Christmas at STEAM is Coming

(30 November and 1 December, 10am – 5pm) STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway will be turned into a Christmas wonderland in two weeks’ time. Visitors will have the chance to buy festive treats and discover unique gift ideas thanks to 50 artisan market stalls displayed among the GWR story-telling exhibits and legendary… read more

What’s on at Avebury this Christmas

This year our wonderful volunteer sewing group have made the most beautiful ornaments which are decorating Avebury Manor – all in the theme of ‘Christmas carols’. Our highlight event of the season is Music, Lights and Merriment – with a Christmas Fair in the museum, the Devizes Town Band, wooden reindeer making and festive food… read more

Information Boards on the Railway Path

The Friends of the Railway Path are delighted to have all 3 of the information boards installed along the Railway Path. One tells the story of Chiseldon Camp, the military camp active from 1914 until 1962. A second shows the flowers and butterflies that can be found in the cutting near Whitefield Farm. The third… read more

Holy Cross Christmas Fair

Christmas craft, gift and cake fair at Holy Cross Church Hall 16th November at 2pm to 4pm. Refreshments including mulled wine and mince pies, tea, coffee and cakes. Lots of wonderful craft stalls and yummy cakes for sale. Grand raffle with amazing prizes and a fantastic, festive tombola. See the poster for more details.

Beat the Street Swindon enters final few weeks

Swindon’s six-week long Beat the Street challenge has reached a grand total of 187,000 miles as the game enters its ‘Go Active’ week. Beat the Street is a free walking and cycling game taking place across the town and some villages until 6 November with prizes of sports, fitness and book vouchers for the teams… read more

Art tour’s success sees Civic welcome new exhibition

The Council’s Civic building has become a new home for a selection of items in Swindon’s prized art collection. The new pop-up art exhibition, which represents the second phase of the Council’s Art on Tour project, officially opened at the Civic Offices today (21 Oct) and features art by some of Britain’s most important painters,… read more

Running start for Beat the Street in Swindon

Beat the Street, Swindon’s giant walking and cycling initiative, is off to an incredible start with residents travelling more than 93,000 miles within the first few weeks of the game. Determined to beat last year’s record total of 313,000 miles travelled in the six-week challenge, more than 10,000 people have signed up for this year’s… read more