Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Preview: “After Today” at the Victoria, Swindon – Wednesday 25th July

On Wednesday night the Victoria in Old Town will be hosting an Edinburgh Fringe preview of a new darkly comedic play: "After Today -...

Review: Spur of the Moment – The Shoebox Theatre, Swindon –...

Another night of the longest, hottest summer of living memory.  On the walk to Theatre Square last night I passed a camel train plodding...

Review: FUSE Festival Night 2 – The Shoebox, Swindon – Saturday...

It was another warm day, leading into another warm night through which I walked to the Shoebox Theatre for the second night of their...
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Review: Fred, Ted, Jack & Harold – The Art Centre, Swindon...

It was quite warm in the Art Centre last night.  Very warm, in fact.  I could hear my kidneys sweating.  I started mumbling in...

FUSE Festival – 6th to 7th July 2018

Since launching in February 2017, the Shoebox Theatre has fast become Swindon’s go-to space for performance training and contemporary theatre and is always looking...

FOL: Peggy Seeger “On the First Time Ever” – Art Centre,...

I don't mind admitting that I was utterly bewitched by Peggy Seeger during her appearance as part of the Swindon Festival of Literature last...

FOL: Libby Page “On Swimming Outside the Lanes” – Art Centre,...

There's a lot to be said for going to a literary festival to hear a talk from a famed and lauded author, a grizzled...

FOL: Charles Landry ‘On The Civic City in a Nomadic World’...

A wit once observed that if civic planning is an art, then the state of Swindon Town centre at the moment is a load...

FOL: Will Self ‘On What We Think, What We Know, What...

Will Self is an unmistakable presence on stage; tall, lugubrious and craggy, hunched behind his lectern like a cross between a demagogue, a funeral...

FOL: Alan Winfield and ‘On the Societal Impact of Robotics and...

Have you ever wondered why no-one has invented a robot that can power itself by eating flies? Wonder no longer.  It's been done.  Twice. First there...