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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

Until 21 December - Emma Stibbon Exhibition

Until 21 December - Emma Stibbon Exhibition
At Rabley Gallery

In Territories of Print 1994 – 2019 Emma Stibbon is ‘artist as witness’ to our landscape and environment on the cusp of change

Weekends 29 Nov to 14 Dec - Christmas Fair

Weekends 29 Nov to 14 Dec - Christmas Fair
At the Artists Studio in Wagon Yard

Local artists work on display at weekends

14 December - A Marlborough Christmas

14 December - A Marlborough Christmas
At Marlborough College

Browse over 40 stalls whilst enjoying festive food, drink, music and a chance to visit Santa's Secret Garden

14 December - Christmas Carol Concert

14 December - Christmas Carol Concert
At Marlborough College Chapel in aid of hope and homes for children

17 December - St Agnes Fountain

17 December - St Agnes Fountain
Marlborough Town Hall

Presented by Marlborough Folk Roots

19 December - A Celebration of Christmas

19 December - A Celebration of Christmas
Marlborough College Chapel

Celebrity readings, wonderful musical performances and traditional carols in a stunning setting

10 January - Living on a Nuclear Submarine

10 January - Living on a Nuclear Submarine
In the Town Hall - life on board an operational Hunter Killer during the cold war

19 January - Martin Roscoe

19 January - Martin Roscoe
Marlborough College Concert Series - World Class Musicians in Marlborough

31 January - Ffestiniog & Welsh Mountain Railway

31 January - Ffestiniog & Welsh Mountain Railway
At Kennet Valley Hall, Lockeridge - a fascinating talk on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway - The Best Way to See Snowdonia

22 February - Holst, The Planets

22 February - Holst, The Planets
The Fulltone Orchestra at Marlborough College Chapel

29 February - Leap Year Ball

29 February - Leap Year Ball
Save the date!

8 March - Southbank Sinfonia

8 March - Southbank Sinfonia
Marlborough College Concert Series - World Class Musicians to Marlborough

27 June - MantonFest

27 June - MantonFest
Book your gazebo plot now to see The Best of Blondie, Swinging Blue Jeans and more

12 July to 8 August - Summer School

12 July to 8 August - Summer School

Something for everyone

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

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

24 to 27 September - Literature Festival

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

27 November - Christmas Switch-on

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

What's on?

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

26 November 2021 - Christmas Switch-on

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

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