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  • Paper: Drawings, prints and works on paper from the Swindon Collection

    • Date: 29th November 2017 - 14th April 2018
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: Free

    Works on paper are some of the most fascinating examples of modern art. This exhibition features drawings, watercolours and prints by modern and contemporary artists.

    Works on paper are some of the most fascinating examples of modern art. This exhibition features drawings, watercolours and prints by modern and contemporary artists and demonstrates the huge range of effects that can be created using paper and imagination. The exhibition celebrates the recent Meryl Ainslie Gift donation – a group of more than 50 works on paper given anonymously to Swindon in 2017 in appreciation of Meryl Ainslie’s services to the Arts. Meryl Ainslie MA is founder of Rabley Drawing Centre, a gallery and drawing school located near Marlborough which specialises in drawings, works on paper and original prints. She worked at Swindon School of Art between 1993 and 2004 and was instrumental in the development and delivery of the successful higher education programme in Fine Art Drawing. The exhibition features works by Allen Jones, Nicholas Monro, Michael Ayrton, Basil Beattie and Katherine Jones. These are displayed alongside prints by Ian Hamilton Finlay, Eduardo Paolozzi and Cecil Collins, and drawings by George Clausen, Gwen John and Augustus John. Image: Nicholas Monro, b.1936 – Igloos, 1970 – Screenprint, Artist’s Proof from an edition of 75

  • An Evening of Stories

    • Date: 30th January 2018
    • Location: Central Library, Regent Circus, Swindon, SN1 1QG
    • Time: 19:00 - 20:30
    • Cost: £5 (£4 Concessions incl Library Members)

    Once upon a time, on a chilly winter night, four fabulous storytellers came to the warm and cosy Reading Room in the central library to tell prize-winning tales from far and wide...

    Swindon Artswords presents An Evening of Stories 7pm Swindon Central Library Tuesday 30th January £5 (£4) Tel 01793 466454 Once upon a time, on a chilly winter night, four fabulous storytellers came to the warm and cosy Reading Room in a prize-winning central library to tell prize-winning tales from far and wide, for you, for him, for her, and for everyone. Would you like to join us? Do you know John Row, who looks great in the snow? Fresh back from Romania, he’ll have a beard-full of stories and tales to tell. Author of Wiltshire Folk Tales, Kirsty Hartsiotis knows a few, folk tales. She comes to tell some, in Swindon, all the way from Suffolk. Oft seen on high hills with great hound at his heel, Chris Park can tell stories in daylight or dark but, with word play to write home about, they always shine bright. Storyteller and singer, Kathy Sterry has a distinctive way of telling tales, with a choice of words that that are a delight to be heard. MC Matt Holland, founder of Swindon’s lovely little LitFest, will keep time and good order, and may throw in a tale or two of his own. Join us, for an evening of surprises, or at least surprising stories! And if you have one of your own, bring it along, just in case . . . Tickets are £5 (£4 Library members and concessions) and are available from the Central Library or by calling 01793 466454

  • Junior What's that Tree?

    • Date: 14th February 2018
    • Location: Stanton Park Ranger Centre
    • Time: 10:00 - 12:00
    • Cost: Free

    Tree spotting walk

    Come on a stroll around Stanton woods and identify some of the trees by looking at its bark and buds. Can you tell how old & how tall a tree is? Join us to answer these questions. Suitable for 6 to 12 year olds. Meet at Stanton Park Ranger Centre. Please wear clothes to suit the weather, stout shoes and bring a tree identification guide if you have one. Event leader Ian Barker. Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk

  • STEAM Family Activity: Are We Nearly there?

    • Date: 15th February 2018
    • Location: STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway
    • Time: 10:00 - 12:00
    • Cost: This activity is FREE with STEAM admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.

    Join our friendly Learning Team and create your own colourful poster!​

    Family Activity: Are We Nearly there? Thursday 15 February 2018 10am - 12 noon or 1pm - 3pm Join our friendly Learning Team and create your own colourful poster!​ These informal drop-in sessions will take you on a journey as you explore the GWR's clever use of design and publicity and experience the true magic of steam railways. You'll discover the colourful range of GWR posters that advertised holiday places on the GWR rail network in the glorious days of the GWR! These drop-in sessions link up with our brand new exhibition, 'The Art of Publicity​'. Just ask for details at the STEAM Ticket Desk. This activity is FREE with STEAM admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders. For further details, please visit: http://www.steam-museum.org.uk/PlanVisit/Pages/ticketprices.aspx

  • Barbury's Lumps and Bumps

    • Date: 25th February 2018
    • Location: Barbury Castle
    • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
    • Cost: Free event

    2 mile walk and talk

    Apart from the Iron Age hillfort the lumps and bumps at Barbury Castle represent some 4,000 years from the Bronze Age to WWII – find out which are which on this 2-mile walk of discovery. Meet at Barbury Castle car park, near the toilet block. Please wear clothes to suit the weather and stout shoes, and bring waterproofs. Event leader Michael Lilley. Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk