Marlborough LitFest announces an extra appearance by David Walliams - plus The Oldie comes to town with a literary lunch
Interest in the visit to Marlborough LitFest 2018 by children's author and actor David Walliams has been so great that a second talk has been arranged for the morning of Sunday, September 30.
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.
St Mary's in Great Bedwyn to host Summer Concert by world famous Cambridge choir to raise funds for restoration
On Tuesday 3 July Great Bedwyn's Grade I listed church, St Mary's, will be hosting the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge who will be presenting ‘Music on a Summer’s Evening’ with all proceeds going to the Friends of Great Bedwyn Church’s appeal for the funding of structural repairs to the roof and church fabric.
Actor, star of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, as well as highly successful children’s author, David Walliams, is Marlborough LitFest’s children’s author for 2018 - a star attraction for the festival's ninth year (27-30 September).
I 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.
Launched in Marlborough on Thursday evening (14 June) at The White Horse Bookshop, Dr Nick Snashall, National Trust Archaelogist for the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site, has just published her first book, a crime novel called The Hidden Bones, under the pen name of Nicola Ford.
Brilliant Young International Musicians in Saint Peter’s church, Marlborough - A Schubertiade for a Summer's Evening
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.
Until recently Urchfont Manor - a Grade 2* seventeenth century manor house - was owned by Wiltshire Council and run as a residential adult learning facility. As part of its austerity drive, the Council closed the adult learning centre and sold the building and its grounds.
The MOS preview show is a bit like a large firework – bright, sparkling, full of delight … but over in a flash! It runs for only four days from 7th– 10thJune. Nonetheless, it is one of the important annual ‘markers’ of the cultural life in Marlborough and the surrounding towns. It heralds the “Open Studios” season, which runs during each week-end in July.
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