Want more out of Swindon? Join us for the official launch of the Creative Swindon Network, a new group aiming to connect local creative individuals, organisations, and community groups. The Network is a way to meet people and find out what's happening in Swindon, and for those who want to, to create arts projects and activities with and for local people. The event is for everyone - whether you want to join the Network or not. And you don't need to be a professional artist or fantastically talented. You might think you have no creative skills at all, which is fine. You just need to be interested in helping to improve what happens in Swindon. That could be anything from having the idea for a small project in your local community to helping out with a major festival for the town. We hope that being part of the network will enable people to come together and make things happen that they couldn't do alone. So if you're someone who likes creating, making, or enjoying the arts and cultural activities in Swindon, and/or you want to help make more things happen, this is an evening for you. We'll be asking: what’s actually going on in Swindon in terms of arts, crafts, and performances? What would you like to see happen? Who is making things happen? How can we get funding to make things happen? Any other questions - bring them along.There will be a panel of key people - names to be confirmed asap - who can help to answer some of these questions, including questions from the audience. The event will start with a short 5 minute film from Swindon Viewpoint showing the last 180 years of Swindon's cultural life. And we'll raise a glass to a successful launch of the Creative Swindon Network with drinks in the bar from 9-10.BBC Wiltshire's Culture Club with Sue Davies will also be broadcasting live from the Arts Centre café from 7pm. Tickets are £5 to cover the cost of hiring the Arts Centre. We never want price to be a barrier to the arts, so there are free tickets available for anyone unable to meet the ticket price. Just add your name to this online form and we’ll reserve you a free ticket: http://bit.ly/CSNLaunchComps.