Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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...

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...

The Voice star ready to rock the Wyvern

SLIP on your spandex and grab your air guitar, the Wyvern Theatre is set to rock its roof off next week with the help of the critically acclaimed Classic Rock Show - led by a star of BBC One's The Voice. Taking...

Lydiard Park gearing up for Auto & Retro Festival

MORE than 150 classic, vintage and performance cars will be on display in front of Lydiard House on Saturday. The display will form part of the Lydiard Park Auto & Retro Festival, which is organised by Swindon Borough Council and...

United States Air Force sending the big guns to Tattoo

THE United States Air Force has announced it will be sending an array of aircraft to next month’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds. It will send aircraft from both of its British bases, RAF Lakenheath and...

Festival season is here: 9 brilliant events coming to Wiltshire

WILTSHIRE is alive with the sound of music and literature with a packed schedule of spring and summer festivals. If you are a keen festival-goer then, for the next few months, Wiltshire is the county for you. With a wide...

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...

Outdoor Shakespeare theatre coming to the Courts Garden, Holt

BIKE-POWERED travelling players, the HandleBards, return to the Courts Garden in the village of Holt this June to present their unique take on two of Shakespeare’s best known plays. The HandleBards are a four-strong, all-male, theatre troupe who travel around...

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...

Two special guests as Swindon Symphony Orchestra begin 2016 programme

THE Swindon Symphony Orchestra kicks off their 2016 season with a concert at St Luke’s Church, Broad Street, Swindon, on Sunday 20 March - featuring an exciting programme of classical music, conducted by Malcolm Webb. The Orchestra will be working with...