#CIFLive Jack Mason and Will Whisson

On Thursday, 22nd March, we have a very special #CIFLive event taking place at Camberley Theatre. Featuring two of the artists who will be performing as part of the C.I.F. in June, Jack Mason and Will Whisson. You are invited to attend the concert, free of charge, simply by emailing Jo.Bartlett@surreyheath.gov.uk.

If you are unable to attend, we will be broadcasting the concert live via our Facebook page  www.facebook.com/CamberleyInternationalfestival

The evening will run from 7 – 9pm and there will be complimentary arrival drinks.

First on will be Will Whisson.

Followed by local singer, Jack Mason.


Will Whisson will be appearing at the C.I.F. on Thursday June 21st, again at Camberley Theatre, as part of the film festival.

Jack Mason’s C.I.F. performance will be on Friday 22nd June at The Carpenters Arms.

More details soon!


Carnival Photos!

What a magnificent way to say farewell to the 2017 Camberley International Festival.

The crowds who were involved in the procession started to gather at Surrey Heath House on the Knoll Road late morning. The dancing and music began while everyone was still getting ready!

Meanwhile, over at the London Road Rec, the site build had started by 8am and was starting to take shape. The sun was beaming! Stocking the bar was an essential job!

The colourful, dancing, drum-beating, band-marching, joyful, procession left Knoll Road at just after midday and headed off, down the High Street, up past the station and along to the London Road Rec. Crowds of cheering people lined the streets. Heath the Hare waved from the back of a van and the Mayor was driven in a sports car!

Carnival through town

(Thanks to Camberley Net for these photos.)

The Sandhurst Silver Band

Start of procession

The Camberley Nepalese (Gurkha) Society


Heath the Hare

Heath on float

The Mayor

Mayor in car

Local gymnastic clubs and the Camberley Sikh Association performed as they made their way to the London Road Rec in the heat of the day.



Once at the Rec (cries of ‘they’re coming!’ rose as the glorious din was heard long before they were seen), the Carnival continued.


The Sikh dancers kept dancing!

The Camberley Sikh Association (Thanks to John Wade for these pictures)



We were treated to fabulous displays from L&G Gymnastics (and later Liberty Gymnastics)



Fun was had on the retro computers at the Video Carnival marquee.


Faces were painted….


….and a pink elephant was created in the Big Art tent!

pink elephant

Of course, the Camberley Theatre pop-up bar was enjoyed!


Collectively Camberley brought along some classic cars (and cup cakes!)


As the day wound-down, the crowds stayed and enjoyed the displays….

London Rd Rec.JPG

……or sat in the shade and listened to the Farnborough Concert Band of the Royal British Legion. 


So, farewell Camberley International Festival, farewell Camberley Carnival – see you next year! Huge thanks to all who performed, worked, helped, participated, attended, danced, laughed and enjoyed.

Carnival Today!

Well, that moment when we write about the LAST DAY of the 2017 Camberley International Festival is upon us. We’ve had a wild, funny, musical, tiring, inspiring, brilliant ten days, but, as a wise man once said, ‘all good things must come to an end’.

What better way to end this very good thing than by parading through Camberley and then end up at the London Road Recreation Ground for a sun soaked afternoon of fun?

There will be drop in art workshops at Camberley Theatre from 10am this morning for anyone wishing to make something colourful to wave on the parade route. The Big Art will be hosting this workshop – they will also have a marquee at the London Road Rec with a large canvas white elephant who needs colouring in!

The procession will leave from outside Surrey Heath House on the Knoll Road at noon and then head to the High Street, before marching passed the train station and heading towards the Rec. Once there, and do feel free to join us at anytime this afternoon, even if you don’t make the procession, there will be a licensed bar, food and lots of activities.


We even have a marquee packed with retro computer games including Atari and Nintendo (and many more) for young and not so young to play on!

The Farnborough Concert Band of the Royal British Legion will play during the afternoon and we will be treated to various displays from local gymnastic and theatre groups. All over a chilled drink, some green grass and a blue sky.

It’s what June was made for.

It runs until 5pm.

See you there!

Short Film Winners and Rooftop Films Tonight

What a great night we had at the short film competition last night! Prosecco was consumed by all (well, most) and music played by Jack Francis and his wonderful band.


We then went through to the main auditorium where  Madam Mayor, Cllr Valerie White said a few words, we were then treated to a fantastic selection of talent, both local and international. The 12 short listed films were shown on the cinema screen.

The judges – Juliet Aubrey (BAFTA Award winning actress and CIF patron) , Polly Nash (Course Leader BA Film Practice LCC)  and David Nutall (Fudge Animation)  introduced the films and then, as with held our collective breath – announced the winners!

The two runners up were Theo Sparks for his animation film “Visual Connection”.

Here’s Theo with his Award


Zack  Hewett and Tyler Ward were also runners up with their experimental short film ‘Copperteeth’

Zachand mate

And the winner is….Francis Cousins and Evie Gordon with their short film, ‘Cipid’s House’. Here it is:



And here are all the winners, all the judges and the Mayor.


A huge thanks to everyone involved in making the first Short Film competition at the Camberley International Festival such a wonderful experience.

Did we say ‘film’?

Tonight is the last night of our friends Collectively Camberley’s Rooftop Film Festival!

‘Hot Fuzz’ it is!



Short Film competition Tonight!

We’ve had entries from Spain, Italy, London, Cardiff and of course the Camberley area!

In a darkened room for two days the entries were watched and the longest compiled. This was then sent to our judges – BAFTA Award winning actress and C.I.F. patron, Juliet Aubrey, Course Leader in Film Study at the University of Creative Arts in London, Polly Nash and David Nutall from Fudge Animation.

Tonight, there will be live music in the bar from Jack Francis and his band, complimentary arrival drinks and the long list will be shown on the flat screens (with the volume down). We will then go through the the main auditorium where the 12 short listed films will be shown on the cinema screen.

The winners will be announced with the prizes presented by Juliet Aubrey and much cheering and weeping will ensue! Hoorah!

You are very welcome to join us, just arrive at Camberley Theatre for 7pm.


Films are very much part of the C.I.F tonight – it’s the 2nd night of the Rooftop Film Festival, organised by our friends at Collectively Camberley with ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels‘ on the roof of the multi storey car park! In fact, you can leave the awards ceremony at the theatre and walk over to the car park and see that film too! #LoveCamberley