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Halloween Spooktacular!September 8, 2014


Tickets are flying off the shelves for our most Ghoulish line-up yet for Halloween! Catch the psychedelic legend The Crazy World of Arthur Brown alongside the whiskey-soaked tones of  our favourite one-man-blues-punk-band Bob Log III and Xova. Tickets available here, here and here – grab ‘em while you can!

Poster artwork by the fabulous Russell Taysom – see more of his artwork here.

Music Meditation WorkshopSeptember 3, 2014

Music Meditation Workshop

We’re very please to announce our second Music Meditation Workshop with is now up onsale for Monday 3rd November! Mindfulness meditation tutor Andrew Ford (Inner Pieces) will play a selection of unique musical instruments will be played to provide the sonic focus for meditation, drawing
the meditator into deep relaxation, concentration and bliss. Musical instruments include Native American style Flutes, Kalimbas, Tibetan singing bowls and Hang.

Spaces are very limited to do book early here to avoid disappointment!

Artists & Makers FestivalAugust 28, 2014

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Artists and Makers Festival
Saturday 20th September 2014
10am – 5pm
Holy Trinity Church, Guildford
All Ages // £2 Entry

About The Artists and Makers Guild
The Artists and Makers Guild was born by a chance meeting in Guildford High Street one rainy day, and it’s members lamenting that there were very few meeting places in the town that were independent and not a generic clone of every other High Street in the UK. The conversation soon moved on to how great it would be if there was a more grass-roots venue that celebrated the arts and the individual maker, and perhaps where artists could meet and exhange ideas.

So we decided to do something about it. We may not be able to afford the real-estate in this part of the country for a permanent venue, but we can promote some of the extraordinary talent – artists, designers and makers that are working in tucked away workshops and studios all across the South-East and the UK.

More about the Festival
We are kicking off the Artists and Makers Guild with our first ever Artists and Makers Festival at the beautiful Holy Trinity Church right in the centre of Guildford High Street on the 20th September 2014. We will be showcasing a fantastic range of talent with Artists, Designers and Makers from a broad mix of disciplines within the arts. Each exhibitor will be hand-picked for the festival, keeping in mind originality and quality….We are not just another craft fair!!

If you are one of the lucky first 150 people through the door, you will receive one of our free goody bags designed by an up and coming designer. These bags are set to be a real collector’s item, so make sure you get there early!

The bags will have some really lovely hand-made items and some vouchers and information about other great events.

There will be craft workshops running throughout the day that you can try, as well as a fantastic Café with delicious home-made food and a selection of drinks. There will also be live music from some of Guidford’s up and coming talent.

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The Boileroom Stage at A&M Festival
We’ll be curating a stage of local acoustic acts to play live throughout the day, as well as a local playlist to showcase some of Guildford’s musical talents. We’ll be running a stall with local artists merch, so if you do like what you hear you can pick up a CD or two! Our Craft Clubbers will also have some of their wares on display too – full line-up to be announced shortly!


Save our Venue Campaign UpdateAugust 21, 2014


Thank you to everyone that has signed the petition, we have just received notice of our hearing date, in respect of the application to review our premises license.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend on Friday 19th September at 9.30am in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey.

All interested parties are asked in advance if they would like to speak – if you have been contacted by Guildford Borough Council today and you’d like to speak at the hearing, please do get in touch with us via with the subject title ‘Hearing’.

We really would like as many friendly and supportive faces there as possible. Let’s show Guildford Borough Council and everyone else how important The Boileroom is to us all.

We really do appreciate all the support we have had so far from everyone – thank you and please do join us if you can.

Dengfest 2!August 19, 2014


Next week we play host to Dengfest 2: the mighty all-dayer returns to the venue next Tuesday 26th August from 2pm, with no less than 10 acts from near and far! We’ve put together a little video playlist below – come down and catch it live next week! Tickets available in advance from here, here and here.