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Xiaolu Guo swindon festival of literature

Xiaolu Guo – on life-lessons, in the East and the West.

When she is born, her parents hand her over to a childless peasant couple in the mountains. Aged two, they leave her with grandparents...
four_elements_of_hip_hop_swindon festival of literature

A Hip-Hop Panel – on the four elements that shaped a...

Not in the Bronx but in Swindon: four individuals, who embraced the culture of hip-hop, chose one of the elements as a creative form...

Roman Krznaric – on the vanishing art of seizing the day!

‘Seize the day’ is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history. Its promise of radical aliveness has inspired us for...
ingrid sewell swindon festival of literature

Ingrid Seward – on what the Queen thinks

At least two royal duties expected of most members of the royal family, are to keep emotions in check and opinions private. So how...
elli wollard swindon festival of literature

Elli Woollard – with story-walks for under 5s!

Come and meet Elli and The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight, the story of a kind young boy who helps a strange-looking bird, and a...

Electrification moves a step closer as Royal Wootton Bassett bridge set...

The A3102 in Royal Wootton Bassett is set to reopen on 20 April 2017 following the reconstruction of the Bath Road bridge, paving the...

Swindon Fringe Special: Kevin, King of Egypt – by Rob Gee...

Kevin Haggerty is a reasonable man. All he wants to do is catch his flight to Egypt tomorrow so that he can claim his...

Billie Piper to mentor young actors at the Shoebox Theatre

The Shoebox Theatre is offering local actors, aged 16-25, the opportunity to have a chat and cup of tea with award-winning actress, Billie Piper.   The...
mark sherratt swindon festival of literature

Mark Sherratt – on a career in pictures that tell stories.

Is a picture worth a thousand words? Do pictures of big known things tell more important stories than pictures of the unknown and often...

Vanessa Lafaye, Rachel Crowther and Gillian Best – three novelists on...

To write for oneself is self-expression. To write for others is communication. To write fiction that is a good read is a way of...