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Tickets for most events can be booked in advance either online, by phone, or from the venue box office.


For most events, you can book your tickets online by clicking the "Book this event online" link beside the event details. All bookable events can also be found in the May section at


To book by phone, call the number beside the event.


Or, on the day, tickets, if still available, can be bought on the door at each venue.

But please, with popular events, please check first for availability!

The ticket price in brackets applies to people entitled to concessions.


Most evening events scheduled at Swindon Arts Centre are available to buy as a double ticket at a reduced price. But these discounted tickets cannot be bought online. Should you wish to purchase double tickets, please call the box office on 01793 524481.

If you have any queries about booking or the Festival in general, please email us or ring 01793 771080.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Children & Families Day

Like the high-liner, my feet barely touched the ground on Sunday.

And even now, they are still flying, so, no time to write.

But, here are some pictures (click any one to view them all at larger size).

Also, for a Chronicler piece from new Mummy and Daddy chroniclers who beautifully describe the day, see Family Fun at Swindon Festival of Literature.

Sunday ended on a calmer note, with a couple of dozen of us round the woodstove hearing about the history of communal living from Chris Coates, and then raising the sort of questions that remind you how tricky it is to live and work together well, and yet, how we all long to be kind, cooperative, and connected.

Matt Holland
Photo credits: Richard Wintle – Calyx Multimedia