Arts & Entertainment
Several hundred Year 8 students from St. John’s, St. Francis and Pewsey Vale School attended the Big School Read today, Thursday September 26 at St John’s Theatre on the Hill to learn more about the creative process of writing. Visiting author Geraldine McCaughrean told the students, “Books are a fire escape from a burning world.”
Welcome arrival in the Vale of Pewsey: new artist's studio inspired by those of Victorian portrait painters
It is just seven months since Rupert Alexander - one of Britain's leading portrait painters - moved with his family from London to a village near Pewsey, and already he is working in his new and specially designed studio.
Avebury photographer David White will be exhibiting at the Osborne Studio Gallery in London between Tuesday 17 September and Thursday 3 October. As reported earlier on marlborough.news a solo show featuring forty of David's images on four themes: Marlborough Downs, Africa, Nepal, and wildlife throughout the world.
Tenth Marlborough LitFest launched with dancing school children dressed as their favourite characters
Fifty-two schoolchildren from Marlborough St Mary's Primary School launched the 2019 Marlborough LitFest with some energetic choreographed dancing - to the delight of many passers by in the High Street.
Children's LitFest: million-selling children's author David Baddiel answers questions from a young fanDavid Baddiel is 55. He is a comedian, novelist, television presenter and the author of some very popular children's books. And it is in that latter guise that he is coming to the tenth Marlborough LitFest - details are below and there are still some tickets left.
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.
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- From chocolat to strawberries - the rich world of Joanne Harris' best-selling stories
- Aldbourne Band Secure Exciting Conducting Team for British Open and National Finals
- Amy Sackville's vivid story of Velasquez & King Philip IV
- Swindon's Haydon Artists' Society breaks fresh ground - exhibiting at St Peter's Church
- Ian Rankin is coming to Marlborough LitFest: a firm fan of Messrs Rankin & Rebus explains their lasting appeal
- Marlborough LitFest 2019: Thursday's the day tickets go on sale
- Marlborough archaeologist's new book delves into a million years of our history - where does Marlborough fit in?
- An Evening with William Boyd by ‘Nat Tate’
- The Salt Path
- It's arrived! Marlborough LitFest's 10th brochure is published - with a special cover by Chris Riddell
- Alan Johnson: Very humbling, very moving, and very entertaining. The very best of Marlborough Lit Fest
- The prize-winning book 'Wilding' tells the uplifting story of how nature can restore itself
- Terrible weather fails to dilute the varied music styles at the Avebury Rocks Festival
- Simon Russell Beale - LitFest 2016 by Tony Smith
- Marlborough’s LitFest raises awareness of the work of Save the Children in its centenary year
- My Favourite Visiting Author of Marlborough LitFest
- COMPETITION! win a free copy of Marlborough LitFest's Big Town Read: 'The Salt Path'
- REVIEW: Brilliant Young Musician An-Ting Chang's evening of fantasy
- LITFEST 2019: children's programme revealed - with wizards, naughtiness, magic, bears...Cressida Cowell, David Baddiel, Chris Riddell an' all
- Marlborough LitFest’s life affirming Big Town Read - author Raynor Winn on the couple’s coastal journey
- Canadian singer brings unique concert to Pewsey - where his grandfather was born
- 'Midnight at Moonstone': the new children's book with a tremendous story and wonderful illustrations
- Performance of choral work celebrating Arctic Terns by composer & librettist from Avebury
- Award-winning folk artist Rachel Newton to perform at a Marlborough area village
- Marlborough LitFest 2019: announcing Joanne Harris, two Hiscox Debut Authors & the book for the Big Town Read
- "The Storm": James Wilton's energetic dance company investigates mental health issues
- Rankin, Duffy and Harris: three big name signings for LitFest 2019 - authors of three enticing books
- Review: Timmy Saville - Paintings and Collage at the White Horse Gallery
- Music Review: Kaleido's new release - 'Break Me For The Better'