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Welcome to South Hill Park This season we reach out to you to invite you to become more involved in the life of South Hill Park. You will see that we have increased the popular entertainment part of our programme considerably, with some of the greatest names in the world of comedy and entertainment. Drama runs are shorter, because of grant cuts, so please look at the dates carefully and book in plenty of time so you don’t miss out! Thank you to those who have responded to the Mayor’s request to send us ideas about forward programming – please keep them coming to mayor@southhillpark.org.uk We are always delighted to hear from you! And last but not least, please, please STEP UP to South Hill Park – join our supporters scheme and help keep South Hill Park the wonderful hub of creativity that it is has become over the last 39 years! Turn to page 38 – your arts centre needs you! Another way to help SHP reach its 40th birthday is to make a mobile phone donation by texting WLDE40£3 to 70070 made possible by JustTextGiving by Vodafone. Life really could begin at 40 with your help! Best wishes

Ron McAllister Chief Executive

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Missed Out: South Hill Park’s Young Producers Group Don’t forget to look for the Missed Out logo, recommending shows for young people

£5 tickets available one hour before the show begins to customers under the age of 26, subject to availability

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from our funders

Contents 3 Featured Events 4 Musicals 5 Music 6 Entertainment 11 Drama 14 Hits from Edinburgh 15 Drama 16 Dance 20 Comedy 22 Family Entertainment 26 Music 28 Classical Music 29 Residency Exhibitions 30 Exhibitions 32 Adult Workshops 34 Digital Media 36 Children’s Workshops 38 Step Up for SHP 39 Hire South Hill Park 40 Information 41 Your Visit 42 Diary 44 How to find us Opening times Mon–Sat 9am–11pm Sun & bank holidays 11am–10.30pm Box Office Mon–Wed 10am–9pm Thu–Sat 10am–9.30pm Sun & bank holidays 12 noon–8.30pm The Bracknell Gallery Wed 7–9.30pm Thu, Fri, Sat 1–9.30pm Sun 1–5pm Booking dates M Members Thu 24 Nov Non-members Thu 1 Dec

The Digital Media Suite is generously supported by John Nike Corporate Members

South Hill Park Trust Limited is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Charity number 265656


Dance

Sat 4 Feb – Sat 24 March

Lift Off Dance Festival Various venues See page 16 for full details

Lena Dee, Performing Arts Officer Join us for seven weeks full of a wide and diverse collection of dance events. Professional dance companies include Jasmin Vardimon and two Kathak dance companies: Aakesh Odedra performing choreography by Russell Maliphant and Akram Khan and Sonia Sabri presents Kathakbox. We also have a wealth of community dance performances, workshops for everyone and the opportunity to dance alongside the professionals. Look out for the Lift Off flyers for full details but look inside for a sneak peek of what is to come. Digital Media

Sat 3 – Sun 4 March 11am–5pm

Introduction to 3D Printing Tutors: Riette Hayes-Davies, Malcolm Napier, Hannah Napier

See page 34 for full information Martin Franklin, Digital Media Centre Manager When I first saw this I couldn’t resist the idea of self-replicating machines. 3D printing will revolutionise global manufacturing in the coming years and I’m delighted to be able to bring the Thames Valley RepRap scene here to give you a first taste of the future of domestic production.

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Ron McAllister, Chief Executive Come to see two of the highlights from the 2011 Edinburgh Festival in the Wilde Theatre this season. Riot and Translunar Paradise were both prize winning shows from this year’s festival which inspired and moved me. Translunar Paradise is quite simply exquisite and very life affirming, celebrating love and the passing of time with a loved one. I was in tears in Edinburgh at the end! Riot became particularly topical because of the riots in London last year, although it looks at the IKEA riots which happened previously – again driven by material lust! The physical energy of this piece is stunning and I urge you to come and see it.

featured events

Drama

Hits from Edinburgh

Exhibitions Sat 11 Feb – Sun 8 April

Ubiquitous Materials Christopher Lundie and Jeannie Driver Bracknell Gallery

See page 31 for full information

Jeannie Drive: Unavoidable contents of life – 2010, 2010 used office paper, acrylic adhesive.

Outi Remes, Head of Exhibitions Ubiquitous Materials explores paper and its conceptual qualities. Paper can articulate ideas about repetition, materiality, consumption and production while maintaining its aesthetic and creative presence as an art object.

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musicals

Wed 22 – Sat 25 Feb 7.30pm Sat Mat 2.30pm

Mayan Productions

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens Suitable for 16yrs+ Cellar Bar £12, Conc £10

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Taking place at a seedy cabaret bar named Saucy Jacks, Interstellar Space Vixens are called to investigate murdered cabaret acts, dispatched by the hand of the infamous Slingback Killer! Love is discovered, hearts are broken and closets are opened. All under the cheesy soundtrack of disco.

Tue 28 Feb – Sat 3 March 7.45pm Sat Mat 3pm

Music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart Produced for Broadway Stage by David Merrick and Donald Albery Wilde Theatre Tue–Thu & Sat Mat £15, £13, £11, Conc £13, £11, £9 Fri–Sat £17, £15, £13 Tickets available online at www.starmakeruk.org or call 0118 988 7959 This amateur production is by arrangement with Musicscope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York

Please sir can I have some more! These are the famous words uttered many years ago on the West End Stage and written by the wonderful Lionel Bart. The UK has seen the TV auditions for Nancy and the dog, plus the show itself is currently touring the UK, although they have given this area a miss because Starmaker have been given the rights to perform this wonderful show in Bracknell. Starmaker staged this production back in 2000 at The Wilde and the whole company is really looking forward to once again enjoying this wonderful musical. With songs that include ‘Food Glorious Food’, ‘Where is love’, ‘Consider Yourself’, ‘It's a Fine Life’ and many, many more of the classics we have all grown to love. 4

Fri 16 – Sat 17 March 7.30pm Sat Mat 2pm Libretto by Alan Parker, Words & Music by Paul Williams Wilde Theatre £13 Conc £10 This amateur production by arrangement with Warner/Chappell Music Limited administered by Boosey & Hawkes

This slapstick musical comedy is entertainment for all the family. 1929 New York and Fat Sam, who runs one of the most popular clubs in town, is in danger of being closed down by his ‘business rival’ Dandy Dan. Enter Bugsy Malone, a killer with the ladies and a definite asset to Fat Sam. Hilarity ensues ending with a showdown at Fat Sam’s Speakeasy. When Dandy Dan’s mob burst in, Bugsy and the guys let ’em have it and the weapons of choice are splurge guns, flour bombs and custard pies!


Blake – Love Lifts Us Up

music

Sun 29 Jan 8pm

Wilde Theatre £25

The greatest love songs of all time, in perfect harmony, with Brit-Award winning singers Blake – four voices in perfect harmony. Famous worldwide for creating unique harmony versions of pop, classical and West-End anthems, the four charismatic British singers take audiences on a two-hour musical rollercoaster. The evening features the most uplifting and romantic love songs of all time, plus exclusive new material from their hugely anticipated fourth album, all mixed together with their famously humorous observations on life, love and music. Prepare to laugh, cry and be amazed by Blake.

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entertainment

Thu 5 Jan 7.30pm

The Jerry Lee Lewis Story Wilde Theatre £13

Starring Peter Gill, this brand new, exhilarating show tells the story of the first wild man of rock, and without doubt rock ‘n’ roll’s most exciting performer. From his meteoric rise to fame through hits such as ‘Great Balls of Fire’ and ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ to his equally as fast fall from grace when he married his 13-year-old cousin, back to his reinstatement as one of music’s biggest names with his triumphal return to the top in the mid-1960s when he performed at The Star Club in Hamburg. Featuring more than 20 of ‘The Killer’s’ greatest hits, performed with an energy that Jerry himself would have been proud of.

Sat 14 Jan 2.30 & 7.30pm

From the producers of the smash hit Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music

Sing-a-long-a Grease Cert: PG www.singalonga.net Wilde Theatre £15, Conc £14, Members £13 M Matinee only, children £10

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This fully interactive screening of the classic film with on-screen subtitles is ‘the one that you want’. The host will lead a vocal warm up, judge a fancy dress competition and show you how to use your free goody bag. Then just sit back and sing-a-long with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the gang. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged.

Sat 28 Jan 8pm

R.E.M. UK Wilde Theatre £18, Conc £17, Members £16 M

R.E.M. UK have been around since 1996. Over the years they have built up an enviable reputation as an authentic and entertaining tribute, playing all over the UK and Europe from small clubs to huge festivals, front man Rick Southern has perfected Michael Stipe's very individual stage persona. R.E.M. UK’s current line-up is: Rick Southern – vocals Chris Kinsella – keyboards, acoustic guitar Tony Williams – bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals Paul Tonge – guitar, mandolin, backing vocals Karl Hand – drums dep

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entertainment Celtic Dream is one of the most original and authentic Irish shows. Brilliant choreography, phenomenal vocals, astounding musicianship and glittering costumes. With a selection of the finest dancers, vocalists and musicians from around the Emerald Isle, Celtic Dream takes audiences along a breath taking journey of music, song and dance. With a mixture of traditional and modern songs, astoundingly choreographed dance routines and a touch of the old Irish ‘Craic’, Celtic Dream will leave you mesmerized and wanting more and more of the ultimate Irish experience.

