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PUB CRAWL: The Duke of Edinburgh

Swindon Advertiser:

8:00am Saturday 30th May 2015

WHAT’S IT LIKE? THE Duke of Edinburgh looks like it has grown out of the end of a row of terraced houses - and that, more or less, is what happened.

Passion shines through at new and improved Rustico

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 29th May 2015

WHEN Edoardo Tatangelo was called upon to rescue the floundering Rustico he took a gamble.

Anyone for tennis?

Swindon Advertiser: Anyone for tennis?

5:16pm Thursday 28th May 2015

WHETHER you are pro with an expert serve or a complete beginner, ability or lack thereof is no barrier to enjoying a good game at Shrivenham Tennis Club.

It’s impro time with Mr Merton

Swindon Advertiser: It’s impro time with Mr Merton

11:23am Thursday 28th May 2015

AFTER more than a decade of sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Paul Merton is hitting the road again with his Impro Chums.

Appealing to our crazy side

Swindon Advertiser: (21421443)

11:17am Thursday 28th May 2015

FRESH from the first leg of her debut tour, multi award-winning Susan Calman is bringing her hit show Lady Like to Swindon this weekend.

It’s fun when it fails

Swindon Advertiser: Alastair Muir (24714597)

11:15am Thursday 28th May 2015

CABLE-wires snapping, spotlights dropping from the heavens, scenery collapsing and actors throwing tantrums - or worse getting electrocuted - the chances of all these catastrophes befalling a production at once are slim to none.

Festival is all set to host feast of comedy

Swindon Advertiser: Bill Bailey

11:11am Thursday 28th May 2015

ED Byrne, Bill Bailey, Russell Kane and Sara Pascoe - these are only a few of the comedians set to headline the Larmer Tree Festival in July.

Foodie area to host world trail around its many restaurants

Swindon Advertiser:

3:33pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

LOOKING up Old Town eateries is akin to taking a round-the-world food tour in 80 seconds.

Ten pound festival set to begin in Old Town

Swindon Advertiser:

3:20pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

TASTY treats and T-shirts are among the goods on offer during the Tenner Festival, which gets underway in Old Town next week.

Great day out this half term

Swindon Advertiser: Great day out this half term

3:08pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

WILTSHIRE boats a host of attractions right on our doorstep so why wait a second more to visit them this half-term?

We endured his abuse...but we are stronger now

Swindon Advertiser: Stuart Harrison 30/3/15.Danielle and Amanda Brown who have received help from charity Breaking Free.. (22023365)

9:16am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Sisters Danielle and Amanda Brown were abused as young girls by their mother’s partner. They tell MARION SAUVEBOIS how, as adults, they bravely brought him to justice... and how they now want to help other victims speak out

Monty Python's Spamalot: Rousing and deliciously bonkers drama

Swindon Advertiser:

11:25am Tuesday 26th May 2015

IT is safe to say that the Monty Python is the most influential British comedy troupe ever.

Dad-of-two determined not to let diabetes beat him

Swindon Advertiser:

1:53pm Monday 25th May 2015

SOON after his diabetes diagnosis, David Parks vowed not to allow the condition to define him.

PUB CRAWL: The Baker's Arms

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The Bakers Arms pub in Stratton 
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Date 9/5/13 (25550793)

6:07pm Friday 22nd May 2015

The Bakers Arms

Oodles of noodles for a super-fresh start in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Thomas Kelsey 10/03/15
Visit to new resturant Yume Noodle and Sushi Bar. Pictured Sushi platter. (25426930)

5:45pm Friday 22nd May 2015

MARION SAUVEBOIS meets a chef and entrepreneur. After opening two takeaways in Swindon and a failed restaurant in Bristol, he is now hoping for success with his latest venture

Precious knowledge from The History Boys in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Submitted picture of the History Boys - April 2015 (22878390)

5:07pm Friday 22nd May 2015

MARION SAUVEBOIS meets The History Boys’ teacher Richard Hope

Going into battle...

