Trash Canteen Community Lunch Raises Over £200!

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On 28th September, The Boileroom had a special community lunch for our new community Pay What You Feel Surplus food Pop Up Cafe, Trash Canteen! With assistance from the food gurus of Smokey Joe's, we managed to fill the bellies of many, all whilst raising money for a good cause.

Supported by Waitrose, Fairshare and Community Foundation for Surrey, we had a special lunch, where local charity Halow Project brought along some of their homegrown produce (courgettes, pumpkins, tomatoes, sweet peppers, courgettes and marrows!) for us to create a hearty vegetable curry, roasted vegetables, tomato and coriander salsa and rice, and courgette and carrot cupcakes for dessert!

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James, Sam, Anna, and Darren from the Halow Project's Cook and Grow scheme came along to help us prepare the food, along with Aisha and Gill. Everything was ready to serve to our hungry customers, nearly 80 people came to the launch throughout lunchtime, including Halow Project staff, family and friends who all tucked into our Trash Canteen feast!

We raised** £240 **altogether, which will be split towards The Halow Project and Trash Canteen.

For more information about Halow Project and Trash Canteen, please visit:

Come and get spooky with Boogie Monsters!

Boogie Monsters - Live Music for your Little Monsters!

The Ultimate Award-Winning Live Gig for the Whole Family! ** HAUNTED HALLOWEEN ACOUSTIC JAM**

Join Boogie Monsters, the UK's award winning LIVE rock and pop band for children, as they bring their fun and interactive daytime gigs to you!

Trick or treat yourselves and let the Boogie Monsters guys and ghouls entertain you and your little monsters at our 'toadally eerie-sistible' Haunted Halloween family gig!

Come and enjoy a spooooky musical 'monster mash' up of Halloween themed chart hits, rocked up action songs and funky nursery rhymes, played by our brilliant professional musicians!

This unplugged acoutic session, packs all the excitement of our full rock band into an acoustic gig - perfect for little ears.

We'd love to see your best Halloween fancy dress too - so come dressed to impress and join in with our Halloween parade!

Mums, Dads and Grandparents - book your tickets and show the kids what REAL music is all about!

For the kids...

Bubble Blasts Disco Lights Colourful Props & Inflatables Crazy Confetti Cannons Fancy Dress Parade (fancy dress optional but we encourage you to get in to the spoooky spirit!) Monster Mocktails Monster Tattoos

For the grown-ups...

Fully Licensed Bar Buggy Parking Baby Changing Facilities

Doors open 1.15pm for Bubble Blasts, Monster Tattoos and the purchasing of drinks, flashing wands and inflatable guitars! Music starts at 1.30pm


Early Bird Tickets - £6.50 per person Adult - £8 Child - £8 Family of Four - £29 Babies Under 6 Months Old Go FREE!

Boogie Monsters are proud to be at the forefront of children's entertainment, providing the ultimate opportunity for families to enjoy live music together, dance, learn and have fun! But don't just take our word for it....! "...Boogie Monsters put on one heck of a live music show..." "Highly skilled, professional musicians who love being on stage and performing for the kids..." "We all absolutely loved it. Such a great atmosphere and something totally unique for the kids!" "It was great, my kiddies loved it! They haven't stopped talking about Boogie Monsters since we got back!" "My little boy had a blast and is already asking me when we can go again!"

We look forward to seeing you for a boogie!

Please note, tickets are non-returnable and non-refundable

Children remain the responsibility of their parent / carer throughout the concert.

Inflatable guitars and flashing foam wands will be available to purchase on the day for £3 each (cash only).

Photographs and video will be taken during the concert, and may be used for future promotion on our website and social media. By your attendance at the event you acknowledge that you have been informed that you and/or your child may be photographed or recorded, and that those images may be used in our future promotions.

The Art Parlour

Join Hundred Watt Club for a multi-sensory 1920s themed life drawing session!

Taste the treats, sample the sounds and feast your eyes on the delights of the decade of decadence. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and draw, sketch or paint our exquisite model before an authentic 1920’s dance performance.

Basic materials (paper, pens, pencils) will be provided but feel free to bring along equipment from home to capture the evening in your own unique style.

No skill necessary – the drawing is informal and fun, with a few games and challenges thrown in for good measure. This is an artistic experience, rather than a lesson – so come along for the ride and get inspired.

Over 16s Only due to partial nudity. ID required if purchasing alcoholic drinks from the bar.

