February 2016

Youth Artist Development Day #2February 29, 2016


After the success of our last event that launched during Independent Venue Week with the support of PRS Music, we proudly welcome back the 2nd edition of The Project’s Artist development Day. 

This monthly event gives an opportunity for more advanced young creators to perform original songs and receive feedback from a panel of industry professionals.

February’s Bands:

Maybe Not Today

The Keep Cats

Fluid & The Boy


Meet February’s Panel:

Toni Coe (Resident Panelist): Venue Manager

Mark Bounds (Resident Panelist): Artist Development

Dylan White: Radio Plugger

Sean Anderson: Producer


Huge thanks again to Silent Hill Studio’s in Guildford for being a wonderful partner to The Project and providing a backline. Also, big thanks to our panellists for dedicating their time to our young creatives so that they can develop their identity and hone their craft!



Sisters Unite: Erika 18.02.16February 24, 2016


Electric Theatre – Our ResponseFebruary 15, 2016


We are the people of Guildford. We are local. We want to be listened to. This is our response to the current speculation regarding The Electric Theatre. We believe it has become vital for us to affirm our position. We would like to present the following considerations. Before filling out a questionnaire, liking a page or signing a petition we would invite you to ponder the very real and possible future of our theatre. We were born here, we live, work, sleep, create, cry, laugh, breathe in Guildford and we care about it’s creative future. Over the last 10 years The Boileroom has meant so much to so many. A space to experience live music, theatre, comedy, craft, workshops, a sanctuary, a place to meet up or break up, to nurture, to develop, to experiment, to explore, to find yourself or lose yourself. We favour legacy, consistency and openness, a space that the town can be proud of. What is the future of the Electric Theatre? Where will it be in 5, 10, 15, 20 years? Who will use the space? Who will benefit most? We want a space that can facilitate everyone, the many not the few. We believe the Boileroom has served our community, we want it to be given the opportunity to grow, thrive, expand and collaborate.

We have been here and will continue to be here championing creativity. It’s time for you to decide. Thank you

Have your say on the future of the Electric Theatre and take part in Guildford Borough Council’s survey here. The survey closes Monday 29th February at 5pm. For a printed version, please contact Lee Atkinson at SMSR on 0800 138 0845.



Due to popular demand we are now moving to the beautiful and central location of Holy Trinity Church! The architecture is stunning and the church steps open up on to Guildford High Street. We are very pleased to have secured this desirable location for our much loved Vintage fair and cannot wait for the next event on September 17th.

If you are interested in a pitch then please contact Toni@theboileroom.net

Thanks again for another great Vintage Guildford event! We have some wonderful photos of the day.

Please tag yourselves here and share them around.









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GU1 Punx & The Boileroom Record FairFebruary 2, 2016