Guide to What’s On in Swindon February 2019

29/01/2019

Friday 1st

Swindon Philosophical Society Talk
The Friend’s Meeting House, Eastcott Hill, 7:40-9:40pm
The talk will be ‘Economics as if People Mattered’ by Neil Howard. The usual format is an hour’s talk followed by discussion. Everyone is welcome – just turn up! There is a charge of £2 (students free) to cover expenses.

Friday 1st

A World of Stories . . . . to celebrate National Storytelling Week.
The evening will be hosted by John Row, a veteran of the U.K. festival scene, including Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival. John has told stories on four continents and splits his life between Swindon and Transylvania. Joining John and telling their own stories will be experienced Spoken Word host and teller London-based Baden Prince (Jnr), who will bring a Caribbean flavour to proceedings; and Kirsty Hartsiotis, who specialises in folk tales, even from Wiltshire! FREE Tickets available from; Eventbrite www.eventbrite.co.uk Or the Central Library in person or by phone on 01793 463238

Fri 1st – Sat 2nd

Jack and the Beanstalk
Purton Village Hall
Purton Amateur Dramatics Society (PADS) present Jack and the Beanstalk. Curtains up 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, plus a Saturday matinee at 2:30pm. Adults £8, concessions £6, children £5. Tickets available from Purton Library, or call 770140, 771890, or 771442.

Saturday 2nd

Creative Writing Workshop – Captain Swing
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, 2-4pm
Our Secret History in Song. This workshop will enable students to create their own story plots and dialogue by combining different verse, local to Wiltshire, from the archives at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre. We will explore the value of folk song as social history and as a window to the emotional lives of the largely illiterate rural poor. The validity of popular broadsides as source material will be discussed, as well as problems with dialect and the language used in verse. The workshop will be led by Beatrice Parvin, the writer of ‘Captain Swing and the Blacksmith’. Steeped in the rich lyricism and storytelling tradition of British folk songs, this haunting tale of love and tragedy is played out against the notorious Swing riots of 1830, when the quiet fields of Wiltshire blazed with violence and fires in the night. The event is part of a tour of performances and workshops sponsored by Creative Wiltshire, Celebrating Age, Rural Arts and Salisbury Museum. Free entry. To book visit www.wshc.eu

Saturday 2nd

Crafters ‘De-Stash’ Table Top Sale
Ellendune Community Centre, Wroughton, 2-4:30pm
A table top sale with a different. All goods being sold are craft materials or equipment. An opportunity for sellers to free up space filled with unused craft items and the chance for buyers to grab a bargain! Any proceeds left after expenses are covered will be donated to charities supporting those who have experienced pregnancy loss or baby loss. Table fee £5 (or £9 for two tables).

Monday 4th

Memory Box Reading Group
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, 2-3:30pm
Do you enjoy history and listening to stories? Our group is meeting on the first and third Monday afternoon of every month to listen to an extract from one of the amazing collection of books in our Local Studies Library. We will take time to share memories and thoughts, and also have a chat over refreshments! If you would enjoy some friendly company in a relaxed environment, this is for you. All welcome! Free entry, parking right outside and refreshments, supported by Hob Nob Press. Read - Reminisce – Enjoy.

Thursday 7th

Royal Wootton Bassett Cinema – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!
Sixth Form Building, Royal Wootton Bassett Academy, 7pm
Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again! Past and present intertwine as a pregnant Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is busy re-launching her mother’s tavern while husband Sky is away in New York. Flashbacks transport us back in time to learn how the Dynamos came into being and how Donna (Lily James) met Sophie’s three putative fathers. Comedy/Musical/Romance. Running time 114 mins, certificate PG. Tickets £5 (cash only please). Bottled drinks and sweets available for purchase.

Thursday 7th

Wroughton History Group Speaker Event
St Joseph’s Church Hall, Wroughton 7:30-9pm
February’s topic is ‘Lost Downland Village of Snap’ by John Dymond. All are welcome to attend. The first visit is free and after that there is a charge of £2 for non-members, payable on the night.

