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…..

Jon Culshaw & Bill Dare: The Great Bristish Take Off

We are super-excited to announce that Jon Culshaw will be performing at Camberley Theatre on Saturday 23rd June – the last night of the C.I.F. this year.

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The Great British Take Off

Starring Jon Culshaw & Bill Dare from Radio 4’s Dead Ringers

Comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw and legendary comedy producer Bill Dare come to Camberley for the first time following their sell-out tour last year.

Join us for an evening of unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous comedy and conversation as politicians, sports personalities and celebrities old and new are all up for a roasting. You, the audience, help choose which characters appear and what direction the show takes. Jon reveals the secrets of mimicry, and shares stories of some of the fascinating characters that coloured his childhood in Lancashire and his early career. Together with Bill he also reveals some of the mishaps and mayhem of life behind the scenes in television and on the celebrity circuit.

With a few surprises for the general public thrown in for good measure, The Great British Take Off is topical, satirical, anecdotal and highly entertaining; it’s never the same show twice.

Click here for tickets.




Catching up on the weekend just gone!

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….

King Knit

 Sophie and the Giants

Annabel Allum





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.


Moody Will and the Roll

Western Sky1Rajasthan HBB

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 book ‘Walls Come Tumbling Down’..

James and Daniel

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’.

Drama Sat June 10

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

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…

Joe Waller

….and the fabulous headliners, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees who got the whole pub up and dancing!

Martin Stephenson

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!

‘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.