Events

Events for 1st Jan 2018 - 31st Jan 2018

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  • Janet Boulton: Watercolours

    • Date: 29th November 2017 - 20th January 2018
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: £0.00

    Janet Boulton is internationally known for her watercolours and paper relief works, but few know of her connections to Swindon.

    This exhibition celebrates her works on paper and will include paintings inspired by music, still life and gardens. Boulton was born in Swindon. After art school, she returned to the town and worked as an art teacher at Swindon College, Commonweal and Hreod Parkway. In 1977, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery hosted her exhibition, ‘Windows and Reflections’, inspired by her views from classrooms in the town. Since the late 1970s, she has worked at Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden at Little Sparta, the Villa La Pietra, and the Garden Museum. Her work is in public and private collections in the UK and abroad. This exhibition is a welcome return to Swindon from this important artist. It celebrates both her innovative use of watercolour and her engagement with nature, beauty, architecture and music. Image: Janet Boulton, Terracotta Pots with Ceres and Diana, Villa La Pietra

  • 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

  • The Giant's Garden

    • Date: 6th January 2018
    • Location: Coate Water Park Ranger's Station
    • Time: 11:30 - 14:00
    • Cost: Free event but fee for parking

    4 mile stroll with refreshment stop.

    Another chance to catch a gentle 4-mile stroll in the bare naked countryside found within the LNR of Coate, and its wider countryside. The usual half way stop at a local watering hole to warm up the bones, before returning to Coate in the late afternoon sunshine and fresh air. Meet at Coate Water Ranger Centre. Bring some money for refreshments at the half way stop, and a snack. 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

  • The Giant's Garden

    • Date: 6th January 2018
    • Location: Coate Water Park Ranger's Station
    • Time: 11:30 - 14:00
    • Cost: Free event but fee for parking

    4 mile stroll with refreshment stop.

    Another chance to catch a gentle 4-mile stroll in the bare naked countryside found within the LNR of Coate, and its wider countryside. The usual half way stop at a local watering hole to warm up the bones, before returning to Coate in the late afternoon sunshine and fresh air. Meet at Coate Water Ranger Centre. Bring some money for refreshments at the half way stop, and a snack. 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

  • 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