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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…


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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.

Saturday May 6

Today’s Events

Nicola Millbank

Arts Centre, Devizes Road SN1 4BJ
Tel 01793 524481
11am • 6 May • £9 (£8)
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NICOLA MILLBANK – on eating well but having fun, with real food!

By day, Nicola ‘Milly’ Millbank is a celebrated television and film actress, with roles in Mount Pleasant, Mr Selfridge, and Silent Witness, but by night she has made a name for herself as a respected food writer on her popular website,

Recognised in foodie circles by her nickname, Milly, she has thousands of followers across several social media platforms and has presented a TV series for UKTV’s Good Food Channel.

Her book, Milly’s Real Food, is fresh, fun, and wholesome!

Swindon Slam!

Arts Centre, Devizes Road SN1 4BJ
Tel 01793 524481
7.30pm • 6 May • £8 (£7)
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SWINDON SLAM! – hosted with charm and good cheer by Sara-Jane Arbury, aided and abetted by Steve Rooney, and applauded and enjoyed by YOU!

Welcome to the twenty-first Swindon Slam! – an opportunity for poets of any age, experience, or pedigree to take their gaze off the page and do it on stage; to share their verve and verse with a supportive and appreciative audience; to seize their moment to stanza and deliver!

This is what happens. Poets who want to have a go, apply to enter as soon as possible. Number of competitors is limited – number of applaudience is not! On the night, competing poets are called up on stage to perform for three minutes each. From then on, it’s a knockout! Kindly judges, chosen from the kindly audience, decide who inspires and who expires. But whatever their fate, all competitors can expect a rush of adrenalin, roars of applause, chunks of chocolate, and showers of flowers. Everyone is a winner and gets a prize, even if it’s only a choccy haiku. But only one poet becomes the twenty-first Swindon Slam champion and carries off the bubbly-filled trophy.

If you want to compete, email: or phone 07814 830031.

Hosting proceedings, and juggling judgements with wit, wisdom, and whistle, will be svelte, intro-writing, marvellously-mistressy mic madam Sara-Jane Arbury; and likeably laid back, selfless, and smouldering Steve Rooney.

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