Swindon plunged headlong into Christmas with their big lights switch on, where Aston Merrygold alongside the Wyvern Theatre’s Sleeping Beauty panto star’s, Michelle Collins and CBeebies Chris Jarvis pressed the button to turn on the Town Centre lights.
Swindon joined the many town centres that turned on their Christmas lights at the weekend. The star of this years event was X Factor runner-up Saara Aalto. A sprinkling of fairytale magic was brought to the stage by X Factor runner-up Saara Aalto as she headlined the event along with the Best of Swindon 2017
Following close behind X-Factor’s Ben Haenow Jay James took to the stage to entertain the crowds that had gathered after the lantern Parade through the town. Full Gallery of Parade and gig:
The massed ranks of the cast of Bugsy Malone spilled out of the Wyvern Theatre, and flashed mobbed Wharf Green, to rehearse the finale of their Summer Youth Project production. Gallons of white gooey stuff flew across the square and even press cameras were not out of range. Here is a gallery of the images.