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The Swindon Spring Festival – of literature and the arts has been made possible by financial support from Arts Council England South West, Swindon Borough Council, and Swindon Libraries’ Artswords; association and support in kind from Lower Shaw Farm, Swindon Dance, Create Studios, Prime Theatre, BBC Radio Wiltshire, Richard Jefferies Museum, Swindon Viewpoint, Creative Swindon Network, Acorn Press, Secret Agent Marketing, Swindon Advertiser, Link Magazine, Total Swindon,  SwindonWeb, Swindon Community Radio 105.5, Waterstones, Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Swindon Libraries, SBC Outdoor Recreation Department, Swindon Community Choir, Poetry Swindon, Friends of the Festival, and co-operation and help from numerous publishers and agents; the right help, in the right place, at the right time from Andrea Hirsch, Rosa, Anna, Jacob, and Otto; assistance and continuity from members of the Steering Group; more help, friendship, encouragement, and support from Mike Pringle, Jonathan Davidson, Kate Brailsford, Leon Flower, Kat Wright, Michael Fergie, Linda Lee, Patrick Crouch, all Friends of the Festival, and you. Thank you!


Steering & Support: M Holland, L Flower, A Hirsch, J Cowgill, J Stephens, M Pringle
Programme Design and Festival Webmaster: Mike Pringle
Cover Illustration: Tithi Luadthong. Image used under license from
Proofing: Sarah Wilmott, Tony Rossi
Promotion: Kat Wright, and Secret Agent Marketing on Festival Chronicle
Technicians: Martin Hawes, Michael Fergie
Festival Photographers: James Booth, Martin Hawes
Festival Helpers: Josie Cowgill, Kate Brailsford, Kauser McCallum, Mary Maguire, Linda Lee, Rob Brailsford, Steve Forrester, Jessica Povey, Kat Wright, Lucy Watson, Manuela Wipperfuerth 
Festival Director/Organiser: Matt Holland 

Would you like to go on the Festival mailing list? Would you like to help or support? Have you got any good, groovy, and workable literature, arts or life-related ideas? Have you got any Festival-related questions? Yes?
Contact: Swindon Spring Festival, Lower Shaw Farm, Shaw, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 5PJ
Tel: 01793 771080 • Email: • This website:

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