22nd April 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] Call for Swindon Open Studio 2018 Artists A Call for Swindon Open Studio 2018 Artists: Swindon Open Studios (SOS) has become a much loved annual event on the Swindon Calendar. It is a fabulous opportunity for Swindon’s creative talent to display, demonstrate and discuss their artwork.
[jetpack_subscription_form] Swindon Philosophical Society Well listeners. As you know, on the odd occasion I’m known to demonstrate frustration at the suggestion that there’s nothing of cultural value in Swindon. One has to question how hard these people look! Anyway – the suggestion that Swindon has no culture is a risable
24th March 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] Eastcott Heritage Exhibition The good people of Savernake Street community hall in Eastcott have been busy again. I LOVE what they’re doing up there. It’s such a lovely thriving community centre that does some terrific stuff with its residents. At the back end of last year
23rd March 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] The 25th Swindon festival of Literature is launched! It’s hard to believe it, But the Swindon festival of literature is 25!! Blimey! That means I’ve been coming to literature festival events almost from its outset. I moved to Swindon in 1993. I can’t imagine I knew
21st March 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] Birdsong Not to be confused with The Birdie Song, BIRDSONG started out in 1993 as a war novel and family saga written by English author Sebastian Faulks. It’s also been televised by Auntie – aka the BBC. Birdsong on tour, marking the 100th anniversary of the end of
12th March 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] David Bent exhibits at national memorial arboretum It’s always the greatest pleasure to write about David Bent on this blog. Because he’s a Swindon artist and because I’m a fan of his work. ‘Nuff said. He’s featured here several times before and if you want to
11th March 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] Artsite Studios Hello listeners. This post is really by way of a share of a blog post put together by Lynette Thomas of Artkore Mosaics all about Artsite Studios and the people there. The blog introduces the artists and they share what it means to
23 January 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] Some Mothers do ‘ave ’em or a Comedy of Errors! ‘This is going to be interesting’ I thought. ‘How on earth are they going to translate a much-loved show that featured broad, large-scale physical comedy (think the nativity play and the roller skating scene) to a
20th February 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] Swindon celebrities get knitted If you’re in the vicinity of Stitch ‘n’ bitch ladies you’ll hear the click clack click of knitting needles as they get to work on their latest project aimed at raising funds for Swindon Mind. What they’re creating is a knitted art installation
9th February 2018 [jetpack_subscription_form] The Swindon Recital Series Not infrequently, and always on social media, is heard the cry ‘There’s no culture in Swindon’ and words to that effect. I have NEVER understood this attitude. There’s more culture and creativity in Swindon than you can shake a Doric column at.