Arts & Entertainment - Reviews
While The Priory rocked to Turin Brakes and the Castle & Ball thundered to Ray Harris' fusion of funk, soul, latin, jazz, The Doors and everything else that forces you on to the dance floor, Marlborough Rising's theming of venues allowed the music to complement the surroundings in every case. St Peter's offered an intimate setting for the audience to embrace the jazz and blues sounds of Pete Gage and Jim Blair, whilst St Mary's enabled Tina May to bring the music of Edith Piaf to life in the grandeur of Marlborough's classic church which dates back way beyond the middle ages.
From Avebury's George Wilding kicking the weekend off in the Priory Gardens with a superb solo set, to Roving Crows finally ending their long gig to the great displeasure of the audience who had been chanting 'ten more songs' for what seemed ages, Marlborough's music fans had an evening to savour with a range of excellent bands performing across the four Marlborough Rising stages.
Marlborough author's personal story lifts the lid on the daring and accomplishments of a forgotten WWII heroHe won the Military Cross and three Croix de Guerre operating in occupied France, Algiers and Corsica as an SOE agent in the fight against Hitler. But Jacque de Guelis died in a car crash three weeks after the end of World War II. Marlborough author Delphine Isaaman's recent book, 'Jaques de Guelis SOE's Genial Giant' brings his remarkable story to light.
This exhibition marks the end of Julia Schuster’s year as artist-in-residence at Marlborough College. Expect a challenging show that seeks a willingness from visitors to engage with the works on display. It’s an exhibition that asks for some of your time – but if you are prepared to give that time there is much to delight and to be discovered here.
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