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Arts & Entertainment - Reviews

Marlborough author's personal story lifts the lid on the daring and accomplishments of a forgotten WWII hero

Jaques de Guelis demonstrating why the term 'Giant' was appropriateJaques de Guelis demonstrating why the term 'Giant' was appropriateHe 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.

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“Full Circle Half Knowledge” - review of Julia Schuster's Exhibition at the Mount House Gallery

 

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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Brilliant Young International Musicians in Saint Peter’s church, Marlborough - A Schubertiade for a Summer's Evening

American soprano Leigh Michelow and pianist Henry SeamanAmerican soprano Leigh Michelow and pianist Henry Seaman

 

The latest concert in the St Peter’s series was unusual in that it featured voice and piano for the first time.  The concert was a selection of Schubert songs, hence a ‘Schubertiade,’ sung by the American soprano, Leigh Michelow, accompanied on the piano by Henry Seaman.  

 

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Mark Wickham paintings and Louise Wickham ceramics at the White Horse Gallery

Mark Wickham paintings and Louise Wickham ceramicsMark Wickham paintings and Louise Wickham ceramicsI think it’s true to say that many, if not most people, would deem a painter of pictures to be a good artist by her or his ability to render things ‘realistically’.  A portrait of “Uncle Fred” should look “just like uncle Fred”; a vase of forsythia should be instantly recognisable as such … and so on.

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