Thu 2 Feb 8pm

The Counterfeit Stones 19th Bogus Breakdown Wilde Theatre £16, Members £14 M

The Counterfeit Stones celebrate their 21st-anniversary with yet another ‘sham rock’ experience, 19th Bogus Breakdown. Their skillfully mixed cocktail of classic hits, retro costume and humour continues to intoxicate young and old alike – 100% proof that a good shot always hits the target. This hooky masterpiece, hilariously ‘mockumenting’ the history of the Rolling Stones from 1962, will take you back if you were there; or make you wish you were if you weren't. Why pay a fortune to see the originals as ants in a mega-dome, when for a fraction of the price you can smell the sweat of faking brilliance? It's phony rock ‘n’ roll but a real bargain. ‘Four Out of Five Stars…’ THE TIMES

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Mon 6 Feb 8pm Wilde Theatre £19.50, Conc £18.50, Members £17.50 M

Fri 27 April 8pm

Taking Care of Elvis Wilde Theatre £18, Conc £16, Party bookings available

The sensational Ben Portsmouth and his T.C.E. band present a show featuring songs from the entire career of Elvis Presley from 1954 – 1977 with the style, charisma and energy truly worthy of the King of rock ‘n’ roll himself. Ben won the 2010 Images of the King World Championship, a coveted title contested annually in Memphis, TN by the best tribute artists on the planet. Since winning this title Ben is busy showcasing at Elvis festivals in the USA, making him a world class act. 7


Dr Phil’s Rude Health Show Wilde Theatre £15, Conc £14, Members and NHS employees (please bring proof of ID) £13 M

If you only see one doctor this year, make it Dr Phil… Phil Hammond is a GP, writer, broadcaster and possibly the only comedian to have appeared at a public inquiry. He is Private Eye's medical correspondent and has appeared on Have I Got News for You, The News Quiz, The Now Show, Countdown and The One Show. He is rude about everything (politicians, doctors, death, drugs, sex). His one month long run at The Edinburgh Fringe last August was a sell-out. ‘One of the most entertainingly subversive people on the planet’ THE GUARDIAN

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entertainment

Sat 21 Jan 7.30pm

Sun 5 Feb 7.30pm

Townsend Productions

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists By Robert Tressell New version by Stephen Lowe Directed by Louise Townsend Wilde Theatre £12, Conc £11, Members £10 M

An hilarious fast-paced show that shares with its audience a year in the life of a group of painters and decorators, as they renovate a three-storey town house for Mayor Sweater. It traces their struggle in Edwardian England. This vibrant, lively story is brought to life by two hugely talented and experienced performers using comedy routines, entertaining songs and live music from the Music Hall and uplifting hymns from the Chapel sung in graceful harmony. ‘…a finely-paced production which packs plenty of food for thought into an entertaining and accessible evening.’ STEPHEN LONGSTAFFE, WHATSONSTAGE

Sun 11 March 7.30pm

Mon 13 – Sat 18 Feb 7.15pm Sat Mat 2.15pm

Missed Out Live! Wilde Theatre £5 on the door, In advance £3

South East Berks Gang Show DED MMEN

RECO Music – Bands – Comedy – Dance Missed Out has yet another night of music, comedy, dance and bands lined up for you. The Wilde is once again transformed into a dance floor, comedy club and festival space. With a variety of acts from acoustic solo performances to rock, metal and pop bands, comedians and dance acts there really is something for everyone. Book early to be sure you don't Miss Out (and to get cheaper tickets too).

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SHOW IS SERIOUSLY WARNING THIS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

Wilde Theatre Mon-Fri and Sat Mat £9.50 Sat Eve £12 (No Conc) Family (2+3) £42 Groups of 20 or more £8.50 Senior Citizens £1 off

The Gang Show’s back in town with a cast of 90 scouts, cubs, guides and brownies who have been practising hard to put on the 41st South East Berks Kids in Koncert. Let us take you on a journey to China, Vulgaria and Chicago (to name but a few) and that’s all in one performance. So hurry to get your tickets so that you won’t miss out on this spectacular show. This is an amateur production.


entertainment

Bracknell’s

Got Talent Can you SING, DANCE, JUGGLE, DO MAGIC and MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH or have another talent? Are you aged 8 to 108? Are you solo or part of a group up to 30 people who would like your moment in the spotlight? Do you live, work or study in Bracknell?

South Hill Park will be hosting the first Bracknell’s Got Talent contest in May 2012 and would like to hear from anyone interested in auditioning with the chance of winning cash prizes, the chance to perform as part of a professional show and many, many more prizes. Auditions will be held in early spring 2012. To find out more and to register your interest in auditioning please email lena.dee@southhillpark.org.uk DED MMEN RECO

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Fri 30 March 8pm

entertainment

Pluck

The Titanic Show Directed by Cal McCrystal Wilde Theatre £12, Conc £11, Members £10 M

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As 2012 is the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, Pluck are resurrecting from the depths their celebrated production The Titanic Show, which is Pluck’s tribute to the musicians who played on until the end. Nobody knows what filled the days of those brave few before tragedy stuck… So Pluck has made it up. Sensitive lead violinist Wally and brutally sincere multi-instrumentalist W’Theodore are joined aboard the fated vessel by stowaway Roger, a strangely small yet enthusiastic young man. As they entertain the guests on board, tensions build as Wally and W’Theodore begin to suspect that Roger is not quite the man he claims to be…

Cabaret at the Cellar Bar Golden Ratio presents Cabaret at the Cellar Bar on the second Sunday of every month featuring a West End leading light who will be bringing some West End magic to South Hill Park Doors for each performance opens at 7pm, show starts approx 7.45pm. Tickets for each show £10

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Sun 12 Feb

Sun 11 March

Sun 8 April

Nicole Faraday

Kelly Price

Glyn Kerslake

Ross Hunter

Support from Christina Harris www.nicolefaraday.co.uk

In 2010 Kelly received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical or Entertainment for her role as Countess Charlotte Malcolm in Trevor Nunn's production of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. This evening promises to be a rare opportunity to enjoy a very special talent in an intimate journey of song.

As well as many leading theatre credits Glyn is also a songwriter/ composer and we have made him promise that he will delight us with his beautiful piano playing talent as well as his warm, rich voice. An evening of wit and emotion not to be missed.

Ross Hunter is currently appearing in Legally Blonde in the West End having also played Galileo in We Will Rock You. This cabaret promises an evening of beautiful singing and intimate story-telling through song.

Nicole has performed her own cabaret at Pizza on the Park Battersea Barge and Lauderdale House, hosted cabarets at Cafe Koha and regularly performs her own show at leading cabaret venue The Pheasantry on the King's Road.

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drama Blackeyed Theatre, in association with North Devon Theatres and South Hill Park By Steven Berkoff Adapted from the novel by Franz Kafka Director Ella Vale Designer Victoria Spearing Lighting Designer Charlotte McClelland www.blackeyedtheatre.co.uk Wilde Theatre £14, Conc £13, 11th HOUR Wed 21 March Members £12, Schools £9 M

Joseph K, an estranged and rootless citizen, is the victim of anonymous governing forces beyond his control. Deceived by authoritarian power, he is relentlessly hunted down for a crime that remains nameless. Finding himself arrested and awaiting trial, K sinks deeper and deeper as he tries to escape through twists and turns that are at once shocking, thrilling and funny. More than forty years after its first performance, Steven Berkoff’s brilliant adaptation of Franz Kafka’s masterpiece has become a classic work of twentieth century theatre and a widely studied syllabus piece. Kafka’s universal parable about the human condition is retold in Berkoff’s startlingly original, fresh and endlessly surprising play, which Blackeyed Theatre brings back to the stage in their inimitable way. Kafka’s nightmare vision, Berkoff’s crackling script and Blackeyed Theatre’s trademark ensemble-style physical theatre combine to create an inspiring and unforgettable piece of drama, ideal for lovers of pure theatre and those studying the ‘Berkovian’ theatre style. ‘One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English theatre’ THE STAGE

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Tue 20 – Thu 22 March 7.30pm Thu Mat 1.30pm

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drama

Wed 18 & Fri 20 Jan 7.30pm Thu 19 Jan 1.30 & 7.30pm

Icarus Theatre Collective in association with South Hill Park

Remote Goat ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★ DED MMEN RECO

Macbeth Wilde Theatre £14, Conc £13, Members £12, Schools £9 M

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Something wicked this way comes… The vicious, barbaric undercurrent in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy surfaces in this kinetic, blood-thirsty production. Victorious on the battlefield, Macbeth’s nobility and bravery are rewarded by an indebted king. But with each enemy slaughtered to serve Macbeth’s own vaulting ambition, his lust for power takes a deadly turn until he ferociously usurps the kingdom. His reign, baptised in blood, spirals out of control and Macbeth's deeds come back to tear him down.

