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David Walliams – Reviews

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

David Walliams by Victoria Tilstone (Brewin Dolphin) David Walliams proved to be as delightfully entertaining in person as he is in his books, at Marlborough’s Litfest performance on Sunday. Both adults and children alike, listened in glee to David’s magical storytelling, reciting excerpts from both Gangsta Granny and The World’s Worst Children, with Windy Mindy […]

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2018 Festival reviews

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Golding Speaker, Rose Tremain by Davina Jones The Festival’s Golding Speaker, Rose Tremain, opened the talks with an enlightening discussion of her memoir, Rosie. The Town Hall was packed to hear the award-winning novelist talk about a childhood in which “parents did not know how to be parents”. Her early years were spent in London, […]

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New chair announced for the tenth Marlborough Litfest

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

After nine years of being on the LitFest Committee, Jan Williamson announced at this year’s Marlborough LitFest that she will be stepping down as Festival Chair. She was one of the Founder members of LitFest: “I feel very lucky to have been involved with LitFest right from the start. It’s been a great adventure and […]

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Litfest is over for another year.

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Litfest is over for another year. I think all of us involved probably feel a mixture of elation and exhaustion! It’s been the biggest, busiest and, according to lots of people, the best to date. We’ve had more sell-out events and greater variety than ever before. We started with pop-up street drama performed by local […]

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Countdown to LitFest 2018

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

In a week and a bit we’ll be in the full swing of Marlborough LitFest. If you haven’t bought any tickets yet there’s still time, and there is still availability for many of our events. Here’s a quick round-up.

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Ticket Update

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Marlborough LitFest Statement Marlborough LitFest would like to apologise to anyone who experienced difficulties in buying tickets for the David Walliams talks today, especially those people who had issues with online booking transactions as a result of the huge demand. We anticipated major interest in him coming to LitFest which is why we asked him […]

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LitFest Box Office Opens!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

The 2018 Marlborough LitFest Box Office is officially OPEN! Tickets are available from the following places; In Person at The White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough High Street (cash or cheque only, from 9am); On the phone by calling the Pound Arts  01249 701628 or 01249 712618 (from 10am); And online at Pound Arts (from 9am). The full programme […]

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The Oldie hosts literary lunch during Marlborough LitFest

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

The Oldie magazine will be hosting a literary lunch in partnership with Marlborough LitFest on Friday 27 September at Marlborough Golf Club. The £58 ticket includes a three-course lunch with wine, followed by ten minute talks from four speakers: Giles Wood and Mary Killen, Dan Cruikshank and Miranda Seymour.

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David Walliams

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Our next guest at the Marlborough Literature Festival is David Walliams! Our guess is that you already know him from Britain’s Got Talent, Come Fly With Me and Little Britain. Following his successful television career, he has now written a range of children’s books which explore the lives of original and entertaining characters. Walliams’ fiction […]

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Annual Big Town Read author announced for 2018

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

As part of its aim to bring the best in good writing to the town, every year Marlborough LitFest, in partnership with The Reading Agency, along with the support of local libraries, choose a novel which is suggested for local book groups and individuals to read, ahead of the author appearing at LitFest. The Big […]

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