Less than a week to go!

The excitement mounts as we tick the days off until the Camberley International Festival gets under way next week! The festival comes with the full backing of Surrey Heath Borough Council, with the council’s Chief Executive, Karen Whelan saying: ‘We are proud that Camberley is able to showcase such fantastic internationally renowned talent. The Camberley International Festival…

Poetry Slam!

#CamberleyInternationalFestival is getting closer! Hammer and Tongue are hosting the poetry slam at Camberley Theatre café / bar from 2- 4pm on Saturday June 4th. This is a free event. ‘Hammer & Tongue have reinvented the medium for the hip hop generation’ The Guardian The slam is open to all. Randomly appointed audiences-judges will decide…

Interactive Drama Sessions

  On Thursday June 9th in Studio 1 at Camberley Theatre, there will be two chances to join in with some drama, or if you prefer, simply come and watch. From 7:30 – 8:45pm local playwright Liz Lennie will be performing ‘Not In Our Town’.  This is the world premier of Liz’s latest play, a…

BBC Radio Berks and Guide2Surrey coverage

With only a couple of weeks to go until the festival kicks off on June 1st, we’ve had some great coverage from the Guide2Surrey people here Plus there will be an interview with Jo, one of the festival organisers on BBC Radio Berkshire on the Introducing show talking about all the free events taking place…

Swan Lake performance plus Special Audience

  Swan Lake presented by Vienna Festival Ballet Saturday 4 June 2016, 7:30pm Tickets: Full £19, Theatre Club & Under 16’s £17 For tickets click here (Don’t forget to use the ‘CIF’ code for £5 festival discount per ticket) (Please note, there is also a chance to attend –  An Audience With Vienna Festival Ballet…

Lau share two new remixes

Exciting news – Lau‘s album ‘The Bell That Never Rang’ has been long listed for the Scottish Album of the Year Award. To coincide with this news and the live dates they have coming up, (including The Barbican and of course, Camberley Theatre on June 1st), they will be releasing a couple of remixes on May 27th….

Free Live Music Across Camberley

A date to write firmly in your diaries is Saturday June 4th. This is going to be one heck of a day, and it’s all free! Starting at Camberley Theatre café / bar with acoustic music at 1pm and ending up at The Bear with three live bands, you can also take in a poetry slam on the way! We are encouraging…

Online programme

Have a little flick through this online version of the CIF programme, see all the fantastic events taking place in Camberley from June 1st – 11th.  

Jazz Archive Playback from 1966

As part of the C.I.F., on Thursday June 2nd, Camberley Theatre are hosting a very exciting playback of a recording of  The New Jazz Orchestra made when they played the Highwayman pub in Camberley in 1966. This is particularly poignant as this is also the year that the theatre opened. Gearbox Records, in association with The Heritage Lottery Fund, have purchased rare…

Fairport Convention

Here’s a beautiful set of images and music from Fairport Convention‘s rich and wonderful past. ‘Who Knows Where The Time Goes’ a hauntingly gorgeous song, just right for a warm early summer weekend. Enjoy.  

C.I.F. Number 4 in Festivals this Summer!

We’ve had a couple of lovely bits of press over the last couple of days.  Firstly, Essential Surrey have put us at number 4 in their top 10 festivals this Summer. Then Get Surrey have written this feature detailing CIF’s origins. To celebrate, here’s a clip of Lau performing at the BBC Folk Awards in 2014…