Okay, I know the general ethos of this blog is to be positive about Swindon but here’s a teeny, tiny rant… Looking for postcards to use with my ESOL student I discovered how elusive they are. Why? They appear only to be available in W H Smith’s, and the library –
Below is a link a map and some descriptions of the sculptures: The Sculpture Tour West Swindon In part 3 of this series I wrote about ‘White Horse Pacified’ a 1987 sculpture by Julie Livesey and created during an international artists exchange between Swindon and Lisbon, Portugal, funded by the Calouste
….to me at any rate. Yesterday (Sunday 21st June 2013)myself and couple of friends went out on an EXPOTITION: we set out on a walk – this walk to be exact – a circular route beginning and ending at Croft Leisure centre and taking in Croft Wood, Wichelstowe Canal and Town Gardens.
Whenever I see this cow sculpture it makes me smile and think of one of my favourite Ogden Nash poems: ‘Two cows, mildly mooing: No bull; nothing doing’ Which, if you think about it, is a masterclass in understatement. As is: ‘The cow is of the bovine ilk; One end is
Sunday 1st March – update with link to blog post from Creative Wiltshire: https://creativewiltshire.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/swindons-artistic-hammerman/comment-page-1/#comment-1 A nice blog post about Ken from Creative Wiltshire that has a good picture, courtesy of Swindon Libraries, of one of Ken’s sadly now long-gone murals. Ken, as they say, like Alfred Williams – the Hammerman poet, before
Hello again dear reader, Welcome to part 3 in a series (I’m not sure how many the series will consist of cos I’m making it up as I go along) about the West Swindon sculpture walk – which you could be forgiven for having no knowledge of. This morning I
I’m not entirely sure I’m happy with the epithet ‘Surprising Swindon’ – it sounds rather as if it’s suggesting that something or someone is in the process of giving Swindon a surprise. But then if we change it to ‘Swindon Surprises’ then that leaves an impression of Swindon being about