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MAY 2015: A few ideas for those trying to prise their kids away from their iPads, mobiles & Minecraft - INDOORS & OUT
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Swindon Film Guide
SWINDON FILM GUIDE
If there's one thing to do in Swindon!... FULL LISTINGS
Swindon Film Guide
Danny The Champion Of The World
DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
One of Roald Dahl's best loved books comes to the Wyvern Theatre - 26-28 MAY
Danny The Champion Of The World
Chuckles Comedy Club
CHUCKLES COMEDY CLUB
The once-a-month comedy experience at MECA Swindon returns - 28 MAY
Chuckles Comedy Club
Coco And The Butterfields
COCO AND THE BUTTERFIELDS
The humble folk trio bring their show to the Arts Centre - 28 MAY
Coco And The Butterfields
West Point Country Music Club
WEST POINT COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB
Visit the Ferndale Club for an evening of country music. THIS MONTH: THE CHRIS DUNNE - 29 MAY
West Point Country Music Club
Pig Racing at The Royal Oak
PIG RACING AT THE ROYAL OAK
Oink your marks, get set, go! - 31 MAY
Pig Racing at The Royal Oak
Captain Flinn And The Pirate Dinosaurs
CAPTAIN FLINN AND THE PIRATE DINOSAURS
The Arts Centre hosts an adventure based on the award-winning book - 29-30 MAY
Captain Flinn And The Pirate Dinosaurs
Paul Merton's Impro Chums
PAUL MERTON'S IMPRO CHUMS
A new and unique comedy show at the Wyvern Theatre - 31 MAY
Paul Merton's Impro Chums
The Octonauts at The Wyvern
THE OCTONAUTS AT THE WYVERN
Get ready to embark on a Deep Sea Volcano Adventure - 30-31 MAY
The Octonauts at The Wyvern
Susan Calman
SUSAN CALMAN
The award-winning comedian brings her show to the Arts Centre - 31 MAY
Susan Calman
Race for Life 2015
RACE FOR LIFE 2015
Join Cancer Research UK's Race for Life at Lydiard Park and join in the fight against cancer - 30-31 MAY
Race for Life 2015
Swindon's Famous Duck Race 2015
SWINDON'S FAMOUS DUCK RACE 2015
Hundreds enjoy another great family fun day on the River Rey! 100+ GALLERY
Swindon's Famous Duck Race 2015
Live Music at Woodlands Edge
LIVE MUSIC AT WOODLANDS EDGE
Every Saturday night at the Sparcells' pub, West Swindon THIS WEEK: THE CORSAIRS
Live Music at Woodlands Edge
Live Music @ 20 At The Kings
LIVE MUSIC @ 20 AT THE KINGS
Top local bands and acts - EVERY SUNDAY EVENING. THIS WEEK: NO MIDDLE GROUND
Live Music @ 20 At The Kings
The Arts in Art
THE ARTS IN ART
The latest exhibition at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery with paintings, drawings and set designs - 06 MAY-12 SEP
The Arts in Art
Meet the Railway Workers
MEET THE RAILWAY WORKERS
Take a step back in time at STEAM museum and meet the engine drivers, firemen and railwaymen of the Swindon Works - 30 MAY
Meet the Railway Workers
A Night At The Dogs!
A NIGHT AT THE DOGS!
At Swindon Greyhounds. FREE Entry + FREE Racecard for upto 4 people on us!
A Night At The Dogs!
Quiz Nights in Swindon
QUIZ NIGHTS IN SWINDON
Fancy yourself as a bit of a mastermind? Or just need any reason to head to the pub!? Our guide to quiz nights in Swindon...
Quiz Nights in Swindon
Rock and Roll Bingo
ROCK AND ROLL BINGO
Ears up, listen in! Our guide to the UK's fastest growing pub game and where to play in Swindon...
Rock and Roll Bingo
Jazz at The Plough
JAZZ AT THE PLOUGH
Enjoy some smooth sounds at Old Town's newest bar - EVERY SUNDAY
Jazz at The Plough
Swindon Shin Splints Weekly Runs
SWINDON SHIN SPLINTS WEEKLY RUNS
Open to all standards of runner - EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY - New beginners course starts 17 JAN...
Swindon Shin Splints Weekly Runs
A Railway at War
A RAILWAY AT WAR
A brand new exhibition at STEAM to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War - FROM 22 AUGUST
A Railway at War
Swindon's Great Outdoors
SWINDON'S GREAT OUTDOORS
Events where you can discover Swindon's green spaces, nature and wildlife...
Swindon's Great Outdoors
Eating Out Guide
EATING OUT GUIDE
Italian restaurant in Swindon? Chinese, perhaps? A quick bite at lunch-time? Or Sunday lunch?...
Eating Out Guide
Jazz in Swindon
JAZZ IN SWINDON
Our regular gig guide with Swindon's king of all things jazz, Dave Knight...
