A Tribute to Derek Hill (LI 1930-33) by Edward Twohig

The tribute to artist Derek Hill (LI 1930-33) delivered by presenter/producer John Bowman on RTE Radio 1 on Bowman: Sunday broadcast on 19th July at 8.30am propelled me to write the below and share with you. This radio programme was fortified by reading ‘Derek Hill, An Appreciation’ by the Earl of Gowrie, autographed by Derek Hill and inscribed ‘for […]

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Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998-03) to return as Artist-in-Residence

“…Katyuli Lloyd’s work had hints of Matisse and [is] beautifully executed…” Rafi Romaya, Art Director at Canongate Books Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998-03) is returning to the College as Artist-in-Residence from September. Here, Edward Twohig, Head of Art, elucidates as to why Katyuli’s creativity is enduring and why it will add a compelling chapter to the […]

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Nature Inspired Display in Art School

College Artist-in-residence, Siobhan Humston, has turned the College art studio into a beautiful nature inspired public exhibition using the windows to create an outward facing display for people walking and driving past. Find out more here.

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Simon McBurney (LI 1971-75)

The Encounter, directed and performed by Simon McBurney (LI 1971-75), will be available online for one week during the Covid19 lockdown in May 2020 on Complicité’s website and YouTube channel. WATCH ONLINE Fri 15 May, 7pm (BST) until Fri 22 May, 10pm (BST)

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The Rift – A Journey within a journey

In March 2018, we shared the Kickstarter campaign that Louis Devereux (B1 2004-09) had launched to fund the completion of the documentary he was making about Robert Devereux (B3 1968-73), his father, who had undertaken to be the first person to walk the entire Rift Valley in one go, an epic journey which he completed […]

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Michael Pennington plays Prospero

From Wednesday 11th March to Saturday 4th April, Michael Pennington (PR 1957-61) will play the part of Prospero in the Tempest at the Jermyn Street Theatre. The eagle-eyed Michael Elwin (B3 1956-61) emailed us to say that the publicity for the play stated that this was the first time he had played Prospero, however he […]

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Tom Durant-Pritchard as Prince Harry

Tom Durant-Pritchard (TU 2001-06) is currently starring as Prince Harry in the third series of the comedy The Windsors with Harry Enfield. He was interviewed by the British Comedy Guide website about joining the cast and what is in store for Harry. You can read the interview here. The series is on Tuesdays at 10pm […]

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Double OM Feature at Sundance

The film Promising Young Woman starring Carey Mulligan had its debut at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The film is a double OM feature as it was written and directed by Emerald Fennell (NC 1998-2003), her first feature film, and the soundtrack was composed by Anthony Willis (B1 2000-05). Anthony Willis talks about “his […]

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Culture Shock On Tour

Culture Shock, otherwise known as James Pountney (BH 1997-2002) is about to embark on a tour of USA and Canada as part of the Worship North America group. You can find out more on his website and follow him on Facebook.

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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 – fcottrill@marlboroughcollege.org   Saturday 29th February 2020 (7pm)  On Saturday 29th February a host of the most outstanding Marlburian artists past, present and future will be playing a unique concertin the Memorial […]

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OM Focus: Rosie Wintour (MM 1996-2001)

Congratulations on the 5th anniversary of Pico Players! What led to you setting up the group? On my first day at Marlborough, Mr Arkwright hoisted my trunk out of the boot of my parents’ car, saw my surname and said, “ah, Rosie Wintour, Grade 5 flute, see you at Brasser on Tues!” Or something to […]

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Pico Players celebrate five years

The Pico Players are celebrating their fifth Anniversary. They were established in 2014 by Patrick Massey and Rosie Wintour (MM 1996-2000), and have quickly grown to become one of London’s leading amateur orchestras, with many other OMs involved. To mark the impressive anniversary they are holding a special celebration concert in Cadogan Hall. “As befitting […]

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Cressida Cowell “takes on TV”

Cressida Cowell (BH 1982-84) has been named the new Children’s Laureate. She was interviewed by the BBC about her quest to do battle with TV and get children reading again. You can see the interview here.

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Richard Shirley Smith Exhibition

Mount House Gallery, Friday 13th September 6.30 to 8.30pm “A Retrospective of Paintings, Drawings and Engravings by Richard Shirley Smith” will be our first exhibition in the new school year. It promises to be a not to be missed show. Richard Shirley Smith (CR 1966-70) was Head of Art at the College between 1966 and […]

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Hattie Briggs interview

As we reported last week, Hattie Briggs (MM 2006-11) and her band, the Hattie Briggs Trio, were interviewed by Richard Madeley on the Michael Ball show on Radio 2 this Sunday. You can hear the interview on the BBC Sounds site here.

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Hattie Briggs to be interviewed on Radio 2

Hattie Briggs (MM 2006-11) and her band will be performing live on Radio 2 this weekend, Sunday June 30th. They will be interviewed by Richard Madeley as part of the Michael Ball show. They will play their first song at around 11:50am and second song around 12:10 They will also be playing at a series […]

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