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Brilliant Young International Musicians in Saint Peter’s church, Marlborough - A Schubertiade for a Summer's Evening

15-06-2018 Christopher Rogers

  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.    

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Wow! Stand back grown-ups: David Walliams heads Marlborough LitFest children's programme

14-06-2018

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).   

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Care Quality Commission's review highlights weaknesses in leadership of Wiltshire's health and social care

14-06-2018

In a report published today (June 14) following a wide scale and detailed review of health and social care services in Wiltshire, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have made some stern criticisms of the services' leadership in the county - especially in relation to Wiltshire Council.  

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St John's student Annabel Hitchmough to represent UK in the 420 Sailing World Championships in the USA

13-06-2018

Sixteen year old St John’s School student Annabel Hitchmough will be heading for the USA this summer to represent the UK in the 420 Sailing World Championships.

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M&E Manager - Building Services - Marlborough College

13-06-2018

M&E Manager - Building Services  Marlborough College requires a highly motivated, reliable and flexible Mechanical and Electrical Building Services Manager to work as a key member of the Estates Management Team.The candidate will require extensive knowledge of both mechanical and electrical infrastructure services and suitable experience of working in a challenging...

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House Wardrobe / Domestic Cleaner: Dancy House - Marlborough College

13-06-2018

  House Wardrobe / Domestic Cleaner:  Dancy House   We require someone who is reliable and enthusiastic to join our team of Boarding House Staff within Dancy House, reporting to the Dame.  You will be responsible for the day to day Wardrobe and Laundry Services within Dancy and also some cleaning duties.  You...

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Breakfast Assistant: Dancy House (part time) - Marlborough College

13-06-2018

  Breakfast Assistant:  Dancy House (part time) (Commencing September 2018)      We require a Breakfast Assistant to join our team within Dancy House (a girls’ boarding house).  You will be responsible for assisting with the provision of a light breakfast in-house, setting up, clearing away and monitoring supplies.   Monday to Saturday, 7.30am – 9.30am (Term Time only),...

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Facilities Cleaners - Various Hours (part-time) - Marlborough College

13-06-2018

Facilities CleanersVarious Hours : (part-time)      We have several vacancies for reliable and enthusiastic cleaners to join our team of Facilities Cleaning Staff.  Roles range from 10 hrs per week to 37.5 hours per week.   You must be able to work on your own or as part of a small team, show initiative, multi...

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House Domestic Cleaners - Cotton, Dancy and Ivy: (part-time) - Marlborough College

13-06-2018

  House Domestic Cleaners   Cotton, Dancy and Ivy (part-time)      We have several vacancies for reliable and enthusiastic cleaners to join our team of House Domestic Staff.   Working within a Boarding House), and reporting to the Dame, you will be required to assist with the day to day cleaning operation of the House.   You must be able...

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Development Assistant (Temporary - Six Months) - Marlborough College

13-06-2018

Development Assistant(Temporary - Six Months)      We have an opportunity for an experienced administrator to work in this important, interesting and demanding department at the College.You will be an excellent administrator, with a first class telephone manner, strong understanding and working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2016 (including: Excel, mail merge and Outlook...

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avebury

 

AveburyAveburyThere are several tourist attractions that make up Avebury's prehistoric landscape. All of the monuments are open to the public and accessible without charge, although parts of the neolithic Avenue pass through private land, and are not accessible.

Built in around 2600 BC, Avebury stone circle is a neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, and contains the largest stone circle in Europe.

The monument comprises a large henge, surrounded by a bank and a ditch. Inside this henge is a large outer stone circle, with two separate smaller stone circles situated inside the centre of the monument.

An avenue of two parallel lines of stones 25m wide and 2.5 km in length, called The Avenue, runs between Avebury and The Sanctuary. Although it is impossible to follow The Avenue in its entirety, without the permission of the private landowners through whose gardens The Avenue runs, there is enough on public land to make a stroll back towards the A4 and Silbury Hill worthwhile.

The Alexander Keiller Museum features the prehistoric artefacts collected by archaeologist and businessman Alexander Keiller.

The museum is located in the 17th-century stables gallery, in the centre of Avebury village, and is operated by English Heritage and the National Trust.

The nearby 17th century threshing barn houses a permanent exhibit gallery about Avebury and its history. Admission includes both galleries.

Avebury Manor and Garden is a National Trust property consisting of an early 16th-century manor house and its surrounding garden. Parts of the house, and the garden, are open to the public.

Avebury is the site of several religious ceremonies, notably at sunrise on midsummer's day (June 21) when pagans including druids, wiccas and heathens celebrate inside the stones at Avebury. It is quite a spectacle, and for those who don't fancy an early rise there is usually still some activity until lunchtime and beyond.

The pagans are very welcoming, and don't object to a bit of gawping, photography or even hand-holding and chanting participation, but casual visitors should be reminded that religious ceremonies are taking place, and respect is always appreciated.

 

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