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11th HOUR Thu 19 Jan 7.30pm

Tue 27 – Wed 28 March 7.30pm

London Classic Theatre

Equus By Peter Shaffer Running time 2 hours 35 minutes Contains strong language, adult themes and nudity Wilde Theatre £15, Conc £14, Members £13, Schools £10 M

In a Hampshire stable, a youth blinds six horses with a metal spike. Convicted of this appalling crime, 17-year-old Alan Strang is sent to a secure psychiatric hospital. Martin Dysart, the child psychiatrist assigned to him, begins to probe Alan’s past in an attempt to understand his motives. Initially the boy is silent and uncooperative but as Dysart digs deeper, he begins to win Alan’s trust and the truth gradually emerges. Finally, as Alan struggles to be free of his demons, he must relive the events of that terrible night. Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer's unique psychological thriller explores the complex relationships between worship, myth and sexuality. Equus was originally staged in 1973 at the Royal National Theatre, London. In 1977, a film adaptation of the play was released starring Richard Burton and Peter Firth. In 2007, the play was revived in the West End for the first time since its première, in a critically-acclaimed production starring Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths. Equus won the Tony Award and New York Critics Circle Award for Best New Play in 1977. ‘…taut, flawless and compelling…’ THE STAGE


drama

Mon 23 – Tue 24 April 7.30pm

Wilde Theatre £15, Conc £14, Members £13, Schools £9 M

‘A play is a world in itself. A tiny colony we could say. And you are in charge of it. That is a great responsibility’

PRODUCED BY THE ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY

Australia 1788. A British ship arrives with a cargo of soldiers and convicts transported abroad for their country’s good. As the soldiers struggle to impose order on the outcasts of the old society, a benevolent governor seizes on the notion of a play. In the shadow of the gallows and the gum tree the convicts gather under the direction of 2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clarke and rehearsals begin for The Recruiting Officer. Based on real events, Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Olivier award winning modern classic is an inspiring tale of the transforming power of theatre. This is a major touring revival produced by the acclaimed Original Theatre Company following on from the success of their recent productions of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa, Alan Bennett’s Madness of George III and R.C. Sherriff’s Journey’s End.

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hits from edinburgh

Fri 3 Feb 8pm

Theatre Ad Infinitum (UK)

Translunar Paradise Written and directed by George Mann Co-devised & performed by Kim Heron, George Mann and Deborah Pugh Music composed by Kim Heron & George Mann, played by Kim Heron Wilde Theatre £12, Conc £11, Members £10 M 11th HOUR

Translunar Paradise takes you on a journey of life, death and enduring love. After his wife passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the reality of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave, Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to help him let go. Using a live accordion accompaniment, this exquisite piece of mask and movement theatre was a multi-award winning, critically acclaimed sellout at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011. Theatre Ad Infinitum is an awardwinning international ensemble based in London, developing new and original theatre for a multi-cultural audience. ‘An extraordinary performance. Translunar Paradise so moved me (and plenty of others in the oft-sniffling audience) because of its uniquely devastating method, prompting thoughts about bereavement using only gesture, never cheapening its subject by attempting to describe the indescribable’ OBSERVER

Thu 26 April 7.30pm

The Wardrobe Ensemble

Riot Suitable for 14yrs+ Wilde Theatre £14, Conc £13, Members £12, Under 21s £10, Schools £9 M

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10 February 2005. At the stroke of midnight the British public punch, kick, strangle and eventually stab their way to £45 sofas and £35 bed frames. Riot is a true story set in a lamp-lit, flat-pack universe bursting with violence, chaos and more characters than you can throw a meatball at. Starting life at the Bristol Old Vic, The Wardrobe Ensemble tear up the instructions and disregard the diagrams to construct a comedic tragedy of a thoroughly modern kind.


Our newly re-vitalised Studio Theatre has some great shows coming up. To get involved or for more information contact: luke.burton@southhillpark.org.uk

drama

Drama in the Studio Theatre

South Hill Park’s Studio Company presents Sun 1 April 11am & 3pm Mon 2 April 2pm

Wed 8– Sat 11 Feb 7.45pm

Anyone for Breakfast?

When Jane decides to have an assignation with Mark, a young handsome man she has met at her squash club, her best friend Shirley is only too happy to help by lending Jane her house for the purpose, as this leaves Shirley free to spend the evening with her lover…. Jane’s husband Roger. However all does not go to plan when Shirley’s husband Gilbert arrives home unexpectedly with the object of his affections… his German air hostess girlfriend Helga.

Coming up Each show £10, Member & Conc £8 These shows are amateur productions

By Clare Bevan A traditional tale revived in rhyme. Studio Theatre £10, Members & Conc £8 M

Turlupin is a poor boy without family or fortune. If only he could find a pair of gloves, perhaps he could make his way in the world and marry a king’s daughter. And, of course if those gloves just happened to be magic…

Two Gentlemen of Verona By William Shakespeare Wed 9 – Sat 12 May 7.45pm Bent By Martin Sherman Wed 11 – Sat 14 July 7.45pm

Too Many Daves

By Pierre Corneille Directed by David Stacey

Loot By Joe Orton Wed 12 – Sat 15 Sept 7.45pm Bug By Tracey Letts Wed 31 Oct – Sat 3 Nov 7.45pm

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The Gloves of Turlupin

By Derek Benfield A truly outrageous farce! Studio Theatre £10, Members & Conc £8 M

Wed 7 – Sat 10 March 7.45pm Studio Theatre £10, Conc £8

A comedy about loving and lying. It is Paris, 1643, a city ripe for farce and gallantry. The playwright Molière is just starting out, while the Three Musketeers are finishing things off. When compulsive fibber Dorante arrives in town, his outlandish tales amaze and charm all who hear them, including the women he is trying to seduce. But a tangled web can trip the best of liars… A brilliantly witty modern translation brings this classic to life. Honestly. This is an amateur production.

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dance

Lift Off Dance Festival returns bigger and better than ever. More community performances, more professional companies, more workshops and more

Dance Festival

Sat 4 Feb – Sat 24 March

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films. Come along and try a new dance style, watch a new dance company or find out more about dance in your community. Thu 9 Feb 7.30pm

Aakash Odedra Rising

Community Galas Sat 4 Feb

Youth & Community Gala 1 Fri 9 March

Schools Gala Sat 10 March

Youth & Community Gala 2 All performances Wilde Theatre 7.30pm £10.50, Conc £9.50, Members £8.50 M Group discount: buy 10 tickets and pay just £7.50 per ticket

Due to the popularity of this event, this year we have three community galas to showcase with some of the best dance talent on the current dance scene. Expect to see flamenco, street dance, contemporary, musical theatre, charleston and ballet as well as performers with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. Companies will include Vanquish Dance Company, FuzzyLogic, Berkshire Youth Dance Company (SHP’s own resident youth dance company), Hampshire Youth Dance Company, StopGAP Youth Dance Company, Twinkle Tots Ballet, The Hip Hop Replacements, Nocturn Adult Community Group as well as twelve schools showcasing their talents. Great shows to bring all the family to!

aakashodedra.com Wilde Theatre £12.50, Members £11.50, Conc £10.50, Under 21s £8.50 M

Rising is a new work performed by Aakash Odedra, exploring different processes and aesthetics to create a new personal language. Aakash performs solos choreographed by Russell Maliphant; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Akram Khan with lighting by Michael Hulls. All use Aakash’s background in Kathak and Bharatanatyam to create a new flavour of contemporary dance. The project has been commissioned by DanceXchange, Sampad, The Hat Factory, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Dance, South East Dance, New Art Exchange, The Place, Curve and funded by Arts Council England and Akademi.


Tue 6 March 7.30pm

KathakBox www.ssco.org.uk/kathakbox.html Wilde Theatre £12.50, Members £11.50, Conc £10.50, Under 21s £8.50 M

Kathakbox is the latest production from one of the UK’s most dynamic dance companies. Sonia Sabri Company celebrate the unique, diverse energy of modern Britain through a brand new dance style: Urban Kathak. This bold, heart-pounding production features Sonia Sabri performing alongside three dancers including dynamic b-boy Nathan Geering, tabla maestro Sarvar Sabri, acclaimed spoken word artist and vocalist Marcina Arnold and beatboxer Shan Bansil. Hip Hop guru Jonzi D injects attitude as the production’s artistic consultant and the renowned vocalist Zena Edwards weaves her spell of poetry as guest composer. ‘I felt like jumping up onstage to join them... full of vibrant energy...Kathakbox is at the same time uplifting and highly enjoyable.’ LONDONDANCE.COM Kathakbox UK tour is supported by Arts Council, England. Kathakbox is a co-production with mac and has also been commissioned by The Place, PRS Foundation, The Drum and Birmingham City Council. International residency is supported by ADACH, Abu Dhabi, and the British Council. Would you like to perform at this event? See workshop on Sat 28 Jan for more details. Sat 28 Jan 11am–3pm

Sonia Sabri: KathakBox Dance Workshop Leading to two performances £24, Members & Conc £20 M

A chance to learn from one the most inspirational of British born dancer-choreographers working in the 21st-century climate. This workshop will work with themes used in the company’s work Kathakbox, being performed at South Hill Park on Tue 6 March. This workshop will culminate in the creation of a new work to be performed by the participants on Sat 4 Feb as part of a Lift Off Dance Festival Gala as well as the curtain raiser to the company’s performance on Tue 6 March. NB: All participants must be able to perform on both dates above when taking part in this workshop.

Sat 4 Feb – Sat 31 March

XTEND VI: Physical Dusk–10.30pm Atrium

‘We’re not machines, Sebastian. We’re physical.’ A dynamic selection of international artist-made video and screen dance works lights up the Atrium this season, projected large scale on the walls after dusk.

