Saturday 10 June

We have been looking forward to this day for a long time – and now it’s here – just look at the weather! It’s perfect! We are very excited…

Park Street will have street performers from 1pm, there will be live music at the top end, just near The Bear pub with Moody Will and the Roll plus Western Sky playing.

The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band will march up and down Park Street several times during the afternoon – first performance will be at 2pm. They will be in wonderful colourful costumes and will be joined by stilt walkers and dancers!

The Bear pub will be hosting some brilliant literature and Q&A sessions from authors and writers including, Joe England on his football fanzines, Daniel Rachel and his account of Rock Against Racism and his award winning book ‘Walls Come Tumbling Down’, Ex NME / Loaded journalist, James Brown and his book about 5 a side football, finishing with Travis Elborough who will also have a slide show presentation along with his talk about ‘A Walk In The Park‘. (Unfortunately Dave Randall can no longer make his 4pm slot, so we have an acoustic set from Portsmouth based Free From Gravity instead).


After the literature at The Bear, Ben Hinzman presents an Open Mic session from6 – 8pm.

The night is finished off  by math-rock from Bristol with Chiyoda Ku and Steve Strong to finish things off there from 8:30 – 11pm.

Over at The Carpenter’s Arms there will be live music acoustic / singer song-writer music from noon featuring at 3:30pm Welsh song writer The Gentle Good, Gareth (for it is he) sings in both English and Welsh and recently played a wonderful session on the BBC 2 Folk Show. Here’s a taste…

At 4:45pm Joe Waller and his band – these guys played a blinder for us earlier in the year at one of our #CIFLive evenings at Camberley Theatre.

The night st The Carpenter’s is headlined by Martin Stephenson and The Daintees.

cif foursheet poster for sm

Keep an eye and ear open for the Glo Unplugged session from Katy Hurt!


If you fancy something a little different, head on over to the Central Bar for some drama by Brightlight Theatre.

The Start of Something - CIF

There is also story telling in The Mall plus our ‘pop up festival’ opposite The Body Shop.


And don’t forget – this is all FREE!!! We hope you manage to get along to something today and we really hope you have a great time! X

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