Jazz in Swindon
Events at The Rose & Crown
EVENTS AT THE ROSE & CROWN
Food nights, live music, comedy and more at the 16th century pub in Ashbury
Events at The Rose & Crown
Live Sport at The Plough, Old Town
LIVE SPORT AT THE PLOUGH, OLD TOWN
Cask Marque ales & ciders + football & rugby on Sky Sports & BT Sport - WHAT'S ON
Live Sport at The Plough, Old Town
Swindon Parkrun
SWINDON PARKRUN
A weekly FREE timed 5K run in the picturesque grounds of Lydiard Park every Saturday...
Swindon Parkrun
Wedding Fayres
WEDDING FAYRES
Did he pop the question, ladies?! Wedding fayres coming up in Swindon in 2015...
Wedding Fayres
Sip Back & Relax!
SIP BACK & RELAX!
Grab a drink and enjoy the sun in a Swindon pub garden - HERE'S THE BEST
Sip Back & Relax!
Events At The Three Crowns
EVENTS AT THE THREE CROWNS
Food nights, wine tasting, quiz nights and more at the Brinkworth pub...
Events At The Three Crowns
Dance Classes For Everyone
DANCE CLASSES FOR EVERYONE
Start 2015 on the right foot with one of the many classes on offer at Swindon Dance...
Dance Classes For Everyone
Rat Trap Roadies
RAT TRAP ROADIES
A challenging 27 mile ride for women only - 06 JUNE
Rat Trap Roadies
The History Boys
THE HISTORY BOYS
Alan Bennett’s comic masterpiece heads to the Wyvern Theatre - 01-06 JUNE
The History Boys
Jungle Storytime
JUNGLE STORYTIME
​Join Swindon Libraries for a special jungle storytime at the Giraffe Restaurant, Swindon Designer Outlet - 03 JUNE
Jungle Storytime
Pete Brown & The Newgrass Cutters
PETE BROWN & THE NEWGRASS CUTTERS
The wonderfully talented bluegrass band heads to the Arts Centre - 04 JUNE
Pete Brown & The Newgrass Cutters
Open Air Cinema
OPEN AIR CINEMA
The Old Town Bowl is the place to be for more classic films. Next up - THE BREAKFAST CLUB - 05 JUNE
Open Air Cinema
80s Family Roller Disco at MECA
80S FAMILY ROLLER DISCO AT MECA
Feeling nostalgic? Grab your leg warmers & head down to MECA for their 80s Roller Disco! - 05 JUNE
80s Family Roller Disco at MECA
Judie Tzuke
JUDIE TZUKE
The singer/songwriter sings old favourites and new at the Arts Centre - 06 JUNE
Judie Tzuke
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
PETER PAN GOES WRONG
The accident prone thesps embark on a thrilling adventure to Neverland at the Wyvern - 08-13 JUNE
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Katherine Ryan
KATHERINE RYAN
The fresh, often dangerously fierce pop-culture obsessed Canadian returns to the Arts Centre - 11 JUNE
Katherine Ryan
Swindon Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
SWINDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST
Professional breakfast for businesses in and around Swindon - 12 JUNE
Swindon Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
Genesis Connected
GENESIS CONNECTED
A show at the Arts Centre celebrating the hits of Genesis, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel and Mike and the Mechanics - 12 JUNE
Genesis Connected
Summer on the Danube
SUMMER ON THE DANUBE
Swindon Choral Society holds its annual summer concert at the Holy Rood Church - 12 JUNE
Summer on the Danube
Charity Show @ Riffs Bar
CHARITY SHOW @ RIFFS BAR
A Way With Words & SN Dub Station performing in aid of Goldenhar & Swindon's Women's Aid - 12 JUNE
Charity Show @ Riffs Bar
Murder Mystery at Wyvern Theatre
MURDER MYSTERY AT WYVERN THEATRE
Enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal as you solve the mystery unfolding before your very eyes - 13 JUNE
Murder Mystery at Wyvern Theatre
Birds of Prey at Lydiard Park
BIRDS OF PREY AT LYDIARD PARK
Enjoy flying displays and the opportunity to get up close with these amazing creatures - 14 JUNE
Birds of Prey at Lydiard Park
That'll Be The Day
THAT'LL BE THE DAY
The nations favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns to the Wyvern by popular demand - 14 JUNE
That'll Be The Day
Ruby Wax
RUBY WAX
The much loved US born comedian, actor and writer brings her show to the Wyvern - 16 JUNE
Ruby Wax
Joe McElderry
JOE MCELDERRY
The former X-Factor winner returns to The Wyvern - 17 JUNE
Joe McElderry
Shaun Of The Dead Live
SHAUN OF THE DEAD LIVE
The popular zombie film comes to the Wyvern Theatre stage - 18 JUNE
