The second year of the new-look festival of the arts, literature and ideas, for Swindon!

For a quarter of a century, the Swindon Festival of Literature has made May a high spot on Swindon’s cultural calendar. With its terrific track record, proven support, and fabulous following, the Festival of Literature is now ready to expand.

To help Swindon celebrate all that it has to offer, and to offer all that it has to celebrate, in the arts, the Festival of Literature has become a Swindon Spring Festival - of literature and the arts.

It still happens in May.

The spoken and written word will still be at the heart of the festival. There will be lots of authors, talks, discussions, and workshops. But the new-look festival will also celebrate other art forms. There will be dance, film, and circus performances from the Festival’s partners in Swindon and from artists further afield.

The new-look festival showcases arts, literature and ideas from Swindon and elsewhere.

If you have any suggestions for events that you would like to see at the Swindon Spring Festival, please tell us at or on 01793 771080

The programme for the second new-look festival will be launched, and tickets will be on sale, at midday on Thursday 26th March 2020.

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