Litfest Blog

We Couldn’t Do It Without Our Sponsors

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

It is only through sponsorship that the LitFest, a charitable organisation, is able to produce a full programme of literary events as well as plan for future festivals with a degree of stability. So we are thrilled that our headline sponsor, Brewin Dolphin, has committed to provide another three years of support to Marlborough LitFest […]

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Feedback from LitFest 2015

Monday, February 1st, 2016

We are proud of the feedback we get from visitors to Marlborough LitFest. Year after year the audiences and the authors tell us that they love the festival. Of course we also want to know if we’ve got it wrong so that we can improve next time round. Feedback from 2015 Authors It is a very good festival and I […]

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Which event to choose? That ’tis the question.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

We think we’ve outdone ourselves this year, we’re incredibly proud of the programme we’ve put together. So now it’s just a question of which event to book tickets to.

Just to help you out, here’s a pick of what’s on offer for LitFest 2015.

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Piles of brochures on the bookshop counter

Roll up for your tickets – Box office open for business!

Friday, July 24th, 2015

The Box Office is now officially open for business, both at Pound Arts in Corsham and at our lovely independent bookshop in Marlborough High Street, The White Horse Bookshop.

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Catalogues and Cats

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

It’s a hub of excitement and fevered, knitted brows at LitFest HQ in Marlborough as the committee gets down to writing copy for the programme catalogue.

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May 2015 – The year is flying by…

Monday, May 18th, 2015

So the year is flying by and here on the LitFest Committee we have been elbow deep in books, wading our way through ideas for authors to approach for this year’s Festival in October. Although the hard work actually starts back in November when we bring together ideas of all the authors we’d love to […]

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Lynne Truss wraps up another successful day at the Marlborough Lit Fest 2014

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

What a great end to the day! The journalist and author entertained the audience by reading from some of work that she has written for radio. A short story about a woman called Henni and the relationship with her paranoid husband, as well as her humourous responses to Christmas newsletters which were first broadcast on […]

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Rowan Williams comes to Marlborough

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

The former Archbishop of Canterbury graces Marlborough’s St Mary’s Church this evening to reflect on war poetry during this centenary year of the start of World War One. Williams is also a poet and translator himself, speaking several languages, in order to read several texts in their original language. His collection of poetry, The Poems […]

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Paulo Scott’s Nowhere People

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Straight off of the train, fresh from London the Brazilian author Paulo Scott talks about his book Nowhere People with the help of his publisher Stefan Tobler and translator Daniel Hahn. Scott read a passage from the novel in the original Portuguese, before Daniel Hahn kindly translated into English for the audience. We got to […]

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AC Grayling on friendship

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

The philosopher and lecturer AC Grayling entertained Marlborough residents during the lunchtime lecture. Yet again guests fought for chairs in the Assembly Rooms and they piled in to hear Grayling talk on his new book Friendship. The book is an exploration on what we value to be important relationships in our lives and looking at […]

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