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Events, festivals and concerts

Events, Festivals and Concerts

There's a thriving arts scene in and around Marlborough. 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 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. 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.
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.

23-26 August - Argy Bargee Weekender

23-26 August - Argy Bargee Weekender
Day tickets or weekend camping and music at the Barge Inn, Honeystreet on the banks of the Kennet & Avon canal

30 August-9 September - Giffords Circus at Marlborough Common

30 August-9 September - Giffords Circus at Marlborough Common
Giffords Circus is a magical village green circus that tours England throughout the summer

15 September - Lesley Garrett

15 September - Lesley Garrett
Lesley Garrett (soprano) and Anna Tilbrook (piano)

Marlborough College Concert Series - World Class Musicians in Marlborough

26-29 September - Marlborough LitFest

26-29 September - Marlborough LitFest
Marlborough has a strong literary tradition with the heritage of Siegfried Sassoon, John Betjeman, Bruce Chatwin, William Golding and many others.

Established in 2010, Marlborough LitFest has had a clear focus on writing and events include author talks, workshops, performances, visits and competitions

5 October - Mop Fair

5 October - Mop Fair
'Little Mop' is the first of two High Street Mop Fairs run by the Showmen's Guild of Great Britain

The fun starts at 12 noon

6 October - Ensemble Bash

6 October - Ensemble Bash
Formed in 1992, the British percussion quartet Ensemble Bash has a reputation as one of the world's most innovative and ground-breaking chamber ensembles

Marlborough College Concert Series - World Class Musicians in Marlborough

12 October - Mop Fair

12 October - Mop Fair
'Big Mop' is the second Mop Fair held in the High Street and operated by the Showmen's Guild of Great Britain

The fun starts at 12 noon

25 October - Nick Harper

25 October - Nick Harper
Marlborough Town Hall

Presented by Marlborough Folk Roots

8 November - Gigspanner

8 November - Gigspanner
Marlborough Town Hall

Presented by Marlborough Folk Roots

10 November - Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason

10 November - Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason
Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello) with Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano)

Marlborough College Concert Series - World Class Musicians in Marlborough

22 November - Christmas Lights Switch-on

22 November - Christmas Lights Switch-on
Christmas market, children's funfair, Santa's grotto and live entertainment on the main stage

17 December - St Agnes Fountain

17 December - St Agnes Fountain
Marlborough Town Hall

Presented by Marlborough Folk Roots

What's on?

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

19 January - Martin Roscoe

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

8 March - Southbank Sinfonia

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

12 July to 8 August 2020 - Summer School

12 July to 8 August 2020 - Summer School

Something for everyone

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

27 November 2020 - Christmas Lights Switch-on

27 November 2020 - Christmas Lights Switch-on
Save the date for the 2020 switch-on event

26 November 2021 - Christmas Lights Switch-on

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

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