Swindon has been successful in its bid for a share of the Government’s Towns’ Fund. If you’ve been following Swindon’s Historic England Heritage Action Zone activities you’ll understand how big a deal this is.
February 2021 Festival of Tomorrow shows go on-demand as thousands enjoy Swindon’s virtual festival and ask for more! Festival of Tomorrow Going OnlineThe organisers of the Festival of Tomorrow have responded to massive demand to make the talks and shows available on...
Young people from Swindon are part way through writing and illustrating their first book. It’s an interactive fantasy adventure, and they need your support to get it published.
Fighting social media stereotypes of ageing
Members of the public from Swindon and Wiltshire are being asked to post their own photos of everyday life. Why? To help challenge negative stereotypes of ageing and biased social media algorithms. All as part of the town’s online Festival of Tomorrow.
Here we are with a Swindon festival update. The spring festival of the last two years has had to revert to being the Swindon Festival of Literature. Swindon celebrated that most marvellous annual event for over twenty-five years.
Two teachers from Swindon’s Revolution Performing Arts, have caused a social media sensation with their version of the dance routine for pop star Harry Styles’ new single Treat People With Kindness.
Science rapper, Jon Chase, launched a challenge to young people across social media this week, in the lead up to next month’s Festival of Tomorrow. Some of the best entries will have the chance to get streamed alongside Jon’s own Rap Science show, during next month’s festival.
Purton Road Bridge Swindon – something I’ve seen often but have never thought too much about until Roger Ogle posted the photograph below on Facebook. That prompted me to ask him for more information about it.
Last Orders gets gold. This monster compendium of lost locals written by John Stooke has scooped the top prize at the annual awards held by the Guild of British Beer Writers. John's gold award is for the best 'not for profit' piece of writing in 2020.The substantial...
The Wiltshire Mummers’ Play: Mummers plays are an old Christmas tradition in many parts of the country. A group of friends would dress up, and go round the neighbourhood performing a little play. This had a set script. But, thanks to oral transmission, this would have varied from district to district. In return they received money and food, and, no doubt, drink.
I’ve heard it said, more than once, that just about anything you can think of will have some connection somewhere to Swindon. Well, the briefest of trawls through Another Picture – Another Story, demonstrates how true that is. Swindon IS the centre of the universe!
We call it Celtic. Though it’s also Pictish, Viking, or Anglo Saxon. We call it Interlaced though it can be freeform, zoomorphic, spirals or tessellated. What am I talking about? I’m referring to the genre known as Insular art. (Some of which comes from the Mainland…) (Bain 1977).