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LINE UP ANNOUNCED: Always the Sun Festival

Always The Sun has announced the headlining acts at the festival at Guildford’s Stoke Park in September. Irish mod rockers The Strypes are headlining on Friday 8 Sep, London electronic rockers Public Service Broadcasting (left) are the top act on Saturday, and on Sunday it’s former Bombay Bicycle Club vocalist Lucy Rose. Also confirmed are Dreadzone, Grapefruit Moon, Idles, Infinity Orchestra, Inheaven Meadowlark, Palm Honey, Sapphire, Tall Ships, TRAAMS, Trudy and the Romance, The UP! Orchestra and Vinyl Staircase. The independent event, organised by The Boileroom in Guildford, celebrates music, arts, community and green living.


FIRST TO KNOW: Shrek stomps in to Surrey

An early heads up for fans of the big green ogre and his pretty princess. New dates have just been announced for Shrek the Musical and it will be stopping off in Surrey. The big guy will stomp into the New Victoria Theatre in Woking from Wed 30 May to Sun 10 June, along with his loyal steed Donkey and the beautiful Princess Fiona. I’m a massive fan of the Shrek films and this hilarious and spectacular production promises to be just as good – turning the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.


Calling all film makers

If your inner Steven Spielberg is still busting to get out, then lean in close and listen up. The Camberley International Festival is hosting a Short Film Competition, giving budding film makers and animators the chance to have their work seen by industry experts. There are three categories: short film, animation, and documentary/experimental, entries must be 10 minutes or less, and entries close on May 19. The judges include the Bafta award-winning actress Juliet Aubrey (left); Polly Nash, an independent film maker and film course leader at the University of the Arts, London; and James Hill director at Fudge Animation.


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