Thursday 7th

New Zealand Wine and Cheese Night
Christ Church Community Centre, 7:30-9:30pm
To celebrate Waitangi Day in New Zealand (which commemorates the first signing of New Zealand’s founding document – the Treaty at Waitangi in 1840), come and taste a range of delicious New Zealand wines! We’ll pair them with cheeses and have a fun and informative evening learning about New Zealand’s history, climate and culture that goes into every glass! The price (£20) includes 6 glasses of delicious wine, plenty of cheese and all materials. Proceeds will be donated to a charity of the group’s choosing, voted for on the night. For more information contact claire@fromthegrapevine.co.uk or call 07775 626963.

Friday 8th

Free Lunchtime Talk on Swindon’s Ceramics Collection
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, 12:30-1pm
Join our curator for a free introduction to Swindon’s collection of studio ceramics, with a special focus on our current exhibition and recent acquisitions by Ann Stokes and Jo Taylor. Lunchtime talks are free, start at 12.3opm and last for approximately 30minutes.

Friday 8th

Swindon Philosophical Society Talk
The Friend’s Meeting House, Eastcott Hill, 7:40-9:40pm
The talk will be ‘The Foundations of Morality’ by Don Cameron. The usual format is an hour’s talk followed by discussion. Everyone is welcome – just turn up! There is a charge of £2 (students free) to cover expenses.

Saturday 9th

Family Drop-In Workshop – Dancing Dragons
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, 11am-3pm
Come celebrate Chinese New Year by making a dancing dragon and bring good luck to the year of the pig! £3 per child. Please note: this workshop is offered on a first come first served basis and if busy, you may have to wait a short while to take part. Some activities are unsuitable for small children. Parental guidance needed at all times.

Saturday 9th

Field to Fork Pork Feast
Roves Farm, 5:45pm
Join us for an evening of feasting on the farm as we take you on a journey from field to fork. You’ll be given a personal tour to see where and how our animals are born and raised. You’ll then meet one of our skilled butchery team who will show you how we get the best cuts from our Gloucester Old Spot pork. Finally, you’ll take a seat at our banqueting tables and prepare to dig in to a pork based menu specially created for the event using meat from our pigs. Tickets are £35 per head and include entry to the farm and all food. Drinks can be purchased on the night at an additional cost. The Farm Shop and butchery will be open on the night should you feel inspired to make a purchase. There is plenty of free parking on site. This event is open to 12 years +.

Sunday 10th

Introduction to Fruit Tree Pruning
Stanton Park, 10am-12pm
Learn how to prune an apple tree with Ranger Ross Sheppard in the orchard at Stanton Park. This will give you an insight on the theory and practical application of fruit tree pruning, in order to improve the trees health, form and fruit yield. This is a free event. Meet at the Great Barn, Stanton Park. Please wear clothes to suit the weather and stout shoes. Bring a note-pad, gardening gloves, secateurs and pruning saw, if you have them. Event leader Ross Sheppard. Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk 

Tuesday 12th

Board Games Event
Swindon Central Library, 5-8pm
Whether you are a serious game player who’s looking for like-minded people to share an adventure, or a family looking at spending some quality time together away from technology, this is a great way to spend a few hours of your time. We have a selection of board games but feel free to bring your own too! There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day. Adults £3, Teens/Students £1.50, under 12s free.

Wednesday 13th

Swindon Society Talk: ‘On the Square’ by David Lewis
Goddard Park School, Welcombe Avenue, 7:30pm
In depth research of the square, that is – High Street, Wood Street, Newport Street and Devizes Road. Photographs, maps and more. The meetings take the form of image presentations by members or visiting speakers. Members entry fee is 50p, visitors £3, and this includes light refreshments.

Wednesday 13th

Swindon Film Society – Mountains May Depart
Swindon Arts Centre, 7:45pm
An epic film that is a snapshot of the on-going capitalist explosion in China seen through the experiences of a single family. Set during the country’s past, present and future, it depicts both the family’s material progress and the price they have to pay for it. An historical saga portraying modern Chinese life. Drama, running time 126 minutes, Cert 12A. Non-member tickets £9, for membership options visit www.swindonfilm.org.uk

Thursday 14th

Free Conservation Surgery
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, 2-4pm
Come and get advice from our archive conservators about caring for your precious family photographs, keepsakes and treasures. Booking essential! Tickets for events at the History Centre may be purchased in advance at the Help Desk or can be reserved on 01249 705500 (Tues-Sat 9:30-5). Numbers may be limited so please reserve your ticket in advance. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your event begins.