Swindon Advertiser: The Purple Poppy Cottage (26056564)

11:38am Tuesday 26th May 2015

On a visit to Nottinghamshire, MARION SAUVEBOIS learns about the British Civil Wars... and has a few struggles of her own

Swindon snappers to showcase skills

Swindon Advertiser: Highworth camera club are holding a Print exhibition at the Link Centre. Pictured Chairman Peter  Crane..11/05/15 Thomas Kelsey. (25818631)

6:10pm Thursday 21st May 2015

DOMINIC GILBERT reports on the surge in photography as one club exhibits its work and recruits new members

Eleven years of silliness from Richard Herring at Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Richard Herring

4:08pm Thursday 21st May 2015

HE has dealt with politics (Hitler Moustache), religion (Christ on a Bike), tackled the serious subject of love (What is Love, Anyway?), death (We’re All Going to Die!) and even spam-javelins (Talking Cock).

Unearthed strips family life down to a raw honesty

Swindon Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 21st May 2015

Unearthed, Swindon Arts Centrre, Old Town

Care homes go under microscope in social comedy in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

10:25am Thursday 21st May 2015

WE are born, we live, we die. But what happens before we draw our last breath – presumably in the care of home somewhere?

Whatever you want from Status Quo in Lechlade

Swindon Advertiser:

10:14am Thursday 21st May 2015

MARION SAUVEBOIS looks ahead to rockers’ headline performance at Lechlade Festival

VIDEO: I’d have been homeless without help

Swindon Advertiser: Pic by Dave Cox
Georgia Randall was homelss and iis now being helped by chairty Threshold 
left 2 right 
Pic - Donna Harris , ( positive activity worker) , Georgia Randall
Date 4/2/15 (25890138)

9:48am Wednesday 20th May 2015

When Georgia Randall left home at 18, she had her sights set on a bright future and her first taste of freedom... but tyrannical flatmates put paid to that and she almost ended up homeless. She told her story to MARION SAUVEBOIS

Food for thought: Lara Cooper

Swindon Advertiser: LARA COOPER, foot health practitioner at Wood Street Wellbeing Centre

5:13pm Friday 15th May 2015

Lara Cooper, foot health practitioner at Wood Street Wellbeing Centre in Old Town.

Swanning around like a VIP

Swindon Advertiser: The Swann

5:05pm Friday 15th May 2015

MARION SAUVEBOIS gets a taste of a former celeb hang-out

A long way from Fleet Street

Swindon Advertiser: Pic by Dave Cox
Food review on The Golden Cross restaurant in Cirencester.
Pic - Chicken and Tarrogan sauce with sauted potatoes.
Date 26/3/15 (21805529)

2:09pm Friday 15th May 2015

Marion Sauvebois meets Andy Routledge, The Golden Cross Inn’s new head chef and finds out about his stint feeding Fleet Street’s hacks.

Pub crawl: The Boundary House

Swindon Advertiser: 05-12-13 General view exterior The Boundary House Moredon - Photographer Alex Skennerton (25551150)

1:50pm Friday 15th May 2015

The Boundary House

X-Factor star leads a musical of Biblical proportions

Swindon Advertiser: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

2:25pm Thursday 14th May 2015

PREPARE for thrills, a drop of madness and classic sing-along gems in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Wyvern Theatre next week.

There’s no in between for Lizzie

Swindon Advertiser: Lizzie Stables

2:23pm Thursday 14th May 2015

THE Inbetweeners’ Lizzie Stables will bring her new play Unearthed to the Swindon Arts Centre next week.

Man of Kicks back on stage

Swindon Advertiser: Reginald D Hunter

2:14pm Thursday 14th May 2015

REGINALD D Hunter is no more, say hello to the Man of Kicks.

Sharing a little bit of herself with the audience

Swindon Advertiser: (21421443)

2:05pm Thursday 14th May 2015

WHEN it comes to preparing for her first full touring show, Susan Calman is positively scout-like.

Being seriously funny

Swindon Advertiser: Duncan Cameron, Charles Shetcliffe and Thomas Toppler (22065535)

12:09pm Thursday 14th May 2015

MARION SAUVEBOIS hears how a family tragedy inspired one actor to set up his own theatre company

Let Kentwood Choir entertain you in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: kentwood 2.jpg

2:30pm Thursday 14th May 2015

AFTER more than 50 years in show business, the Kentwood Show Choir is set to return to the Wyvern Theatre with a new musical extravaganza on Saturday.


Swindon Advertiser:

4:40pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

WITH newborn lambs to cuddle, wriggly piglets to tickle and fluffy chicks to stroke, there’s lots of hands-on fun to be had at Farmer Gow’s.

