Applause!

applause arts centre

9th January 2017 [jetpack_subscription_form] Put your hands together please Applause sculpture at Swindon Arts Centre These are dark days in Swindon. What with the Health Hydro hullabaloo (https://swindonian.me/category/artscultureheritage/the-health-hydro/)and the fire at the agricultural museum up at Coate Water there’s much to be concerned about. And then there’s the libraries, parishing,

A ram but no ham

Ram sculpture front view

3rd January 2017 [jetpack_subscription_form] Ram sculpture in Swindon’s Old Town But why no pig? When I mention RAM dear listeners I speak not of Random Access Memory a la computer land but of the ram sculpture that resides in Swindon’s Old Town. I get that, as this article – http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10638539.Staying_in_the_public_eye/ –

Going off the rails

wrought iron railings

26th June 2016 [jetpack_subscription_form] It’s the rail thing Swindon Town Hall Railings Oh listeners. I AM ashamed. All the years I’ve been in Swindon and have walked past the town hall – now the home of Swindon Dance – I’ve never noticed the Swindon town hall railings and how beautiful

Happy Feet!

metal art on fence at royal mail office

21st May [jetpack_subscription_form] Not being a driver I don’t generally get to the  Royal Mail sorting office out at Dorcan. But recently I was there with someone else and was pleasantly surprised to see this artwork on the perimeter fence. Now I’ve searched and searched on Google for some more

10 things to celebrate about Swindon

canvas bags saying I read a blog and I liked it

2 August 2015 [jetpack_subscription_form] 10 things to celebrate about Swindon   Back in 2013, when I conceived this blog, my starting point was 10 things to celebrate about Swindon.    This was a non-definitive list, in no particular order, of things that I felt worth shouting about. The list encompassed parks, public