21st March 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] Birdsong Not to be confused with The Birdie Song, BIRDSONG started out in 1993 as a war novel and family saga written by English author Sebastian Faulks. It’s also been televised by Auntie – aka the BBC. Birdsong on tour, marking the 100th anniversary of the end of
12th March 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] David Bent exhibits at national memorial arboretum It’s always the greatest pleasure to write about David Bent on this blog. Because he’s a Swindon artist and because I’m a fan of his work. ‘Nuff said. He’s featured here several times before and if you want to
11th March 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] Eggelicious – E3 Eggelicious – or E3 as the incarnation in The Crossing in the Brunel Centre is called was an early post on this blog: http://swindonian.me/2013/05/31/a-cracking-good-place/ There are couple of others too but that one is the first one. Ive been thinking for a while that
24th January 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] Nail your smear with Honestly Ombre A Swindon-based beauty business is encouraging women to get themselves a smear test by offering a free manicure in her treatment room in Old Town, Swindon. From Jessica’s ‘About Us’: ‘I’m Jessica, the Creative Director and Author of Honestly Ombré,
23 January 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] Some Mothers do ‘ave ’em or a Comedy of Errors! ‘This is going to be interesting’ I thought. ‘How on earth are they going to translate a much-loved show that featured broad, large-scale physical comedy (think the nativity play and the roller skating scene) to a
20th February 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] Swindon celebrities get knitted If you’re in the vicinity of Stitch ‘n’ bitch ladies you’ll hear the click clack click of knitting needles as they get to work on their latest project aimed at raising funds for Swindon Mind. What they’re creating is a knitted art installation
9th February 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] The Swindon Recital Series Not infrequently, and always on social media, is heard the cry ‘There’s no culture in Swindon’ and words to that effect. I have NEVER understood this attitude. There’s more culture and creativity in Swindon than you can shake a Doric column at.