Social Events in Swindon, UK This Week

Let’s explore social events in Swindon, UK happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Swindon where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Swindon

Ramsbury Christian Fellowship

Ramsbury Christian Fellowship

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Holy Cross, Church

Praise, prayer, Bible study and fellowship in the Lychgate Room, Ramsbury,
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The Marlborough Film Club #16

The Marlborough Film Club #16

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: The Marlborough

Meet Up # 16

Well , who would’ve thought these last 2 films would provide so much discussion ! Another great evening of film chat.

This month we’re going for 2 VERY different movies under the catagory of ‘Big movies that some of us have NEVER seen!’

**FILM 1 – The Bicycle Thieves**

One of THE highest rated films of all time.

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**Film 2** : **The Dark Knight**

Christopher Nolan’s epic second(…)

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In person film night

In person film night

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Cineworld Shaw Ridge

In person on a fortnightly basis.

Details of the films and timings will be posted at the bottom of each specific event. This will always be 7pm at the earliest, with the specific film decided on the weekend before. Please post any requests in the event series

We will get together at the Cineworld at the Shaw Ridge Leisure Park which has a large, free, car park adjacent to it. Alternatively any b(…)

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Payday Drinks

Payday Drinks

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: The Plough Inn

You get: Peanuts. I get: Monkeys.

It’s near the end of the month, which means the majority of us get paid, so it’s the perfect time to go out for a couple of drinks.

We’ll start in The Plough Inn, which we don’t often go to, and maybe another couple of places in Old Town. However, there’s no plan and no rush.

Join us as we take a short walk with pubs inbetween.

Any questions? Feel free to ask.(…)

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Makerspace Members Only: Wednesday Woodworking Inductions

Makerspace Members Only: Wednesday Woodworking Inductions

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Swindon Makerspace

Weekly drop-in slot for new members wanting to get inducted on the woodworking equipment. Whilst inductions can be done at other times by arrangement, there should be someone around at this time every week.

If you are not yet a member of the Makerspace, you will need to join and start your fees at least a day before attending this event.

Inductions are required for any member before they use the(…)

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Discover a fun and creative night out in Cirencester with Brush Party

Discover a fun and creative night out in Cirencester with Brush Party

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: The Golden Cross

Join Brush Party, the UK’s ‘Paint and Sip’ experts, in Cirencester on 21st May to paint our fabulous theme “Rainbow Warrior” – Get creative and experience a great night out that you’ll be talking about for weeks!

**Advanced booking is essential. Tickets are available from £33 at:**
[https://brushparty.co.uk/events/rainbow-warrior-cirencester/](https://brushparty.co.uk/events/rainbow-warrior-ciren(…)

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May Meet Up

May Meet Up

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Galgos

Welcome!

We’ll be meeting for a casual catch-up.

Join us for conversation with like-minded women all who have chosen to be childfree!

We’ll be in Galgos from 7pm.

Looking forward to seeing you there. You can also RSVP via email ([email protected])(…)

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Jolly Nice Puppy Meetup

Jolly Nice Puppy Meetup

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Jolly Nice Farmshop, Cafe & Drive Through

Welcome to the weekly Jolly Nice Puppy Meet Up!

We are excited to invite you and your puppy to our secure paddock every Saturday at 10am for our lovely locals and their puppies to use for two hours of training, socialising and play.

We meet every Saturday morning and everyone’s welcome!

Details:
Location: Jolly Nice Farmshop, Cafe, Bar & Drive Through, GL6 8HZ
Where: The big paddock
When: Satur(…)

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Adults 18+ Combatives and Self Protection Class

Adults 18+ Combatives and Self Protection Class

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: School Hall

Weekly Class covering all elements of Self Protection and Combatives from the non-physical to the proactive and reactive physcial dynamics of a street altercation.

Each week we move into different aspects of self protection.(…)

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Korfball Training Session

Korfball Training Session

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Boundary Park

Didcot Korfball Club training session.

New players are always welcome along and first 3 training sessions are free.

