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Keston Cobblers Club bringing infectious folk to Oxford this November

Keston Cobblers Club, an up and coming 5-piece folk band will be playing in Oxford on Friday 6th November at the Bullingdon. The band has received praise across the board receiving 4 star reviews from The Guardian, The Independent and Financial Times to MOJO Magazine, Clash, Songlines, and fRoots. "We love being busy,” says lead singer Matt. “Touring is what it’s all about...

Comedian Dane Baptiste is coming to Swindon next April

Incredible stand up comedian Dane Baptiste will be coming to Swindon Arts on April 3 2016 with his new show Reasonable Doubts. Dane was nomincated for "best newcomer" at the Fosters Awards last year and he has just finished writing his own sitcom for BBC 3 and is also expected to appear on the next series of Live at The Apollo. Dane's...

Two Swindon theatres combined scoop national awards for excellence

The Wyvern Theatre and Swindon Arts Centre have won not one but two national awards for excellence in a recent awards ceremony, including the highly coveted Venue Of The Year prize. At an annual celebration hosted at the Wycombe Swan in High Wycombe on Tuesday 6 October, theatres from across the country managed by HQ Theatres and Hospitality Group – the...

Positive Media Group launched with style

The Positive Media Group was officially launched at a glamorous reception on Thursday 1 October at Arclite House, their glittering hi-tech office shared with Excalibur Communications overlooking Peatmoor Lagoon in West Swindon. The hundred or so attendees enjoyed canapes, cocktails and champagne and were able to discover exactly who was who at the new organisation. Positive Media Group is the new umbrella organisation that brings together...

Giving credit where credit’s due…

Are You Talkin’ To Me? A Film column by Jamie Hill The end credits are something that we all take for granted. It’s that bit at the end of the movie where you can finally get up out of your chair and shake off all the popcorn without annoying that couple behind you who kept tutting throughout the film whenever you shifted...

Charlie Landsborough comes to Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre

Charlie Landsborough takes to the road again this Autumn on a series of major UK dates. Accompanied by his own four strong band, it will be the first chance audiences have had to see him on home turf this year. He will be coming Swindon's Wyvern Theatre on Sunday November 1. You might be forgiven for thinking you know what...

Donald Robertson Is Not A Stand-Up Comedian at North Wall

                            What would you do if everyone in the world hated you? Would you run? Would you fight? Or would you try to make them laugh? Donald Robertson has no mates and he isn’t funny. But with guidance from his new mentor Gary, he hopes that this is all about to change. Writer/performer Gary McNair’s award-winning monologue weaves a classic coming-of-age story...

Absurd comedy puppetry with Outpost comes to North Wall

                          If you’re drunk on power can you ever sober up? That is the question asked by new work 'Outpost' which will be at North Wall Arts Centre in Oxford from Friday October 9 to Saturday October 10. Luis and BK are stationed at a remote border crossing between their two countries. Luis believes in order and discipline. BK believes in...

So Spar so good…

A Nerd’s Last Word by Michael Bosley The way we shop has changed unrecognisably in the past twenty years. With just a burst of binary data down a copper cable, we can guarantee a same day delivery of our bread, milk and Preparation H, straight to our door. This in turn gives us more time to immerse ourselves in the rich, cultural pickings...

Helping the refugees is the very least we can do… as human beings

Off The Grid with Luke Coleman Our Man in Iraq It’s difficult to know where to start, isn’t it? The whole idea of this column, when the editor asked me to send monthly dispatches from Iraq, was to paint a picture of a place I felt was misunderstood. I’d only been living there 9 months or so, but was clear in...
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