Storytrails - Swindon

Swindon Central Library

Date and time

27 - 28 August

Publication date
photojournalists William and Mary Hooper
Photo by P.A. Williams and Local Studies, Central Library


See your hometown in a new light

StoryTrails, a unique, multimedia storytelling experience is coming to Swindon on 27 - 28 August.

It offers you the opportunity to experience Swindon in a completely new way by using technology to bring hidden stories of your town/city to life.  Drop into Swindon Central Library, Regent Circus and try out a range of different immersive and virtual reality experiences or go on a guided tour of your town with the StoryTrails app as your tour guide.

In Swindon the augmented reality app reveals the untold history of photojournalists William and Mary Hooper, who understood the power of a newsworthy photo and put Swindon on the map.

The tour is narrated by BBC Radio Wiltshire breakfast show presenter Ben Prater

Time travellers need no previous technical experience and electronic mobile devices can be borrowed for the tour if you don’t have your own.

All activities are completely free so just turn up and join in.

For more details see unboxed2022.uk/storytrails and search Story-Trails on your app store.

Commissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK.

StoryTrails website