Events on 24th Mar 2019

Events for 24th Mar 2019

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  • An Art of the People – Ramsbury & Cricklade Potteries

    • Date: 13th March 2019 - 25th May 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    This special exhibition celebrates our two local potteries, Cricklade and Ramsbury.

    For many years, Ivan and Kay Martin at Cricklade, and Peter Holdsworth at Ramsbury, oversaw potteries that were innovative, authentic, practical and commercially influential. This exhibition explores their ethos and impact and includes ceramics and photographs from Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and from private collections. This exhibition is co-curated with Mike Yates, author of recent guides to both potteries. Please note that Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4.30pm. Please check our website for more details on exhibitions and events. www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk Image: Ivan Martin, Jar

  • Animals: Seven Swindon Stories

    • Date: 29th January 2019 - 11th May 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    Explore Swindon’s history through the lives of seven of the town’s most famous animal inhabitants.

    From Mr Higginbotham’s snails and Eastcott’s cricket infestation, discover the stories of Swindon’s famous animals for yourself. There will be a special focus on Bruce the Collecting Dog, the canine hero who raised thousands of pounds for local orphans, the Victoria Hospital and survivors of the Titanic disaster. Bruce wore a special collecting box on his back and barked a thank you for any coins he was given. You can see Bruce’s collecting box, as well as photos of Swindon’s hero dog. This exhibition features photographs, paintings and objects from Swindon’s collections, including examples from our extensive natural history collection. There will be activities for younger visitors, too! Please note that Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4.30pm. Please check our website for more details on exhibitions and events. www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk

  • Board Games Event

    • Date: 27th January 2019 - 31st March 2019
    • On this day every month
    • Location: Central Library
    • Time: 14:00 - 20:00
    • Cost: Adults £3 Teens/Students £1.50 Under 12s free

    Central Library is hosting a few board games events. There's no need to book, just turn up!

    Whether you are a serious game player who’s looking for like-minded people to share an adventure, or a family looking at spending some quality time together away from technology, this is a great way to spend a few hours of your time. We have a selection of board games but feel free to bring your own too! Find out more at https://swindonlibraries.wordpress.com/2018/12/18/board-games-events/

  • Signs of Spring

    • Date: 24th March 2019
    • Location: Croft Sports Centre
    • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
    • Cost: Free

    2 mile spring walk

    Discover and explore two of Swindon’s lesser known woods as they start to awaken from their winter dormancy. This 2-mile afternoon stroll will take you around an ancient bluebell wood, and then, as a comparison, on in it’s infancy. Meet at Croft Sports Centre car park Please wear clothes to suit the weather and stout shoes Suitable for dogs Event leader Michael Lilley Book in advance on 01793 490150 or swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk