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  • Junior Bird Watch

    • Date: 25th October 2018
    • Location: Coate Water Park
    • Time: 10:00 - 12:00
    • Cost: Free

    Junior bird watch

    What feathered friends will we see as we go out into the Nature Reserve at Coate Water? Come along and learn about the common ones, and see if we can identify the others which are rare Meet at Coate Water Rangers Cottage Please wear warm clothes, suitable for the weather Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 Bring bird ID books and binoculars, if you have them Event leader Mark Jennings Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk

  • Annual General Meeting + Talk by Jessy Price

    • Date: 25th October 2018
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 18:30 - 21:00
    • Cost: £8.00

    This evening will start with the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, followed by a talk by Jessy Price.

    Talk: Witches foreign and domestic: English demonology in Restoration-era Bombay. Jessy Price is a historian of early modern intellectual culture who is currently researching her PhD, “Demons of Empire: Demonology and Ethnicity in English Restoration Thought” at Cornell University in the USA. Her thesis examines witch trials carried out by the English East India Company in Bombay during the 1670s and 80s, and the intellectual milieu of the merchants who ran them. Jessy’s research for the academic year 2018-19 is sponsored by the North American Conference for British Studies Dissertation Fellowship. She splits her time between her family home in Minety, Wiltshire, and London. When she is not researching her thesis or applying for funding, you can find her listening to podcasts, singing, or baking cakes. Tickets are limited to so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 7.00pm. Tickets available online and via SMAG on 01793 466556. Tickets: £6.00 Friends of SMAG, £8.00 non-Friends http://friendsofsmag.org/events/agm-thursday-25th-october-6-30pm-7-30pm-followed-by-a-talk-by-jessy-price-7-45pm-start/

  • Free Lunchtime Talk – Cicatrix: The Scar of a Healed Wound

    • Date: 2nd November 2018
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 12:30 - 13:00
    • Cost: Free

    Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of the new exhibition “Cicatrix”.

    Cicatrix is a contemporary art project incorporating drawing, films and installation. It explores the scars of World War I on the landscape, people and psyche of Wiltshire. Lunchtime talks start at 12.30pm, last for approximately 30minutes and are free.

  • Barbury’s Lumps and Bumps

    • Date: 4th November 2018
    • Location: Barbury Castle
    • Time: 13:30 - 15:30
    • Cost: Free

    Walk around Barbury Castle

    Apart from the Iron Age hillfort the lumps and bumps at Barbury Castle represent some 4,000 years from the Bronze Age to WW2- find out which are which on this walk. Meet at Barbury Castle Country Park, toilet block Please wear warm clothes to suit the weather and stout shoes, bring waterproofs, and binoculars if you have them. Suitable for dogs Event leader Michael Lilley Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk

  • Predator Fishing at Coate

    • Date: 9th November 2018
    • Location: Coate Water Park
    • Time: 08:00 - 12:00
    • Cost: Free

    Adult fishing coaching

    Coate Water offers some cracking sport for the predator angler, come along and find out for yourself. On the day there will be qualified angling coaches on hand to provide advice and tips on how to make the most out of this exciting sport. Meet at Dam Wall Shelter (bus stop) at Coate Water. Suitable for adults only, free of charge All anglers must bring their own bait, fishing tackle, including unhooking mats, and wear clothing to suit the weather Anglers must hold a valid Environment Agency Rod Licence Event leader Mark Jennings Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk