Arthur Carron Blue Plaque – the work of Swindon Heritage – you can see some images of Arthur in his full operatic majesty here.
Author, Helen S Michaelsen, has released an advent calendar styled audiobook, to inspire and keep the magic of Christmas alive. It’s inspired by a little-known book her mother read to her as a child.
Swindon Literature Festival is 30! Planning is now underway for the next — the 30th no less — Swindon Festival of Literature, due to take place 1st – 7th May ’23.
Museum Shop Sunday at Athelstan museum in Malmesbury – The Athelstan Museum is opening its shop on Sunday November 27 as part of an international event.
Enchanted Gardens Light Trail Partners – South Swindon Parish Council is partnering with Brighter Futures, Prospect Hospice and ShopSmall Swindon at the Enchanted Gardens Light Trail 2022.
Last year the Parish Council partnered with Brighter Futures and raised over £25,000. The donations helped fund the new urgent treatment centre at Great Western Hospital. This year Brighter Futures will be running a winter raffle. And also selling some incredible Christmas stocking fillers.
Swindon’s Science Festival gets Arts Council Boost. Swindon’s successful Festival of Tomorrow will be back for its fourth year, after receiving a grant from the Arts Council of England. Thanks to the support, the festival will combine science and the arts. It’ll be teaming up with artists and Swindon arts organisations to find new ways to help people explore the science, technology and discoveries that will shape the future.
Myself and SED Developments are going to be at the Swindon Railway Village Winter Fayre flogging our relevant wares. Mrs SED, aka Jo, will have lots of fabulous 3D printed stuff: cookie cutters, fondant stamps, cake toppers and more. And of course I’ll have my publications. Incidentally, the baked good topper/sign is a product of SED Developments.
Nature Inspires Swindon Artists: Nine artists from Swindon’s Artsite and The Post Modern collective are presenting a collection of new works. The exhibition, on the theme of Biophilia, opens on Tuesday 8th November at Swindon Hub.
Living Memory Project Celebrates Artists – Local art collectors are being encouraged to share their artwork at a ‘show and tell’ event in Malmesbury this Saturday. The event forms part of the In Living Memory project. This project celebrates artists who’ve lived and produced artwork in the town and its surrounding area, from the 1940s to the present day.
Exciting news listeners! Later this month Swindon is getting a street art paint fest! And of course, I’m away that weekend aren’t I? Gah! Never mind – I’ll get a tour of all the murals when I return.
Wow! Six! The Tudor Musical – what can I say? History wasn’t like this when I did my GCE ‘O’ Level. Yes I am that old. But then my ‘O’ Level history course was social and economic so it was all Enclosures, Jethro Tull’s seed drill and Bessemer’s converter rather than kings and queens of England and Scotland. Well, it’s safe to say that my erstwhile sketchy knowledge of Henry VIII’s six wives has now had the gaps filled in!
South West conductor Anthony Brown id taking his huge seventy-two piece Fulltone Orchestra on a three-date tour this autumn to celebrate some of the most iconic French classical music.