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Okay, I know, the news of a new owner for STFC (Swindon Town Football Club, is news no longer. This Swindon Advertiser article featuring Clem Morfuni’s statement to the fans saw the light of day in July this year. But, having had a recent mtg with the new commercial manager, Danny Lee, I felt it right & proper that the story get a mention in the rather under-populated This Sporting Life section of the blog.
A Swindon Radical Visits Venus
There’s been rather a lot of hobnobbing happening of late. By which I mean activities involving authors of the Hobnob Press stable. In the first instance, I’ve twice in recent weeks, dined at the Polish Club with David Bradshaw, author of Hobnob Press book Swimming without Mangoes. At those delightful dinners we swapped our respective titles. And there’s more about that in this Swindon in 50 Drinks post about żywiec Polish Pilsner Beer.
Digital marketing company Smarter Media has joined a group of businesses backing the new, more community-minded set up at Swindon Town Football Club.
Mythos Hellenic Beer at the Greek Olive in Swindon
Over the years I’ve sunk a fair few bottles of Hellenic Mythos beer on sunny holidays on the Greek island of Samos. Oh and Corfu too.
News from Beat the Street Swindon
More than 27,000 people have signed up to play Beat the Street Swindon 2021. That’s more than the total number of players in the 2019 game!
Dementia Café Returns To Wyvern Theatre
The easing of government restrictions means the welcome return of the town’s theatres, bringing a variety of shows and events back to our social calendars. Now locals can get their fix of comedy, drama, music and more.
The Platform Project, a youth development organisation based in Swindon’s Dorcan area is holding a celebration event. The reason being to honour the work of young people who have benefitted from its services.
Recent weeks have seen me make two visits to Do Syta (AKA the Bear Restaurant) in the Polish Club in Park South. Thus arises an opportunity for a Swindon in 50 Drinks post! This time we raise a glass to żywiec Polish pilsner beer.
Swindon’s new new town-centre community hub has launched a kick-off crowd-funder appeal.
The Hub, aiming to provide a welcoming and affordable town-centre venue for classes, meetings, exhibitions and concerts, is asking Swindon residents to chip in whatever they can.
The Beat the Street Swindon game is set to enter its Go Explore week. The point here is to encourage participants to find the area’s best heritage and cultural gems.