We have already teamed up with Swindon Arts Trail which will see a month long exhibition of great works by a plethora of Swindon artists. The Swindon Fringe Festival, which will run for ten days and will feature various acts from comedy to plays to music gigs. STEAM’s Great Hall will host events such as the aptly named Youth and Community Opera ‘Brunel: The Little Man in the Tall Hat’ and the roof raising Swindon Symphony Orchestra
Local Steam engineer Colin Hatch has reproduced the famous GWR Hooter which will be sounded again for the first time in 30 years.
Away from the stage but very much part of Swindon’s past and present, Arkell’s Brewery will be brewing three new 175 Celebration ales, and Deacons Jewellers have commissioned a limited edition Swindon175 pocket watch.
For model rail enthusiasts, Hatton’s Model Railways have produced a STEAM Museum ‘00’ gauge model ‘King George V’ which is due out in February 2016.
Not only will we be celebrating the previous 175 years, we are looking to the future as well with a series of Distinguished Speaker events which will include key business leaders, economists and politicians.
If you would like to know more about Swindon175 and the events we are planning or if you want to get more involved please contact, Caroline Black Project Manager of Swindon175 on firstname.lastname@example.org
A Year of Celebration
A FREE but TICKETED Event
Wednesday 1st March 2017 at 18:30
Swindon - Then and Now Photographic Exhibition
A new photographic exhibition at STEAM Museum commemorating this milestone in Swindon’s history
23 April 2016 to Early 2017
Daniel Gooch - Life and Legacy
An exhibition at STEAM Museum exploring the life and work of the remarkable engineer
23 July 2016 to Early 2017
Swindon Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy a concert of lighter orchestral music to celebrate Swindon175
in the Great Hall at STEAM Museum, the home of the GWR
19 November 2016 at 19:30
Autumn Hooty Party
A Business Community event at STEAM in Caerphilly Hall
16th November 2016
GWR Factory Tours
Tours of the GWR site encompassing the Joseph Armstrong listed buildings of the MacArthur Glen Designer Outlet and surrounding remaining buildings of the factory
The Grand Opening of Swindon's Newest Station
Swindon's newest railway station is being opened on Sunday 31st July at midday
Sir Daniel Gooch Place
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to name Sir Daniel Gooch Place
Thursday 20th October 2016 11am
A Snapshot of Swindon - Prize Giving
Snapshot Swindon Prize Giving
10th September at 12 noon in the Brunel Centre
Swindon Railway Festival
Evocative blasts from the Swindon Works Hooter and the melancholic sounds of the steam whistle will welcome visitors to the STEAM Museum’s Swindon Railway Festival.
10 and 11 September 2016
Then and Now Photo Collage
Join the team at STEAM Museum to create a photo montage of images of Swindon then and now
Thursday 28 July & Thursday 11 August