Why Participate in National Novel Writing Month?

[Article written by Kat Armstrong, Municipal Liaison for the Swindon NaNoWriMo Region] “I started taking part in National Novel Writing Month in 2012 during my first year at University. I was a stressed… Continue reading

Calling All Budding Young Writers of West Swindon!

BT and Barclays give budding young authors in West Swindon the chance to co-write a new book with best-selling author of Darkmouth, Shane Hegarty As part of the BT and Barclays Wi-Fi in… Continue reading

A Year in the Life

We are often asked as outreach officers what we actually do in our role, so we thought we’d give you a brief overview of ‘a year in the life of outreach’. Much of… Continue reading

Write a novel this November!

‘Hey.’ Your best friend walks over. Or maybe it’s your mum, your teacher, your co-worker. ‘I’m going to write a novel this month. I’d like you to write it with me.’ I want… Continue reading

World Mental Health Day at the Central Library

Monday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and the day will be marked at the Central Library with an afternoon event whereby various organisations and professionals will be promoting valuable advice and… Continue reading

Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre:

The Path of the Poor Orphan Child – A Lecture by Dr Keith Hooper An illustrated lecture that explores this wonderful and, at the time, highly controversial novel. The lecture will explore the themes… Continue reading

Big Friendly Read, Summer 2016 Competition Winners

We thought that all of the entries to this year’s Dahl themed Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge competiton were excellent.We had such a fun time looking at them all, but we thought… Continue reading

The Pantaloons present Romeo and Juliet

The Pantaloons present ROMEO & JULIET Romance. Swordfights. Potions. Tragically slow messengers… The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons give Shakespeare’s tale of ill-fated love a fresh twist! A delightfully inventive take featuring live music, audience interaction… Continue reading

Swindon Open Studios: FREE Art Exhibition at Central Library during the whole of September

As part of this year’s Swindon Open Studios weekends, Central Library is delighted to be once again chosen as one of the venues for this now well-established art event. Come and meet the… Continue reading

Nobody Cares: Forgotten Parts of British Cities – an author talk by Raymond Holden