The Marlborough LitFest is delighted to have won a 2020 Wiltshire Life Award in the Arts, Music & Culture Groups category from a strong list of finalists. The Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford-upon-Avon took second place and third went to the Peacock Arts Trail in Corsham. The award was announced at an online awards ceremony on the evening of Friday 30 October organised by Wiltshire Life magazine after the original event was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Category sponsor was Wiltshire Creative.
Genevieve Clarke, Chair of the Marlborough LitFest, said: “It’s been a long time since we heard we were on the shortlist last November but well worth the wait to get this exciting news. We’re really grateful to Wiltshire Life for this award which recognises everyone’s hard work and commitment to the LitFest over the last ten years. It’s such an important time to be celebrating and supporting the arts and this will spur us on for the future.
We’d like to thank our lead sponsor, Brewin Dolphin, as well as our event sponsors, our hard-working committee, all our festival volunteers, our festival bookshop, The White Horse Bookshop, and of course all our visiting authors and loyal audience. Please stick with us for 2021!”
The annual Wiltshire Life Awards seek to raise the profile and awareness of not just profitable businesses, but also the charities and community groups; the young, the older people in the local community and everyone in between; those who seek to put the county on the map; designers; the food producers who are making a name for themselves locally, nationally and internationally; the people who keep everyone entertained with their events, restaurants, pubs and artwork; conservationists; sporting stars from all realms; local special towns and businesses that we can all be proud of.
This year’s Marlborough LitFest consisted of a heavily reduced programme, due to Covid-19 restrictions but will return in 2021 from 30 September – 3 October. For updated Festival information, please visit the website