I’ve mentioned here once or twice before that Swindon is the World capital of poetry. I wrote only recently about the poetry bus time machine. So, if there was every any doubt in your mind on this matter, see below a link to a splendid set of picture galleries covering all
I’ve written about Swindon Viewpoint and shared some of their films at various times on this blog. When I first wrote about them it was the first I’d heard of the organization and I was immediately impressed and intrigued by the whole thing. Now I enjoy an occasional root through the archives
Regular readers of this blog will know that there’s been a poetry festival round these here parts of late. But it would be a big mistake to think that all or even any of the events were worth and heavy as nothing could be further from the truth. Last Saturday I
The Cakes & Ale cafe doesn’t just feed the stomach but the brain too! As this film (follow link below) from Swindon Viewpoint shows. Continental cafe culture comes to Swindon’s Old Town at Cakes & Ale, licensed cafe. Feed Your Head – What’s the point of Prison? | Swindon Viewpoint.
The moment I saw the double-decker bus in the car park of The Sun Inn at Coate, I was transported back to my formative years. The colours were different, this bus being blue and cream, whilst the Retford 1 and the Sheffield 3 (I think that was the number) were
Also from the pen of Festival Chronicle – more musings on activities of versification in the 2013 Swindon festival of poetry. Because, as I keep saying, Swindon IS the world capital of poetry. Sliproad Poetry – Up the Junction! at Swindon Festival of Poetry | Festival Chronicle. But it’s not just
See below a link to festival chronicle’s write up of the appearance by Roger McGough at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon as part of the Swindon Poetry festival 2013. I was there – I concur. Roger McGough – Swindon Festival of Poetry | Festival Chronicle.
Now That I Am in Swindon and Can Think | Festival Chronicle. Swindon’s second poetry festival is under way now. Swindon IS the world capital of poetry – because Swindon does the arts in oh so many ways. Read the Festival Chronicle account of Roddy Lumsden at Swindon Arts Centre Studio: “Poems
Wiltshire and Swindon Historic Environment Record | Wiltshire Council. “The Wiltshire and Swindon Historic Environment Record online allows you to search information on the archaeological sites, monuments and finds in Wiltshire and Swindon. The Wiltshire and Swindon Historic Environment Record contains over 20,000 records on a variety of sites, from
The Richard Jefferies museum at Coate is yet another one of those things/places I’ve always been meaning to do but have never got round to. I confess I knew little or nothing about him other than that he was, in his day, a well-known writer from Swindon. Which is a bit