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Author and writing mentor Lis McDermott launched her latest book of poems, Blossoms Fall, at a charity event in Highworth yesterday.
Friends joined her at the book launch where she read some of her poetry. The event raised money for Lis’s chosen charity Jessie May, which provides ‘hospice at home’ care for terminally ill children. The charity is currently supporting 35 families across Swindon and Wiltshire.
With its first networking breakfast of 2020 a full house, the next planned by Swindon’s Optimum Professional Services is on course to be a great success and give you an optimum start with their FREE business breakfast.
Optimum Professional Services offers legal, audit and accountancy services.
Swindon company Priory Heating show they are warm-hearted heating engineers. They’re one of the first in the town o sign up to a new initiative to help the elderly keep warm in winter – after replacing a couple’s broken boiler for free.
A recent visit to Da Vinci – the Italian restaurant down on Fleet Street gave me the perfect opportunity to do a Swindon in 50 Drinks post on Italian beer. Well two of them anyway. Peroni and Moretti.
The on-the-ground research for this Swindon in 50 Drinks post about hot chocolate necessitated a return visit to Los Gatos, on Devizes Road in Old Town.
Places snapped up for video blogging course aiming to put business people in the picture.
Hurry! There are now only two places left for the March course, run by Swindon-based Eight Interactive, which creates video and digital content for businesses.
Digital apprentices gained business social media insights thanks to Wiltshire expert Yola O’Hara.
The British Computer Society invited Yola, founder of Royal Wootton Bassett-based social media company Visually Explained, to present and run workshops at an event in London. The BCS staged the event to tie in with National Apprenticeship Week.
Flexer & Sandiland (UK) & dybwikdans (Norway) bring Curiouser: A dance adventure – a delightful dance and digital show to Swindon Dance: 22 February at 10.30am and 1.30pm.
Swindon Dance reside in the Town Hall on Regent Circus. Featured in both Secret Swindon AND Swindon in 50 Buildings. The town hall houses the fab Charlotte Corday statue and has the most amazing railings outside it.
New IT business: Supportwise. Entrepreneur Chris Goodchild has set up his own IT business after becoming disillusioned working for companies using outsourced call centres with little personal service.
Inching along with Swindon in 50 More Buildings, this post is about St Augustine’s Church in Even Swindon, Rodbourne. Having covered St Mark’s and St Barnabas (Gorse Hill) in Swindon in 50 Buildings, I had to get St Augustine’s into this blog series.