Camberley International Festival takes place this week


Monday, 18 June, 2018

Showcasing a mix of world class entertainment, including music, film, comedy, literature and community events, it aims to build on the success of the first two years.

Headlining the music element, we are extremely proud to welcome one of Britain’s finest folk bands, The Unthanks, to Camberley Theatre on Friday 22 June. The depth and breadth of their many notable fans is quite remarkable -Martin Freeman, Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams, Rosanne Cash, Dawn French, Al Murray, Ewan McGregor, Colin Firth and Nick Hornby, to name a few.

The Carpenters Arms will also host a CIF launch party on Wednesday 20th June from 8pm. This free to attend eventwill feature live music from The Mysteries –all welcome!

The theatre also welcomes Jon Culshaw, one of Britain’s finest and funniest impressionists with his new show ‘The Great British Take Off’ on Saturday 23 June.

We are very excited to be hosting our second short film competition as part of this year’s CIF.In 2017 we had entries from as far away as Spain and Italy, although the winners were based somewhat closer to home. Two students from The Farnborough Sixth Form College, Francis Cousins and Evie Gordon, won this highly entertaining competition with their short film, ‘Cipid’s House’. The festival’s patron, BAFTA-Award-winning actress Juliet Aubrey, was part of the judging panel and presented the winners and runners up with their trophies.

The final day of the festival, Saturday 23 June , will see the colourful Camberley Carnival parade through town towards the London Road Recreation Ground (behind the Arena Leisure Centre), where an afternoon of live music, gymnastic displays, children’s entertainment, retro computer games, food stalls and a beer tent awaits.