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:

Park Opera perform Opera Pops in Windlesham

Park Opera’s concert  programme of Opera Pops, performed at St John the Baptist Church, Windlesham, on Thursday 26th April at 8.0 pm, will include favourite solos, duets, quartets and choruses from the best known operas. Tickets £10, including refreshments (£5 for under 16s).



Mountbatten Festival of Music with the Massed band of the Royal Marines

Yesterday evening and this evening the Massed Bands of The Royal Marines performed at their Mountbatten Festival of Music.

The Festival is the flagship event of the bands of the Royal Marines, and has been so for 46 years. Shame to admit, I’d not previously heard of the festival. That ommission was corrected when we attended the Friday evening festival concert.

It’s a lively evening of music and lighting effects, with many outstanding solo performances, held in the wonderful Royal Albert Hall.

Can thoroughly recommend the festival for a cheery and enjoyable evening of band music. I took just a couple of photos, one just prior to the beginning of the concert and one of the Corps of Drums – click on photo to expand.

Busy Saturday 17th March: Surrey Heath Singers evening concert

The busy local Saturday, begins with Lightwater Scouts Jumble Sale in Lightwater, an afternoon of garden visiting in Chobham, concluding with an evening concert by Surrey Heath Singers at High Cross Church in Camberley, which commences at 6.0 pm.

A busy Saturday, indeed.