As we dusted ourselves down yesterday from a wonderful weekend of music, street performances, drama, literature and BIG FUN we started collating photos, videos and memories, it ended up taking all day to get things ready to write about….so, here goes!
Friday night and the Central Bar, we had four young and up for it bands – headlined by BlackWaters (who went off to play the Download Festival as soon as they finished and who will be supporting The Libertines in August), Annabel Allum who was at SXSW in Texas earlier this year, Sophie and the Giants who have just signed an exciting management deal and first on, King Knit who are a new band from Bracknell, and went down brilliantly.
With huge thanks to Alan Meeks for the photos….
Sophie and the Giants
So farewell to a noisy, sweaty Friday night….
…and hello to a lovely, sunny afternoon on Park Street. Saturday saw street performances from Moody Will and the Roll, Western Sky and of course, The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band.
Inside The Bear pub we had literature, featuring, among others, ex Loaded and NME journalist James Brown talking about his new book on 5-Aside football. Here he is talking to fellow author Daniel Rachel, who was there to talk about his prize winning Andbook.
There was drama over at the Central Bar, (quite a change from the previous evening!) Brightlight Theatre presented Jamie Kakritz’s play ‘The Start of Something’.
Meanwhile, Glo Salon hosted an awesome Glo Unplugged live stream for the wonderful Katy Hurt.
The Bear had an open mic session followed by math rock from Steve Strong
And there were loads of amazing musical talents over at The Carpenter’s Arms, all day from noon until 10pm!
Here’s Joe Waller…
….and the fabulous headliners, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees who got the whole pub up and dancing!
Here’s a clip recorded from the start of their set – things got pretty crazy from here on in!
And so we walked our tired, happy feet home….slept and woke up, excited that the 5 times BBC Folk Award winners, the mighty Oysterband were playing Camberley Theatre that night!
And here’s a clip of them, they were magnificent!
If raucous folk music wasn’t your bag, we also had the thought provoking ‘Psychoacoustic’ dance piece, performed by Jack Philps dance company in the function room….thanks to Andy Edmeads for the photo.
And that, ladies and gentle men, completes our crazy, wonderful weekend!