All talks and trips have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
We are hoping this is a postponement of activities and we hope to run the talks and trips we have planned as soon as it is safe to do so.
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Current Talks

Jeremy Holt: The Museum of Computing

Swindon has the first specialist computer museum in the country. The idea for the project started in 1989. After 14…

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Trip to Corinium Museum

Leave the 21st century behind you and discover the treasures of the Cotswolds as you explore its history at this…

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Gavin James: In The Marlborough Night Garden

Gavin has always loved the night sky, but over the past eight years his passion for astrophotography has really grown.…

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Trip to Sandham Memorial Chapel

Nestled in a quiet corner of Hampshire, the Sandham Memorial Chapel hides an unexpected treasure – a remarkable series of…

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Unbuilt Swindon: Jon Ratcliffe

Postponed. Cancelled. Delayed. Local professional photographer Jon Ratcliffe delves into the plans for Swindon that didn’t make it off the drawing…

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Trip to Banwell Bone Caves

The Banwell Bone cave was discovered in 1824 during attempts to drive a horizontal passage into the Stalactite Cave.  It…

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Bournemouth Arts Club 1920-2020: A Mirror of the Times

Over the past 100 years Bournemouth Arts Club (BAC) has responded to radical ideas and changing approaches in art.  Dr…

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Trip to Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum houses important collections of paintings, sculpture, furniture and ceramics.  We will be given a…

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Sarah Purvey: The Trace Exhibition

Artist Sarah Purvey will be discussing the evolving journey of her practice, and create the opportunity to share her growing…

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Trip to Sculpture in the Landscape 2020

The Friends of the Garden is a voluntary organisation which organises biennial exhibitions of sculpture and bursary programmes for contemporary…

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Free Lunchtime Talk: A Celebration of Colour

Join Engagement Officer and Lecturer, Katie Ackrill for a tour as she highlights the use of colour in artworks featured…

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Free Walk and Talk: Discover Art at STEAM

Join Art on Tour Engagement Officer, Katie Ackrill on this informal walk and talk that will introduce visitors to artworks…

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Upcoming Events

Jeremy Holt: The Museum of Computing

Swindon has the first specialist computer museum in the country. The idea for the project started in 1989. After 14…

read more

Trip to Corinium Museum

Leave the 21st century behind you and discover the treasures of the Cotswolds as you explore its history at this…

read more

Gavin James: In The Marlborough Night Garden

Gavin has always loved the night sky, but over the past eight years his passion for astrophotography has really grown.…

read more

Trip to Sandham Memorial Chapel

Nestled in a quiet corner of Hampshire, the Sandham Memorial Chapel hides an unexpected treasure – a remarkable series of…

read more

Unbuilt Swindon: Jon Ratcliffe

Postponed. Cancelled. Delayed. Local professional photographer Jon Ratcliffe delves into the plans for Swindon that didn’t make it off the drawing…

read more

Trip to Banwell Bone Caves

The Banwell Bone cave was discovered in 1824 during attempts to drive a horizontal passage into the Stalactite Cave.  It…

read more

Bournemouth Arts Club 1920-2020: A Mirror of the Times

Over the past 100 years Bournemouth Arts Club (BAC) has responded to radical ideas and changing approaches in art.  Dr…

read more

Trip to Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum houses important collections of paintings, sculpture, furniture and ceramics.  We will be given a…

read more

Sarah Purvey: The Trace Exhibition

Artist Sarah Purvey will be discussing the evolving journey of her practice, and create the opportunity to share her growing…

read more

Trip to Sculpture in the Landscape 2020

The Friends of the Garden is a voluntary organisation which organises biennial exhibitions of sculpture and bursary programmes for contemporary…

read more

Free Lunchtime Talk: A Celebration of Colour

Join Engagement Officer and Lecturer, Katie Ackrill for a tour as she highlights the use of colour in artworks featured…

read more

Free Walk and Talk: Discover Art at STEAM

Join Art on Tour Engagement Officer, Katie Ackrill on this informal walk and talk that will introduce visitors to artworks…

read more

Past Events

Craft Matters

The Phelps Bequest

New Acquisitions

Small Victories

Buttonhooks

Cheese & Wine Evening

Wine Tasting at Magnums

Trip to London

Peter Waldron: Odyssey

The Bomford Gift

Friends AGM 2016

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