The Swindogs are coming

The Swindogs are coming

So! The Swindogs are coming! ‘What are?’ I hear you cry. Swindogs is what! Like the one you see below:

Well – when I say like the one in the image – not quite. For a start, the scale of that one is not unlike the Goodie’s Kitten Kong. Yep – there I go again with my antediluvian references.

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Wiltshire Day

Wiltshire Day

The county of Wiltshire celebrates Wiltshire Day on the 5th June. Never heard of it? Read on!

The British county flags website tells us that the reason for the day is to commemorate the date, in 2007, when the Great Bustard flag first flew on County Hall in Trowbridge.

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Paralympian to commentate at Wimbledon

Paralympian to commentate at Wimbledon

Former British wheelchair tennis player, and local girl, Louise Hunt is set to share her expertise while commentating at this year’s Wimbledon championships in the final week. (from July 7 to July 10).

No stranger to the commentary box, Louise made her debut covering the 2013 event. Yet, this will be Louise’s first involvement in her home grand slam since retiring from elite competitive sport in 2021.

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RPA Supports Low Income Families

RPA Supports Low Income Families

Swindon-based Revolution Performing Arts (RPA) – one of the South West’s leading performing arts companies for children and young people – has been supporting the Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF). Marcus Rashford MBE launched the programme last year.

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Animal magic in Swindon centre

Animal magic in Swindon centre

Local Business Improvement District (BID) company, inSwindon BID has launched a Spring Safari Trail in the Town Centre. It”s operating from Monday 28th March to Sunday 24th April 2022.

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Festival of Tomorrow Visitors Shape Future

Festival of Tomorrow Visitors Shape Future

of Tomorrow Visitors Shape Future – Organisers of the Festival of Tomorrow are blown away. Not by hurricane Eunice but by visitors’ enthusiastic reactions to this third Festival of Tomorrow. The annual celebration of science, technology and research had thousands of visitors exploring the four interactive zones, and enjoying live events and shows. All at The Deanery CE Academy in Wichelstowe this weekend.

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Swindon Soroptimists Plant Trees

Swindon Soroptimists Plant Trees

Before I talk about the recent tree planting activities in West Swindon of the Swindon Soroptimists – a word or two about the word. The soroptimist word that is. The term is derived from the Latin soror – meaning sister and optima meaning best. Thus soroptimist is perhaps best interpreted as the best for women.

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