Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bright sparks needed for quiz to support Inner Flame

BRIGHT sparks are being sought for the latest quiz to be staged by leading Swindon accountants Banks BHG. The event will be held at the De Vere Village Hotel, West Swindon, on October 14. It is open to teams of...

Swindon: Then and Now – New exhibition opens at STEAM

AN EXCITING new exhibition opened at the STEAM Museum this weekend as part of the town’s Swindon175 celebrations. Entitled Swindon: Then and Now, the exhibition features a rich array of photographs from STEAM’s extensive Photographic Archive, alongside images from Swindon...

Easter in Wiltshire: Family fun, things to do and beautiful places to stay

THE Easter holidays are fast approaching and, with them, the age-old question of what to do with the children? VisitWiltshire already has all the answers with its comprehensive list of activities and suggestions of where to stay for a...

Feast of fun for the family at Forest Fridays

FOREST Fridays arrive at Stourhead next month, giving families the chance to get closer to nature and enjoy the great outdoors. Activities will be held every Friday throughout August at Fir Walk on the National Trust estate near Warminster, including...

Come Up And See Me: Cockney Rebel returns to Wiltshire to make you smile

STEVE Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, returns to City Hall Salisbury in November with the ‘Best Years Of Our Lives’ 40th anniversary - reuniting the surviving original band members from that seminal album. Jim Cregan (guitar), Stuart Elliott (drums) and...

Russian State Ballet to perform trio of classics at Wyvern

A SELECTION of the world’s most beautiful ballets are to be performed in Swindon this month, all under one roof at the Wyvern Theatre. Presenting not one but three classic ballets, The Russian State Ballet of Siberia provide the perfect excuse...

Author returns to native Swindon for free writing masterclass

AN AUTHOR who grew up in Swindon will return to her home town to provide inspiration to budding writers. Sarah Jasmon, who has recently seen her first novel The Summer of Secrets published, will discuss her experience of the writing...

Welcome Wiltshire homecoming for Police Dog Hogan star

POLICE Dog Hogan bring their driving country-rock and Americana vibe to Salisbury’s City Hall on Saturday, February 25. And it will be a welcome homecoming for Emily Norris, trumpet player with the band. She said: “It’s great to come back to...

“Best live band” CC Smugglers to play intimate Salisbury gig

IT'S a classic tale of how hard work can pay off and CC Smugglers have definitely been working hard. Their reputation as “the best live band on the scene” (Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music) was originally established by busking outside every...

Firefighting course for young people with Down’s

YOUNG people with Down’s syndrome are again working with Swindon firefighters to develop their skills. A group of 16 young people aged from 13 to 25 – all members of the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group – are spending this week...

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...

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...

ELO again: City Hall to host fantastic Electric Light Orchestra anniversary tribute

The ELO Experience - Sensational Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra 10th Anniversary Tour 2016 Tuesday 26th July, 7.30pm The ELO Experience, the world’s foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra return to City Hall, Salisbury on Tuesday 26 July. With...

Punk icon hits Swindon for 35th anniversary tour

SOCIAL surrealist performance poetry, energetic acoustic songs, punk rock with medieval tinges? It's all this and more…It's Attila the Stockbroker. As part of his massive 35th anniversary tour and to launch his autobiography, Arguments Yard, we are very pleased to...

Popular Christmas tree festival returns to Lacock Abbey

LACOCK Abbey’s beautiful medieval cloister will be filled with Christmas trees decorated by local community groups and charities from 21 November to 4 January. Visitors can discover over 25 Christmas trees and the stories behind them. There will be creative,...