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Dance The Night Away for War ChildJune 19, 2017

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2017 sees The Bear Garden celebrating our 25th Anniversary and in honour of this we are trying to raise £25,000 for War Child! This awesome charity is on the ground supporting vulnerable children in areas of conflict. Our children have so much – it’s time to make a difference for those that don’t.

Jen has been part of The Bear Garden team for nearly 16 years and has decided to raise some money towards the target by doing a sponsored 6 hour DANCE-A-THON and you are all welcome to come and join the party!

Taking place here this Saturday 24th June between 3pm and 9pm, Jen will attempt to be continuously dancing for 6 hours!

PLEASE sponsor her or donate via our Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thebeargarden or by contacting The Bear Garden! Even a small donation would be so appreciated – sponsorship of just £1 per hour danced is enought to purchase children’s books for a library in the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan.

Tickets to the dance party are £5 (children under 16 entry by donation and are very welcome!) and entry is throughout the afternoon and evening between 3pm and 9pm.

There will be an epic cake sale, raffle and lots of great dancing glow accessories to purchase with ALL proceeds going to War Child! There will also be a variety of craft tables and a sweet cart courtesy of Sweet P! If you are interested in coming along with your crafts or as a small local business then please send us a message or post in the comments.

So you want to be even more awesome? Why not get sponsored too if you think you can do the dance-a-thon with Jen! What do you need to do? Buy a ticket for the event and contact Jen for a sponsorship form! Your reward? A mighty great whack of calories burned in order to eat your weight in very well deserved cake and knowing that when you go to sleep that night to rest your tired feet you will have contributed towards helping some of the world’s most vulnerable children rebuild their lives.

Buy tickets by contacting The Bear Garden on 01483 302581 or on our website www.beargarden.co.uk or on the door on the day. If you need any help purchasing a ticket please don’t hesitate to give us a call or email bears@beargarden.co.uk
Join us and dance to some of the best party tunes whilst munching on a cupcake and waving a glow stick for all you’re worth.

 

 

Jump On This!!May 19, 2017

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.

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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.

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Otherkin play the venue next tuesday!

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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 http://www.otherkinok.com/.

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Repair Cafe @ The Boileroom

 

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: facebook.com/RepairCafeGuildford

PARK STAGE: SECOND WAVE ANNOUNCEMENTMay 11, 2017

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
 www.alwaysthesunfestival.co.uk/tickets

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