Swindon’s Ultimate Weekend Guide: 10/11 October 2015

Stu Jackson, Swindon 24’s Entertainment Reporter brings you our latest edition of the Ultimate Weekend Guide for 10 and 11 October 2015. Here are his recommendations on what to see, where to go and what to do this weekend.

FAMILY

The Steam Museum currently has an exhibition to mark the centenary of the first World War, called A Railway At War. It looks at the role GWR played in the Great War, as well as those employed and involved – it’s a great opportunity to explore our local role in this significant historical event. Entry is free for the exhibition with standard admission, and runs until the 31 December 2015.

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MUSIC

Swindon hard rockers with an 80’s flavour, 1000 Planets are returning to The Vic in Old Town on Friday. If you haven’t seen these guys before, then get along to see them. If you have seen them before, no doubt you will still want to see them again. Doors open at 8pm on Friday the 9 October, and entry is free for this gig.

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THEATRE

Thought-provoking comedian Sean Hughes is back at Swindon Arts Centre on Sunday night (7.30pm) with his latest show, Mumbo Jumbo. Witty, poignant, and full of pathos, Sean has consistently delivered high quality comedy for decades. Tickets are £16.00 (£14.00 for concessions).

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ART

Artsite Studios’ Community Gallery window in Theatre Square is currently showcasing a display of artwork created by refugees and asylum seekers in Swindon, in conjunction with The Harbour Project.  The event known as Art Is… is free and hopes to raise awareness to the plight of these displaced families. Please show your support and come along to see some great work. It runs until the 5 November.

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BIG SCREEN/SMALL SCREEN

This week I am recommending a trip to the cinema to see the latest James Bond movie, Spectre. With an all star cast (Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci) and excitement abound, along with the quintessential gadgets, Bond always looks better on the big screen. Rated 12A.

OTHER THINGS TO DO

Rugby is dominating the news at the moment, and this weekend sees no shortage of games Saturday with Samoa v Scotland (2.30pm), Australia v Wales (4.45pm), and England v Uruguay (8pm). Sunday sees more games with Argentina v Namibia (12pm), Italy v Romania (2.30pm), France v Ireland (4.45pm) and USA v Japan (8pm).