August 2014

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.











Secret Cinema Presents: Dead Poet’s Society – A Tribute To Robin WilliamsAugust 14, 2014


To celebrate the incredible life and light of Robin Williams, Secret Cinema is staging a one-off charity screening of Dead Poets Society in partnership with the mental health charity, MIND, in venues across the UK. Doors are at 7pm, with the screening beginning at 7.30pm. All Ages are welcome, with a £3 suggested donation on the door to the mental health charity MIND.

MIND is a UK based mental health charity that focuses on providing support to those suffering with mental illness, and their relatives, as well as increasing public awareness.
‘The apparent suicide of Robin Williams is a tragic and shocking event. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very difficult time. We would urge anyone who is experiencing the pain and distress of suicidal feelings to try and speak to someone, whether friend, family, their doctor or a charity such as Mind or Samaritans.’ Paul Farmer, Mind Chief Executive.

Creating large-scale cultural experiences in abandoned spaces, Secret Cinema fuses film, music, theatre and installations. Audiences explore ultra-immersive worlds where fiction and reality blur.
In 2007, Secret Cinema pioneered the form ‘Live Cinema’ by introducing site-specific, immersive cultural experiences. Breaking films – and recently music albums – into their constituent parts and marrying narratives with play-along action, Secret Cinema is a unique participatory social experience. Fuelled by a desire to fill the void left by an over- saturated technological world, it invites audiences to lose themselves in serendipitous, imaginary environments that challenge the way we perceive culture and social interaction.
In early June 2014, Future Cinema Presents moved under the Secret Cinema brand umbrella as ‘Secret Cinema Presents’. Now integral to the Secret Cinema brand, this strand will continue to present cult classics and new releases, revealing the film prior to the event.

Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life.