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Booking dates Members Thu 24 Nov Non-members Thu 1 Dec


January – April 2017 To book visit The creative heart of Berkshire

Contents Welcome3

What’s on in February


Coming Soon


What’s on in March


Atrium Café & Bar


Lift Off Dance Festival


Hire South Hill Park35

What’s on in April



Seussical 24

Young people’sCW11 Workshops

Recital Room  Classical season


Recital Room  Jazz season


Bracknell Jazz  Young Musicians




Wilde Sundays 


Summer School 2017


What’s on in January


Live Theatre Screenings30




Booking dates Members Thu 24 Nov


Non-members Thu 1 Dec

Youth Theatre £5 tickets for members of  South Hill Park Youth Theatre

Sun & bank holidays 10am–10.30pm

Box Office opening times

Dinner Theatre

Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, subject to change Sun & bank holidays 12noon–8pm, subject to change

A two-course meal and show ticket for one discounted price. Look out for the knife and fork symbol in the brochure.


e+ cards

Special prices for members 


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from our funders

Adult coursesCW2

11   £5  Tickets available one hour before the show begins to customers under the age of 26, subject to availability.

2 for 1 Buy a ticket for an event with this symbol and get another free. Available on the first night only.

Mon–Sat 9am–11pm

Young people’sCW7 Courses

11th hour

Members ticket offer

Opening times

Adult WorkshopsCW9

2 for 1 and buy 1 get 1 half-price  offer for e+ card holders


Missed Out South Hill Park’s Young Producers Group Recommendations Seussical The Musical Macbeth The Haunting The First Hippo On The Moon


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Ticket levy Please note that all Wilde Theatre bookings include a £1.50 levy towards the costs of running the Wilde Theatre. Bookings in other venues include a 50p levy towards the running costs of the arts centre.

An Ideal Gift

Gift Vouchers Ideal gift for friends or family Available at the box office or on our website

We thank The Shanly Foundation, The Margaret Guido Charitable Trust, Crowthorne Parish, Binfield Parish and Winkfield Parish for their financial support over the last year.

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South Hill Park Trust Limited A charitable company limited by guarantee Charity number 265656

South Hill Park is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults Children aged 10yrs or under must be accompanied by someone aged 16yrs+

welcome with thrillers and murder mysteries being very much in vogue. This season we proudly present Talking Scarlet’s all-star production of Strictly Murder (though I am told not to expect to see Tess and Claudia).

South Hill Park Arts Centre is committed to developing exciting emerging talent, and we are delighted to have commissioned the composer George Jennings (the Globe; HookHitch) to write a new score (based on Gaelic texts) for our production of Macbeth at the beginning of February. This is part of a programme of developing new approaches to commissioning and presenting musical theatre at SHP.

That takes us up to Easter and our spectacular production of Seussical based on the writing of Dr Zeuss – bring the whole family – young and old!

Sticking with the musical theme, our jazz nights have been going so well that we are delighted to be able to introduce a Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians series this season in the glorious Wilde Upstairs starting on Wednesday 18 January with Tom Barford. How wonderful to hear such talented young musicians at the start of their careers.

Thank you for your on-going support, and I hope you enjoy our Spring season.

Thrillers are all the rage on TV at the moment, and touring theatre companies are taking up the gauntlet,

You may well have read of the funding cuts South Hill Park is facing. It is clear that fundraising will become a major focus for our organisation as we enter 2017. Your arts centre has never needed you more. One way you can help is by contributing to the work we do for young people which you can read about below – Art Unites Us.

Best wishes Ron McAllister Chief Executive, South Hill Park

Dinner Theatre Enjoy a West End experience without the travel with our Dinner Theatre package. Arrive early and enjoy a relaxed two-course meal in our popular Atrium Restaurant before taking your seat for the show of your choice in the theatre. Prices start from £20.50 per person (includes meal and ticket). Price varies depending on the show. Look out for the knife and fork symbol next to a listing in the brochure. We recommend you take your seat in the restaurant 90 minutes before show starting time. When the performance is in the afternoon you can have the meal after the show. You can book a Dinner Theatre package at the Box Office or check out our website for the exciting new menu – eat-drink/dinner-theatre-menu

Art Unites Us South Hill Park Trust is a registered charity. We exist to provide art and culture to our local community through a wide range of courses and workshops for adults and young people, as well as providing two theatres, a cinema and free to attend exhibitions. Currently we are raising money to help fund our youth services (including youth group 11/19 and bursaries for theatre courses) following a cut in funding from the Local Authority. These services are aimed at supporting the vulnerable and disadvantaged young people within our local community. All of the income raised from individual giving is ring-fenced to support the charitable aims of South Hill Park Trust. To make a donation go to the home page of our website and click on the ‘Art Unites Us’. You will be redirected to the donation page. to book visit  ·  3

recital room friday

Conservatoire Concert Series Recital Room 7.30pm £12, Members & Conc £10, Students £5,

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Ivan Hovorun · piano

Raya Kostova · piano

Olga Stezhko · piano

Fri 20 Jan

Fri 3 Feb

Fri 17 Feb

Ukranian pianist Ivan Hovorun offers a stunning programme of virtuoso music. This includes Liszt’s Transcendental Studies and Concert Etudes alongside Chopin’s Fantaisie in F minor and PolonaiseFantaisie. A wonderful programme to start the New Year.

