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Where many creatives that I speak to have a shared tale of, if not parental antagonism to them pursuing art, then at least apathy and lack of support. But not so for Marilyn Trew artist.read more
March 4th 2019 How wonderful it is to be writing about Eastcott window wanderland - yet another brilliant community 'thing' organised by the better than brilliant Eastcott community group - based at Savernake Street Community Hall. They're jolly good at 'things' it...read more
As some of you know, I’m right now embroiled in writing my second publication for Amberley Books, Swindon in 50 Buildings. You can imagine I’m sure, how much material I’m amassing.read more
y way of sharing a blog on the Creative Wiltshire website. Read the full blog on the website here.
The blog began life as a series of Facebook posts by Carole Bent, partner in the David Bent Studio. Carole set out, in the lull following Open Studios in September, to use Facebook to celebrate some of Swindon’s artists and to showcase ‘what an artist’s wife and partner bought’.read more
I’ve long admired Dona’s work. So when she expressed interest in having a feature in this ‘Made in Wiltshire’ section on the blog, thrilled didn’t cover it. It’s a b*gger that I’m out of wall space – fridge magnets it is then!read more
Before we go any further let’s be clear on the difference between a wedding plannerand a wedding and event stylist.read more
Hello lovely listeners. On the heels of Secret Swindon, I’m now in full flow with research and writing for my second book from Amberley Books, Swindon in 50 Buildings. It’s come as no surprise at all to me that there’s a cornucopia of potentials for this book. For every building I’ve put on the list, I could quite easily have selected several more. So I’ve had to make choices. And it’s been tough I tell ya! There’s no shortage of interesting material in Swindon as we all know.read more
From Frances’ new blog:
‘Welcome cemetery followers to this new blog launching today.
Radnor Street Cemetery tells the history of Swindon. The civic dignitaries and members of the Great Western Railway hierarchy; the boilermakers and platelayers; the philanthropic benefactors and trailblazing women; the teachers and tradespeople and the 103 servicemen who lost their lives as a result of their military service in two world wars. The ordinary men, women and children of the town…’read more
30th December 2018 Lis McDermott: Author As we enter a new year, it's pure delight to feature Lis McDernott to the 'Made in Wiltshire' section of Born again Swindonian. Writing is creating. And creating is making. So writing fits here as well as anything else. Lis'...read more