Sponsors and partners

Woking Borough Council’s successful Celebrate Woking programme is now firmly established in the calendar. To help ensure these events can continue to take place in Woking, the Council gratefully acknowledges the support, both financial and in-kind, from a range of sponsors and partners.

During 2016, in excess of 200,000 local and international visitors were attracted to the wide range of interactive, family-friendly cultural and sporting events, including the Award winning Surrey Half Marathon, Woking Bikeathon, Party in the Park, Woking Food and Drink Festival (2015 & 2016 Surrely Life Food and Drinks Award for best local food event), Fireworks and Christmas Light Switch on.

Celebrate Woking is also proud to be part of a variety of the First World War Centenary commemoration and remembrance events, which will take place across the Borough until 2018.

During 2016, Celebrate Woking also delivered the very successful H.G. Wells cultural programme which now has a legacy in Woking.

As well as supporting our event programme, local businesses and organisations can also take advantage of a number of ongoing advertising opportunities.

These include outdoor banners, mounted media within our car parks, adverts inside The Woking Magazine and annual print media, and signage on the 20 roundabouts acoss the Borough.

To register your interest in any or all of these opportunities for 2016, please contact the Celebrate Woking Project Manager.

The following companies are sponsoring, supporting or working in partnership with Celebrate Woking for 2017. We thank all of them as we are making it happen together. Be Proud. Be Part of it.

Presenting Sponsors

Woking Shopping - main sponsor

Woking Shopping - main sponsor

Woking Shopping offers an impressive 170 shops located across 1,000,000 sq ft of retail, leisure and restaurant space within the heart of the town.

Major retail tenants include Debenhams, Pandora, Paperchase, Jones the Bootmaker, Primark, Top Shop, River Island, Next, H&M, Cargo, JD Sports, Boots and Sainsbury’s. In addition, the centres boast a great selection of cafes and restaurants, including Bill’s, Café Rouge, Carluccio’s, Las Iguanas, The Restaurant at Tante Marie and Pret a Manger.

Leisure facilities comprise two theatres, six cinema screens and a 600-seat food court. The centres also offer over 2,300 car parking spaces and also enjoy excellent public transport connections with one of the best rail connections to Central London.

Woking Shopping is the collective name for Wolsey Place and Peacocks shopping centres in Woking, managed by Woking Town Centre Management Limited; a joint venture partnership between Woking Borough Council and Moyallen, owners and operators of The Peacocks shopping centre. The joint venture was established to promote and develop the retail offer in Woking Town Centre.

For information, including opening times and offerings, visit www.woking-shopping.co.uk

Supporting Sponsors

Tante Marie Culinary Academy - supporting sponsor of Woking Food and Drink Festival

Tante Marie Culinary Academy - supporting sponsor of Woking Food and Drink Festival

Established in 1954, the Tante Marie Culinary Academy is the oldest UK independent cookery academy which is based in Woking.

Over the last 60 years, Tante Marie Culinary Academy has developed an internationally acclaimed reputation for excellence, with graduates running successful businesses around the world.

Tante Marie Culinary Academy is focused entirely on teaching practical cookery skills in an environment which is supportive and fun, whilst also ensuring its students develop the high levels of discipline required to cook beautiful food to the highest standards.

Tante Marie offers courses ranging from one day to one year and its unique relationship with Gordon Ramsay Holdings means that its courses are constantly being developed to meet the demanding needs of the industry.

Since opening its doors, thousands of talented chefs have trained at the Academy and pursued high-flying culinary careers across the globe and worked with some of the world’s most elite restaurant owners and chefs.

For more information about the Academy and its courses, visit www.tantemarie.co.uk

freedomleisure - supporting sponsor of Party in the Park

freedomleisure - supporting sponsor of Party in the Park

Woking Leisure Centre, which has benefitted from a £2 million redevelopment, features a state-of-the-art gym, 3G football pitches and a cafeteria serving Costa hot drinks.

It hosts around 200 fitness classes per week and its new virtual studio offers over 700 different classes, on-demand and programmed throughout the day.  Facilities also include sports halls, racquets courts, spa suite, indoor playframe, multi-sensory suite and meeting rooms.

Pool in the Park offers a leisure lagoon with flumes, waves and fountains, a 25-metre lane swimming pool, teaching pool, cafeteria and meeting room. Aqua classes, swim school, adults and ladies only sessions, private hire and parties are also available.

A variety of affordable memberships are available. To find out more, contact the memberships team on 01483 771 122 or email wokingmemberships@freedom-leisure.co.uk

Woking Leisure Centre and Pool in the Park are operated by freedomleisure in partnership with Woking Borough Council. 

Seymours Estate Agents

Seymours Estate Agents

Seymours Property Professionals in Woking are proud to be sponsoring the main stage at this year’s Party in the Park festival. 

Seymours estate agents has 17 offices across Surrey & Hampshire with Woking as its busiest office set over two floors dedicated to Sales, Lettings & property management.

If you’re interested in selling your property or just finding out how much it has increased in value since you purchased it, then please call Aaron or Zo at Seymours Woking on 01483 757700.

Dance Woking - supporting partner of Party in the Park

Dance Woking - supporting partner of Party in the Park

Woking has a diverse community and events like Party in the Park are great opportunities to celebrate this diversity. Dance Woking is very pleased to be once again invited to programme the dance activity.  The programme will feature both community and professional dance, showcasing a culturally diverse and eclectic mix of dance styles and performances.

In advance of the day, Dance Woking will undertake an outreach programme of activity in local schools & community centres delivering dance workshops/wake ’n’ shake sessions, where children will be taught a simple dance phrase enabling them to participate in a ‘flash mob’ type event at Party in the Park. There will also be opportunities to learn some simple steps on the day.

Dance Woking aids neighbourhoods using dance as its medium helping prevent crime as well as enabling children and young people to develop additional skills. We believe that by working on a shared vision and coming together to perform in a fun way in a public space we can support community cohesion and a build a sense of place encouraging further engagement with the arts community through dance.

For us this event has great reach and appeal because it is free to attend and engages attendees in a variety of ways through watching, performing as well as having a go in a safe environment.

Sam McCaffrey, Executive Producer

Director Dance Woking

The Ambassadors, Woking - supporting sponsor of Party in the Park

The Ambassadors, Woking - supporting sponsor of Party in the Park

The Ambassadors Woking is a fabulous entertainment venue incorporating two theatres, the New Victoria Theatre and the Rhoda McGaw Theatre and a superb six screen multiplex.

The New Victoria Theatre offers the very best of the West End with musicals, drama and comedy as well as international dance and world famous opera.  This season the theatre will present a splendid selection of high quality entertainment including the West End musicals Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang and Guys and Dolls, dance and opera from renowned companies Northern Ballet, Matthew Bourne and Glyndebourne, alongside our annual spectacular family pantomime.

The Ambassadors Cinemas offers the very latest in digital cinema with 3D screenings as well as numerous live broadcasts from companies such as National Theatre Live, the Royal Shakespeare Company and English National Opera.  The Rhoda McGaw 230 seat theatre caters for Woking’s many community groups and societies with a varied programme of entertainment throughout the year.

For more information on upcoming productions and films visit here.