Summer’s here and the Guildford Summer Festival is underway! This glorious celebration has something for everyone, with Guilfest for the music-lovers, raft and cycle races and (new for this year!) a Cricket Festival for the sports fans, as well as arts, crafts, history and beer . The Guildford Summer Festival runs until 15 August. Here are some of the highlights still to come:
18, 19 and 20 July – Guilfest! Back by popular demand, this important date on the festival circuit promises performances from the Boomtown Rats, Kool and the Gang and the Human League. Best of Guildford friends The Guide 2 Surrey and Kane FM are hosting stages at Guilfest too – the full line up is here and there are still a few tickets left which you can purchase through the website.
The Guildford Fringe Theatre Festival also comes under the umbrella of the Summer Festival. Spearheaded by our creative and motivated friend Nick Wyschna, it’s running until 28 July with an imaginative, thought-provoking performance somewhere (probably not a theatre!) in Guildford every night. I’m feeling particularly excited about the open-air performances of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Wintershall Estate in Bramley but there’s jazz, burlesque and live poetry too. Full Guildford Fringe Festival listings can be found here and you can book tickets for all the events here.
For you outdoor types, Guildford also has Walkfest. There’s an art walk, a walk to Godalming along the River Wey, a World War I walk in London, a real ale walk, bees and butterflies – so many fascinating reasons to get yourself outdoors, walking around and finding out more about your local area.
If that’s whetted your appetite, do visit the Guildford Summer Festival pages on the Guildford council website for full listings.
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