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dance

Sonia Sabri Company

Dance workshops Throughout the festival there will be dance workshops for toddlers, fans of Alvin Ailey-style jazz, contemporary dance masterclasses, Bollywood fitness and more. Also there will be a chance to learn some routines and songs from the musicals and get to perform in the Wilde Theatre stage to your family and friends. For further details and to be kept up-to-date with all the workshops and events throughout Lift Off please email lena.dee@southhillpark.org.uk to join the event mailing list.

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dance Tue 13 March 7pm Wed 14 March 7.30pm

Jasmin Vardimon Company Justitia

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www.jasminvardimon.com/justitia Directed and choreographed by Jasmin Vardimon Tue 13 March 7pm includes curtain raiser by Berkshire Youth Dance Company choreographed by Jasmin Vardimon Company members Suitable for 14yrs+ Wilde Theatre £14, Conc £13, Members £12, Schools £9 M

Following its recent sell-out success at Sadler’s Wells, Jasmin Vardimon Company returns to SHP with Justitia; a narrative-driven dance theatre show that delves into the depths of our justice system. Theatrically staged on an impressive revolving set, Justitia invites the audience on an investigative journey as it unravels the multiple truths concealed behind a gripping crime story. Punctuated with provocative and insightful humour, Justitia treats us to Vardimon’s unique brand of highly acute physical theatre performed by a company of eight international dancers. Fiercely athletic, daring and beautifully detailed, this production delivers a generous mix of energetic dance, a sharp script and exhilarating music. ‘Terrific. Stylishly designed, vividly played’ THE GUARDIAN 18

Jasmin Vardimon Workshop for Dance Practitioners Thu 1 & 8 March 7-8.30pm £15

Practitioners of dance and drama can learn teaching techniques first hand from company members, to use in dance and physical theatre classes with their own pupils. Exploring ways to engage students and how to teach repertoire and choreographic tasks using the Vardimon methods, teachers can enjoy learning from JVC techniques that will contribute to their own professional development, as well as stretch their dance technique and performance skills. Please note this workshop is not suitable for beginners.


dance

Sat 24 March 7.30pm Sun 25 March 3pm

Vienna Festival Ballet Tchaikovsky Gala Evening www.viennafestivalballet.com Wilde Theatre £18.50, Conc £17.50, Members £16.50, M Under 16s £11.50, Family £52

Sun 18 March 3 & 7.30pm

Strode’s College Dance Department and New Fusion Dance Eclectic Fusion 5 Wilde Theatre £7, Conc £4, contact the Strode’s Box office on eclecticfusion@strodes.ac.uk or 01784 437506

A fast paced diverse mix of ballet, contemporary, musical theatre and jazz interspersed with choreography influenced by dance, music and traditions from around the world. This showcase allows a glimpse at the high standard of work produced by our students.

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Enjoy an evening of highlights from the best known and most loved Tchaikovsky ballets, including extracts from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Swan Lake Act 2 is the famous lakeside scene when Prince Siegfried falls in love with Odette, the Queen of the Swans. In Act 1 of Sleeping Beauty we see Princess Aurora at her 16th birthday party dancing the famous Rose Adage with four princes and in Act 1 of The Nutcracker the Dance of the Snowflakes. One of the many highlights will be, by special demand, the famous Black Swan Pas de Deux. This gala evening of ballet has been specially produced for the Vienna Festival Ballet after receiving an overwhelming response from audiences nationwide.

Sat 21 April 7.15pm Sun 22 April 2pm & 6.45pm

The Knight School of Dance 25th Anniversary Show Wilde Theatre £12, Members, Conc. & Children £10 M

To celebrate twenty-five years of teaching excellence, the popular Wokingham-based Knight School of Dance presents this vibrant production. The enthusiastic pupils aged from three to adult showcase their achievements in ballet, tap and modern. Come and enjoy the colourful costumes and exciting choreography in this entertaining performance for all the family.

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Fri 27 Jan 8pm

comedy

Jimmy Carr Gagging Order (warm-up) Show duration approx 1hr TBC Not suitable for under 16s Wilde Theatre £10

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Join Jimmy as he tries out new material for his forthcoming tour. Might be good, but then again might not!’ Maximum of 6 tickets per customer

Tue 7 Feb 8pm

Jeremy Hardy Wilde Theatre £14

Jeremy Hardy has been a stand-up comic since 1984 and will be one until he dies or wins the lottery. Jeremy is best known for his work on Radio 4, notably on News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. In 2010, he published a book, My Family and Other Strangers, chronicling his desperate search for interesting ancestors. ‘A comic genius.’ SANDI TOKSVIG

Sat 28 April 8pm

Mark Steel’s In Town Adults 18yrs+ only Wilde Theatre

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£14 Following his highly acclaimed, Sony Award winning and Writers Guild Award winning Radio 4 comedy show Mark Steel’s In Town, writer and stand-up comedian Mark Steel is back on the road. Bringing an element of this show means Mark will write material shedding light on the quirkiness and interesting aspects of every town and city he visits, allowing each show to be unique – something local audiences up and down the country will devour and enjoy. Mark is committed to performing a routine about the history of every town he’ll perform in. However, he may regret making this promise.


Fri 20 April 8pm Adults 18yrs+ only Wilde Theatre

£16 Join us for a fantastic night, featuring some of the Comedy Cellar's greatest talents, including Jarred Christmas and Kerry Godliman. Pre-show meals/buffets for groups, large and small, available on request.

Every Friday Doors open 8pm, show starts at 8.30pm Adults 18yrs+ only Cellar Bar £11, Members £10 M

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The ever popular Comedy Cellar returns on Friday 6 January. This season's acts include BAFTA nominee Matt Rudge, BBC New Comedy Award Winner Angela Barnes and Chortle Award winner Adam Hess. Continuing our celebrations of 25 years of the Bracknell Comedy Cellar right up until Christmas. For regular updates go to www.thecomedycompany.co.uk ‘All comedy clubs should be like this’ ADAM BLOOM

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The Great Big Comedy Gig

The Comedy Cellar Raffle As part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations and in support of fund-raising efforts for South Hill Park, we are donating a one-year Comedy Cellar pass for two, worth £1000. JUST £5 PER TICKET – raffle will be drawn on Friday 6 January 2012.

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easter egg competition

Sun 8 April from 10.15am

Easter Egg Hunt and Competition Entry into the competition and egg hunt £1

SHP is going all out this Easter. There’s James and the Giant Peach in the Wilde and we’re also doing an Easter Egg hunt and competition. Bracknell Town Mayor, Cllr Gill Birch, will be hosting this as a fundraiser for South Hill Park. Come and explore the new grounds whilst hunting for eggs and if you’re the first one to find the giant peach you will win a prize! The Mayor will judge the entries in the Giant Easter Egg Parade at 12noon. You can bring in your own Easter Egg or make one in one of our Easter Egg workshops. So wear your best Easter bonnet and show off your Easter Egg in our Giant Parade. The winner will win two tickets for James and the Giant Peach. Egg Hunt takes place from 10.15am–12noon

Easter Egg Workshops £4.50 (includes entry into the Competition and Egg Hunt)

Workshops are half an hour and start at 10.15am, 10.45am and 11.15am and will take place in the Terrace Room. All family welcome. As there are limited places available booking is advisable.

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Mon 30 Jan 1.30pm

Great Gran’s Great Games A play for the Cultural Olympiad Written by Mike Kenny Suitable for 4 yrs+ and their families Running time approximately 50 mins Wilde Theatre £4.50

Frankly, Ollie can’t see the point of his Great Gran; and now it’s even worse. She fell and hurt her hip and had to come to stay. Ollie has had to give up his room. And what can she do? She can’t run, jump, skate, anything. She can hardly stand. However she can do something he can’t. She can swim. In fact, she can do it rather well. There was a time she did it at the Olympic Games in London. No! Not those Olympic Games. The other ones in 1948 … when the athletes had to bring their own towels! Sat 11 Feb 2pm

The Magical Illuminarium Suitable for 5 yrs+ and their families Running 1hr 20mins with a 20-min break Wilde Theatre £10, Children £7

The Mermaid and the Selkie is a unique, multisensory, theatrical experience where storytelling, songs and poetry of Milly Jackdaw weave word spells through the visual enchantment and full musical score. It features over 300 original illustrations created especially for the show by illustrator Peter Stevenson. Eco drama/art workshop 10.30am–12noon £3 per child There will also be the opportunity to create your own creatures for the Magical Illuminarium with the help of Milly Jackdaw and illustrator Peter Stevenson. Discover the strange creatures down in the deep ocean and find ways of bringing them to life through drama and/or art.

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family entertainment

Pied Piper Theatre Company

Sun 18 March 11am & 3pm

Sea Legs Puppet Theatre

Little Bo Peep www.sealegspuppets.com A show for little peeps age 2–7 Studio Theatre £10, Children £6

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesn't know where to find them. Her companion Little Boy Blue is doing his best to help find the woolly runaways but he keeps falling asleep. Meanwhile, The Nursery Rhyme Man is in his kitchen baking a surprise cake for Little Bo Peep’s birthday. As he works a naughty mouse keeps stealing the ingredients. Come and sing along to your favourite nursery rhymes.

