Events

Events for 23rd Jul 2018 - 29th Jul 2018

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  • 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!

  • An Uneasy Peace: British Art between the Wars

    • Date: 24th April 2018 - 1st September 2018
    • On this day every month
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: FREE

    Innovation and tradition, harmony and tension: the interwar period was an important time for modern British art. This exhibition explores the British art movements that flourished between the wars, in

    During World War I, many artist-led groups developed, which allowed young British artists to explore new techniques and ideas. These groups continued in the interwar period, and their work captured both the sense of possibility and uncertainty that characterised the time. The exhibition brings together important paintings by Ben Nicholson, Edward Wadsworth, Julian Trevelyan and Sylvia Gosse. It includes drawings and watercolours by Henry Moore, Augustus John and David Bomberg. As well as exploring the different art movements of the First World War and interwar years, it also looks at the contrasts and connections that existed between these influential artists. The exhibition features work by two Swindon-born artists: Leslie Cole and Hubert Cook. OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm

  • Timeless Secrets – Ceramics, Collectors and Museums by Mike Yates

    • Date: 26th July 2018
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA
    • Time: 19:30 - 20:30
    • Cost: £8.00

    Over the years many collectors of studio pottery have donated their collections to major museums. Here, Mike Yates will consider the history of these collections.

    Over the years many collectors of studio pottery have donated their collections to major museums. Here, Mike Yates will consider the history of these collections and will also explore his own involvement with studio pottery and with the current SMAG Exhibition ‘Timeless Secrets – Ceramic artists in their own words’. Tickets are limited to so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 7.00pm. Tickets available online http://friendsofsmag.org/events/timeless-secrets-ceramics-collectors-and-museums-with-mike-yates/ and via SMAG on 01793 466556. Tickets: £6.00 Friends of SMAG, £8.00 non-Friends

  • Free Family Archaeology Day

    • Date: 28th July 2018
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: Free

    Join us for a FREE day full of archaeological activities for all of you interested in what might be buried beneath our feet!

    There will be Archaeology talks (at 12noon, 1pm & 2pm) with our experts to celebrate the improvements to our Archaeology Gallery and for you to find out more about Swindon’s rich archaeological collection. The Wiltshire Conservation and Museum Advisory Service will be on hand to showcase the skills and techniques they use to take care of archaeological collections. Try out some new skills like using x-rays to see through years of mud and corrosion… You can also ‘get crafty’ with our free children’s workshop where you can make your own Roman Sword or spell your name out on a beaded Roman bracelet. Cotswold Archaeology will also be with us on the day to identify any small finds you have hidden at home. Bring along any interesting artefacts you’ve unearthed and our experts may be able to tell you what it is. And, if all of that wasn’t enough, Wessex Ulfolc, an early medieval reenactment group, will be with us, bringing history to life. And don’t forget, it’s all FREE! With thanks to the Wiltshire Conservation and Museum Advisory Service, Cotswold Archaeology and Wessex Ulfolc for their support.

  • Town Gardens Sunday Band Concert

    • Date: 29th July 2018
    • Location: Town Gardens bandstand Quarry Rd Swindon SN1 4EN
    • Time: 15:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    Band in the park

    Ukebox Jury are playing. Meet by the Band Stand at the Town Gardens. No booking needed.