst Primary School to see the wide range of activities during sports week

‘Love Life!’ website launched to mark first ever Swindon Sexual Health Week

GWH's NHS Foundation Trust launches informative new website - special events between 9 and 16 August

Musical talent get chance to shine at Central Library

Hosting four acts from Swindon Shuffle - Saturday 9 August, Central Library, Swindon


Scout from Highworth, Swindon to bungee for Jamboree

Annabel's spine-tingling challenge to raise funds to get to World Scout Jamboree in Kirara-hama


Starlight Summer Panto brings sunshine to young patients at GWH

Starlight Children's Foundation's amazing pop-up panto to visit GWH children's ward on August 7.


Swindon shoppers offered free town centre parking

Green space plan put aside to reduce vehicles parking on Commercial Road pavements

Big Latch On in Swindon on Saturday 2 August

Breastfeeding mums called to be part of a world record attempt

North Swindon 15 year old given warning for lying

Police investigation finds boy made false allegations

Witnesses wanted to robbery at Shaw Village Centre

Man threatened by two men and a woman

Cookery school’s lesson in super foods

Learn how to get the healthy benefits of fruit and veg - two hour class in North Swindon, Tuesday 12 August

New arrivals and popular favourites at Studley Grange Butterfly World

Not just butterflies - meerkats, otters, goats, pigs, guinea pigs, lizards, snakes, turtles birds and much more