About the show
Programmes bring together a variety of content, from revealing the literary heritage of Wiltshire's past to interviewing authors from Wiltshire's present, chats and discussions with writers and readers groups, listening to the animated voices of Wiltshire's talented poets and authors and promoting the array of literary groups and events in the Swindon area.
We support local authors and poets and provide the opportunity for them to get their voices heard, whether you’re a local writer just starting out, or a popular writer with published work you will be welcome on Rhythm and Rhyme.
At Rhythm and Rhyme we like to nurture new talent by promoting writing competitions and such as those featured in Graffiti magazine and Pulsar webzine, as well as the wider national events such as the Six Book Challenge.
If you would like to hear or perform your work, promote an event, a writing or reading group, don't hesitate to get in touch!
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and head your e-mail "Rhythm and Rhyme".
Thursday 31st :
A preview of 2015 as a year in literature, an ambitious show entirely in third person narrative and a six-part series concerning poetic forms and musical genres.
Previously on the show
To date, guests have included such authors as Lindsey Davis, Helen Rappaport, Eileen Browne, Jon Stock, Margaret Armand Smith and Katie Fforde. In addition a number of talented local poets, artists, schools and more...
Poets from the
We have promoted and attended many other local events such as Swindon, Wootton Bassett, Highworth and Bath Festivals of Literature.
We like to get out and about and have visited Swindon library reading groups and recorded their debates. We feature the Swindon Ten Youth Festival of Literature, and pupils of Nova Hreod read ‘The Fastest Story in the West’... the result of a creative speed writing activity that includes 11 secondary schools in
In 2009 the Rhythm and Rhyme team organised a Big Book Swap at Lawn Community Centre. Local people were invited to bring a selection of brilliant books swap them for a small donation to the station. The event was for all ages from children to adults and saw a huge variety of books changing hands. We were entertained by readings from Bluegate Poets and a performance by Moonsongs, along with a few extra impromptu readings from other great local poets.