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Events, festivals, art shows and concerts

Events, Festivals and Concerts

There's a thriving arts scene in and around Marlborough

MUSIC

For music lovers, the Marlborough College Concert Series brings classical performances to the recently-refurbished Memorial Hall throughout the year. Since 1999 Marlborough Folk Roots has been presenting the finest folk and roots music at venues as diverse as the Town Hall, churches, church halls, schools and theatres, and independent record store Sound Knowledge puts on occasional concerts too. Mantonfest and Avebury Rocks are annual outdoor music fixtures, while St Peter's Church plays host to occasional music recitals, talks and art exhibitions. Local pubs often have live music at the weekend too.

ART

Art exhibitions as well as hands-on workshops take place at the gallery at the White Horse Bookshop, and there are occasional exhibitions at the Mount House Gallery at Marlborough College, modern art at Katharine House Gallery and the Town Hall. Just outside Marlborough and in a stunning setting, Rabley Gallery and Drawing Centre also holds exhibitions. During July a host of local artists open up their studios as part of the Open Studios art trail, a wonderful way to explore the area.

Literature

Book lovers aren't forgotten either, with the Marlborough Literature Festival held every autumn

We've listed the major events here, but please do check our online calendar for details of all events taking place at the Town Hall and other venues in and around the town

Please note that during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic events are likely to be cancelled or postponed

2 to 5 July - Barbury International Horse Trials

2 to 5 July - Barbury International Horse Trials
Across four days more than 1,000 horse and rider combinations, featuring some of the best in the world, will be competing in the sport of eventing - not open to the public

Weekends in July - Open Studios Virtual Art Trail

Weekends in July - Open Studios Virtual Art Trail
Weekends of 4th/5th, 11th/12th, 18th/19th and 25th/26th July 2020

Open Studios is an annual opportunity to meet amateur and professional artists in the beautiful North Wessex Chalk Downs (AONB) and visit their studios, workshops or pop-up galleries

29 August (provisional) - MantonFest

29 August (provisional) - MantonFest
Book your gazebo plot now to see The Best of Blondie, Swinging Blue Jeans and more

4 to 7 September - Giffords Circus

4 to 7 September - Giffords Circus
At Marlborough Common

Giffords Circus is a magical village green circus that tours England throughout the summer

10 September - Steve Knightley at the Town Hall

10 September - Steve Knightley at the Town Hall
Presented by Marlborough Folk Roots

Passnotes - the stories behind the songs. Steve’s latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing

24 to 27 September - Literature Festival

24 to 27 September - Literature Festival
Save the date for the 2020 Marlborough LitFest

8 October - Faustus at the Town Hall

8 October - Faustus at the Town Hall
Presented by Marlborough Folk Roots

Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead, Steeleye Span), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast)

10 October - Mop Fair

10 October - Mop Fair
Presented by the Showmen's Guild of Great Britain

All the fun of the fair in Marlborough High Street at Little Mop

17 October - Mop Fair

17 October - Mop Fair
Presented by the Showmen's Guild of Great Britain

Big Mop fair in the High Street

20 November - Christmas Switch-on

20 November - Christmas Switch-on
Christmas market and switch-on event

What's on?

What's on?
Please see our calendar for more options

11 July to 7 August 2021 - Summer School

11 July to 7 August 2021 - Summer School

Something for everyone: Marlborough College Summer School offers an inspirational mix of lifelong learning opportunities and entertainment for all ages

4 & 5 September 2021 - Concert at The Kings

4 & 5 September 2021 - Concert at The Kings
Rock Against Cancer festival at The Kings Arms, All Cannings

Billy Ocean, 10cc, Sweet, Lindisfarne, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and much more

25-31 October 2021 - DarkSkiesFest

25-31 October 2021 - DarkSkiesFest
Marlborough's first festival dedicated to celebrating the night sky

26 November 2021 - Christmas Switch-on

26 November 2021 - Christmas Switch-on
Save the date for the 2021 switch-on event

Have we missed something?  Please let us know

 

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