Thursday 14th

Reading 16th and 17th Century Handwriting
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, 10am-12pm
Reading old handwriting is an essential skill if you want to take your family and local history research back before the 18th century. A hands-on workshop with archivist Steve Hobbs Admission: £5 – places limited – booking essential. Tickets for events at the History Centre may be purchased in advance at the Help Desk or can be reserved on 01249 705500 (Tues-Sat 9:30-5). Numbers may be limited so please reserve your ticket in advance. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your event begins.

Thursday 14th

JobFest 2019
STEAM Museum, 2:30-6pm
Over 50 local businesses will be offering information and advice on local apprenticeships and employment opportunities currently available. Free to attend, if you’re interested in coming along please book your space here https://bit.ly/2SKZplZ

Friday 15th

Swindon Stargazers Talk
Liddington Village Hall, Church Road, Liddington, 7:30-9:30pm
Join Swindon Stargazers – Swindon’s own group of amateur astronomers - for a talk on ‘Astronomical Events that have Effected Human History’ by Graham Bryant. In addition to monthly talks the club offers the opportunity to go out on clear evenings with experienced amateurs to view the night sky, and as club members even borrow club telescopes. Alternatively bring along your own telescope and get help on setting it up and getting the most out of it. The club meets on the third Friday of the month at Liddington Village Hall. See the club web site for more information about the club including directions to the venue: swindonstargazers.com

Friday 15th

Swindon Philosophical Society Talk
The Friend’s Meeting House, Eastcott Hill, 7:40-9:40pm
The talk will be ‘Britain’s Future in the World’ by Robert Buckland MP. The usual format is an hour’s talk followed by discussion. Everyone is welcome – just turn up! There is a charge of £2 (students free) to cover expenses.

Saturday 16th

Wanborough Farmers’ Market
Wanborough Village Hall, 9am-12pm
Fresh local produce, artisan made delights, fair trade groceries and goodies, handmade craft items, tea and coffee. All for you to enjoy!

Saturday 16th

Family Drop-In Workshop – Lucky Lanters
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, 11am-3pm
Every Chinese New Year, people celebrate the Lantern Festival. Join us in making a lantern and bring good luck to your new year! £3 per child. Please note: this workshop is offered on a first come first served basis and if busy, you may have to wait a short while to take part. Some activities are unsuitable for small children. Parental guidance needed at all times.

Sat 16th – Sun 24th

Scarecrows
Roves Farm
Jump on one of our tractor trailer rides and spot the scarecrows as you drive around. Can you help our very unique Roves Farm Scarecrow scare away the birds?

Monday 18th

Memory Box Reading Group
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, 2-3:30pm
Do you enjoy history and listening to stories? Our group is meeting on the first and third Monday afternoon of every month to listen to an extract from one of the amazing collection of books in our Local Studies Library. We will take time to share memories and thoughts, and also have a chat over refreshments! If you would enjoy some friendly company in a relaxed environment, this is for you. All welcome! Free entry, parking right outside and refreshments, supported by Hob Nob Press. Read - Reminisce – Enjoy.

Tuesday 19th

Swindon Artswords Reading Group
Lower Shaw Farm, 7:30pm
February’s book is Reunion by Fred Uhlman. A universal story of friendship; a story of the fragility, and strength, of the bonds between friends, especially in tricky times. The cost is £2 per session. For more information 01793 771080 Email: matt@lowershawfarm.co.uk

Wednesday 20th

Family Drop-In Workshop – Mummy Madness
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, 11am-3pm
Come and learn about the Ancient Egyptian afterlife and make your own Mummy and Sarcophagus! £3 per child. Please note: this workshop is offered on a first come first served basis and if busy, you may have to wait a short while to take part. Some activities are unsuitable for small children. Parental guidance needed at all times.

Wednesday 20th

Chiseldon Local History Group Talk – ‘The Jacobite Rebellions’ by Dr Chris Scott
Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon. 7:30pm
Visitors are welcome for £3 per meeting, or you can join for £10. For more information contact info@chiseldonlhg.org.uk

Thursday 21st

Build the Fastest Tank!
STEAM Museum, 10:30am-3pm
Can you make a cotton reel tank travel faster than anyone else? Join us for some crazy Half-Term fun on 21 February... Our experienced Learning Team will show you how to make a tank from simple materials. Then see how fast your tank will travel - and even get your name onto our leader board! Just drop in anytime between 10.30am and 3.00pm. Free with standard admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.

