Do not go down to your local bookshop to buy The Planter's Daughter by Jo Carroll - known locally as a writer through her widely-read columns for Marlborough.News. This is her first novel and it is only available to download from Amazon to a Kindle(a bargain at £3.50) -
Arts & Entertainment - Reviews
A fight between good and evil with an icy darkness – Milo Davison (10) reports from Bristol Old Vic's Christmas production.
The Snow Queen at Bristol Old Vic made a unexpected start. The two main characters, Gerda and Kai, were introduced as puppets.
“This orchestra gets better and better.” ...was a comment overheard on Saturday 3rd December, when the Marlborough Concert Orchestra gave its Winter Concert at St. Mary’s Church to a highly appreciative audience.
There was a strong ‘young’ element to the evening. Alexander Webb, currently a Conducting Scholar at the
In February Christopher Graves brought Alison Rhind to St Peter’s Church to perform a joint piano and cello recital. This time (Sunday, November 20), Christopher brought more of his friends - friends who have formed the Castalian Quartet.
Well, on Saturday night - for one night only - Bristol’s ss Great Britain became a ghost ship, or rather a ship possessed by the ghosts of
Chang graduated in 2007 from the National Taiwan University, majoring in chemistry. However she chose a career
A group of children from St Katharine’s School watched An Elephant in the Garden, a play based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, to support their studies into the World Wars. Milo Davison (10) reports.
- In pictures: Wheely good fun at Pewsey Carnival's famous barrow race
- From violent village sports to missing bird species - the story of the Ridgeway as it runs from Berkshire to Wiltshire
- Rabley Summer Exhibition: seventeen artists showing talents nurtured at the Rabley Drawing Centre
- MantonFest rocks as fans defy elements and surfeit of food, beer and wine, and enjoy a great day out
- Orchestra celebrates first decade in style
- Review: St Katharine's School Art Week
- REVIEW: The school at Lockeridge - from icy cold winters to the arrival of the first BBC computer
- Review: Ashley Fripp brings brilliance - and some devilry - to his St Peter's Church recital
- Ruby Squares: Marlborough area embroiderers' mark their 40th anniversary with an exhibition
- Records tumble as Open Studios comes of age
- JS Bach, Beethoven and Chopin at St Peter's Church: was this the best recital of the current series?
- St John's students excel in brilliant production of We Will Rock You
- Review: Brilliant Young Musicians at St Peter's Church - cellist and pianist make a perfect duo
- Gerald Seymour: the thriller writer who just loves story-telling
- Wiltshire Museum’s new exhibition raises lots of laughs - and some serious thoughts
- REVIEW: Marlborough and district before-and-after photographs show how town and around have - and have not - changed
- REVIEW: St Peter's Church recitals: a brilliant young pianist is joined by a brilliant young violinist
- Review: Wessex Places - Wiltshire Museum's exhibition brings new views of ancient sites in their modern landscapes
- A brilliant young pianist returns to Saint Peter’s Church - the fourth recital series begins
- Queens and Minions entertain the crowds at Pewsey Carnival
- One piano and four hands make 'a very successful' recital to aid the Mayor's fund raising for The Brain Tumour Charity
- Trio of cultural landmarks to open free for Heritage Days
- Return to ‘spiritual home’ of Pewsey for blues star Jon Amor
- Review: Jerusalem by Gatecrash Theatre Company
- National Play Day in Aldbourne is pure magic
- The weird magic of Wonderland comes to Priory Gardens
- REVIEW: The Wiltshire Museum has a summer of superb exhibitions
- No candles but plenty of flames as steam rally celebrates 40 years
- Family day puts wind in sails of windmill charity
- Music fans are not immune to charms of The Vaccines
- Review: Louise Cournarie's St Peter's recital before a very appreciative audience
- REVIEW: Anna Zassimova returns to St Peter's Church - with music both warm and melancholic - all beautifully played
- Summertime by Vanessa Lafaye - review
- A virtuoso recital at St Peter’s Church – with a musical gallery full of paintings
- Review: Fireworks in St Peter’s - piano recital for four hands in the Brilliant Young Musicians series
- Review: School students’ break-time violence – it’s surely not in their DNA
- Three St John’s students organise a brilliant evening at the Theatre on the Hill
- Review: The Marlborough Players' production of Jim Cartwright’s TWO (Town Hall 27-29 March 2014)
- Review of “An evening with Bach and Schumann” performed by Simone Dinnerstein and Stephan Loges
- Author reveals his Auntie Priscilla’s war – and sensational love life – in Nazi occupied France
- Marlborough Young Actors’ “Teechers”: three students run riot in the staff room
- Avebury’s world premiere: standing ovation for 'Atlantic Odyssey'
- Mildenhall author James scores his own conquest abroad with his tales of Norman knights
- Roll up, roll up, for the best party in town
- Pewsey Music Festival shrugs off the rain and clouds and gets down to a great mix of sounds
- Our refusal to listen to voice of history has resulted in the disasters of Afghanistan
- St John’s science fair draws huge crowds – and challenges minds of young and old
- Angels and the Apocalypse – St John’s Players at The Theatre on the Hill