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Fri 13 Jan 8pm

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music

The Hamsters Farewell Tour Play Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top www.thehamsters.co.uk www.youtube.com/user/TheHamstersUK Wilde Theatre £15, Members £14, Under 18s £7 M

Sat 18 Feb, 24 March, 28 April 7.30pm

Folking Live Cellar Bar £7

Folking Live is the South East’s premier showcase event for both up and coming and established artists on the UK folk and roots scene moves to the new time slot of Saturday nights. You will be treated to four top acts, all hand-picked for a perfectly rounded evening of acoustic based music. Fri 6, Sat 7 Jan & Wed 18 April 7pm

Creative Control Mini Fest Wilde Theatre £7

A selection of the finest local bands from around the region. Every Sunday and Tuesday 8pm

Creative Control Band Night www.creativecrontrolstudio.com £5

A selection of the finest up and coming bands from around the region, from Acoustic acts to Rock and Metal bands.

Having almost completed their 25th year and farewell tour, The Hamsters have long been established as one of our premier blues-rock attractions, having performed 4,500 concerts in their time together. Although usually playing their own brand of rootsy rock, blues and americana – tonight they'll be performing an evening Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top songs, for which they’re also widely regarded as being the UK's leading interpreters. They'll also include some Hamsters’ material as well. Guitarist/singer Slim has also recently been featured in Guitarist magazine's Blues Guitar Heroes book. ‘They’re fabulous: one of Britain's very best live bands’ BOB HARRIS, RADIO 2 Thu 26 Jan 8pm

Buddy Greco Wilde Theatre £22.50, Concs £21.50, Members £20.50 M

Internationally recognised as one of the top jazz pianists and singers of our time, Buddy Greco imbues his performances with remarkable vocal gymnastics which are exemplified on his famous 1960 hit recording of ‘The Lady is a Tramp’. He has recorded 70 albums, including a live album with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. ‘Buddy can make anything swing – nobody comes close in that department’ THE LATE FRANK SINATRA

Wed 15 Feb 8.30pm

The Supertonics Recital Room Free, but voluntary contributions to the SHP piano appeal would be appreciated

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An informal concert from this swing band who play music essentially from the 30s and 40s. Enjoy the sounds of trumpets, saxophones, trombones and rhythm section in a relaxed atmosphere. Tickets must be obtained from Reception.


Blues & Rock Evening in aid of South Hill Park Cellar Bar

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Sat 28 Jan 8pm

£7, Conc £6 Enjoy a great evening of blues and 70s rock with some jazz thrown in for good measure provided by the most talented local musicians.

Thu 19 April 8pm

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An Intimate Evening with The Unthanks with support from Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell www.the-unthanks.com www.jonnyandlucy.com Wilde Theatre £18

Following their successful collaboration with the massed ranks of national champions Brighouse and Ratsrick Brass Band, the Mercury-nominated Tynesiders now return to where they began, playing cosier venues, in the guise of their core creative quintet, for a more intimate and personal experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to see The Unthanks close-up and paired down, with Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell supporting, performing songs from their debut album Kite, described by Lauren Laverne as ‘absolutely gorgeous’.

Wed 25 April 8pm

The John Law Trio Recital Room £9, Conc £8, Members £7 M

In this concert the John Law Trio will be presenting some of the best original material from John’s acclaimed Art of Sound trio as well as some of the most beautiful, melodic tunes from the standard jazz repertoire. With John will be Yuri Goloubev (Russian virtuoso bassist known for his work with Gwilym Simcock) and Asaf Sirkis (Gilad Atzmon, Tim Garland, Gwilym Simcock groups) ‘If there’s one jazz ensemble on the British scene that wows you with sheer technical brilliance, it’s surely this one.’ IVAN HEWITT, TELEGRAPH

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classical music

Sun 5 Feb 3pm

Sat 24 March 7.30pm

West Forest Sinfonia Chamber Concert

James Holland · Lute Recital

Recital Room £8

A programme of music for oboe, harp and strings. See website for more information. Sun 12 Feb 3.15pm

Steven Miller · Piano Recital

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Recital Room Full & Members £15, Conc & Schools £10 M

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Finalist in BBC TV’s Young Musician of the Year and awarded the Walter Todds Memorial Bursary, Steven has performed numerous concertos with orchestras in and around London. Including a ‘live’ broadcast of Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ with the BBC Radio Concert Orchestra. This afternoon’s concert will include music by Schubert, Debussy, Liszt & Dohnanyi.

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James has performed in the various festivals around Europe including the Festival Classique in Den Haag, and the Barcelona and Utrecht Early Music Festivals. He has performed with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Den Haag among others. He will be playing music by John Dowland and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Wed 25 April 7.30pm

Sat 17 March 8pm Sun 18 March 3pm

Bracknell Choral Society present

A Journey Through European Song

Wilde Theatre £15, Conc £14, Members £13, Under 18s £9 M

www.facebook.com/tingayverkerkduo Recital Room £15, Members & Conc £12, M Under 21s £8

This recital will include multi European flavours, performed through song and piano solos. Soprano Lori is a regular concert soloist, a principle at Bearwood Opera and teaches singing at Gordon's School. A graduate from the Royal College of Music, Ellie is a teacher, MD, and plays keys in Jersey Boys.

The Tuscany Collection

BCS sings its acclaimed programme from the successful tour of Tuscany last summer. The programme will include Vivaldi’s Gloria and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, Zadok the Priest, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Rutter’s Gaelic Blessing (as heard on Classic FM) and a good sprinkling of spirituals and English and Italian madrigals. BCS invite you to come along a for a quick run through of the Hallelujah Chorus at 6pm, if you want to join them on stage to sing it in the concert itself! This is a fundraising concert to help SHP following recent funding cuts, So please support this beautiful concert.

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Wed 22 – Sat 25 Feb 7.30pm

La Traviata By Verdi

Wilde Theatre Wed – Thu £16.50 Fri – Sat £18.50 Tickets for this local society are also available from John Mills 01252 860050

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Violetta, the beautiful but doomed ‘fallen woman’ of the opera’s title, lives a life of luxury and pleasure in the glittering salons of 19th-century Paris. Her life is transformed by the love of the naive young Alfredo but their new found happiness proves all too brief. One of the greatest of all romantic love stories, La Traviata contains some of Verdi’s most sublime, passionate music, including the famous drinking song ‘Libiamo’ and Violetta’s show stopping ‘Sempre Libera’. Sung in English, with full orchestra.


Machi de Waard End of Residency Exhibition (Jewellery & Silversmithing) www.machidewaard.co.uk Tall Hall & Box Office Area

During her two year residency at South Hill Park, Machi de Waard has been distilling her modern style into a core collection. It displays an aesthetic with clean lines that contrasts silver and gold. Influenced by the simplicity of forms of early modern art, fundamental shapes are placed in subtle relationships with one another. The gold sphere provides a sense of tension or playfulness by balancing on the curve or peeking out from behind the silver. Machi is inspired by abstract expressionism and minimalism. GOOD FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS

The Bracknell Gallery and Wilde Theatre opening times Wed 7–9.30pm Thu, Fri, Sat 1–9.30pm Sun 1–5pm

Sat 3 Dec – Sun 29 Jan

Invisible Cities Holly Drewett Residency Exhibition (Printmaking) www.hollydrewett.com Mirror Gallery

This exhibition explores themes of journey, landscape, architecture and sense of place. Using a range of printmaking techniques the artist breaks down components of source imagery, both drawn and photographic to reconstruct places and to generate an impression of that place. Heavily influenced by India and Nepal, the exhibition celebrates the rich culture and colour that is so prominent in these countries. At the heart of this body of work is printmaking, intrigued by both traditional and digital techniques: the processes are allowed to overlap and the results are used to develop the work.

Machi de Waard: Gold Ball Tube Pendant, 2011

Sat 11 Feb – Sun 8 April

Opening reception Fri 10 Feb 7–8.30pm all welcome

Bev has taken the opportunity of her residency to explore the relationship between her jewellery and her origins as a biologist. Bev spent three years doing scientific research then worked in the field of plant health before leaving to concentrate on developing her jewellery skills. The tenet of her work is the beauty of that which is hidden in full view – the detail of which can only be revealed by magnification. Examples of the jewellery which have developed from this legacy are on display, coupled with images and intricate models of the fungi which have given inspiration.

Bev Bartlett: Waves Bracelet, 2011

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Holly Drewett: Quiet Chaos, drypoint, lino & chine colle, 2011

Legacy Bev Bartlett End of Residency exhibition (Jewellery & Silversmithing) www.bmbjewellery.co.uk Mirror Gallery

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Opening reception Sat 3 Dec 4–6pm all welcome

Fundamental: Modernist Forms

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exhibitions

Sat 3 Dec – Sun 29 Jan

The Bracknell Gallery opening times Wed 7–9.30pm Thu, Fri, Sat 1–9.30pm Sun 1–5pm

A Day of the Twenty Four Cakes (2005) Ellie Rees www.ellierees.co.uk Outside Gallery

There is also a special screening of Ellie’s new work in the Cinema during the opening reception on Sat 3 Dec, 4–6pm. Sat 3 Dec – Sun 29 Jan

Banquet

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Raimi Gbadamosi www.the-republic.net Bracknell Gallery

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Banquet, the new installation by Dr Raimi Gbadamosi, is a meeting point for people with complicated social relationships. Even though banquets are often celebratory feasts, they highlight social exclusion and the uneasiness of social gatherings: does ‘bad news go better with food?’ Codes of propriety surround banquets: from dress to deportment; decorum and use of language; instill an understanding of the managed engagement between the individuals at the meal. Raimi encourages involvement from the viewers to create new understandings. Dr Raimi Gbadamosi is a British conceptual artist and writer. His work addresses themes of identity and art theory, often using his trademark motif of yellow, white and black.

