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Swindon Scout Christmas Post Deliveries (10th November - 16th December)

Swindon Scouts have been delivering Christmas Cards for over 30 years. Stamps are just 30p and can be bought online at https://sites.google.com/site/swindonscoutpost. We can deliver anywhere in the Sw...246

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Swindon Folksingers Club – Special guest Si Barron (28th November)

Swindon Folksingers Club – Special guest Si Barron - folk singer, songwriter and self-taught musician from Devon with a rich voice and a relaxed style. Plus all our regular club singers. All welcome!...201

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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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SwIndians Annual Celebrations 2014 (29th November)

SwIndians group is celebrating Diwali and New Year 2014 with friends and families in and around Swindon. It's one of the most awaited event of the year with great entertainment, live performances and ...389

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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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Hansel & Gretel (4th December - 5th December)

New College Performing Arts Students present a new adaptation of the fairytale by the Brothers Grimm. Comedy, song and dance will fill the stage!

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Threshold's Winter Sleepout 2014 (5th December - 6th December)

Threshold Housing Link, Swindon's homelessness charity, requires ‘brave’ volunteers who are willing to be sponsored and join us at our Sleep Out! taking place on the night of Friday 5 December 2014 at...1387

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Swindon Folksingers Club – Open House (5th December)

Swindon Folksingers Club – Open House. Everyone welcome to come and sing or play, or just watch the club singers and musicians. Enjoy a rousing evening of folk music and song in the best possible comp...205

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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 Folksingers Club – Open House (12th December)

Swindon Folksingers Club – Open House. Everyone welcome to come and sing or play, or just watch the club singers and musicians. Enjoy a rousing evening of folk music and song in the best possible comp...205

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Film: THE LUNCHBOX (17th December)

A delightful and engaging film from India, about a grumpy accountant and a bored housewife whose paths cross because of a mistake in delivery of their lunchboxes. Cert PG, 104 mins A Swindon Film Soc...308

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Swindon Scene Stories


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.


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