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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...

FOL: Rachel Hewitt and ‘A Revolution of Feeling’ – Art Centre,...

There are times in every person's life when they find themselves badly out of their depth.  It happens to us all, I suspect.  The...

FOL: Michael Rosen and ‘So They Call You Pisher!’ – Art...

When I was a small child, back in the foreign country that is the past, I was far from the foremost authority on poetry. ...

Swindon Fringe: SOLO2 at Town Hall Theatre, Swindon – Sunday 15th...

SOLO2 was like a delightful buffet.  I love a good buffet, especially if there are at least three varieties of breaded chicken.  I went...

Swindon Fringe: Til Debt do us Part at Town Hall Theatre,...

“Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.” Spike Milligan Debt is everywhere.  Most of us are in...

Swindon Fringe: Fruitcake: Ten Commandments from the Psych Ward at Old...

For my money the most magical thing at the Swindon Fringe last year, by a narrow margin, was Rob Gee's one man show 'Kevin,...