Thursday, April 25, 2019

Festival of Literature

Springing forward with a new Festival of the Arts

This town has had twenty-five years of Swindon Festivals of Literature, and this year may have been the best...

FOL: Peggy Seeger “On the First Time Ever” – Art Centre, Swindon 17th May

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

FOL: Libby Page “On Swimming Outside the Lanes” – Art Centre, Swindon 17th May

There's a lot to be said for going to a literary festival to hear a talk from a famed...

FOL: Charles Landry ‘On The Civic City in a Nomadic World’ – Art Centre,...

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

FOL: Will Self ‘On What We Think, What We Know, What We Don’t Know’...

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

FOL: Alan Winfield and ‘On the Societal Impact of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence’ at...

Have you ever wondered why no-one has invented a robot that can power itself by eating flies?

Wonder no longer. ...

FOL: Rachel Hewitt and ‘A Revolution of Feeling’ – Art Centre, Swindon 11th May

There are times in every person's life when they find themselves badly out of their depth.  It happens to...

FOL : John Tusa – Arts Centre, Swindon 10th May

Like any memoir John Tusa’s is largely concerned with matters of personal identity. The author, former BBC journalist and...

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

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

FOL : Mark Fisher and The XTC Bumper Book of Fun For Boys and...

We live in an information age. Actually we live in a too much information age, especially when it comes...

FOL: Dawn Chorus 2018

So many Swindonians up and about at 5am on Bank Holiday Monday morning walking through Lawn Woods, granted some...

Can literature create change?

The 25th Swindon Festival of Literature is about to begin, with the Dawn Chorus on Bank Holiday Monday 7th...

FOL : Festival Finale – Poems, Pints and Performance

Rhyme, rhythm, music, stories, and wordplay with poets, storytellers, and live musicians, in a relaxed cabaret setting, this promises...

FOL: Writing Workshop and Writers’ Lunch with Matt Harvey

12.30pm – 1.30pm: WRITERS’ LUNCH
– where healthy homemade food will nourish you and meeting other writers at table may...