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Marlborough Town Council
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01672 512487 
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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 stunning 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 is an annual outdoor family friendly music festival, while St Peter's 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

Now showing....

Now showing....
Catch a movie at Marlborough's state of the art cinema with licensed bar and cafe

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The Merchant's House

The Merchant's House
Guided tours, museum and special events at this 17th Century historic house in Marlborough High Street

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13 to 28 June - Ignite Film Festival

13 to 28 June - Ignite Film Festival
Now in its fourth year the Ignite Film Festival returns to Marlborough’s stunning independent cinema for its 2024 event. After the success of the last two years this exciting independent film festival promises to be even better - giving global indie filmmakers a platform for their incredible work. Showing 22 hand-picked short films across 3 nights, as well as hosting networking sessions with some of the selected filmmakers after each session

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23 June - Marlborough Open Gardens

23 June - Marlborough Open Gardens
A collection of wonderful gardens will be open this year, on the afternoon of Sunday June 23rd from 1 – 5pm. All are within easy reach of Marlborough High Street; it’s a great opportunity to explore these hidden gems.

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29 June - MantonFest

29 June - MantonFest
Family friendly festival in a day

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29 June - Tribute to Marillion

29 June - Tribute to Marillion
At Marlborough Town Hall

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Weekends in July - Open Studios

Weekends in July - Open Studios
In July each year artists across north Wiltshire open up their studios for you to visit, meet them and enjoy their artwork

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4 July - Love Riot

4 July - Love Riot
Step into a world of etiquette, scandal and matchmaking with this fresh new take on an 18th century rom-com from Cornwall's Miracle Theatre

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6 July - MCO Summer Concert

6 July - MCO Summer Concert
Marlborough Concert Orchestra's summer concert at St Mary's Church

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7 July to 3 August - Summer School

7 July to 3 August - Summer School
There's something for everyone at Marlborough College Summer School

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11 July - Avebury Manor garden tours with head gardener

11 July - Avebury Manor garden tours with head gardener
Join the Head Gardener for a tour around Avebury Manor Gardens and learn about the history, development and horticulture of the individual garden rooms. Includes refreshments in the cafe - booking essential

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12 July - Evensongs – An evening with Andrew Rumsey

12 July - Evensongs – An evening with Andrew Rumsey
Featuring songs from his new album and readings from his acclaimed book English Grounds: A Pastoral Journal (described as a ‘total delight’ by Simon Jenkins), Evensongs follows Andrew’s poetic route through unlikely corners of our country’s heritage

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14 July - Jive Temptation

14 July - Jive Temptation
Tea dance at the Town Hall, 3-6pm

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Wednesdays and Sundays, 21 July to 1 September - Family Stone Circle Tours

Wednesdays and Sundays, 21 July to 1 September - Family Stone Circle Tours
Visiting with children and want to know more about Avebury? You can join a tour on Wednesdays and Sundays during school holidays to learn more about this amazing site as a family!

Tours take place on Wednesdays and Sundays, 11:30am and 1pm, during Wiltshire school holidays, subject to volunteer availability. Please sign up and get your ticket from visitor reception in the barn at Avebury

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27 July - Exhibition at The Merchants House

27 July - Exhibition at The Merchants House
An Exhibition of work by artists Patrick Bull and Claire Leach

Pat Bull began working as a chaser, finishing bronzes at Talos Art Foundry. With nearly 10 years experience finishing sculptures, Pat has developed a good eye for detail and honed his skills in bronze patina. More recently he has turned his skills to creating his own bronze wildlife sculpture.

Hampshire based artist Claire’s work encompasses both drawing and painting. ‘I’m most inspired by landscape and nature with a particular focus on woodland’.

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Rugby

Rugby
Watch Marlborough home games on The Common

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22 August to 2 September - Giffords Circus

22 August to 2 September - Giffords Circus
Giffords Circus is a magical village green circus that tours England from the first days of spring to the first glimpse of winter

26 to 29 September - LitFest

26 to 29 September - LitFest
Celebrate the best writing and books with events for all ages

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29 November - Festive Market & Lights Switch-On

29 November - Festive Market & Lights Switch-On
Save the date for the 2024 Christmas lights switch-on event

What's on?

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

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Further afield

Further afield
Search for events anywhere in Wiltshire

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