1 Old Town Community Art Group is an informal, friendly and fun art group for adults that meets on Thursdays from 10am, in the Savernake Hall, Savernake Street, Swindon. Tickets are £3.

2 Take a look around the new exhibition called An Art of the People – Ramsbury & Cricklade Potteries in Swindon today. This special exhibition celebrates two local potteries, Cricklade and Ramsbury. For many years, Ivan and Kay Martin at Cricklade, and Peter Holdsworth at Ramsbury, oversaw potteries that were innovative, authentic, practical and commercially influential. This exhibition explores their ethos and impact and includes ceramics and photographs from Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and from private collections. This exhibition is co-curated with Mike Yates, author of recent guides to both potteries, from 11am, at Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Swindon. Exhibition runs until Saturday, May 25 and it is free entry. For more details call 01793 466556.

3 Making It Art, Reach Inclusive Arts' annual show by students from Crowdys Hill, Commonweal and Uplands Schools takes place today. This event is supported by BBC Children in Need. The work of Reach Inclusive Arts encourages people with disabilities and those who have used mental health services to present their work publicly and feel integrated and part of the community. Reach regularly provide a wide-range of therapeutic arts activities which include animation, visual arts, textiles, installation, pottery, puppetry, mosaic, creative writing and graphic design. The art, dance and drama begins at 1pm, in the Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon and it is free entry. For more details call 01793 524481

4 Swingout Swindon has a number of dance classes in Swindon including the Beginners PLUS Bal-Swing Class at Christchurch Community Centre, 31 Cricklade Street, Swindon today. It is for people wanting to learn or expand on their Bal-Swing from basic Balboa Rhythm, in a 45 minute class plus a 15 minute session for practice and re-cap. It is £6 per person per class. Other Swingout Swindon classes are held in the Town Hall Studios in Regent Circus. Swingout Swindon has performed at various festivals including Retrofestival in Newbury Berks and Vintage Nostalgia in Stockton, Wiltshire, plus lots of local festival and fundraising events. Swingout Swindon perform a variety of swing dance styles including Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag and Charleston. For more details email erica@swingoutswindon.co.uk or call 01793 340271 07703172551. Other dance classes on offer this week include Swing Dance from 7pm, at The StoweAway, Staldon Road, East Wichel, Swindon. £5 per class per person learning Lindy Hop, Balboa and Jive. For more details call 01666 861346. Strictly dance for all levels is also on offer from Fitsteps, tonight at 7.30pm, in St Margaret’s Centre, Kenwin Close, Swindon. For more details call 07747606501. And finally they say it takes two to Tango but there is no partner required tonight from 8pm, at the Community Centre @ Christ Church, Cricklade Street, Swindon for the Argentine Tango. Tickets are £8 from 07973 430352.

5 East Meets West tomorrow when Swindon families are invited to a flavour- filled taste of the East, when local businesses come back together for the fourth year to host a special event to raise awareness and funds of non-directed kidney donation (the act of a healthy living person donating a kidney to someone in need of one). Ticket-holders will be able to dance the night away with family and friends. DJ Gamma will be playing floor-filling tunes from Bhangra to Bollywood, from the 70s to the present, and a delicious hot Punjabi buffet is included in the ticket price. There is also a licensed bar on premises. Song requests are welcome in advance. East Meets West begins at 6.30pm, in the Supermarine Sports and Social Club, South Marston, Swindon. Tickets are £15 Adult, £7.50 Child (age 14 and under) Under from 07771 556185.

6 Get down on the farm for some hands on agricultural crafting and grafting as part of the March Working Weekend, from 10am tomorrow at Lower Shaw Farm, Old Shaw Lane, Swindon. Farm host Matt Holland says: This is a chance to get to know the farm, turn your hand to old jobs and new, enjoy good company and good food too! An opportunity to have bright ideas by the compost heap, happy talk in the hen house, and cool chat in the kitchen. Join us to prove that many hands make light work and that today’s stranger is tomorrow’s friend. The weekend is free. For more details call 01793 771080.

7 Get a taste of drama when red herrings abound in a typically British murder mystery, written by character actor and playwright Derek Benfield. Zena Howarth and Adrian Pearce are taking the directors' chairs in Derek's Murder For The Asking, running at the Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon, this week. Seven of the Western Players will be taking part in the gripping, suspense drama. Henry Scrubb is played by Simon Crutchley, Dora Scrubb by Karen Evans, Janet Gregory by Ruth Davies, James Franklyn by Robert Elrick, Pender by Tony Manders, Rita Franklyn by Shirley Dodson and Detective Sergeant Thatcher is undertaken by Chris Hall. Along with his writing, Derek acted in the television drama called The Brothers from 1972-76, and the popular Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. Murder For The Asking runs until Saturday, March 16 at 7.30pm nightly. Tickets are available from http://www.westernplayers.co.uk or call 07575711522

8 On Saturday here is a chance to explore a variety of arts and crafts such as drawing, collage and 3D all on a Mother's Day theme at Artsite Kids, from 10am at Artsite, The Post Modern, Theatre Square, Swindon. Tickets are 6 for these creative, themed workshops for 6 to 11 year olds.

9 Celebrating Our Oaks Photography Exhibition begins on Saturday from 10am, at the Westonbirt The National Arboretum, (A433 three miles south east of Tetbury), Tetbury . The exhibition was launched by Action Oak in partnership with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY), to celebrate the UK’s oak trees through photography and raise awareness of the Action Oak initiative. Action Oak is a unique collaboration of partners including charities, governments, landowners and research institutions, dedicated to protecting oak trees for future generations. The aim of the exhibition is to spread awareness of the of the mission of Action Oak and to raise funds to help research and conservation activities, as the UK oak is now facing a fight for survival. Visitors to the National Arboretum in March will be able to enjoy 20 stunning photographs from the IGPOTY competition finalists and celebrities with a passion for oak trees. The exhibition is free after admission to the arboretum. For more details call 01842 814612.

10 Another Op’nin’, Another Show unfolds on Saturday when dancers from the Gemma Short School of Dance waltz into the Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon at 7.30pm for a showcase of dance, drama and musical theatre. £16. 01793 524481. The school, owned and run by local dance teacher Gemma Short, runs classes for all ages and abilities. Gemma, who was brought up in Swindon and learnt to dance in the town, has been teaching dance for many years and is a fully qualified teacher of Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and National Dance and holds Licentiate and Certificate of Dance Education qualifications with the ISTD. Gemma has performed with a number of groups in Swindon herself, as both a dancer and in principal roles and has won awards for her choreography. Gemma’s students have the opportunity to train for ISTD examinations in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and National Dance, as well as develop their skills in Drama, Singing or Musical Theatre. They also compete in regional and national festivals and competitions. For more details visit www.gemmashortschoolofdance.co.uk