Thursday 21st

Fostering Information Session
Lyndhurst Centre, Lyndhurst Crescent, 5-6pm
This is an informal session where you can find out more about becoming a foster carer and an opportunity to ask any questions you have. Some of our current foster carers will also be there to chat to you about their experiences and what it means to be a foster carer. If you wish to attend, please book onto the session via this link https://bit.ly/2R2VCyX

Thursday 21st

Extraordinary Women of West Wiltshire
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, 10:30am
What do geologist Etheldred Bennet, Lady Maria Thynne of Longleat, aviation and motoring pioneer Mary Bruce, convict Praxell Hinwood, and Lady Blanche Arundell of Wardour Castle have in common? They are all included in this ‘swansong’ talk by Principal Archivist, Claire Skinner! Admission: £4 – booking advisable. Tickets for events at the History Centre may be purchased in advance at the Help Desk or can be reserved on 01249 705500 (Tues-Sat 9:30-5). Numbers may be limited so please reserve your ticket in advance. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your event begins.

Thursday 21st

Wroughton History Group Open Meeting
St Joseph’s Church Hall, Wroughton 7:30-9pm
All are welcome to attend. The first visit is free and after that there is a charge of £2 for non-members, payable on the night. Open evenings are for everyone to get together over tea/coffee and chat about events, share information (perhaps some old photographs), and discuss matter of interest to the Group.

Friday 22nd

Family Drop-In Workshop – Awesome Amulets
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, 11am-3pm
The Ancient Egyptians used amulets to protect them from dangers and evil. Why not have a go at creating your own amulet out of clay! £3 per child. Please note: this workshop is offered on a first come first served basis and if busy, you may have to wait a short while to take part. Some activities are unsuitable for small children. Parental guidance needed at all times.

Friday 22nd

Swindon Philosophical Society Talk
The Friend’s Meeting House, Eastcott Hill, 7:40-9:40pm
The talk will be ‘The Mental Health of Young Women’ by Paul Archer. The usual format is an hour’s talk followed by discussion. Everyone is welcome – just turn up! There is a charge of £2 (students free) to cover expenses.

Saturday 23rd

Royal Wootton Bassett Farmers’ Market
Royal Wootton Bassett High Street, 9am-1:30pm
The market has a wide range of produce from cakes, preserves, organic vegetables, Artisan breads, herbs and flowers as well as quality meats, sausage rolls, pies and pasties. A selection of stalls also caters to vegetarians. There are also local artists selling prints of animals and nearby landscapes.

Sunday 24th

Board Games Event
Swindon Central Library, 2-8pm
Whether you are a serious game player who’s looking for like-minded people to share an adventure, or a family looking at spending some quality time together away from technology, this is a great way to spend a few hours of your time. We have a selection of board games but feel free to bring your own too! There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day. Adults £3, Teens/Students £1.50, under 12s free.

Monday 25th

Highworth Historical Society Talk: ‘The Cravens of Ashdown House’ by John Farrow
Highworth United Reformed Church, High Street, Highworth, 7:30pm
The talk starts with William Craven who, in the reign of Elizabeth I, went to London to make his fortune. He was so successful that at one time he lent money to the treasury. Members free of charge, visitors £3. Visitors to all events can pay on the door, however if you wish to book tickets in advance for our lectures or events please email tickets@highworthhistoricalsociety.org.uk or telephone Ms. Chris Suter on 01793 764811.

Tuesday 26th

Cricklade Cinema – The Little Stranger
Cricklade Town Hall, doors 7:30pm
A mystery story, set in 1940s Britain, about a doctor called to treat a patient at a crumbling country estate. Certificate 12A. Tickets are £4 and can be purchased in advance from the Cricklade Town Council Offices, or on the door (subject to availability). Screening time 8-9:40pm.