Shaun Of The Dead Live
A Night of Northern Soul & Motown
A NIGHT OF NORTHERN SOUL & MOTOWN
Playing the best of 60's and 70's Northern Soul and Motown at Swindon MECA - 20 JUNE
A Night of Northern Soul & Motown
Sunday Swingout Social
SUNDAY SWINGOUT SOCIAL
Live Music, Dancing, Shopping, Glamour & Sunday Frivolity at Swindon MECA - 21 JUNE
Sunday Swingout Social
Miss Kel's Dance Academy
MISS KEL'S DANCE ACADEMY
A vibrant show full of dancing and singing at the Wyvern Theatre - 21 JUNE
Miss Kel's Dance Academy
Sunset Boulevard
SUNSET BOULEVARD
Ray Dance & Judith Sharp bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's world-renowned musical to the Arts Centre - 24-27 JUNE
Sunset Boulevard
Swindon Food & Drink Festival
SWINDON FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL
Enjoy a fantastic variety of food and drink at Lydiard Park - 27 JUNE
Swindon Food & Drink Festival
Starlight Walk 2015
STARLIGHT WALK 2015
Help Prospect Hospice Light up the Night with the annual night walk - 27 JUNE
Starlight Walk 2015
Armed Forces Day 2015
ARMED FORCES DAY 2015
Plenty of activities and entertainment promised at Faringdon Road Park - 27 JUNE
Armed Forces Day 2015
Stick Man
STICK MAN
A fantastick show at the Wyvern from the creators of The Gruffalo - 28 JUNE
Stick Man
A Celebration Of John Denver
A CELEBRATION OF JOHN DENVER
The Wyvern Theatre hosts a magical journey through the musical career of the iconic singer - 28 JUNE
A Celebration Of John Denver
Dr Lucy Worsley
DR LUCY WORSLEY
An illustrated tour through the dark story of our fascination with murder. At the Wyvern - 30 JUNE
Dr Lucy Worsley
The Billy Fury Years at Wyvern Theatre
THE BILLY FURY YEARS AT WYVERN THEATRE
Michael King takes you on a journey through the musical career of Britain’s best loved rock ‘n’ roller - 01 JULY
The Billy Fury Years at Wyvern Theatre
Bootleg Floyd
BOOTLEG FLOYD
The authentic 1970's era Pink Floyd Tribute Band head to Riffs Bar - 03 JULY
Bootleg Floyd
Andy Fairweather Low
ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW
A unique and superlative musical evening at the Arts Centre - 04 JULY
Andy Fairweather Low
Love Lydiard Craft Fair
LOVE LYDIARD CRAFT FAIR
Handmade craft products, historical re-enactments and more at Lydiard Park - 04-05 JULY
Love Lydiard Craft Fair
Abba Reunion
ABBA REUNION
Re-live the addictive Abba phenomena at the Wyvern Theatre - 05 JULY
Abba Reunion
Wilkes Academy
WILKES ACADEMY
First and second year students proudly present an evening of musical theatre at the Wyvern - 07-08 JULY
Wilkes Academy
Ghost - The Musical
GHOST - THE MUSICAL
This timeless fantasy about the power of love comes to the Arts Centre - 09-11 JULY
Ghost - The Musical
Pride and Prejudice at Lydiard Park
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AT LYDIARD PARK
The Chapterhouse Theatre Company bring Jane Austen's most loveable heroine to Lydiard Park - 10 JULY
Pride and Prejudice at Lydiard Park
Strictly Dan
STRICTLY DAN
Bringing the spirit of Steely Dan alive at Riffs Bar in Swindon - 18 JULY
Strictly Dan
Prospect's Outdoor Swim
PROSPECT'S OUTDOOR SWIM
An outdoor swim at Bowmoor Sailing Lake in aid of Prospect Hospice - 18 JULY
Prospect's Outdoor Swim
The Magic of Motown
THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN
The all-new, all-star 2015 Reach Out Tour celebrates 50 years of Motown at the Wyvern - 10 JULY
The Magic of Motown
Best Paw Forward
BEST PAW FORWARD
Join a sponsored walk this July to raise money for Cancer Research UK - 12 JULY
Best Paw Forward
Airbus A400M Atlas Talk
AIRBUS A400M ATLAS TALK
UTC Swindon hosts a presentation on the military transport aeroplane - 14 JULY
Airbus A400M Atlas Talk
Avenue Q
AVENUE Q
Move over Sesame Street! We meet some of the stars of London’s funniest show, coming to the Wyvern Theatre this July - WATCH VIDEO
Avenue Q
Auto & Retro Festival
AUTO & RETRO FESTIVAL
Lydiard Park hosts a classic vintage and retro car display, trade stalls and more - 25 JULY
Auto & Retro Festival
Lydiard Bark Dog Show
LYDIARD BARK DOG SHOW
Back for a second year with an even bigger and better dog show - 05 JULY
Lydiard Bark Dog Show
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