Events

Events for 1st Aug 2018 - 31st Aug 2018

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  • Fishing is Fun, Coached Junior Angling

    • Date: 1st August 2018
    • Location: Coate Water Park Marlborough Road Swindon SN3 6AA
    • Time: 13:00 - 16:00
    • Cost: Parking fee

    Junior learn fishing event

    Ever wondered how to set up a waggler float, a pole rig or an in-line feeder, well here’s your chance to find out more. Join the coaches for an angling session and learning the finer points of fishing Coate Water Reservoir. Suitable for children aged 8 to 14. Places are limited to 6 junior anglers per session and only one coached session per day, per angler. All juniors must bring their own fishing tackle/equipment, bait will be provided. Any anglers over 12 years of age, must hold a valid rod licence. Meet at the grass peninsular opposite the Pitch and Putt Kiosk, Coate Water Country Park. Please wear clothes to suit the weather, bring sun block and sunhat if weather is hot Event leaders Mark Jennings, Chester Middleton and Derek Hancock. Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk

  • Transport: Seven Swindon Stories

    • Date: 16th May 2018 - 1st September 2018
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 10:00 - 05:00
    • Cost: FREE

    Swindon has always been a town of making and moving. From canals and trams, through to trains, planes and cars, this is a town that’s always on the go.

    This exhibition explores Swindon’s transport history through seven stories. It’s not an encyclopaedic history of our transport in the town, but a look at some of the innovations, successes and tragedies that have changed the face of Swindon, including: The Golden Lion Bridge, and the Wilts and Berks Canal The Swindon Tram Disaster of 1906 Pressed Steel, and car manufacturing in Swindon The M4: The arrival of the motorway in 1970 It will also look at aeroplanes, submarines and the Old Town railway station!

  • Free Lunchtime Talk: Ben Nicholson’s Composition in Black and White, and Art between the Wars

    • Date: 3rd August 2018
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 12:30 - 13:00
    • Cost: Free

    Free Lunchtime Talk: Ben Nicholson’s Composition in Black and White, and Art between the Wars

    Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition, Art Between the Wars, with a special focus on Ben Nicholson’s ground breaking abstract work, Composition in Black and White, 1933. Learn more about abstract art and the St Ives School while exploring an artwork by one of Britain’s most ground breaking artists. Lunchtime talks start at 12.30pm and last for approximately 30 minutes. http://swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk/event/free-lunchtime-talk-ben-nicholsons-composition-in-black-and-white-and-art-between-the-wars/

  • Parks, Places and People

    • Date: 4th August 2018
    • Location: Coate Water Park Marlborough Road Swindon SN3 6AA
    • Time: 12:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: Parking fee

    4 mile stroll around Coate Water Park

    A gentle 4-mile relaxing stroll looking at Swindon’s history through its many green spaces. Some places you may know already, others may be new areas you haven’t explored? Dogs welcome. Meet at Coate Water Ranger Centre. Bring a snack, and something to drink. Please wear clothes to suit the weather and stout shoes. Event leader Tom Murawicki. Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk

  • Amble Ramble 2

    • Date: 5th August 2018
    • Location: Coate Water Park Marlborough Road Swindon SN3 6AA
    • Time: 12:00 - 13:00
    • Cost: Parking fee

    Gentle 2 mile stroll around Coate Water Park

    This gentle 2 mile stroll will take us around the quieter parts of Coate. Designed for those new to walking, recovering from injuries, or those who can’t manage long walks. Easy paced with lots of stops and plenty of interest. Dogs welcome. Meet at Coate Water Ranger Centre. Bring something to drink, a sun hat, and camera if you have one. Please wear clothes to suit the weather and stout shoes. Event leader Tom Murawicki. Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk