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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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Film: THE PAST (15th October)

An Iranian man arrives in Paris to agree to his French wife's request for a divorce. Asghar Farhadi, director of A Separation brings us another acutely observed and tense drama of contemporary family...349

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Film: ONE CHANCE (21st October)

Meet Paul Potts - a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night - who became a phenomenon after being chosen for, and ultimately winning, "Britain's Got Talent". ...402

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Film: TRACKS (22nd October)

Mia Wasikowska relives the journey of Robyn Davidson, who in the 1970's trekked 1,700 miles across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog for company. Cert 12A, 112 mins ...327

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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 Scene Stories


Oil Painting Workshop in Cricklade on 15 July

Cricklade Art Group welcomes back Jenny Pepper at Cricklade Town Hall Annexe

The Comedy Club Swindon - Thursday 17 July

The Official Comedy Club continue their run of famously funny stand-up shows at De Vere Village Hotel


Operator of Oasis Swindon acquires Wet 'n Wild

Similar centre to Oasis brought out of administration


Swindon dance students celebrate success on the stage

Churchfields Academy students perform for parents and fellow students

Swimathon and sale for Swindon hydrotherapy pool

Thamesdown Hydrotherapy Pool’s annual swimathon and table top sale takes place on Saturday 19 July, 9am to 1pm.


Cream Teas in aid of Swindon Young Carers on 6 July

Riddlers Cottage, Old Shaw Lane (West)

Croft Primary School Swindon judged outstanding by Ofsted

Croft Primary School given highest accolade by Ofsted inspectors


Look for lobsters in the woods this weekend

Check the woods for Lobsters to help conservationists monitor moth distribution


Swindon PR guru Sara Tye joins UTC Marketing Steering Group

Founder of redheadPR brings thirty years marketing experience to the group

It’s official! Babies get best start at GWH Maternity Unit Swindon

GWH awarded prestigious Stage 3 accreditation from UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative


New, easier to find home for Swindon carpet shop The Rug Shack

Neil Fisher from Haydon Wick is marking the tenth year running his own business by opening a new carpet, rug and vinyl showroom closer to homes in West and North Swindon.

Longcot Traditional Village Fair – Sunday 20 July 2014

Longcot and Fernham School - 12 noon to 5pm


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