Prompted by a tweet – oh the joys of social media – I thought I’d do a quick post about Swindon’s Gilbert & Sullivan society. Now I know G&S isn’t to everyone’s taste but I absolutely love everything about and have done since being introduced to ‘The Mikado’ when at
At the end of part 5 of this series, Kim and I had reached Nexus at Freshbrook, at which point we called it a day as we were ready for dinner. We’d been out for hours and had a great time but had still only visited 5 out of the
Sunday 4th August Well okay, not exactly high jinks but there was a very tasty tapas lunch in the pleasant surroundings of the sunny courtyard of the Highworth Hotel (what used to be Jesmond House ) which is about as close to high jinks as it gets these days… On Friday
West Swindon sculpture walk – Part 1.
Here’s a link to a map of this sculpture trail. In part 4 of this series my companion and myself visited ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ which is in The Prinnels, West Swindon. I explained about spending the last twenty years seeing but not really ‘noticing’ that sculpture from the bus and
I’m in danger of getting evangelical on this topic but hey, I think it’s worth the risk. 🙂 Here in Swindon we are fortunate to have two amazing digital archive collections: the Swindon flckr collection and Swindon Viewpoint I first came across the Swindon flickr collection a couple of years ago
Old Town to West Swindon cycle path I recently posted about the wheel sculptures that can be seen on the Old town to West Swindon cycle path: ‘There are five wheels, from the Old Town direction towards the railway and Wootton Bassett Road they are Earth, Air, Fire, Water and
Okay, I know the general ethos of this blog is to be positive about Swindon but here’s a teeny, tiny rant… Looking for postcards to use with my ESOL student I discovered how elusive they are. Why? They appear only to be available in W H Smith’s, and the library –
Below is a link a map and some descriptions of the sculptures: The Sculpture Tour West Swindon In part 3 of this series I wrote about ‘White Horse Pacified’ a 1987 sculpture by Julie Livesey and created during an international artists exchange between Swindon and Lisbon, Portugal, funded by the Calouste
….to me at any rate. Yesterday (Sunday 21st June 2013)myself and couple of friends went out on an EXPOTITION: we set out on a walk – this walk to be exact – a circular route beginning and ending at Croft Leisure centre and taking in Croft Wood, Wichelstowe Canal and Town Gardens.