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Events, festivals, art shows and concerts

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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

Now showing....

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

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28 & 29 May - Steaming Open Days

28 & 29 May - Steaming Open Days
Welcome back to these fantastic open days where you can witness Crofton Beam Engines in full steam besides the Kennet & Avon canal!

Click the link for info and to book a tour

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2-4 June - Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

2-4 June - Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Street parties, beacon lighting, picnics, bake-offs, exhibitions - celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in style

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11 to 12 June - Rainscombe Country Show

11 to 12 June - Rainscombe Country Show
At Rainscombe Park, Oare, SN8 4HZ

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11-26 June - Walking Festival

11-26 June - Walking Festival
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the NWD AONB is holding its second Walking Festival with 28 guided walks to suit all abilities and interests. Bookings are now OPEN!

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11 June: Barbury Castle & Burderop guided circular walk: a ramble through history and literature

11 June: Barbury Castle & Burderop guided circular walk: a ramble through history and literature
Part of the North Wessex Downs AONB Walking Festival, this leisurely circular walk – including time for a packed lunch (bring your own) – explores the ancient tracks, flower-studded downlands and scenic panoramas around Barbury Castle and Burderop Downs. Click the link to book a place

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12 June - Savernake Family Fun Walk

12 June - Savernake Family Fun Walk
Part of the North Wessex Downs AONB Walking Festival, join Forestry England ranger, Nikki Morgans, for a relaxed 1-2 mile guided walk for the whole family at Savernake Forest

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18 June - Wildlife in and by a Chalk Stream

18 June - Wildlife in and by a Chalk Stream
Part of the North Wessex Downs Walking Festival, join Action for River Kennet Project officer Anna Forbes for a walk along the riverbanks of the Kennet and the adjoining water meadow. Stonebridge Wild River Reserve is a multi-award-winning site and is home to water vole, otter and kingfisher; as well as many lesser well known but equally fascinating creatures

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18 June at 11:00h - Discovering Marlborough's History (High Street)

18 June at 11:00h - Discovering Marlborough's History (High Street)
Part of the North Wessex Downs Walking Festival, this gentle walk of around three quarters of a mile around the High Street with local historian Nick Baxter, the Wiltshire History Man will reveal the town’s fascinating and dramatic past, from its beginnings, King John’s charter, Civil War sacking by a Royalist army, the 1653 great fire, the golden age of coaching, and the more recent quest for the picturesque

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18 June at 14:00h - Discovering Marlborough's History (The Green, The Parade, The Kennet)

18 June at 14:00h - Discovering Marlborough's History (The Green, The Parade, The Kennet)
Part of the North Wessex Downs Walking Festival, local historian Nick Baxter, the Wiltshire History Man, guides you along the River Kennet to explore water meadows, connecting Marlborough’s history within its chalk downland setting

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22 June - Nick Harper phantastes

22 June - Nick Harper phantastes
RMT Music Live present...

NICK HARPER - PHANTASTES - LIVE AT MARLBOROUGH TOWN HALL

Phantastes inhabits an ethereal realm and explores the parallels of the seminal C19th fantasy novel of the same name by George MacDonald and the beginnings of Nick's own love story from 1982.

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25 June - MantonFest

25 June - MantonFest
Family Friendly festival in a day, in a glorious setting and with surplus proceeds donated to charity

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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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7 to 10 July - Barbury International Horse Trials

7 to 10 July - Barbury International Horse Trials
Across four days, hundreds of horse and rider combinations, featuring some of the best in the world, will be competing in the sport of eventing

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10 July to 6 August 2022 - Summer School

10 July to 6 August 2022 - Summer School

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

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25 August to 5 September - Giffords Circus

25 August to 5 September - Giffords Circus
At Marlborough Common

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

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29 September to 2 October - Marlborough LitFest

29 September to 2 October - Marlborough LitFest
Bringing great writing to our beautiful town

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8 October - Mop Fair

8 October - Mop Fair
The Showmen's Guild return to the High Street with "Little Mop" fair from midday

15 October - Mop Fair

15 October - Mop Fair
The Showmen's Guild return to the High Street with "Big Mop" from midday

18 November - Christmas Lights

18 November - Christmas Lights
Save the date for the 2022 switch-on event

What's on?

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

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