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
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
Vintage Bus Tour: the joys of Swindon, with surprises and guests along the way. Last year’s poetry bus was a blast so hoping to get a ticket to ride this one!
Update: 28th June 2016 From Domestic Cherry: http://domesticcherry.blogspot.co.uk/p/poetry-capital.html: SWINDON: POETRY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD! Swindon is twinned with Ocotal but it is also tenuously half-rhymed with Chicago. Swindon is challenging global poetry inequality. Swindon Zoo contains the last known thesaurus in captivity. All our pavements rhyme. There is irony in
Monday 2nd September 2013 Any readers out there who listen to R4 will be familiar with ‘Jeremy Hardy speaks to the nation’. Well here I’m delighted to present ‘Salvador speaks to Swindon’. It’s a view of Swindon and the museum and art gallery in Old Town from 8 year-old Salvador Scott.