Saturday (August 10) saw the return of Marlborough Rising Talent at the Town Hall - a free event showcasing the musical ability of various performers from the Marlborough area. This year the musicians each played a longer set, mostly made up of original songs, an admirable feat considering the ages of those who took part.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NAPOLEON BONAPARTE! Author to present new view of France's onetime Emperor - & long time British bogeyman - at Marlborough LitFestThursday, 15 August 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Napoleon Bonaparte. That's almost 250 years worth of theories and stories about the very famous 'Little Corporal' from Corsica who ruled over much of Europe.
The Festival of Eid Al-Adha - a family occasion that includes the sacrifice of a goat - Callum Roberts and Oli Chandler's blogs
Gunjur: This morning we went to Tobaski, or the festival of Eid Al-Adha, celebrated at the prayer ground in the centre of Gunjur.
Everyone had so much energy. Yet Maisie managed to sleep through it all! We arrived an hour later at the shore of the Gambia River.
Gunjur with Thriving Through Venture: a medical emergency puts things into perspective - Katie & Emily's blogHalfway, and looking back, it’s been a challenging week. Staying strong despite the hurdles, just staying OK and not crying is quite tough sometimes. Missing the family, being away has been very difficult.
Obituary: Christopher Irby, professional cellist and conductor of the Marlborough Concert Orchestra for many years
Christopher Irby moved to Hungerford in 2005 after his retirement as a successful professional cellist. His positions included nine years as a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and twenty five years as a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He worked with many world famous conductors.
When Joanne Harris first published Chocolat twenty years ago, she never thought that a novel about a chocolate shop and a small French village would achieve worldwide success and acclaim. A very popular film adaptation and several awards later, Joanne has published the fourth book in the Chocolat series - The Strawberry Thief.
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