Rooftop Films

We are very excited to announce our friends at Collectively Camberley have organised a perfect selection of films for the Rooftop Film section of the festival! #LoveCamberley

For tickets and details just click on this link!

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‘Psychoacoustic’ Contemporary Dance

We are so happy to be welcoming Jack Philp Dance to Camberley Theatre on Sunday June 11th.

‘Psychoacoustic’ explores body and brain responses to sound, movement and the environments around us through the collaborative force of science, music and dance. Working in tandem with a team of neuroscientists from the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit at City University; we are interested to create changing environments to test the limits of theatre as an emotional tool. With the inception of Jack Philp Company in 2014, we have continually aimed to collaboratively merge and learn from different mediums, ‘Psychoacoustic’ is science doing dance and dance doing science. Something physical, something tested and something seen and heard.

This will be taking place in the large studio at Camberley Theatre. Tickets available here.

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D.I.Y. Fanzines

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We are thrilled to include our very own Joe England to talk about his role is the D.I.Y. fanzine scene as part of our day and night of free entertainment on June 10th. Joe will be reading and talking about his life in fanzines as part of our new literature section at The Bear on Park Street between 12:30 and 1pm.

Here’s what Joe has to say:

I was brought up in Chelmsford, Essex, but have lived in Camberley for most of my life. In March 2013, I launched a literary fanzine called PUSH. It ran for 23 issues until October 2016. It featured previously unpublished working class writers and poets. 

 PUSH was firmly rooted in the street selling culture of football fanzines. And I sold it at football as I knew the scene well; West Ham had a glorious wealth of fanzines in the late 80s. Not all good, but even the bad ones had their moments. And so I sold my literary fanzine at football, even though not a football mag. And got lucky. I previously wrote for a few West Ham fanzines and once had a column in one for over three seasons, so I must have had something about me. And the fanzine’s immediate rise was definitely helped with some early promo support from Julian Dicks. 

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 And then I added interviews as each issue evolved. I ended up interviewing many artists who I admired; Jah Wobble (Public Image Limited), John King (The Football Factory), Linton Kwesi Johnson (Forces of Victory), Youth (Killing Joke), Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), Matt Johnson (The The), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) etc.The whole ethos of the mag was a punk DIY. 

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 I then went on to put out my own West Ham fanzine during the last season at Upton Park, called 5MANAGERS. That mag and two anthologies of PUSH have now been published in book form by East London Press. 

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 Anything is possible if you go out there and give it a go. The trick is not over thinking about what you are doing. I have appeared many times in features in various press, on the BBC Arts Show (twice) and all from a fanzine created in a back room on an old school computer. My latest fanzine, C-O-N, has just hit the streets. Another journey begins. 

Joe has had features  in The Quietus and The Londonist if you would like some further reading. We can’t wait to hear him in person on June 10th!

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