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Arts & Entertainment - Reviews

A Victorian 'DUEL': the young aristocrat won the girl & gambled away a fortune as her jilted fiancé sought revenge across England's racecourses

The cover shows the Marquis & Marchioness of Hastings & (smaller photo) Henry Chaplin - is Hastings reading a sporting newspaper?The cover shows the Marquis & Marchioness of Hastings & (smaller photo) Henry Chaplin - is Hastings reading a sporting newspaper?Marlborough is surrounded by top-flight racehorse trainers - it is a carefully regulated business.  In Victorian times it was all very different with scandalous behaviour among some of England's owners, trainers, jockeys and bookies.

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Marlborough Rising Talent: an afternoon performance by young local talent - real talents

Ann Liu Cannon and Rhett OConnorAnn Liu Cannon and Rhett OConnorSaturday (August 10) saw the return of Marlborough Rising Talent at the Town Hall - a free event showcasing the musical ability of various performers from the Marlborough area.  This year the musicians each played a longer set, mostly made up of original songs, an admirable feat considering the ages of those who took part.

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Review: from Mozart to Bernstein - Ryan Drucker's piano recital at St Peter's Church

Pianist Ryan Drucker performed the latest recital in the Saint Peter’s Brilliant Young Musicians series (Sunday, March 17). Ryan graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a first class degree and was awarded the Alfred Clay Scholarship with the highest mark in an undergraduate recital. He is currently pursuing postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 

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Kenneth Armitage at the White Horse Gallery - challenges and delights

Not only Richmond Park's oak trees.  Kenneth Armitage: Etching with Collage and Watercolour (1978)Not only Richmond Park's oak trees. Kenneth Armitage: Etching with Collage and Watercolour (1978)Following hot on the heels of the much-lauded John Virtue show, the White Horse Gallery is exhibiting a selection of drawings, prints and sculpture by Kenneth Armitage (1916-2002), who is considered to be one of the major British sculptors of the mid-twentieth century. 

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St Peter's Church recitals: youthful Tee Trio enthral with youthful pieces by a trio of greats

Laura Jane Armstrong - cello, Weng Soon Tee - piano, Manuel de Almeida-Ferrer - violinLaura Jane Armstrong - cello, Weng Soon Tee - piano, Manuel de Almeida-Ferrer - violinFor the first time in this series of recitals by Brilliant Young Musicians, Saint Peter’s church welcomed a piano trio - three young graduates of the Royal Academy of Music. The Tee Trio has performed together for a relatively short time and are honing their skills by regularly participating in master classes such as the Thomas Ades class in 2017.

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Review: from Marlborough Rising, Kaleido Bay headline at The Vic

Kaleido Bay - from their Facebook pages - l to r: Ben Kay, Jake Gribben & Harry GraceKaleido Bay - from their Facebook pages - l to r: Ben Kay, Jake Gribben & Harry GraceAfter their impressive set at the Marlborough Rising Talent event that we reported last September, marlborough.news followed up-and-coming indie rock band, Kaleido Bay, to Swindon - their home town - for their first headline gig last week (January 4) at the popular music venue The Victoria - known to all as 'The Vic'.

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