23rd July 2017


Poetry in motion: Swindon Diamonds

Oh I love this!

Idly scrolling through Facebook as you do, I came across a video. It’s made by CREATE studios and features Swindon Community poet, Tony Hillier and his poem ‘Swindon Diamonds’.  I somehow managed to miss it – never mind, I’ve found it now.

It’s wonderful! Share it far and wide. It needs to be seen!

This article from Swindon Link magazine has a link to the video in it so you can see it and hear it for yourself.

Tony wrote the poem for 2016’s 175 celebrations but now it’s been made into a film by Swindon’s Create studios.

Snapshot of Swindon's diamonds

‘A new poem celebrating Swindon in its 175th year as a railway town has been released with an accompanying video.

Swindon Diamonds is read by its creator, community poet Tony Hillier, who performed at many of the key locations mentioned in the poem.

The poem, a celebration of Swindon and its achievements, was commissioned by Swindon and Cirencester-based motor dealer, Pebley Beach as part of the firm’s support of Swindon 175, which marks 175 years since the railway arrived in the town.

It was first performed as part of Swindon Festival of Literature back in September.

The video was filmed and edited by Swindon-based Create Studios.’

Well done to Tony and to CREATE studios. Super, fab, stirring stuff.