Live Music Session #12 – B-Sydes + Neil Morris

After the Shuffle excitement and a little summer break from live music over August, we return with a bang on Thursday September 7th with a cracking folk-punk show featuring 2 of the hardest working musicians around.

The Swindon Shuffle

We are super excited to be hosting 3 sessions of the brilliant Swindon Shuffle music event this year (it’s 11th!!)

LIve Music Session #11 – The August List + Canute’s Plastic Army

The brilliant Oxford duo The August List have long been favorites of Ed’s and he has managed to bag them for a show for us this month –  Thursday 22nd June to be precise, from 8.30pm. It is free entry but as always we encourage artist donations.

Live Music Session #10 – Ali Finneran + Sarah Ryan

We are very pleased to be hosting the talents of local singer / songwriter Ali Finneran on Thursday 8th June (yes, election night. Damn government stealing our thunder).


It’s a Brewery Takeover!

We are very excited to be handing over the bar to the cool dudes from newly established Oxford brewer with a conscience Tap Social Movement. On Thursday 15th June they are coming in to tell us all about their beers and what they do. Read on for more info…

Live Music Session #9 – Grant Sharkey

We are very pleased to be able to host a gig from Grant Sharkey, a double bass wielding, musical satirist dealing in insightful social commentary, leftfield musical creations, challenging political messages and often just plain silly songs. Grant is known for writing songs with powerful political and social themes and great humour, and interspersing his […]


We join the Swindon Festival of Literature

One of the events that most destroys the notion that Swindon is a cultural desert is the Swindon Festival of Literature, an event that for two weeks brings together novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, politicians, historians, artists, storytellers, singers, adventurers, good writers, and plain speakers to talk, to listen, to think, to drink, and also to laugh.

Live Music Session #8 – Luckless + Holly Redford Jones

OK, I’ll be honest with you, we forgot to write up a piece about this gig beforehand. But, to appease our OCD we need to make sure we post it before the next show as we have started that whole numbering thing and need to keep it going. So on a fab night in May (the 27th […]

Live Music Session #7 – Jamie R Hawkins

The first of our live music sessions for April will be on Thursday 13th and feature the marvellous melodies of Jamie R Hawkins. Jamie is a popular and familiar face around the towns music venues and until recently was part of the SoP Live set up, and we are really glad the guys have seen fit to let us host a show for him.

Live Music Session #6 – Joe McCorriston + Nick Parker

The middle event in a busy week is our latest live music session from SoP Live, this time featuring the the rather marvellous Mr Joe McCorriston and equally as marvellous Mr Nick Parker, two artists used to playing bigger stages than ours! Joe McCorriston is an independent Lancaster-born Singer-Songwriter, who has earnt a reputation for […]