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No 5: Gin & Tonic

No 5: Gin & Tonic

I have a confession to make. I loathe gin. And I’m not a fan of tonic either. Which is as bit of a bummer given that every bar in the land is awash with every variety of Mothers’ Ruin you can imagine. And, I daresay, some you can’t. So I can’t tell you how pleased I was when my good chum, Jo Garton, volunteered to take one for the team and write a few lines about her gin experience at Old Town bar, The Eternal Optimist.

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STEM with Scoosh

STEM with Scoosh

fifteen years ago, and a prospective parent, I moved to Swindon. Back then the view of Swindon around the UK wasn’t what you’d call favourable. Indeed – some might argue it still isn’t. And that, at length, is how STEM with Scoosh came into being.

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A Kannada Celebration

A Kannada Celebration

Last week I was both surprised and delighted to receive an invitation from Cllr Ravi Venkatesh, Haydon Wick Parish Council, to attend an event he’d organised in Pinehurst. The event’s purpose was something of a literary celebration – in fact a Kannada celebration. Let me explain.

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Library Shop Christmas Shopping Evening

Library Shop Christmas Shopping Evening

The Library Shop, in Swindon Central Library, invites you to a special Library Shop Christmas Shopping Evening. Here's your opportunity to buy unique and locally made gifts this Christmas for your family and friends.Featuring artists in residence, local authors and...

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A Good Man and a Brave Man

A Good Man and a Brave Man

Swindon Civic Voice seem to be something of a literary lot. Chair Angela Atkinson, aka Born again Swindonian, is now the author of three Swindon related books – the second of which – Swindon in 50 Buildings is out now. But she’s not on her own! Oh no. One of their trustees, Alan Gaunt, can also claim authorship as a a thing with his book, A Good Man and a Brave Man.

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Final push for Beat the Street in Swindon

Final push for Beat the Street in Swindon

Players of Beat the Street are being encouraged to make one final push to see how far the town can travel.

Taking place until 6 November, the game has seen the town transformed once again into a giant game where residents are rewarded with points and prizes for walking, cycling or scooting around their community, tapping Beat Boxes along the way.

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