Carnival 2018 Photos!

What a fantastic day we had on Saturday – please enjoy some of these wonderful memories of the Carnival. What an amazing end to this year’s Camberley International Festival. Thanks so much to everyone who entered the parade, performed at the Carnival or just came along to wave and have fun! See you next year!

The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Dan Adams chose HATS pantomime as the best parade entry…..


We are delighted to let you know that The Unthanks concert at Camberley Theatre has now sold out of tickets!

There are still tickets for the wonderful Jon Culshaw on Saturday 23rd June and of course lots of free events including the film and animation festival at the theatre on Thursday 22nd June and plenty of other events around Camberley including the Carnival on Saturday 23rd June.

Click here to see the full programme of events.



Indian Circus

This wonderful Indian Circus will be performing at the afternoon element of the Camberley Carnival on Saturday 23rd June. This and loads of other brilliant entertainment will all be taking place at the London Road Rec (behind The Arena) after the colourful parade has made it’s way through town.

We’ll be announcing lots more acoustic acts, walk about acts, gymnastic, art tent and retro computer games details as the weeks go by!

For details on being involved in the Carnival please click here.



Be A Part Of The Camberley Carnival!


There will be a whole afternoon of fantastic events taking place at the London Road Recreation Ground (behind The Arena) once the Carnival has made it’s colourful journey through town. Including live music, a bar, Indian circus performers, retro computer games, art tent, food stalls, gymnastic displays and much more! We’ll post all the 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!