StartUp business bus to give budding entrepreneurs a lift at Wharf Green event

A NATIONAL campaign aimed at aspiring businessmen and women will be coming to Swindon next week. StartUp Britain aims to harness the expertise of Britain’s leading businesspeople to encourage entrepreneurship across the UK. Founded by eight entrepreneurs and launched in March...

The most important letter in Swindon’s history. And now you can own a copy

IT IS arguably the most important letter in Swindon’s history, words which ultimately resulted in Swindon becoming the town it is today. And exactly 175 years since it was written, copies of Sir Daniel Gooch’s letter to Isambard Kingdom Brunel...

Festive fundraising ideas to support Prospect Hospice

THERE are plenty of fun and easy ways to help support Prospect Hospice over the festive period. Choose from two different dress down days, the Santa Day on Friday December 11 which costs just £5 and Prospect will provide you...

If it’s good enough for them… Volunteer open morning at Julia’s House

COULD you be a volunteer for Julia’s House? The Dorset and Wiltshire children’s hospice charity is holding a volunteer open morning on Thursday, October 22, at High Post Golf Club near Salisbury. Pop along for a coffee and a chat...

Writers to discuss the mysteries of our ‘Mystical Earth’

THREE diverse writers will take centre stage at an event at Central Library this weekend. Dr Jude Currivan will be joined by Dawn Henderson and Maria Wheatley to discuss how the landscapes of our ‘Mystical Earth’ affect them and how...

Snow White horses give Wyvern panto stars a fairytale ending

YOU know the story; girl meets boy, they fall in love, girl gets poisoned by wicked stepmother, boy saves girl and they all live happily ever after among a band of seven small people and a talking mirror. The fairytale...

Clare Moody MEP to hold public EU referendum meeting in Swindon

SOUTH West and Gibraltar MEP Clare Moody will be Labour's guest speaker at an EU referendum event in Swindon on January 6. ‘What has the EU ever done for me?" will be held at the Broadgreen Centre at 6.30pm and is open to...

Jay Rayner preaching his Ten (food) Commandments in Corsham

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 - and...

Thank ABBA For The Music…in person, this June

THANK ABBA FOR THE MUSIC City Hall, Salisbury Friday 17 June, 7.30pm GRAB your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Performing at City Hall, Salisbury on Friday 17...

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...

The Stranglers, right here in Black & White

THE Stranglers hit the road next month for a full UK tour - with City Hall Salisbury poised to host the punk legends on March 21. The band will showcase their fabled Black & White album, both chronologically and in its entirety,...

10 Day Orchestra Challenge coming to Swindon

MUSICAL trailblazers Shaun Buswell and Erik Nyberg are set to take their latest orchestra challenge on tour in 10 different locations across England and Scotland. They’ve completed challenges to create pop-up orchestras at Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Festival, for Decca...

Stand-up star Ed Byrne bringing latest tour to Wiltshire

ONE of the UK’s leading comedians continues his nationwide tour and comes to City Hall on Wednesday 20 April. You know - that bloke. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one - the other one. You know him. The...

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...

South West Expo set to open doors at STEAM

MORE than 100 Swindon and Wiltshire businesses will be taking part at the South West Expo in Swindon on Thursday. The event, running for the third year, is at STEAM, supported by the Swindon Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is hosting a free breakfast in partnership...