26th November 2017 Eastcott community book launch: Legacy of a rag and bone man Well listeners! Yesterday was what I call a good Swindon day. The being cold, yet bright and sunny I walked into town from Grange Park. My first stop when I do that is always Paolo’s deli on
Lydiard House & Park: Festival Chronicle Hello listeners. If it’s May then that means only one thing: The Swindon Festival of Literature! Now in its 24th year would you believe?! Well I would because I’ve been attending it pretty much since its birth. Oh my gosh – that’s a scary
29th October 2016 The Richard Jefferies museum http://www.richardjefferies.org About Richard Jefferies: “John Richard Jefferies (6 November 1848 – 14 August 1887) was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. His childhood on a small Wiltshire farm had a great influence on
14th July 2016 Wellbeing Wednesday – a blog This is a quick share of a blog I’ve come across: https://wellbeingwednesday.wordpress.com What it’s about: We are a collection of different people who meet together on Wednesday afternoons in a Library in Swindon. Whilst there we chat, laugh, eat, drink and cry together.
7th June 2016 The Penny Readings Return In a fun and exciting collaborative adventure, Swindon Civic Voice and the good people of Poetry Swindon are proud to bring back to Swindon the Penny Readings. Swindon Civic Voice on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/swindoncivicvoice Poetry Swindon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=poetry%20swindon In a town that has a Mechanics’
9th May 2016 It was such a lovely affair! Saturday the 7th of May saw an event at The Platform in Swindon. As part of the 23rd Swindon Literature Festival and organized by Martha Parry and Hilda Sheenan this event was a family affair and a love affair with Swindon
Ralph Bates – Swindon born writer From the website of the Ralph Bates project: ‘In the brilliant constellation of revolutionary novelists of the 1930’s—Dos Passos, Malraux, Silone—only Ralph Bates is today scarcely remembered. This is unjust. Bates, an English resident of Spain for many years, has been an American even
What an absolutely delightful write-up of this event – I’m rather jealous I didn’t have a small child to take – from young Salvador. Salvador wrote a completely fabulous guest post for me some time ago so I was really delighted to read this piece. Well done Salvador. 🙂 Salvador