Review: Celebration of the Individual

Tom Phelps (B1 Hu) reviews last Saturday’s ‘Celebration of the Individual Concert’, held in memory of Jamiroquai co-founder Toby Grafftey-Smith (B3 1984-89). When I joined the school, contemporary music performance was not a common occurrence. People very rarely practiced ‘rock’ music. It brings me a great sense of pride to be able to say that […]

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Art and Literature Festival Launches this week

To celebrate how visual artists and writers respond to the ‘call of the wild landscape’, the Art and English Departments have created a vibrant programme of festival events, including talks, readings, an art workshop and writing competition, accompanied by our much anticipated ‘Interpreting the Landscape’ Mount House Gallery exhibition. Pupils and the wider College community […]

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Celebration of the Individual Concert

The Marlborough College community will come together on Saturday evening for a special concert in memory of Jamiroquai co-founder Toby Grafftey-Smith (B3 1984-89). The concert – organised by The Marlburian Club – will feature a number of professional OM bands and artists in addition to a host of young talent currently at the College. Tickets […]

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Pupils attend Sustainability Conference

On Wednesday 12th February, members of the Eco Society attended the Marlburian Club Sustainability Conference in London, listening to a discussion from a panel of OMs whose work promotes more conscious corporate activity. Peps Haydn Taylor (NC U6) and Holly Smith (EL U6) were amongst those in attendance, providing the following review… Between the six […]

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History Extravaganza: The First Crusade

Our annual History Department Extravaganza has become a much-loved part of the calendar and allows pupils and teachers to come together for a fun-packed and irreverent re-enactment of a significant historical event. This year’s event is best summed up by the Anonymous Author of the Gesta Francorum chronicle (Mr Moule) who authored and directed the […]

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Gallery: Music Festival 2020

It’s been six years since we programmed a Music Festival so we were certainly due for another one, and given the extraordinary success of the 2020 event it reminded us that this perhaps should be a more regular occurrence. Setting up the occasion is a mammoth task in terms of logistics, and it was a […]

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Pupils’ Evening Recital

In the second evening recital of the week, the main focus shifted to instrumentalists, although the concert did feature vocal soloists as well. Following on from the excellent Liederabend, proceedings moved from the Adderley to the Mem Hall which is a whole different experience for the listener. Intimacy was replaced by significant quantity in terms […]

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Recent prints from Wiltshire and Italy

The Mount House Gallery exhibition by Edward Twohig (Head of Art) – ‘Recent prints from Wiltshire and Italy’ – opens on Friday 31st January. Esther Lambert (SU U6) went along for a preview… Upholding Marlborough’s rich history of esteemed printmaker-teachers, such as Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), Christopher Wyndham Hughes (1881-1961), Richard Shirley Smith (1935- ) and […]

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Parents’ Pastoral Conference

Parents of pupils in the Lower School are warmly invited to join us for a series of presentations on pastoral issues relevant to parenting young teenagers at the Parents’ Pastoral Conference this Sunday 19th January. We have again invited three fantastic speakers, all acknowledged experts in their fields. The day includes lunch, and, at the […]

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Celebration of the Individual – Concert

This event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Events Manager, Fiona Cottrill. On Saturday 29th February a host of the most outstanding Marlburian artists past, present and future will be playing a unique concert in the Memorial Hall. Celebration of the Individual 2020 will […]

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Review: Orchestral and Ensembles Concert

The major orchestral concert of the Michaelmas term was a colourful and spectacular occasion attended by a huge audience who clearly revelled in the experience.  There was much to savour. The performance began with a fusion of artistic content and style: Mr Meehan-Staines’ haunting composition Introduction for strings with a superimposed live reading of Tom […]

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Review: Live Lounge

The last Friday evening of November saw the Ellis Theatre transfigured into a wonderland of twinkling lights, sofas and drum risers for Live Lounge, an informal showcase evening for new writing, together with a few carefully chosen soul, funk and rock classics. The underground producer scene at Marlborough College has gone from strength to strength, […]

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An Evening for Advent

With preparations for Christmas gathering pace, the Modern Languages and Music Departments combined on Wednesday 27th November in the stylish setting of the Adderley to present a reflective sequence of readings and music for Advent, the season of expectation and hope. The readings were in all the nine languages of the Modern Languages Department, beginning […]

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Review: ‘Sea of Plastic’ by Tony Common

Ella Seton (DA Re) reviews the recent ‘Sea of Plastic’ exhibition by Tony Common, whose visit highlighted his aim of helping to save wildlife from waste. I was lucky enough to be present at the opening of Tony Common’s exhibition, named ‘Sea of Plastic’, which took place at the Mount House Gallery. As I entered […]

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Advent Carol Service

In the commercial fury of the run-up to Christmas the season of Advent is often subsumed, which is rather a shame because it is actually incredibly beautiful and no less significant. It is the time of expectant waiting in preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas and the return of […]

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Review: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason

Marlborough College Concert Series welcomed Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason to the Memorial Hall. The two most prominent members of a cross-genre dynasty of musicians, the Kanneh-Masons have graced the stages of the Barbican, Wigmore Hall, Sendesaal, as well as sharing stages with Sir Elton John, Clean Bandit, and appearing on The X Factor and Top […]

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Mill Mead and C3 Poppy Run

On Remembrance Sunday, 130 pupils from Mill Mead and C3 were joined by House staff and their families for a Poppy Run which raised over £2,900 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. With the start marked by Jason Kellinger’s (C3 U6) trumpet rendition of the Reveille, the 5km route took pupils out of the […]

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Gallery: Pupils’ Evening Recital

Following on from the excellent Music Scholars’ Gala Concert at The Royal Academy of Music in London a few days earlier, our more local audience was treated to a roster of pretty much the same musicians in this concert but this time with a different choice of programme. The reasoning behind this was the need […]

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Gallery: Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

The annual Music Scholars’ Gala Concert is always a very special occasion and the 2019 concert at the Royal Academy of Music was certainly no exception. The event took place in the beautiful new Angela Burgess Recital Hall, and in a challenging programme the performers rose splendidly to the occasion. All manner of combinations of […]

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Inter-House Cross Country Relays

The Inter House Cross Country relays took place on Tuesday 5th November afternoon on the Playing Fields. Teams consisted of four runners (Shell) and eight runners (Colts and Seniors), each running a lap of 1km. Those taking part were well-supported with a large crowd at the finish line with HMs and other members of Common […]

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Politics Society Quiz Night

On Wednesday 30th October, 57 Lower Sixth Politics pupils gathered in the Garnett Room for a team quiz covering current events at Westminster and beyond. Such is the need for up-to-date factual information in Politics essays that the current political climate needs very careful monitoring. Mr Gow, ably assisted by Merlin and the departmental team, […]

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