‘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.



Oysterband date change

Hey everyone,

Due to the general election (Camberley Theatre is the count venue for Surrey Heath) we have had to change the date of the Oysterband gig – it is now June 11th. Obviously tickets for June 8th will still be valid on the 11th.

Tickets for June 11th are now available.

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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 It featured previously unpublished working class writers and poets.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. 


 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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Thanks so much!

To everyone who came to the #CIFLive party last night! We all had an awesome night. The music was amazing – Joe Waller, Martha Paton and Jack Francis were all wonderful and an exciting sight of just some of the music that will be across the pubs and venues as part of the  Camberley International Festival in June.

Here’s Joe Waller and his band.

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Martha Paton – who despite having a sore throat sang brilliantly!

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Jack Francis.

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The Mayor, Cllr John Winterton was on hand to present our Youth Marketing Academy – students from the lower 6th of Collingwood School in Camberley, with their certificates. They helped promote the party using skills in modern marketing they learned via the course set up by Surrey Heath Borough Council.

Thanks to Laura Woodrow for the photos.

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First 2017 Line Up Details!

It gives us very great pleasure to share this film with you, highlighting some of the great events taking place in Camberley from 7th – 17th June this summer!

If you buy tickets to two or more events taking place at Camberley Theatre you get a special C.I.F. discount of £5 per ticket!

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We’ve also got lots of amazing free events taking place from June 7th – 17th. Check out this flier for the BlackWaters / Annabel Allum / Sophie and the Giants / King Knit gig taking place at the Central Bar on Friday June 9th – it promises to be a wild night!


Brightr and Sam Horton play live.

Another date for your diaries! On February 2nd we will be hosting a very special party at Camberley Theatre. Entry is FREE and there will be complimentary drinks and nibbles on arrival.

We have two wonderful acoustic acts playing live – Brightr and Sam Horton. The concert will also be streamed live as a #CIFLive event, via our Facebook page

If you’d like to attend the concert please e mail Jo.Bartlett@surreyheath.gov.uk

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Here’s Brightr in action


and Sam Horton…you can see why we’re excited!

Steve Strong #CIFLive

We have confirmed the first live stream artist for 2017. The amazing, Steve Strong.

Steve will be performing and answering questions from 7 – 8pm on Wednesday 18th January 2017. Details of where you can watch the streaming are on the flier below – feel free to send us and questions you’d like us to ask Steve via Facebook or direct to me –


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Checkout Steve’s sound here – impressive stuff!

2017 Festival Dates and #CIFLive News

Please get your diaries ready – we have the dates for next year’s Camberley International Festival. Join us for another ten days and nights of music, film, dance and the arts throughout Camberley from June 7th to June 17th 2017.

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By way of introducing some of the amazingly talented artists who will be performing at the 2017 festival, we will be streaming exclusive events live from  Camberley Theatre starting this month and running until May next year.

We are very excited to present the very first  #CIFLive on Wednesday 21st September.

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MEX.FS is an acoustic, lap tapping guitarist of such sublime talent that we can’t recommend tuning in and watching his #CIFLive stream highly enough.

Joe Gravil, who performs under the name Mex.fs has just returned from an extensive run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has performed in  London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Paris, Hamburg, New York,  L.A., Colorado, San Fransisco, Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo and Seoul over the last few years!

Watch this video to see how wonderful he is.

Joe’s Camberley Theatre streaming performance will take place in the green room, back stage and there will be a very small selection of guests invited to watch. If you would like to attend, please e mail Jo.Bartlett@Surreyheath.gov.uk for your chance to attend this intimate, very special occasion, places are free and will be on a first come first served basis.

To watch the concert live on either Facebook or Twitter, simply go to the theatre’s pages at 7pm on Wednesday September 21st and watch. There will also be an opportunity to ask Joe questions as he will have a Q&A break in the middle of his set. You can send these questions in advance to the e mail address above or via the theatre’s social media pages during the concert.

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(All the posts below are from the 2016 event)