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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.

Sunday 5 May - Southbank Sinfonia at the Memorial Hall

Sunday 5 May - Southbank Sinfonia at the Memorial Hall
Musical director Simon Over, programme to include Symphony No 1 Brahms

Part of the Marlborough College Concert Series

Saturday 11 May - Show of Hands at the Memorial Hall

Saturday 11 May - Show of Hands at the Memorial Hall
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"

7-10 June - Open Studios Preview Show

7-10 June - Open Studios Preview Show
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

15-16 June - Avebury Rocks Festival

15-16 June - Avebury Rocks Festival
Avebury Rocks is a celebration of all forms of great live music, from rock to folk and everything in between

Monday 24 June - Nancy Kerr & James Fagan at the Town Hall

Monday 24 June - Nancy Kerr & James Fagan at the Town Hall
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!

Saturday 29 June - Mantonfest

Saturday 29 June - Mantonfest
Outdoor, family friendly music festival right on our doorstep

Every weekend in July - Open Studios Art Trail

Every weekend in July - Open Studios Art Trail
Different artists open at different times - check the website for details

4 to 7 July - Barbury International Horse Trials

4 to 7 July - Barbury International Horse Trials
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

14 July to 10 August - Marlborough College Summer School

14 July to 10 August - Marlborough College Summer School
Something for everyone. Summer School offers an inspirational mix of lifelong learning opportunities and entertainment for all ages

27 & 28 July - The Battle of Marlborough

27 & 28 July - The Battle of Marlborough
Re-enactment of the 1642 English Civil War Battle of Marlborough. Living history displays, High Street skirmishes and a major battle on The Common

9 to 11 August - Marlborough Rising Music Festival

9 to 11 August - Marlborough Rising Music Festival
Run by music lovers, for music lovers. Marlborough Rising will be once again filling the town with music this summer

26 to 29 September - Marlborough Literature Festival

26 to 29 September - Marlborough Literature Festival
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

30 August to 9 September - Giffords Circus at Marlborough Common

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

Christmas Lights Switch-on

Christmas Lights Switch-on
Date to be announced soon

Christmas market, children's funfair, Santa's grotto and live entertainment on the main stage

What's on?

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

Have we missed something?  Please let us know

 

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