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Marking the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare's death: Marlborough LitFest's winning sonnets

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Marking the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare's death: Marlborough LitFest's winning sonnets

Marlborough LitFest 2016 featured one real novelty in its pleasing mix of literary styles and books for all ages: a sonnet competition attached firmly to the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

The challenge for entrants - one section for adults and another for under-nineteen year-olds - was to 'write

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Marlborough LitFest 2016 sets a new standard - with sell-outs and colours to remember

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Marlborough LitFest 2016 sets a new standard - with sell-outs and colours to remember

"2016", LitFest's Chair Jan Williamson tells Marlborough.News, "has been our best LitFest so far.  We’ve had bigger audiences and several complete sell-outs.  For the first time, we’ve had events for every age group from Under 5s to over 90s!"

"We started on Thursday with Sally Nicholls

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Simon Russell Beale comes to the Marlborough LitFest - as he prepares to play Prospero at Stratford

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Simon Russell Beale comes to the Marlborough LitFest - as he prepares to play Prospero at Stratford

One of the key events of this year's Marlborough LitFest (September 30 to October 2) will be marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.  

Simon Russell Beale, who has strong family connections with Avebury, will be 'Celebrating Shakespeare' on Sunday, October 2 in the Town Hall.

He is

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Brewin Dolphin’s word to LitFest is good for three years

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Brewin Dolphin’s word to LitFest is good for three years

Wealth management company Brewin Dolphin has committed to sponsoring Marlborough’s Literature festival for the next three years.

Highlights of this year’s festival so far include Michael Morpurgo, author and historian Tom Holland and bestselling international crime writer, Peter James, as well as Sally Nicholls, Jessie Burton, Ben Rawlence, Harry Parker

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