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.
Musical director Simon Over, programme to include Symphony No 1 BrahmsPart of the Marlborough College Concert Series
Presented by Marlborough Folk Roots. Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music - England's finest and most popular roots duo and something of a "people's band"
The Mount House Gallery in Marlborough will showcase the Preview Show event, the perfect way to see all of the open studio artist's work in one place
Avebury Rocks is a celebration of all forms of great live music, from rock to folk and everything in between
Presented by Marlborough Folk Roots. Since 1999 Marlborough Folk Roots has been presenting the finest folk and roots music at venues as diverse as the Town Hall, churches, schools and even front rooms!
Outdoor, family friendly music festival right on our doorstep
Different artists open at different times - check the website for details
Equestrian sport at its very best, located in the heart of Wiltshire. Set on the stunning Marlborough Downs, the world’s best riders and horses will be competing in the sport of eventing at the Barbury International Horse Trials
Something for everyone. Summer School offers an inspirational mix of lifelong learning opportunities and entertainment for all ages
Re-enactment of the 1642 English Civil War Battle of Marlborough. Living history displays, High Street skirmishes and a major battle on The Common
Run by music lovers, for music lovers. Marlborough Rising will be once again filling the town with music this summer
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
Giffords Circus is a magical village green circus that tours England throughout the summer
Christmas Lights Switch-on
Date to be announced soonChristmas market, children's funfair, Santa's grotto and live entertainment on the main stage
Please see our calendar for more options
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