Tuesday, July 25, 2017

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Food festival heads glorious season of events

SO, did everyone have a nice summer? Hopefully it’s warmer by the time you digest this column , especially since we’re entering silly festival season Back in my youth, which wasn’t as long ago as you might think, festivals were far...

King stars in new ‘loco legend’ exhibition

A SWINDON-built locomotive, which made an emotional return to the town almost 18 months ago, stars in a new exhibition now open at STEAM. King George V returned to Swindon Borough Council’s STEAM Museum via a low loader in November...

The Homecoming promises to be knockout night for boxing fans

IN their second outing as professional boxing promoters, brothers Mark and Tony Neilson bring their Neilson Boxing event to a new venue in Swindon in their first show of 2017. In the first professional boxing event to take place at...

Top tips for budding business speakers at ‘Bradcamp’

LEADING motivational business speaker, the founder of 4Networking, Brad Burton, is bringing his ‘Bradcamp’ here. Brad, 44, will be hosting a seminar for anyone who wishes to become a successful and paid public speaker with his one-day speaker training programme...

Tiff brings Edinburgh Fringe Festival triumph to town

STAND-UP comedian, actor and writer Tiff Stevenson brings her show Seven, about the effect huge events have on us, to Swindon next month. Tiff delves into morality, modernity, vanity, mental health, film reboots and clouds in seventh stand-up show...

Talk is Cheap: Ryan Martin returns with new coaching set-up

SWINDON Welterweight boxing prospect Ryan Martin has been confirmed as an addition to the already packed ‘Talk is Cheap’ card being held at the Oasis leisure Centre on 26th November. With a current record of seven wins and no defeats,...

The bizarre beasts of Lacock and other spooky goings on around Wiltshire

THE mysteries of Halloween have brought out the creativity of the National Trust which is celebrating the end of October in very different ways. Children are being invited to solve a mystery of missing beasts at Lacock, join a Halloween...

Masterchef judge Jay Rayner bringing food commandments to Swindon

THE original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business of how and what we eat. Now the award-winning restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner has decided it’s time to act. Enter our new...

Comedian bringing comic exploration of cancer to Swindon stage

AFTER two hugely successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a world tour, critically acclaimed actor and comedian Beth Vyse takes her hilarious and poignant show As Funny As Cancer on a UK tour. This important and life-affirming show...

Stand By Me: City Hall to host evening celebrating The Drifters

STAND By Me, coming to City Hall Salisbury on Sunday 4 December, is the phenomenal musical history of The Drifters - a group that helped to define Atlantic Records, inspired early rock’n’roll, and was a forerunner to both the...

A million trees and eight great autumnal events at Bowood

OVER one million trees have been planted in the past four decades at Wiltshire’s Bowood, continuing the Estate’s 300-year-old tree-planting tradition. Bowood’s seasonal maroons, crimsons, scarlet, oranges, yellows and golds are not to be missed! At the tail end of...

LEGO® fans will be in heaven at this weekend’s Great Western Brick Show

THIS weekend, STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway will be turned into LEGO® heaven as the popular Great Western Brick Show gets underway. Every year, LEGO® fans from the Brickish Association bring their stunning creations to the Swindon Borough...

Macmillan Coffee-Morning fundraiser at Media Plant

A MEDIA PLANT employee is set to host the Dorcan-based company’s first ever coffee morning fundraiser for Macmillan later this month. Lauren Webb, 18, has previously held successful events for the charity’s renowned ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ at Commonweal School,...

American Dream: Air Tattoo to salute US Air Force

THERE will be a distinct American flavour at next summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford as it pays a special tribute to one of the world’s largest air forces on its 70th anniversary. The airshow, which takes place...

We Will Remember Them: RBL concert returning to Salisbury

IN 1940, the Germans succeeded in destroying the Spitfire factories in Southampton but unknown to them, the British decided to build Spitfires in secret. Salisbury became a major centre for manufacturing Spitfires, hidden in sheds, garages, back gardens, a...