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!

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Live Lau footage and news of tonight!

Thanks so much to all who came to the theatre last night – Lau were magnificent. What a tremendous way to open the festival. Here’s a little clip….


The Rooftop Cinema, organised by Collectively Camberley,¬†also kicked off to a wonderful start with a sold out performance of ‘Dirty Dancing’.

June 1st 2016 Рwas a night to remember in Camberley!!

So….tonight, there’s another film on the top floor of the multi storey, tonight it’s¬†‘Back To The Future’.

At the theatre, this time in the caf√© / bar we have a truly unique experience. We are having a playback of a recording made in Camberley in 1966 by the New Jazz Orchestra featuring Jack Bruce. Gearbox Records have burned off one acetate vinyl to play…here it is fresh off the press this afternoon!

Gearbox test pressing

See you later!


And we’re off!

Today sees the start of the first ever Camberley International Festival with the magnificent Lau performing at Camberley Theatre and a sold out showing of ‘Dirty Dancing‘ on the roof of the multi-storey car park, (organised by our friends at Collectively Camberley).

In case you haven’t seen what else is in store over the next ten days, here’s our little promo film….

…and our beautiful little jpegs…

See you soon!

Less than a week to go!

The excitement mounts as we tick the days off until the Camberley International Festival gets under way next week!

The festival comes with the full backing of Surrey Heath Borough Council, with the council’s Chief Executive,¬†Karen Whelan saying:

‚ÄėWe are proud that Camberley is able to showcase such fantastic internationally renowned talent. The Camberley International Festival promises to be a vibrant celebration throughout the town centre and we would like to thank our local community for their continued support. ¬†The Festival‚Äôs varied programme offers something for everyone and reinforces Camberley‚Äôs status in the region.‚Äô

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

‚ÄėThe Camberley International Festival is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some of the very best local performers alongside international concerts of the highest standard. It is great to see Camberley Theatre provide such a platform and to be at the hub of this exciting new addition to the arts.‚Äô

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The festival opens with a performance from multi-award winning folk band, Lau at Camberley Theatre on June 1st.

Tickets are available here, don’t forget to use the CIF code to get the special festival discount of ¬£5 per ticket.

Support on the evening comes from Richard J. Birkin

We would also like to take the opportunity of thanking our sponsors, The Best Print, who have this to say about the CIF:

‘We are delighted to be sponsoring the Camberley International Festival, which is great for the local community. The Best Print can’t wait to get involved in the events throughout the festival and seeing all of the talents showcased.¬†What a creative and exciting way of¬†celebrating 50 Years of Camberley Theatre.’


The Best Print have provided us with our lovely little festival brochures – if you haven’t been lucky enough to get hold of one for yourself (they are still available from Camberley Theatre box office), here’s an on-line version…

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and hopefully see you at one or two or three or four …..of our wonderful events between ¬†June 1 – 11th! X

Lau share two new remixes

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Exciting news – Lau‘s album ‘The Bell That Never Rang’ has been long listed for the Scottish Album of the Year Award.

To coincide with this news and the live dates they have coming up, (including The Barbican and of course, Camberley Theatre on June 1st), they will be releasing a couple of remixes on May 27th.

Ghosts‘ by acclaimed composer Richard J.Birkin (who will also be supporting them in Camberley) and ‘The Bell That Never Rang’ by Leafcutter John.

You can stream the tracks here


Lau longlist

C.I.F. Number 4 in Festivals this Summer!

We’ve had a couple of lovely bits of press over the last couple of days.¬† Firstly, Essential Surrey have put us at number¬†4 in their top 10 festivals this Summer.

Then Get Surrey have written this feature detailing CIF’s origins.

To celebrate, here’s a clip of Lau performing at the BBC Folk Awards in 2014 when they won Best Band (again!)

Don’t forget to use the ‘CIF’ coupon code when purchasing tickets to get your special festival ¬£5 discount per ticket.




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