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Lydiard Millicent Art Exhibition (19th September - 21st September)

Over the weekend of the 19th, 20th and 21st , Lydiard Millicent Art group will be holding their Annual exhibition in the Parish Hall in Lydiard Millicent. The Friday pre view evening is a Fabulous ...615

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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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Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee Back Despite Popular Demand! (24th September)

Two of the UK’s favourite entertainers are taking to the road again this autumn with another fantastic evening of their favourite magic tricks and brand new illusions never performed in public before....747

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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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Charity Concert by The Les Bruce Big Band (27th September)

In aid of the Swindon MS Therapy Centre.

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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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In Search of the Last Coachman (8th October)

When seeking inspiration for his novel 'The Last Coachman' author John M Doyle researched deep into his family and ancestors' history and found that, indeed, sometimes real life can be stranger than f...679

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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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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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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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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 Scene Stories

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


Pilates classes in Swindon designed to nurture and strengthen

Increase spine mobility, improve posture and core strength.


War Horse on the Big Screen

inSwindon BID Company, alongside Swindon in the Great War and the Big Screen are proud to be showing War Horse on Friday 8 August


Bus driver takes to the saddle and gets Swindon Sky Rides on her timetable

Sharon discovers the pleasure of cycling and drops two dress sizes in the process

Summer story walks in the woods at Lydiard Park

Popular stories brought to life from Wednesday 30 July to Wednesday 27 August


Swindon businessman celebrates 20 years as chairman of OATS

Swindon based integrated global lubricants data solutions business celebrates 30th anniversary


Free taster sessions for singers in Swindon

JT Performance Trust has vacancies for age 5+ children and teenage girls.


Children's holiday Choral Workshop near Swindon - 18-22 August

Ashbury Village Hall - with workshop leader Yvette Cummings and accompanist Richard Lennox

Consultation starts into future of Fire & Rescue Service

Have your say on options for the future of Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service


Swindon attraction has a wide range of animals and insects to look at

Butterflies and so much more to see at Studley Grange Butterfly World

Popular children’s characters to visit Swindon town centre from 31 July

Poppy Cat, Peppa Pig and other well-known names will visit The Brunel shopping centre throughout the school holidays

Police to pilot new crime alert instant messaging system in West Swindon

West of the town one of four areas in Wiltshire where a new police messaging service will be launched in July.


Volunteers needed at Swindon & Cricklade Railway

With the imminent opening of third station at Taw Valley Halt new helpers are desperately needed

Become part of Edible Swindon

New group to become part of the Incredible Edible Network which is spreading across Britain.

Keeping Business Local

Swindon Interiors win contract to fit out the new Cineworld Complex at Regent Circus


fly2help and Gloucestershire Airport launch new aviation scholarship

October half term Aim High Scholarship opportunities for young people aged 14-18

The Midcounties Co-operative Community Fund open for applications in Swindon

Local community groups can apply for grants of up to £2,000

Swindon Council Broome Manor Golf Complex to swing into action for annual golf week

Week of activities for budding golfers including free family coaching sessions - Monday 21 July to Sunday 27 July


Swindon Sky Rides Fast-track Roger to Make Speedy Recovery

Free Sky Rides take place every Sunday across Swindon Borough until September


HND students graduate from New College

Students, family and friends gather for Higher Education Graduation Event