Raimi Gbadamosi: Exchange Mechanism, installation at Belfast Exposed, 2010

Opening reception Sat 3 Dec 4–6pm all welcome

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Anna Roch Deus: Whole, natural earth pigments with water-based medium, 2011

Ida Groot-Attias: My Indian Girl, 2011

Sat 3 Dec – Sun 29 Jan

Action: Reaction Anna Roch Deus www.annarochdeus.com Atrium

Anna Roch Deus’ canvases develop dynamic, lively light atmospheres that aim to find a balance in the imbalance: they confirm and challenge the tension of movement, form and line on a two-dimensional canvas. These divide the canvas into levels, using a variety of textures such as marble sand, exploring the ways which a canvas can create spaces of energy and silence within its complex structure of forms. Anna is a Catalan artist based in London and has exhibited internationally.

Sat 3 Dec – Sun 29 Jan

Transformation Annual exhibition by Bracknell Camera Club Community Gallery

Transformation is the change in appearance, nature or function of a subject. It demonstrates a process of alteration, conversion or metamorphosis. A group of members from the Bracknell Camera Club have carried out a photographic examination of transformation and how it is represented in its different aspects including nature, technology, behaviour and human transformation.


The exhibition explores the conceptual qualities of paper: the way which it begins to articulate a complex set of ideas from repetition, materiality, consumption and production while maintaining its strong aesthetic and creative presence as an art object. Jeannie Driver makes work from A4 waste office paper. This ubiquitous material is a symbol of immaterial production and a signifier of the bureaucracy. Through re-processing the discarded material, Jeannie makes works that reference issues of consumption, flow and waste. Christopher Lundie is researching the relationship between repetition and printmaking. His work challenges the processes involved in print production. He enjoys the repetitive nature of printmaking and exaggerates this at all stages of production: inconsistencies in the printing press, ink, paper, and matrix are highly controlled to produce small changes to each edition. Christopher is the SHP Resident Artist in Printmaking. Exhibition talk: Jeannie Driver and Christopher Lundie Fri 10 Feb 6–7pm, £10, (Conc & Members £8)

Christopher Lundie: Holes, 2011, aquatint, 20x20cm, image size 12x10cm, edition of 25

Sat 11 Feb – Sun 8 April

Sat 11 Feb – Sun 8 April

While Things Were Good

Exploring the Borough's ‘Routes and Trees'

Gemma Cumming www.gemmacumming.com Atrium

The winning entries of the 2011 Parks Photo Competition www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/parksinpictures Community Gallery

Centering on notions of failed perfection, anticipation and tourism, Gemma’s work explores imagery that sells an expectation of a place, not its reality, creating giant painted postcards with an ominous twist. Gemma is a Berkshire-based artist who has exhibited nationally including The Firestation, Windsor, Islington Arts Factory, London, and the Liverpool Biennial.

Gemma Cumming: Welcome to Bracknell, 2009. Oil on canvas.

Explore the parks and countryside in Bracknell Forest through the eyes of amateur photographers. This annual photographic exhibition takes you on a journey through our local landscape, emphasising the connection between wildlife, people and places. This year's special theme ‘Routes and Trees’ celebrates our access to the great outdoors and marks the UN International Year of Forests 2011. The exhibition is organised by the Bracknell Forest Council in partnership with South Hill Park. Stuart Skelsey: Lily Hill Park, 2008

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Christopher Lundie and Jeannie Driver Bracknell Gallery christopherlundie.wordpress.com www.jeanniedriver.com

The Bracknell Gallery opening times Wed 7–9.30pm Thu, Fri, Sat 1–9.30pm Sun 1–5pm

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Opening reception for these exhibitions Fri 10 Feb 7–8.30pm all welcome

Ubiquitous Materials

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Sat 11 Feb – Sun 8 April

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adult workshops

Arts and Crafts Printmaking – Half Term Artists Access These untutored sessions are for experienced printmakers with a technician present so artists can pursue their own work at their own pace with a maximum of 4 places providing amore relaxed and spacious atmosphere. Any artist not familiar with our print facilities wishing to come along will need to have a shortinduction/assessment before booking. Please contact the print studio – 01344 416255. Artist in Residence – Holly Drewett www.hollydrewett.com Mon 13 Feb 10am–4pm £31 per session. Booking recommended Tue 14 Feb 10am–2.30pm £23 per session. Booking recommended Artist in Residence – Chris Smith christopherlundie.wordpress.com Sat 18 & 24 Feb 10am–4pm £31 per session. Booking recommended Tue 14 Feb 10am–4pm

Paper Sculpture Flora Gare www.axisweb.org/artist/floragare £45, Conc £44, Members £43 M

In this workshop we will be taking the conceptual work of paper works in the “Ubiquitous Materials” exhibition by Jennie Driver and Christopher Lundie in the Bracknell Gallery as a starting point to make 3D paper sculptures. We’ll explore layering paper mache from maps, magazines, printed music, pages of text and shredded paper over a wire frame. All materials provided. Sat 25 Feb 10am–4pm

Collagraph & Monoprint Workshop Holly Drewett www.hollydrewett.com

£45, Conc £44, Members £43 M In this creative one day workshop you will produce a collagraph plate, experimenting with line and tone. You will then explore different and exciting ways to manipulate the image through a combination of inking and the addition of monotype techniques.

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Sat 3 March 10am–4pm Sun 4 March 11am–5pm

Stained Glass Caroline Loveys www.carolineloveys.com

£95, Conc £93, Members £91 M Learn how to cut glass using specialist tools, add copper foil and use a soldering iron to join glass together to mae either 2D or 3D objects. No experience necessary and all equipment supplied. Sat 3 and Sat 10 March 10am–4pm

Holly Drewett Printmaking Workshop www.hollydrewett.com £90 Conc £88 Members £86 M

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This two-day course explores the themes of landscape and journey that are integral to Holly Drewett’s printmaking. She will talk about and show examples of her work, showing its progression from source imagery and influences, through ideas and developmental sketchbook work to finished print. Students will produce monotypes, looking specifically at form, colour and negative space and will have an introduction to polyester plate lithography and chine colle. There will be an opportunity to experiment with how these techniques can be used together. Please bring drawings and photos to use as source material. Thu 29 March & 20 April 10am–1pm & 1.30–4.30pm

Open Access Silversmithing Artist in Residence – Mel Goodbun £12, Members £10 per session M Wed 28 March & 18 April 10am–4pm Sat 31 March & 21 April 10am–4pm

Easter Printmaking – Artists Access Artist in Residence – Chris Smith £31 per session. Booking recommended

See half-term information for details of these sessions. Thu 29 March & 20 April 10am–1pm &1.30–4.30pm

Easter Silversmithing – Open Access Open Access Resident – Mel Goodbun £12, Members £10 per session M

These untutored sessions are offered for experienced jewellers and silversmiths. To see if you would be eligible to attend these sessions, please contact the silversmithing studio 01344 416238.

Art History at South Hill Park Following the success of our 3 talks on sculpture, we will be offering a further series of talks in February. Our art history talks are designed to be entertaining as well as informative and are open to all levels of knowledge. For further information please visit www.southhillpark.org.uk


Ceramics Artist in Residence £8 per session

An untutored session for experienced ceramicists to carry on with their work. Mon 26 March 10am–4pm

Easter Workshop – Painting ‘In the style of’ Melanie Paice www.melaniepaice.com £45, Conc £44, Members £43 M

Learn more about famous artists and have a go at painting in the style of different artists. It's a great way to pick up painting techniques and increase your knowledge of art history, with artist and lecturer Melanie Paice. Sat 31 March 10am-4pm

Easter Workshop – Stitched Textile Books Jane Bonney £45, Conc £44, Members £43

Back by popular demand. A one day workshop to make one or two stitched textile books using sumptuous fabrics, thread, sequins and beads to embellish and enhance a unique handcrafted book. Basic sewing skills an advantage. Please visit the website for details of materials and equipment requirements. Mon 2 April 10am–4pm

Experiment and explore materials Melanie Paice www.melaniepaice.com £45, Conc £44, Members £43 M

Our explore Materials course is open to all levels of experience and will encourage you to release your creative energy. Tips and advice on drawing skills will be given, however, the focus will be on relaxing and enjoying drawing and making art work in a variety of materials rather than on traditional draftsmanship. It will support and challenge you to use a wide range of methods and techniques. Every third Wednesday in the month 7–10pm

Drop stitch FREE

All welcome, from beginners to the more experienced to join our local friendly group. Please ask at reception on arrival to check where the group is that evening. We look forward to meeting you. For further information contact: Sandra Welfare on 07879 850294.

Did you know that we offer a full range of courses for adults and children during term-time? See the South Hill Park Do It brochure or visit the website for details. Or contact Sue Baker sue.baker@southhillpark.org.uk Did you know that we regularly work with local schools? We can offer an exciting range of activities for school parties visiting South Hill Park these include backstage theatre tours, street dance, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, figure drawing and digital media or, alternatively, professional artists can visit your school.

