One week to go till Camberley International Festival

Surrey Heath Borough Council announce,

In one week, Camberley will launching the third Camberley International Festival! The town will come alive with music, comedy, films, literature and drama.

The opening party will take place at The Carpenters Arms on Park Street. Featuring live music from Kodiak Island and The Mysteries from 7:30pm, it’s free to attend.

There’s free comedy at The Cabin on the London Road, Film and Animation Masterclasses and competition at Camberley Theatre along with literature events at The Cabin and Theatre. The BAFTA Award winning actress and C.I.F. patron, Juliet Aubrey will be presenting the prizes to the winners of the film and animation competition.

The Camberley Carnival takes place on the last day of the festival, Saturday 23rd June. The afternoon of family entertainment taking place at the London Road Recreation Ground (behind The Arena) following the colourful parade through town includes an Indian Circus, Bhangra and Bollywood dance workshops, an acoustic tent, a bar run from a converted horse box and loads more!

Along with pop up events taking place across the four day celebration, the C.I.F. is a wonderful reason to celebrate Camberley!

Multi BBC Folk Award winners, The Unthanks has now sold out on Friday 22nd June at Camberley Theatre, but there are still tickets available for the impressionist and Radio 4 favourite, Jon Culshaw there on Saturday 23rd June. The full programme of events can be found here:

Camberley Carnival parade with colourful Nepali’s, Sikh Bhangra dancers, young gymnasts, and a super brass band

Thanks are due to the community groups contributing to the Camberley Carnival Parade on Saturday 17th June, who made the event an enjoyable spectacle.

Camberley’s Sikh Association, and Nepalese [Gurkha] Society, plus the young gymnasts, all who followed the oompah music of the Sandhurst Silver Band made for a splendid spectacle. These such events benefit from good weather, and boy, wasn’t it a lovely sunny day on Saturday.

I noticed that the energetic Bhangra dancers of the Camberley Sikh Association were running out of puff when reaching Pembroke Broadway, though as they reached Park Street they found renewed energy.

Yours truly captured the parade on video.

Carnival time in Camberley on Saturday 17th June

The final event of the ten days of the Camberley International Festival is a Carnival procession on Saturday 17th June. At 12 noon the carnival procession leaves Knoll Road, proceeding along the High Street, Pembroke Broadway to arrive at the London Road Recreation Ground

There are plenty of activities associated with the Carnival during the day at Camberley Theatre and at the London Road Recreation Ground