With the 2016 Swindon Open Studios event upon us in 2 weeks time, I thought I'd see how many events we've had, and how long ago it started. It's quite good to be able to have a few facts.
It wasn't really my idea to start counting how long the scheme has been going in Swindon; I was prompted by a Tweet from Swindon Local Studies who have been collecting our brochures every year, and had these in their photograph:
They are missing 2004, 2006 and 2013 pictured below:
In answer to the question, this is the twelfth Swindon Open Studios, and ninth continuous one since 2008 when a group of volunteers took over the running of the scheme, which had been initially funded by Swindon Borough Council.