SWINDON LITERARY FESTIVAL: TODAY: 1pm, Melanie Phillips, Arts Centre. 7.30pm, Kate Adie, Wyvern Theatre

TUESDAY: International poets Peter Porter and Candy Neubert, 1pm, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Dr Dina Glouberman How the end of the world can be a new beginning, 5.30pm, main hall, University of Bath in Swindon, Fiona Reynolds On the importance of our cultural heritage 8pm also main hall, Mark Thomas Mixing comedy with journalism 8pm, Arts Centre, Devizes Road.

Ticket information call 771080