'Forrest Yoga is my daily medicine'

Swindon Advertiser:

4:00pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

Two years later she had resigned from her six figure job as a marketing vice president in London, flown to Texas to train with a woman widely-recognised as the founder of modern yoga, and relocated to Swindon to spread its philosophy.

Ayckbourn's sumptuous play is a guilty pleasure to be enjoyed

Swindon Advertiser:

11:17am Tuesday 12th May 2015

At the outset of Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends we encounter a housewife at flash point. She is  flanked by a motley crew of deluded, dysfunctional or downright fractious guests and from the outset we can sense calamity and impending domestic bloodshed.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: with Melanie Richens

Swindon Advertiser: Pic by Dave Cox
Feature on life coach Melanie Richens at Wood Street.
Pic - Melanie Richens
Date 26/3/15 (22521937)

5:32pm Friday 8th May 2015

Melanie Richens, 45, life coach at the Life Coaching Centre in Old Town

Oklahoma! Oh what a beautiful show it will be!

Swindon Advertiser:

9:11am Friday 8th May 2015

STARRING in a new production of one of the greatest classic American musicals of all time, actors Belinda Lang and Gary Wilmot are happily saddled with a success. They tell us more ahead of their visit to the Theatre Royal Bath from May 18 to 23.

X Factor star has Technicoloured dream come true

Swindon Advertiser: Amelia Lily

12:32pm Thursday 7th May 2015

Former X Factor star Amelia Lily talks to MARION SAUVEBOIS about her daunting new role in classic musical

Carpenters Story is only just begun in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Carpenters Story is only just begun in Swindon

11:22am Thursday 7th May 2015

FROM the stable that brought you the Illegal Eagles, Phil Aldridge presents a sensational new production of The Carpenters Story.

Their boots are made for walking the hills and dales of Wiltshire

Swindon Advertiser: Set for a ramble

11:06am Thursday 7th May 2015

THEY have trodden every square inch of our region's stunning countryside, but The Ramblers are more than mere walking chums.

Al Murray is campaigning for your comedy vote in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

11:00am Thursday 7th May 2015

As the nation goes to the polls today, The Pub Landlord is campaigning for your vote. MARION SAUVEBOIS reports

A deliciously dark tea is brewed for Ayckbourn farce in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: ABSENT FRIENDS

10:45am Thursday 7th May 2015

IN the summer 1974 a well-intentioned tea party descends into chaos.

Return of the King to Swindon's Wyvern Theatre

Swindon Advertiser: Mario Kombou as Elvis

10:29am Thursday 7th May 2015

MORE than six decades after Elvis Presley first walked into Sun Studios in Memphis as a teenage truck driver, the story of The King is being brought to life on stage with The Elvis Years.

Fitness and beauty hub opens in Swindon's Old Town

Swindon Advertiser: New fitness hub opens on wood street. Pictured members of staff at the hub.01/05/15 Thomas Kelsey (24909706)

4:58pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Driven team will help you achieve ultimate wellbeing

Call centre doodler is now published author

Swindon Advertiser: Stuart Harrison 10/3/15
Author Steve-Antony pictured with his new book 'The Queens hat' which Waterstones have given him an award for. (24880277)

10:09am Wednesday 6th May 2015

Former call centre worker Steve Antony is now enjoying success as a children’s author. He told MARION SAUVEBOIS of his long-held dream to see his work in print

Review: The Bridal Ballad

Swindon Advertiser:

9:06am Tuesday 5th May 2015

TREADING uncharted territory has become Madam Renards trademark. When the Swindon company launched the mini Fringe to entice alternative theatre troupes and promote the town as a hub for new experimental productions, the endeavour seemed overzealous.

MENU: Pub crawl at Sally Pussey's Inn

Swindon Advertiser: Sally Pussey Inn at Wootton Bassett.

11:22am Friday 1st May 2015

Sally Pussey's Inn

MENU: Reasons to give the chef a medal

Swindon Advertiser:

11:19am Friday 1st May 2015

MARION SAUVEBOIS chats to the head chef who successfully turned a hotel’s lacklustre restaurant into a top-class eatery.

Shami will explain mission to save human rights at Swindon Lit Festival

Swindon Advertiser: Shami Chakrabarti – civil liberties campaigner, and Director of Liberty (24804737)

5:53am Friday 1st May 2015

With the Swindon Festival of Literature beginning next week, MARION SAUVEBOIS previews the visit of Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti


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