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Orchestra celebrates first decade in style

Written by Peter Davison on .

Orchestra celebrates first decade in style

Marlborough Concert Orchestra celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday with a packed concert at St Mary’s Church.

The audience were treated to a wide range of music from the orchestra’s repertoire, including Rossini’s Overture from Il signor Bruschino, Beethoven’s Symphony No 2 in D Major, Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slave, Delibes’ Le

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REVIEW: The school at Lockeridge - from icy cold winters to the arrival of the first BBC computer

Written by Tony Millett on .

REVIEW: The school at Lockeridge - from icy cold winters to the arrival of the first BBC computer

A Village Education - The History of the School at Lockeridge by Ruth Lamdin (2015)

 

The building looks much the same as it did in the 1870s - though it has been expanded and, of course, modernised.  But what goes on inside Lockeridge School and the lives of its pupils

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Review: Ashley Fripp brings brilliance - and some devilry - to his St Peter's Church recital

Written by Christopher Rogers on .

Review: Ashley Fripp brings brilliance - and some devilry - to his St Peter's Church recital

The penultimate recital of the Fourth Series of ‘Brilliant Young Musicians in Saint Peter’s Church’ saw a welcome return visit by Ashley Fripp. He first played in Saint Peter’s church in September 2012 - in the first series of these recitals.  

Ashley studied at the Purcell School and has

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Ruby Squares: Marlborough area embroiderers' mark their 40th anniversary with an exhibition

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Ruby Squares: Marlborough area embroiderers' mark their 40th anniversary with an exhibition

Centre stage - literally - at the Marlborough and District Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild exhibition at the Kennet Valley Hall in Lockeridge, are the embroidered squares members were asked to make to mark the branch's fortieth birthday.  

Preparing for the Ruby Birthday last autumn, Chairman Yvonne Miles challenged

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JS Bach, Beethoven and Chopin at St Peter's Church: was this the best recital of the current series?

Written by Christopher Rogers on .

JS Bach, Beethoven and Chopin at St Peter's Church: was this the best recital of the current series?

The April recital in the ‘Brilliant Young Pianists at Saint Peter’s Church’ series was given by Kausikan Rajeshkumar, who was born in London in 1990.   Kausikan was offered scholarships at both the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, but chose to read music at Cambridge graduating

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