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Dance Sun 22 Jan, 26 Feb, 18 March, 29 April 3–5.30pm

Tea Dance Dance Studio £6 per couple, £4 single

Join our hosts Lesley and Alan for a delightful afternoon of dancing and refreshments in our spacious dance studio. Music for modern ballroom, Latin American and some popular sequences dances. Sat 28 Jan 2-4pm

Salsa & Merengue Taster Session Sharon of Red Hat Salsa £10, Members & Conc £8 – Booking essential M

Two left feet and no sense of rhythm? No problem. Our fun and friendly taster session will ease you gently through the basics of these two popular Latin dances. No partner needed. Plus... regular Monday salsa classes + dancing for all levels – with special class for absolute beginners every week (all year round). Just come along whenever suits you. No need to bring a partner. No need to book. For more info ring 0118 9668292 (any time) or see www.redhatsalsa.com

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Tue 27 March & 17 April 7–9pm

Sat 10 March 2.30–5pm

Alexander Technique Workshop Martin Smith Multi-Media 1

£26, Members £20.50 M A body awareness workshop that helps with poise and balance and shows you an easier way to carry out everyday activities. Please bring a blanket and some paperback books to rest your head on. For further information call 01753 850613. 33


digital media Experimental Digital Printmaking

Digital Media Sun 29 Jan, 26 Feb, 1, 29 April 1.30–4.30pm

Open Access £3 per session/Free for printing

Opportunity to do your own A3 scanning and printing on our large format Epson Pro 7600. This session is not tutored, but technical support is available. Advance booking required.

Digital Cyanotypes Peter Moseley £59, Conc £55, Members £56 M

Create delicate tonal prints from digital photographs or creative digital imagery. Use Adobe Photoshop in tandem with the beautiful 19th-Century cyanotype print technique. Bring your own images to work with.

Sat 4 Feb 11am–4.30pm

Sat 3 – Sun 4 March 11am–5.30pm

Introduction to Digital SLR Photography

Introduction to 3D Printing

Heather Young £53, Conc £51, Member £50 M

Riette Hayes-Davies, Malcolm Napier, Hannah Napier £138, Members & Conc £134 M

One day practical introduction to the potential of digital SLR cameras. Escape ‘auto’ mode and take control – learn about exposure, shutter speed, composition and how to make good photographs into great photographs. Sat 18 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm

Digital SLR: Macro Photography Jo Andreae £53, Conc £51, Members £50 M

Explore the world of the super-close-up. Learn how to take detailed photos of flora, still life, objects and structures during a day combining taught technique and practical photography. Participants should bring a tripod, camera with macro facility and it’s manual.

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Sat 25 Feb 10.30am–5.30pm

The future has arrived! Model a threedimensional object on the computer and see the real thing printed out in plastic using the open source RepRap 3D printer. Begin to learn how to use a workflow of Google SketchUp Meshlab and OpenSCAD 3D design programs for modelling, file conversion and output to the RepRap printer.


Sat 31 March 10.30am–4.30pm

The Android Workshop

Introduction to Photoshop Elements

Richard Leggett £325

Janet Curley Cannon £53, Conc £51, Members £50 M

An interactive guide to Android development for mobile devices. We will work through modules, each with a completed project for you to open and build on. These modules include designing user interfaces in layout XML, hooking up widgets such as Buttons and ListViews applying skins and themes. End by building a sample project that you can take away and modify. This workshop is perfect for anyone who has a history with Flash or Flex, Web development, iOS and any other object-oriented visual technologies.

Entry level course introducing the essentials of the leading digital imaging software for those that have little or no experience. We will cover the tools and techniques necessary to crop, copy and perform basic image corrections.

Experimental Digital Printmaking Janet Curley Cannon £126, Conc £122, Members £123 M

Experiment with printing on to different papers, collage materials, fabric, and/or applying digital transfers to other surfaces using Ink Aid digital ground. The emphasis will be on exploring and experimenting with digital images using the Epson Stylus Pro 7600 large format printer. Participants should have a working knowledge of Photoshop. Price includes materials and 1 x A2 art print. Sat 24 March 3–9pm

Digital SLR: Twilight Photography Heather Young £53, Conc £51, Members £50 M

Intermediate level workshop for Digital SLR users, exploring low light photography to capture the drama of the evening and night time sky. Using the landscape, water and architecture of South Hill Park you will be guided through the camera settings and given creative guidance to capture unique twilight imagery.

Sat 21 April 10.30am–5pm

Web Design with Wordpress Martin Franklin £53, Conc £51, Members £50 M

No HTML required to take this quick start guide to getting up and running on the web with the versatile, Wordpress platform. Covering server installation, admining your site, accounts and collaborative authoring, designing with themes, popular plugins to integrate your Twitter and Facebook channels and embed media. Sat 28 April 10.30am–4.30pm

Intermediate Photoshop Elements Janet Curley Cannon £53, Conc £51, Members £50 M

Intermediate level course focusing on the use of layers and multiple image files as well as more advance photo manipulation tools and techniques. Participants should have taken the Introductory course or have an understanding of layers in Photoshop.

Young Film Makers Group Studying Film? Join our in-house video crew to help us document our events, connect with amazing professional performers and artists, plus gain access to fantastic material for your course work. Further Info: www.digitalmediacentre.org Email: martin@digitalmediacentre.org

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Digital Media Mon 13 Feb 10.30-4.30pm

Game World Pro: Unity 3D 12–16yrs Riette Hayes-Davies £45

Intensive introduction to the early stages of building a standalone modern game, using the professional Unity 3D engine. Learn to use scripts, pre-fabs and custom items in a first person game. Wed 15 Feb 10am–4pm

Game World: The Next Level 12–16yrs Martin Franklin

£39 Level-up your game design. Add interactive triggers to your own 3D game map to open doors, activate lifts and items. Learn classic game-play techniques, obstacles and jumps to make a fun, playable experience using the 3D engine from the classic first person game, Quake. BUY GAME WORLD AND GAME WORLD: THE NEXT LEVEL FOR

Game World 12–16yrs Martin Franklin £39

Build and explore mazes, dungeons and secret bases. Learn the basics of 3D game design and editing to create your own custom level using the 3D engine from the classic first person game, Quake. Thu 16 Feb 10am–4pm

Cut Out Animation 11–15yrs Gemma Burditt £39

Bring your stories and drawings to life with fun and colourful stopframe animation. Tue 3 – Wed 4 April 10am–4pm

Claymation Animation 11–15yrs Gemma Burditt £78

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Tue 10 April 10am–4pm

Classic stop frame animation that we all know from Morph to Wallace & Grommitt, using molded modeling clay to create characters and bring them to life in an cartoon world. Add music and dialog, and you’ve got your own cartoon to take home on a USB drive.

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Wed 11 – Fri 13 April 10am–4pm

Make A Film: Episodes 11–15yrs Bart Lee

£118 Write, act and film your own YouTube video series and add new episodes twice every day. Get your friends and family to follow the action, imagination is the only limit.


Half Term Potter’s Wheel 6–11yrs Artist in Residence £15, Members £13 (per two-hour session) M

Spend a two hour session with our expert artist in residence to learn how to throw a pot on the wheel, using air dry clay. Your work will be ready to take home by the end of the session. We also run a regular pottery class on Saturday called Clay Creations – see the Do It! brochure for information. Please remember to wear old clothes for this activity. Tue 14 and Thu 16 Feb 10am–12noon

Half Term Arts Factory 4–11yrs Victoria Spearing

£15, Members £13 (per two-hour session) M Art factory is an opportunity to spend the morning using clay, collage, drawing, and sculpture with lots to take home at the end of the session. There will be expert advice and guidance available. Dress for mess! Victoria runs a monthly Art Factory after school course on Thursdays – see our Do It! brochure for details.

Revamp Textiles 11yrs+ Chantal Addley £34, Members £32 M

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Bring along an old item of clothing or perhaps something you have never worn and we will help you re vamp it, give it a new lease of life. We can turn jeans in to handbags, spruce up tired or plain looking shoes, or even extend the life of a previously favourite item of clothing. Tue 10 and Thu 12 April 10am–12noon

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Mon 13 Feb 10am–12noon & 2–4pm

Wed 28 March 10am–4pm

Art Factory Easter Sessions 4–11yrs Victoria Spearing £15, Members £13 (per two-hour session) M

Art factory is an opportunity to spend the morning using clay, collage, drawing, and sculpture with lots to take home at the end of the session. There will be expert advice and guidance available. Dress for mess! Victoria runs a monthly Art Factory after school course on Thursdays – see our Do It! brochure for details.

Mon 26 March 10am–12noon and 2–4pm

Easter Potter’s Wheel 6–11yrs Ceramics Artist in Residence £15, Members £13 (per two-hour session) M

Spend a two hour session with our expert artist in residence to learn how to throw a pot on the wheel, using air dry clay. Your work will be ready to take home by the end of the session. We also run a regular pottery class on Saturday called Clay Creations – see the Do It! brochure for information. Please remember to wear old clothes for this activity.