Tuesday 26th

Artswords Writers’ Café
Swindon Central Library, 7-9pm
The emphasis is on writers and would-be writers connecting with one another, having a chat, and offering feedback on one another’s writing. Everyone and anyone interested in writing will be welcome! For more information contact lflower@swindon.gov.uk or matt@lowershawfarm.co.uk

Thursday 28th

Purton Historical Society Talk: The Life and Crimes of Jack the Ripper by Stephen Wells
Purton Village Hall, 7:30pm
Annual membership £15, guests £3 per meeting. New members and visitors always welcome. For further information contact Marion Hobbs 01793 770185 roy.marion@btinternet.com

Thursday 28th

Friends Talk – Wyvern Theatre: Modernist Gem or Brutal Eyesore?
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, 7:30-8:30pm
Conservation Architect Michael Gray presents a talk about the Wyvern Theatre, currently Swindon’s main performance venue. It was designed by the eminent architects Casson, Conder & Partners and opened to much acclaim in 1971. In the talk, Michael will explain the political, artistic and social context in which the complex was commissioned and how the project was never fully realised. Tickets are limited to so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets available online and via SM&AG on 01793 466556. Tickets: £6 Friends of SMAG, £8 non-Friends.

Ongoing Events

Until 2nd Mar

Japan: Exploring Eastern Influences in the Swindon Ceramic Collection
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
From soft celadon glazes to smoking raku firing, this exhibition will explore the impact of Japan on Swindon’s collection of ceramic art. The exhibition begins with the Leach Family, and the role they played in bringing Japanese ceramic traditions and aesthetics to Britain, and also includes vessels by Ashley Howard, Mick Morgan and Jo Taylor. The exhibition will also showcase a number of contemporary Japanese and British-Japanese artists, including Yoshikawa Masamichi, Akiko Hirai and Takashi Yasuda.

Until 16th Mar

Gifted! How Gifts and Generosity Have Shaped the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Gifted! explores the gifts, bequests and donations that have helped establish Swindon’s collection as one of the most important collections of modern British art outside London. From early benefactor Jimmy Bomford and Frederick Phelps, to the longstanding support of the Contemporary Art Society and Art Fund, the exhibition explores how gifts have shaped the collection and provided Swindon with some remarkable and challenging works of art. The exhibition includes paintings by LS Lowry, Graham Sutherland and Alfred Wallis, along with more recent work by Nicola Tyson, Eileen Cooper and Allen Jones. As well as exploring the legacy of major gifts and benefactors, the exhibition also shines a light on some lesser known contributions from the Campaign to Protect Rural England and So optimist International.

Until 16th Mar

This Woman’s Work: Female Artists in the Swindon Collection
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
This exhibition explores the work of female artists in the Swindon Collection and includes paintings and drawings by Gwen John, Mary Fedden, Gillian Ayres, Nicola Tyson and Sylvia Gosse. Historically, female artists have been underrepresented in the Swindon Collection. Recent exhibitions have aimed to showcase more work by female artists, but this is the first exhibition in more than twenty years to share and celebrate female artists. The exhibition features portraits, landscapes and abstracts. It will look at both the female artists who broke through the restrictions of the early 20th century art world, and the contemporary artists who offer a unique perspective on a women’s experience of the world. The exhibition will be accompanied by a special display of studio ceramics by female artists, including Lucie Rie, Sara Lee, Katharine Pleydell Bouverie, Janice Tchalenko and Akiko Hirai.

Until 11th May

Animals: Seven Swindon Stories
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Explore Swindon’s history through the lives of seven of the town’s most famous animal inhabitants. From Mr Higginbotham’s snails and Eastcott’s cricket infestation, discover the stories of Swindon’s famous animals for yourself. There will be a special focus on Bruce the Collecting Dog, the canine hero who raised thousands of pounds for local orphans, the Victoria Hospital and survivors of the Titanic disaster. Bruce wore a special collecting box on his back and barked a thank you for any coins he was given. You can see Bruce’s collecting box, as well as photos of Swindon’s hero dog. This exhibition features photographs, paintings and objects from Swindon’s collections, including examples from our extensive natural history collection. There will be activities for younger visitors, too!

Until 14th Jul

GWR With Everything
STEAM Museum
Come and explore our new special exhibition ‘GWR with Everything’ and discover how the Great Western Railway branded anything and everything. From pen nibs, to bricks and from bars of soap to door handles, everything was branded with the company initials. The exhibition displays an array of weird and wonderful objects that were printed, stamped and marked with GWR. There is a real treasure trove of material and objects on display, some of which are being displayed for the first time. There are some really quirky items on display, such as toilet paper and manhole covers. Visitors will also get to test their skills with a ‘Guess the Object’ game. With almost a 100 objects on display this exhibition is a visual feast of everything GWR. This exhibition complements our 'The Art of Publicity' and 'The GWR Publicity Machine' displays. FREE with admission and to STEAM Season Ticketholders. We are delighted to have the modern 'Great Western Railway' on board as sponsor of this exhibition.

