CHILDREN’S ART DISPLAYED ALONGSIDE TURNER’S ABBEY PAINTING AT MALMESBURY’S ATHELSTAN MUSEUM.
Looking for some Shakespeare? Then Twelfth Night at the Bowl should be just the ticket!
Revolution Performing Arts (RPA) has announced a new partnership with Hunt Scholars. Its purpose is to support young people for children with varied needs.
This year, 2023, marks seventy-five years of the NHS – the National Health Service. So here we are and Swindon Celebrates NHS75.
Swindon Create Studios Celebrates. So earlier this week I had the pleasure/honour/delight and all such adjectives, to attend a brilliant bash to celebrate CREATE Studios move to a fabulous new home in the equally fabulous carriage works – in the GWR railway village.
A series of fascinating teatime talks continues at the Athelstan Museum in Malmesbury on Wednesday June 21. This time with an insight into Turner and the Sea.
The renowned Romantic artist Joseph Mallord William Turner became known as ‘the painter of the light’ and ‘the father of modern art’. His watercolour of Malmesbury Abbey hangs in the Athelstan Museum thanks to funding from the National Lottery.
The Mayor’s Parlour & Mace – two Swindon gems if ever there were. And at last I got to properly see the room – and the mace. When I wrote Swindon in 50 Buildings I did of course include the civic offices and the image below of the mayor’s parlour from the 1930s. I did take some photos – see bottom of the post – but they really don’t do it justice. You’d need to be David Bailey to manage that TBF.
So – hands up who knew we have here a Swindon independent film festival? Well – you might but I didn’t until I started seeing their tweets. So here’s a wee post about it.
Summer 2023 at the bowl in Town Gardens – South Swindon parish council announce their events for the spring/summer season.
The History of lacemaking is the subject of the latest Teatime talk at Malmesbury’s Athelstan Museum on Wednesday May 17th.
Local author Lis McDermott and Dan Fishlock, Community Engagement Officer for the Mechanics’ Institution Trust are organising the first book fair for the Railway Village. It’s happening later this month (May 20).
I visited the Athelstan museum recently for the first time. It’s small but lovely and well worth a visit. And if you’ve got youngsters there’s the inevitable (but lovely) trail to do centred around the cautionary tale of not tickling tigers! But that’s all I’m saying – ‘cos – y’know – spoilers! Anyway – this post is all about the Athelstan museum (in Malmesbury) taking their Turner diversity project out into the community. It’s all part of their outreach programme to bring living history and art to more local people.