Arty Parties Looking for something different to celebrate that special event? We have changed our Arty Parties so that they are suitable for children and adults. They will now be held in our specialist ceramics, printing and jewellery studios with professional artists. Please see details on our website at www.southhillpark.org.uk or contact jan.allen@southhillpark.org.uk

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YOUR ARTS CENTRE NEEDS YOU!

Step Up for South Hill Park Since the summer SHP has an exciting new supporter’s scheme, Step Up for South Hill Park. So far this has raised almost £5,000 from supporters and a good few thousand pounds from various fundraising events. The support has been amazing so far and we would like to thank all of those who have ‘stepped up’! There are three levels of support: Patron at the Park: £100 per annum or £8.50 per month Producer’s Circle: £250 per annum or £22 per month Director’s Circle: £500 per annum or £42 per month Bracknell Town Mayor Cllr Gill Birch is hosting a Grand Dinner in the Wilde Theatre on Friday 23 March at 7pm in aid of Step Up. Tickets are £35 for a three-course meal and great entertainment. To book call the Box Office on 01344 484123. If you would like to know more about this wonderful scheme or if you would like to join, please visit www.southhillpark.org.uk/stepup or call Femke de Vos Burchart, Director of Marketing, on 01344 413511 or email femke.devos@southhillpark.org.uk

CREATIVE CONTROL STUDIO Professional Recording Studio based at South Hill Park Arts Centre Offering release quality recordings of all types of music, from rock and metal bands, to jazz and acoustic music, voiceovers and adverts. We have high-end audio equipment and very knowledgable staff to ensure the best results possible. Please contact creativecontrol@live.co.uk

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Mix business with pleasure Support the arts by holding your next meeting, lecture or conference at South Hill Park. Our unique blend of history and creativity provides an inspiring break from the norm and we offer competitively priced delegate packages and a variety of meeting rooms. For more information contact Jane Howard on 01344 413514 or email hospitality@southhillpark.org.uk

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Add a touch of historical grandeur to your special day by tying the knot at South Hill Park. Our magnificent eighteenth-century rooms are the ideal setting for your ceremony, reception or both, whilst our beautiful Italian Gardens can provide a spectacular backdrop for your photographs.

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The Arts Award is the first scheme to recognise the development of young people interested in the arts. Anyone working towards an Arts Award qualification can now get tickets for the theatre, music and other live events at South Hill Park for just £2.

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For more information about the Arts Award go to www.southhillpark.org.uk or call 01344 416 206. This number is NOT for booking tickets.

· special online booking deals

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Tickets may be exchanged up to 24 hours before the performance. Please bring your tickets to the box office in advance to arrange your exchange.

South Hill Park Arts Centre is a place where you can spend your life. A cup of coffee on that first date, then dinner and a show, a proposal in the Italian Gardens, followed by a wedding reception in the Recital Room. A few years later you can visit the panto with the children and encourage them to embark on a journey through the arts. Years later, they might even have that cup of coffee on that first date at SHP. It’s a place that can stay with you for a lifetime.

Please visit www.southhillpark.org.uk By phone 01344 484123 During the hours of 7 and 8pm our box office staff are extremely busy – you may experience a delay in your call being answered. By post Send us details of your booking requirements with a SAE. Cheques made payable to South Hill Park Trust Limited. In person Call into the Arts Centre and we can take your booking personally.

Payment An 80p admin fee is charged per transaction for bookings made with credit and debit cards in person and over the telephone. Online bookings are subject to a 95p charge per ticket.

Reservations Reservations can be held for four days or until 48 hours prior to a performance. Reservations cannot be made on the day of the performance. Tickets not paid for within this time will be released. We are unable to reserve tickets for near sell-out shows.

Special offers Please note that only one special offer or discount can be applied to each event.

Tickets and concessions Concessions are available to children, students, registered unemployed, registered disabled and those in retirement and when available are shown next to the event. Please bring proof of status.

Refunds and resales Tickets, once purchased, cannot be refunded. If the show is sold out, we can try to resell your tickets for you. A £1 administration fee per ticket is charged. Resale cannot be guaranteed.

Data protection When booking a ticket, your details will be held on our database and you will be given the option of being sent information on future shows both at South Hill Park and by other arts promoters that we feel may be of interest to you. At this point please advise us should you not require either of these services.

Access We try to accommodate all visitors to the Art Centre facilities. There are disabled parking bays and ramped access to the premises allowing easy entry to the reception area. There is lift access to the first floors in the main mansion and Theatre allowing people to visit the theatre bar and Bracknell Gallery. There are also adapted toilets equipped with emergency alarms. There may be restricted access to parts of the building due to its eighteenthcentury listed status, however, every effort is being made to address this and we recommend pre-booking and we will assist you in any way possible.

Or maybe you were once a stoat in The Adventures of Mr Toad, and you have seen your child as a stoat years later. Maybe one day your grandchild will be a stoat… Have you ever considered supporting South Hill Park by leaving a donation in your legacy? It can help ensure that generations to come can enjoy SHP just as you have. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please contact SHP’s Director of Marketing, Femke de Vos Burchart, on 01344 413511 or email femke.devos@southhillpark.org.uk

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How to book

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Your visit

Helpers accompanying people with disabilities are entitled to a complimentary ticket, please advise box office staff of any special requirements you have when making your booking. An infra-red hearing system has been installed in the Studio and Wilde theatres and a £5 deposit will be required.

The details in the brochure were correct at the time of going to press. However, South Hill Park reserves the right to make changes to the published programme in the event of unforeseen circumstances. We reserve the right to make discounted ticket offers to selected current or potential customers at any time.

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Fundamental: Modernists Forms until 29 Jan Invisible Cities until 29 Jan Banquet by Raimi Gbadamosi until 29 Jan A Day of the Twenty Four Cakes until 29 Jan Action: Reaction until 29 Jan Transformation until 29 Jan The Jerry Lee Lewis Story Creative Control Mini Fest Creative Control Mini Fest Cabaret at the Cellar Bar The Hamsters Sing-a-long-a Grease Sing-a-long-a Grease Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth Dr Phil’s Rude Health Show Buddy Greco Jimmy Carr R.E.M. UK Blues & Rock Evening in aid of SHP Blake – Love Lifts Us Up Great Gran’s Great Games

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The Counterfeit Stones Translunar Paradise Youth & Community Gala 1 Xtend VI: Physical West Forest Sinfonia Chamber Concert The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Celtic Dreams Jeremy Hardy Anyone for Breakfast? Aakash Odedra Anyone for Breakfast? Anyone for Breakfast? The Mermaid and the Selkie Anyone for Breakfast? Ubiquitous Materials until 8 April Legacy until 8 April While Things Were Good until 8 April Exploring the Borough’s ‘Routes and Trees’ until 8 April Steven Miller – Piano Recital Cabaret at the Cellar Bar South East Berks Gang Show South East Berks Gang Show South East Berks Gang Show The Supertonics South East Berks Gang Show South East Berks Gang Show South East Berks Gang Show South East Berks Gang Show Folking Live La Traviata Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens La Traviata Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens La Traviata Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens La Traviata Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens Oliver! Oliver!

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Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Oliver! Sonia Sabri Company The Liar The Liar Schools Gala The Liar Youth & Community Gala 2 The Liar Cabaret at the Cellar Bar Missed Out Live! Jasmin Vardimon Company Jasmin Vardimon Company Bugsy Malone Bugsy Malone Bugsy Malone A Journey Through European Song Little Bo Peep Strode’s College A Journey Through European Song Little Bo Peep Strode’s College The Trial The Trial The Trial The Trial Bracknell Town Mayor Grand Dinner Vienna Festival Ballet Folking Live James Holland – Lute Recital Vienna Festival Ballet Equus Equus The Titanic Show

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The Gloves of Turlupin The Gloves of Turlupin The Gloves of Turlupin Easter Egg Hunt James and the Giant Peach Cabaret at the Cellar Bar James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach Creative Control Mini Fest An Intimate Evening with The Unthanks The Great Big Comedy Gig The Knight School of Dance The Knight School of Dance The Knight School of Dance Our Country’s Good Our Country’s Good Bracknell Choral Society The John Law Trio Riot Taking Care of Elvis Folking Live Mark Steel’s In Town

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Why not relax in our Atrium Bar? Opening times

Treat yourself

Monday – Saturday 10am–11pm Sunday & bank holiday 11am–10.30pm Bar menu available 12noon–3pm Restaurant menu available 6–9pm

Coffee and a cake Lunch menu

Opening hours are subject to change

We can cater for your private events or parties. Please ask for details at the bar.

How to find us South Hill Park is about 7 minutes drive from Bracknell Town Centre in the Birch Hill area. Easily accessible from the M3 (Junction 3) and M4 (Junction 10). We are very well signposted – look for the brown road signs saying ‘Arts Centre’ or showing a comedy mask.

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Parking There is FREE parking at South Hill Park. Overflow parking is available at Birch Hill Shopping Centre, Birch Hill Road, which is a short, well-lit walk away.

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Public transport From the Town Centre to South Hill Road take the 194 then it’s a 5-minute walk to South Hill Park From the Town Centre to Birch Hill Shops take either the 171 or 172. Then it’s a short walk to South Hill Park. Bracknell is well served with train services from London Waterloo, Reading and towns in the surrounding area. For further information contact South West Trains on 0845 7 48 49 50.

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