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Summertime by Vanessa Lafaye - review

Written by Louisa Davison on .

Summertime by Vanessa Lafaye - review

A small town is flung into the worst hurricane in US history in Summertime, Marlborough author Vanessa Lafaye's first published novel.

Summertimewas inspired by a real storm wreaking devastation in 1930s Florida. Taking the brunt of it was a segregated seaside community and a nearby makeshift camp of disenfranchised and

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A virtuoso recital at St Peter’s Church – with a musical gallery full of paintings

Written by Christopher Rogers on .

A virtuoso recital at St Peter’s Church – with a musical gallery full of paintings

 

The Brilliant Young Pianists series of recitals at St Peter’s Church welcomed the return of John Paul Ekins on Sunday (January 18) and this time he was playing to support  the Marlborough branch of  ‘Save the Children’.   It was his third visit to Marlborough.

John Paul graduated from

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Review: Fireworks in St Peter’s - piano recital for four hands in the Brilliant Young Musicians series

Written by Christopher Rogers on .

Review: Fireworks in St Peter’s - piano recital for four hands in the Brilliant Young Musicians series

 

Janneke Brits and James Kreiling have performed individually at St Peter’s Church for the Marlborough Brandt Group, but on Sunday (November 23), the pair, now married, performed together in a spectacular programme of piano duets.

The recital was the second in the 2014-2015 series organised by Nick Maurice to

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Review: School students’ break-time violence – it’s surely not in their DNA

Written by Tony Millett on .

Review:  School students’ break-time violence – it’s surely not in their DNA

 

Deoxyribonucleic acid by Dennis Kelly – a Marlborough Young Actors presentation at St John’s Academy Drama Studio


Déjà vu features strongly in one of the lighter moments in this dark play.  And one had a slight sense of déjà vu right from the opening of Dennis Kelly’s play.  

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Three St John’s students organise a brilliant evening at the Theatre on the Hill

Written by Jim Fletcher on .

Three St John’s students organise a brilliant evening at the Theatre on the Hill

Three St John’s IB students, a 75-strong audience, two great explorers and one mesmerising story teller added up to a brilliant evening at the Theatre on the Hill on Wednesday (October 22.)

St John’s International Baccalaureate students Viki Rutt, Olivia Freeman (pictured) and Emily Palmer organised the evening featuring

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Review: The Marlborough Players' production of Jim Cartwright’s TWO (Town Hall 27-29 March 2014)

Written by Tony Millett on .

Review: The Marlborough Players' production of Jim Cartwright’s TWO (Town Hall 27-29 March 2014)

The scenes in the Town Hall bar before the Marlborough Players’ performance of TWO were really civilised and calm.

It was a very different matter in the on-stage bar.  The landlady and landlord of this Northern, post-knock-through pub welcome (if that’s the right word) a series of drinkers who reveal

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Review of “An evening with Bach and Schumann” performed by Simone Dinnerstein and Stephan Loges

Written by Shirley Burrow on .

Review of “An evening with Bach and Schumann” performed by Simone Dinnerstein and Stephan Loges

It was a privilege to have been at the concert given last Saturday (November 30) by Simone Dinnerstein (piano) and Stephan Loges (bass-baritone) in aid of the Marlborough  Brandt Group.  It took place in the Memorial Hall, Marlborough College by kind permission of the Master.

The recital started with

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