Meet Strictly star Pasha after Wyvern show

STRICTLY Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev will be waltzing his way to the Wyvern on his brand new tour later this month and a select number of fans are invited to meet and greet with him after the show. Russian...

Half-term fun in Swindon with some very special guests

THE Wyvern Theatre is laying on a host of half-term activities and character appearances this week, celebrating some exciting new family shows coming to the stage this spring - including Ashleigh & Pudsey’s Mission Impudseyble and the return of everyone’s favourite...

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...

Writer Shanta Acharya to visit Swindon ahead of poetry festival

AN EVENING of prose and poetry will be taking place at Central Library next week as a prelude to the forthcoming Poetry Swindon Festival. Respected writer and poet Shanta Acharya will be at the Regent Circus-based library on Tuesday, 22...

Remembering Them with vocal ace at Salisbury concert

THE annual Salisbury Festival of Remembrance concert, We Will Remember Them, will this year feature, for the first time, its acclaimed Central Band of The Royal British Legion. The November 1 concert is produced by the Royal British Legion for...

Cathedral to host charity concert to support county’s disadvantaged youngsters

HIGH Sheriff of Wiltshire, Lady Gooch, has chosen to support Wiltshire Community Foundation's One Degree More programme during her year in office. On Saturday, October 3, a unique concert is being held at Salisbury Cathedral on her behalf featuring the Band...

My name, is Michael the Cane Toad: Amphibian makes rare appearance for Longleat Halloween...

AN UNLIKELY star is taking center stage at Longleat this Halloween. Hollywood-inspired amphibian Michael the Cane Toad has made his home at the park, dwelling down in Animal Adventure, and is showcasing his skills in Longleat's Halloween Nasty but Nice...

Summer isn’t over yet: 7 great family events between now and the end of...

WILTSHIRE will be a buzz of activity this summer and bank holiday weekend with a wide range of events and festivals taking place throughout the county. Its strong connection with the past makes it the perfect place to enjoy the...

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...

Pop along and join World Mental Health Day celebrations

EVERYONE is invited to join in a special celebration of World Mental Health Day on Saturday, October 10 at the Swindon Central Library. A host of stalls will be marking the occasion, offering a wide range of free information and...

Tickets on sale for tenth Emergency Services Show

TICKET sales are now live for this year’s Emergency Services Show. The event returns for its tenth anniversary year in September and promises to be a fabulous day for all the family. This year's show will take place on Sunday, September 13 at Hullavington...

It’s not unusual: Sir Tom Jones to play gig in local forest

THE legendary Sir Tom Jones has signed up to play a Forest Live date at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer. With more than 100 million record sales generated by hits such as ‘It’s Not Unusual’,’ Kiss’, ‘Delilah’ and ‘What’s New Pussycat’, Tom...

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...

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...

Special one-off night-time opening for Avebury’s ‘Circle of Light’

THE National Trust at Avebury are extending their opening hours until 6pm this Friday so visitors can come and see the ‘Circle of Light’ display looking its best after dark. The ‘Circle of Light’ features seven standing ‘stones’ made from...