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!

Oysterband 8 June copyAll Star Stand Up 16 June copyGraeme of Thrones 13 June copyPsychoacoustic

 

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!

blackwatersimage

Advertisements

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 –

Jo.Bartlett@Surreyheath.gov.uk

steve strong.jpg

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.

CIF logo colour

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.

LAU Square 2

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.

Camberley Theatre Facebook

Camberley Theatre Twitter

 

CIF logo colour

 

(All the posts below are from the 2016 event)

 

Camberley International Festival – the film!

After a few re-edits, it’s finally here! A little film with all the festival highlights – from the opening night with Lau at Camberley Theatre, the myriad of activities we had across town on June 4th with the Vienna Festival Ballet in the evening and finally clips from the family picnic on June 11th. If you were there – hopefully this will bring back some happy memories, if you weren’t hopefully this will make you want to be there in 2017!

Enjoy 🙂

Thank you!

The first Camberley International Festival finished in style on Saturday June 11th at the beautiful London Road Recreation Ground with a family picnic, celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday.

Here’s a little film capturing some of the music and fun on the day.

So that’s it! A huge thanks to everyone who performed, attended and worked on the Camberley International Festival.

Karen Whelan, Surrey Heath Borough Council’s Chief Executive says,

‘It has been a real pleasure to see the Camberley International Festival create new spaces and interactions for the arts to be enjoyed by all. It is a wonderful addition to the town and promises much for future local, national and international collaborations.’

Surrey Heath’s portfolio holder for business, Cllr Craig Fennell added:

‘This has been an exciting and successful inaugural year for the Camberley International Festival. Audiences have had the chance to sample some fantastic arts and artists, from poetry and ballet, through to cutting-edge contemporary performers.’

 We have lots of footage and are working on getting a film that captures the whole event ready to share……Watch this space!

So nearly there now….

Thanks very much to Skylephant and Kodiak Island for their fantastic performances at The Bear last night. Thanks to all those who braved a very hot, sticky night to watch!

Here’s a clip of Kodiak Island in action….

 

Last night also saw a healthy turn out at the drama over at Camberley Theatre – thanks so much to Liz Lennie and Brightlight Theatre for all their hard work. Liz Lennie’s play ‘Not In Our Town’ had a fabulous debut read through performance, while Brightlight performed some of their pieces from this year, including their inturpritation of  ‘The Wind in the Willows’  

So….the last day is tomorrow where we can all enjoy a picnic at the London Road Rec in Camberley. Thanks very much indeed to everyone who has performed or watched or even just read these posts over the last few weeks! There will be more round up news next week plus the dates for 2017. Have a great weekend and hopefully see you at the picnic! 🙂

2954_picnic_social_media_2

Kodiak Island single launch party and drama

The first ever Camberley International Festival nudges closer to its completion – folk-rock legends, Fairport Convention played a gorgeous set last night at the theatre.

kodiak island square.jpg

Tonight sees local psychedelic-folk band, Kodiak Island launch their new single ‘Spanish Steps’ at The Bear in Camberley. Just to show the level of attention that has gone into setting this festival up – the place Kodiak Island is famous for its bears, and the band Kodiak Island are part of the Musical Bear label and, yes, this is all taking place at The Bear pub- oh my word! 🙂

Here is ‘Spanish Steps’

 

Support comes from Skylephant and the fun kicks off at around 7:30 – this is another free fringe event and actually the last gig of the festival, so a party indeed. Get yourselves down there for some summer fun.

If live music isn’t your bag and you actually prefer a bit of interactive drama, there’s also two drama sessions taking place at Camberley Theatre.

Drama graphic final

From 7:30 – 8:45pm local playwright Liz Lennie will be performing ‘Not In Our Town’.  This is the world premier of Liz’s latest play, a comedy written for radio.

A debate on terrorism in a Surrey town, not unlike Camberley, culminates in  some surprising multi-cultural bonds.

Scripts will be handed out on the night and small but significant parts will be available.

Anyone willing to give it a go can e mail Jo.Bartlett@surreyheath.gov.uk before 4pm today (June 9th) or simply make themselves available this evening.

After this, Frimley’s Brightlight Theatre will be presenting scenes and sketches from their recent performances from 9 – 11pm – again with a chance to join in.

Tonight at Camberley Theatre – Fairport Convention

Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention has been one of Britain’s best-loved bands for nearly fifty years. Launched in 1967’s ‘summer of love’, former members include Richard Thompson, the late Sandy Denny and Dave Swarbrick  who very sadly passed away last week.

With a vast musical repertoire to draw on, Fairport Convention’s shows feature a mixture of long-established favourites and new material. The band’s current set includes songs and tunes from their new studio album Myths and Heroes which was released in March 2015.

Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim for decades – for example, the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted the groundbreaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’; and Fairport’s story was celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television.

Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and lead vocals, Dave Pegg on bass and backing vocals, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and lead vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you.

 

The Vienna Festival Ballet

Anyone lucky enough to be in the audience of the sold out performance of ‘Swan Lake’ at Camberley Theatre on Saturday was treated to a beautiful, sumptuous display of virtuoso dancing. See the clip below for a few highlights.

Gill Mallek from the Vienna Festival Ballet said,

‘The company had a great time at the Audience With and the performance. It was a wonderful first visit to Camberley and it was lovely to see so many people. We were delighted to be part of the first ever Camberley International Festival. We look forward to returning soon’

 

Next date for your CIF diaries – Fairport Convention at Camberley Theatre on Wednesday June 8th (Don’t forget to use the CIF code for your £5 discount per ticket)