Until 31st Dec

Time on Trial – The Story of Locomotive Speed Trials
STEAM Museum
In 1910 a Great Western Railway Star Class engine entered into a race against a London and North Western Railway Company Experiment Class engine. The competition was held to determine which was the best locomotive. This was the first officially recorded time trial between locomotives from different railway companies. STEAM’s new exhibition Time on Trial takes a look at the exhilarating speed trials that took place between the GWR and other railway companies between 1910 and 1948. Pride and reputation were at stake as the companies attempted to prove their locomotive building expertise. Visitors will also find out about the first dynamometer car, built by the GWR in 1838 and used to record data from the official test runs. A collection of stunning images and fascinating archive material from the STEAM collection are used to illustrate this story. Time on Trial is included with standard STEAM admission, special event admission and is free for STEAM season ticket holders.

Every Tuesday

Afternoon Tea
Christ Church Community Centre, 2-4pm
Come along every Tuesday afternoon between 2-4pm for a piece of cake and a drink. We try to put on a different activity each week. A great chance to meet new people and have a fun time. Donations are welcome.

Every Wednesday

Park Writes
Park Library, Cavendish Square, 1:30-3:30pm
Join us in having fun with words and sharing stories. What you write is right. Suitable for all abilities. All welcome, all equal. No need to book, just come along!

Every Wednesday

Swindon Go Club
Windmill Pub, Freshbrook Village Centre, 7.30pm – Close
Go is one of the oldest board games in the world. It’s true origins are unknown, but it almost certainly originated in China over 2500 years ago. The rules are very simple, yet the strategy is complex and the patterns that emerge are intricate and beautiful. Visitors to the club are always welcome, especially newcomers to the game. Contact Paul on 01793 692408 or David on 01793 521625 or at secretary@swindongoclub.org.uk See also www.britgo.org

Every Wednesday

Royal Wootton Bassett Market
High Street around the Town Hall, 8:30am-4pm
The regular weekly market features a wonderful array of stalls, complementing the wide range of independent retailers, which keep our town bustling and vibrant. You might meet our Town Crier and Swordbearer, Owen Collier, who cries for the market every Wednesday morning. With a number of wonderful uniforms, we are very proud of our town crier. Free parking for up to 2 hours on the High Street.

Every Thursday

Darkroom Espresso Cycling Club
Darkroom Espresso (round the back), 5:30pm for 6pm start
Over the lighter months we’re running our Thursday club rides every week. These rides are open to everyone, and vary in length between around 15 and 30 miles, taken at our usual pace of 13-14mph. Details of where we’re headed each week can be found on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/darkroomcycleclub/ There’s usually the opportunity to head to the pub afterwards too.

Every Friday

Swindon Country Market
St Aldhelm’s Hall, off Regent Street, 9am-12pm
Come along for an array of home baking, preserves, home grown fruit & veg, flowers, plants & crafts on offer for you to browse.

Every Saturday

Highworth Market
Highworth Market Square, 8am-2:30pm
Traders sell freshly baked bread and cakes, seasonal vegetables, free-range meat, plants for the garden, fish, pastries and homewares.

Every Sunday

Farmers Market
Swindon’s Designer Outlet, 10am-4pm
You will find around 20 stalls each week offering freshly baked bread and cake, seasonal produce, free range meats, local cheese, jams and a range of hot foods including hot dogs, bacon rolls, burgers and falafels. Lots of tasters will be available - so try before you buy!

Every Sunday

Swindon Go Club
Beehive Pub, Prospect Hill
Visitors and beginners welcome. Contact Paul on 01793 692408 or David on 01793 521625 or at secretary@swindongoclub.org.uk See also www.britgo.org

If you would like to publicise your event through these pages please contact Swindon Libraries and Information Centre at : infocentre@swindon.gov.uk, tel. 01793 466454, or call in to the Visitor Information Centre at Central Library, Regent Circus. Find us on facebook www.facebook.com/swindonVIC or twitter @visit_swindon

Current events tickets available at the Information Centre include:

Swindon Film Society
Blurd vs Oas-is
MECA events including

  • Roller Disco

  • 4FW Wrestling

Events at the Vic
Tickets for Level 3
A World of Stories . . . . to celebrate National Storytelling Week 2019 (free)

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