A wild night with Johnny

WILDLIFE enthusiast Johnny Kingdom will visit Swindon Arts Centre tomorrow, for an evening in conversation with his producer David Parker.

Johnny, one-time gravedigger, has delighted huge audiences with his unique approach to filming the animals and birds on Exmoor and across the country.

He will show film clips from his archive, and explain how he created some of his most memorable encounters with Britain’s wildlife. Members of the audience will also have a chance to ask Johnny about his work.

Tickets are £16.50. To book, call 01793 524481 or visit swindontheatres.co.uk.

Listen to the Carpenters

THE evocative, mellow sounds of 70s superstars The Carpenters will be celebrated at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre tonight in the award-winning production The Carpenters Story.

One of the most successful pop duos in history, Richard and Karen Carpenter won a global audience with classic hits such as We’ve Only Just Begun and Top of the World.

Now widely regarded as the first ever tribute show back in 1989, The Carpenters Story brings the show bang up to date with lavish musical arrangements by Phil Aldridge and international star Claire Furley’s stunning vocals and uncanny representation of Karen Carpenter.

The show includes all the hits that took the Californian duo to stardom.

Tickets are £27. To book, call 01793 524481 or visit swindontheatres.co.uk.

Take a chance on good fun ON Saturday, you can join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun at Swindon Arts Centre.

Mrs Nice will be familiar to audiences from her four-part BBC Radio 2 sitcom broadcast in March.

Brought to you by Phoenix Nights actress and comedian Janice Connolly, brings this playful, life-affirming show, called Raffle, is all about chance and luck. As an added bonus, audience members will receive a complimentary raffle ticket. Tickets are £14.50. To book, call 01793 524481 or visit swindontheatres.co.uk.

Legacy of Prince

The unmistakable sound of pop legend Prince comes to Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre on Saturday for a one-night only performance of Purple Rain.

This world class live celebration of the music, life and legacy of Prince will include all the hits from one of the most-loved artists of all time.

An eight-piece live band will deliver a non-stop two hours of great music, with Jimi Love as Prince himself.

Original Prince and the Revolution drummer Bobby Z has described the show as “authentic and on the money.”

The show begins at 7.30pm. Tickets from www.swindontheatres.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01793 524481.