Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Ben Thomas

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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,...

Swindon Fringe: Kyle D Evans – Born to Sum at Town...

Who doesn't like an evening of entertainment based around complex mathematics theory? You'd think I wouldn't.  Mathematics was my nemesis at school.  I could manage...

Swindon Fringe: The O.S. Map Fan Club at The Victoria, Old...

Some of our younger readers might not believe this, but before the invention of Google we used to use maps printed on paper.  Actual...

Swindon Fringe: Short Plays for Marvellous People at The Victoria, Old...

Watching Paul Richards on stage is quite a dynamic experience.  He bounded on stage buzzing from supermarket own-brand energy drink and crackling with neurotic...

Autobahn – at the Shoebox Theatre – Saturday 24th February

A study done by Harvard University in 2013 showed that the average American spends 37, 935 hours of their life in car.  That's a...