The Richard Jefferies Museum

Richard Jefferies Old Town Trail

29th October 2016 The Richard Jefferies museum 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

Wellbeing Wednesday: Words & Wisdom from the far east of Swindon

wellbeing wednesday

14th July 2016 Wellbeing Wednesday – a blog This is a quick share of a blog I’ve come across: 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.

Penny Readings Return!

Swindon penny Readings poster

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: Poetry Swindon on Facebook: In a town that has a Mechanics’

Ralph Bates. Who knew?

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