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The American hip-hop group The Sugarhill Gang, primarily known for their hit ‘Rappers Delight’, are back in England to perform at The Boileroom on the Thursday 15th June.


As the age of Disco drew to a close, music fans around the world were ready for an injection of freshness. In the year 1979 a new urban sound had found its feet on the East Coast of America. In Englewood, New Jersey a three-piece called The Sugarhill Gang were soon to become the forefathers of Hip Hop, as the success of their hit single ‘Rapper’s Delight’ was released, eventually selling 8 million copies, taking them global.

Although the group did split in 1985 they returned in 1994 and 5 years later released their 1999 children’s record ‘Jump On It.’

Some of their recent shows consist of V Festival in Hylands Park and Weston Park in the UK as part of their world tour in 2016. They also played in Hong Kong at the Clockenflap Festival on 27th November 2016, and in that same year plated the Art of Rap festival. By them playing a small shows allows people who can’t travel to arenas to grab a ticket from their local venue and gives them the chance to experience a small show as they have not had the chance to see them in the past.

To hear their music visit iTunes, Spotify and YouTube.

Click here to get tickets in advance.

Repair Café

Guildford’s Repair Café is coming to The Boileroom on Saturday 10th June! Between 10am and 12pm, you can bring along any broken household items in need of repair such as bikes, electricals, small items of furniture, toys, gardening tools, clothing, soft furnishings etc. Entry is free and all ages are welcome.

We will have a team of expert volunteers who love messing with tools and see a broken item as a challenge. The Repair Café have the support of Guildford Borough Council and offer the community a repair service because we believe deeply in conservation and recycling. If you think you can contribute, you are welcome to join us.

Visit the Repair Café Guildford website here:



The four-piece punky new-wave pop band from Dublin, who have supported bands such as Palma Violet, POND, and Parquet Courts, are taking the stage at The Boileroom on Tuesday 23rd May.

Fred Perry have said that Otherkin have managed to ‘channel all the raucous spirit and energy from the last twenty years’ worth of British guitar bands’, and their lead single, ‘AY AY’, ‘is absolutely killer and is surely set to be getting dance-floors stomping at indie discoes across the land for some time to come’.

They began headlining their own tour around the UK in November and have started ‘blowing the roofs off venues.’ The tour was in support of their infectious debut ‘The 201 EP.’ Recently they have been touring the UK from May 2017 until August 2017 and are currently being supported by Bad Nerves.

They recently announced on Twitter that they will be releasing new music soon and have also released a new song, ‘Enabler’ on YouTube. You can find all their songs on both Soundcloud and YouTube.

Buy tickets in advance here.

Find them on their official website


Still buzzing off our first main stage announcement, we’re excited to reveal that we will be joined by even more brilliant artists who represent the best in grassroots, national and internationally acclaimed music.

Just announced for #ATS17 are: Blackwaters, China Bears, Gengahr, Honeyblood, Me & The Moon, and The Vapors.

Our second wave announcement features burgeoning Guildford bands: Libertines approved indie punks Blackwaters, Spotify Fresh Finds indie rock band China Bears, and BBC Introducing featured indie pop act Me & The Moon.

“We are really excited to be playing Always The Sun Festival! The atmosphere last year was great and they had such good music and food. The bands announced so far are all really great. We’re really big fans of Lucy Rose and Tall Ships and we can’t wait to see them.” – China Bears

Joining our favourite local heroes will be two of Britain’s best alternative rock acts: Scottish sticky sweet punk rock duo Honeyblood, and ethereal psychedelic pop from Gengahr. We will also be joined by Guildford legends The Vapors, who had a top ten hit with ‘Turning Japanese‘ in 1980, which reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart, and number 36 in the US Billboard Hot 100.

The full Park Stage line-up so far is as follows: Blackwaters, China Bears, Dreadzone, Gengahr, Grapefruit Moon, Honeyblood, IDLES, Infinity Orchestra, Inheaven, Lucy Rose, Me & The Moon, Meadowlark, Palm Honey, Public Service Broadcasting, Sapphire, Tall Ships, The Strypes, The Vapors, TRAAMS, Trudy and The Romance, UP! Orchestra, Vinyl Staircase.

Discounted adult and young person group tickets are available from our website now, as well as family and individual day tickets too.

Tickets are available at

Get in the festival spirit with our Always The Sun Spotify playlist here

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