A generic training session normally involves so fun games, as well as training exercises teaching various korfball skills, and then normally finalised with a practice game.

It’s a great fun way to get some fitness and meet some friendly people!

All you need is:
Sports wear
Shoes/(…)

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Korean language class (online/in person in Wantage)

Korean language class (online/in person in Wantage)

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Wantage Market Place

Welcome to our Korean Language and Culture class! I am a certified Korean language teacher with a major in teaching Korean to foreigners. This course covers speaking, listening, reading, and writing, while exploring Korean customs, cuisine, and popular culture like K-pop and dramas. Whether you love K-pop, have a Korean partner or kids, want to learn for fun, plan to attend a Korean university, or(…)

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Didcot Speakers Hybrid meeting (in person AND online)

Didcot Speakers Hybrid meeting (in person AND online)

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Didcot Civic Hall

This is a Hybrid meeting – held both at Didcot Civic hall and ONLINE with members and guests joining us via Zoom.

Each meeting features prepared speeches, Table Topics (impromptu speaking), and Evaluations (where another member feeds back on the speeches so we each can learn and improve).
We also do workshops and special projects to stretch our speaking skills. Didcot Speakers is a new club so we(…)

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Unpacking Value Delivery

Unpacking Value Delivery

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The White House by Tap Social

Ever caught yourself nodding along when someone mentions “delivering value” in Agile, but secretly wondering what the heck they actually mean? **You’re not alone!** Join us for an eye-opening session where we’ll strip away the buzzwords and dive into the heart of Agile—value delivery. But **what is “value”?** Is it a mythical unicorn in the world of software development, or is there more to this o(…)

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May Speaker Sessions

May Speaker Sessions

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: The Lighthouse

If you work with or are interested in PHP in any way, we’d love to see you at our May meet up. We welcome novices, intermediates and senior developers from the worlds of Laravel, Symfony, WordPress, Drupal, Zend, CakePHP and more!

**When?**
Thursday 23rd of May, 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start

**Where?**
The Lighthouse, Park End St, OX1 1HH

**Who?**
Benjamin Williamson-Westerman with a talk on (…)

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Book club social 🍷

Book club social 🍷

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Jude the Obscure

Not book related – just casual drinks to meet and get to know each other, ladies only please!

We’ll start at Jude the Obscure in Jericho. Looking forward to seeing you!(…)

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Saturday Stroll: The Blewbury Bumble, 5 miles, easy

Saturday Stroll: The Blewbury Bumble, 5 miles, easy

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Tickers Folly Field

**This 5-mile circular stroll takes us just south of Blewbury, a village at the foot of the Berkshire Downs.**

This walk will be led by Alex.

[Please see our website for more information about the group.](https://www.berkshirewalkers.co.uk/event/saturday-stroll-the-blewbury-bumble/)

**Pace:** gentle.

**Walk details**

We start our walk at the local recreation ground heading up Churn Hill towar(…)

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May Movie Drinks, Chat & Meet

May Movie Drinks, Chat & Meet

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Curzon Cinema (Upstairs Bar)

Come meet fellow film fans for drink and discussion upstairs in the Curzon Cinema bar. We will chat about what films we’ve seen at home, in the cinema, what we did/didn’t like…and what we’d recommend.

**Please only RSVP if you intend on turning up, thanks**, and brand new members please wait a few days before RSVP-ing (see the ‘about section for explanation).

Although we discuss both new and o(…)

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Four impressive individualistic buildings in Oxford-Not “copying the Gothic”.

Four impressive individualistic buildings in Oxford-Not “copying the Gothic”.

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Keble College

The fee for this event is £8 to cover costs agreed with our guide Geoffrey Tyack.
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The main idea behind visiting these four individualistic buildings in Oxford is to think about how availability of space influences and maybe releases an Architects creative vision. Alongside this general aim is thinking about the restrictions imposed by feeling a need to ‘copy the gothic’ ( or more accuratel(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Swindon, you can try out Totalswindon.com, Visitswindon.org.uk, or List.co.uk.

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