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Read all about it! 1772 Marlborough Journal given for Merchant's House Museum - an election, scandals, crimes, readers' letters

 

Clyde Nancarrow (Chairman of The Merchant's House Trust) with the 1772 copy of The Marlborough JournalClyde Nancarrow (Chairman of The Merchant's House Trust) with the 1772 copy of The Marlborough JournalThe copy of The Marlborough Journal is dated Saturday, 29 August 1772 - its type is clear although the printers were still using 'f' for 's', making long reports a bit of a challenge.  It was given to the new and yet to be opened museum by the Marlborough History Society - among a bundle of old books and documents.

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The sixth series of Brilliant Young Musicians begins this month - more musical treats for Marlborough audiences

Juliet Wood's 'Brilliant Young Musicians' - can be seen at the Juliet Wood exhibition at the White Horse Bookshop Gallery during shop hours until 3 November 2017 - admission freeJuliet Wood's 'Brilliant Young Musicians' - can be seen at the Juliet Wood exhibition at the White Horse Bookshop Gallery during shop hours until 3 November 2017 - admission freeRecitals by visiting Brilliant Young International Pianists and Musicians at St Peter's Church, Marlborough begin their sixth series on Sunday, October 29 with the duo Judith Choi-Castro (violin) & JP Ekins (piano), who have both played in previous series - but as soloists.

 

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REVIEW: music critic Fiona Maddocks brings a classical Desert Island Discs to LitFest

Genevieve Clarke (left) with Fiona Maddocks at the LitFest event in the White Horse Bookshop (Photo copyright Ben Phillips) Genevieve Clarke (left) with Fiona Maddocks at the LitFest event in the White Horse Bookshop (Photo copyright Ben Phillips) The lovely new gallery space at the back of the White Horse Bookshop was full for Fiona Maddocks’ event at Marlborough LitFest on Saturday afternoon (September 30).  It took the format of Desert Island Discs, with Genevieve Clarke, who is a member of the LitFest committee and the programme manager of the Reading Ahead scheme at the Reading Agency, as a suitably sympathetic interviewer.


 

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REVIEW: Flagging up rising nationalism - capacity LitFest audience hears about flags' enduring power & their politics

 

LitFest:  Tim Marshall - and flag (Photo copyright Ben Phillips - with thanks)LitFest: Tim Marshall - and flag (Photo copyright Ben Phillips - with thanks)If you've ever wondered why there are twelve stars on the European Union flag (it's actually the Council of Europe's flag) or mused over why there is a chakra wheel centred in the Indian flag or even why there is an AK 47 rifle on the Mozambican flag, then Tim Marshall's latest book Worth Dying For: the Power and Politics of Flags will provide you with all the answers and lots more too.

 

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Juliet Wood: ‘Music Beaches Family’ at The White Horse Bookshop’s gallery - Seeing the familiar...yet not

Juliet Wood: 'Sea Gazers, Cromer' - from her White Horse Bookshop exhibitionJuliet Wood: 'Sea Gazers, Cromer' - from her White Horse Bookshop exhibitionSince the Impressionists left their studios to draw and paint outside, many artists have been preoccupied with the attempt to depict what’s in front of us – what we deem as ‘familiar’ – in a fresh way. To show us someone leaning over a bridge, or families playing on the beach, or a pedestrian looking at their iPhone - as if for the first time. This is an increasingly challenging task.

 

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Younger - and younger - readers took centre stage at Marlborough LitFest 2017

Bravo! Harry Murrell from Woodborough School points to his winning entry in the Wild Things competition (Photo copyright Ben Phillips) Bravo! Harry Murrell from Woodborough School points to his winning entry in the Wild Things competition (Photo copyright Ben Phillips) Marlborough LitFest takes special care to involve the children of the town and surrounding villages.  They believe in a variation of a famous claim: give me a child that likes reading, and I will give you the adult who's still reading when they are old and grey.

Marlborough LitFest 2017 was no exception with a great variety of events and happenings for younger readers - of all ages.

 

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