Camberley International Festival

We sat and listened to the borough council’s Executive Committee meeting yesterday.  One of the items on the agenda was to note the proposed Camberley International Festival.  The briefing paper for the meeting said the following:International festival1

International festival2

We’re all in favour of trying such initiatives, so full marks to the council this time.  But we were a little surprised that the Executive Committee didn’t question the ‘international’ aspect of the festival at all.  The Queen is, after all, primarily the Queen of England, and Lau might be internationally renowned, but it’s a British folk band.  What’s more, another part of the briefing note said “British folk rock icons Fairport Convention [are] booked to perform”  Note the ‘British’.  Finally, if the aim is to encourage the public to enjoy Camberley’s heritage and shops, will the stress on ‘international’ help?


6 thoughts on “Camberley International Festival

  1. It’s a much better-sounding idea than the ice rink was, so well done them (for once). I’ll make sure I attend in Lederhosen, just to enhance the festival’s international credentials…

  2. To quote the content of your article
    “The Queen is, after all, primarily the Queen of England”

    Well her title would suggest otherwise!

    “Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith”.

    • Ok, I plead guilty! I knew when I wrote that that I ought to check my facts, and that someone would probably catch me out. But you’re the first, so I almost got away with it.. congrats to you.

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