Bulgarian pianist, Raya Kostova, made an appearance last season with her husband, baritone Thomas Humphreys. We now hear her in her own right as concert pianist offering a fine programme of Scarlatti, Beethoven (Trauermarsch Sonata), Tchaikovsky, Schubert (4 Impromptus op. 90) and the Faust Waltz – Liszt/Gounod.

Belarusian pianist, Olga Stezhko, already a successful international artist, offers us a marvellous virtuoso progamme with music by Debussy (Suite Bergamasque and Images), Bach’s 5th Partita, Scriabin, Poulenc and Prokofiev, and finally two famous pieces from Ravel’s Miroirs – Oiseaux tristes and Alborada del grazioso.

Chiyan Wong · piano

Evgeny Genchev · piano

Tyler Hay · piano

Tadashi Imai · piano

Fri 24 Feb

Fri 3 March

Fri 17 March

Fri 31 March

A favourite with our audience, Chiyan Wong makes a welcome return this season with a typically adventurous programme: Busoni – Nine variations on a Chopin Prelude, Beethoven’s Sonata no.24 in F#, Beethoven’s Ecossaises (transcribed by Busoni) and concluding with an opera Paraphrase by Liszt. Come and enjoy the adventure.

Bulgarian pianist, Evgeny Genchev, makes a welcome return after his rapturous reception in 2015. He promised us something special for his next concert. This programme includes the complete Rachmaninov Op.23 Preludes, Schubert’s op.33 German Dances, Liszt’s Polonaise no.2 and finally Hungarian Rhapsody no.13. Not to be missed.

Last season, Tyler took a concert for SHP at 24 hours’ notice. Here he is in his own right and with a wonderful programme. Haydn – Sonata in E flat, Schumann – Sonata in G minor, and a collection of Liszt pieces including the Fantasie and Fugue on Bach. Not to be missed.

Japanese pianist Tadashi Imai is already a seasoned and successful concert artist. He offers us an amazing programme of the complete Chopin Etudes Op.10 and Schubert’s final Piano Sonata. Both these works are milestones of the piano repertoire. This is a rare opportunity to hear them together.

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recital room friday

Bracknell Jazz Recital Room £10, Under 18s £5,

£25pp Each performance generally begins with a warm-up band featuring younger players at 7.30pm, with the main act at 8pm. (check www.bracknelljazz for details)

Byron Wallen · trumpet Fri 13 Jan

The multi-award winning Byron Wallen has been recognised as one of Europe’s finest trumpet players since the 1990s, prized for his fluent and dynamic playing. He has played with such artists as Andrew Hill, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard and George Benson, and steeped himself in a variety of world music traditions. Also featuring tenor saxophonist Helena Kay (Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2015).

Sara Dowling · voice, Nigel Price · guitar Fri 10 Feb

Sara is fast becoming recognized as one of the most talented jazz singers working in the UK. She first trained as a cellist at Chetham’s and the RNCM, before emerging as an expressive jazz vocalist and composer. Nigel is one of Britain’s finest guitarists. His blend of flowing bebop lines, blues feeling and the will to swing has made his music instantly accessible and popular with jazz audiences. He is a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s and an ex member of The James Taylor Quartet.

Steve Waterman · trumpet Fri 10 March

Steve Waterman is one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene. He has worked regularly with John Surman, Andy Sheppard, Tony Coe, Carla Bley, Don Weller and many others. He has recorded 7 critically acclaimed CDs.

Geoff Simkins · alto sax Fri 14 April

Geoff Simkins has been playing professionally since 1977. He has often worked with American musicians who are visiting this country such as Art Farmer, Tal Farlow, Warren Vache, and Howard Alden. He plays in a style influenced by Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh, combining a witty turn of phrase with a rare lyricism. A master of the art of improvisation  Jazz UK

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wilde jazz upstairs

Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians Wilde Upstairs, Wednesdays 7.30pm, £8 in advance, £10 on the day, Under 18s £5


Tom Barford · tenor and soprano sax Wed 18 Jan

Tom Barford won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. Since then he has performed at many prestigious venues across the country. A wonderful young player. So exciting to hear him grow!.  Stan Sulzmann

Alex Hitchcock · tenor sax Mon 27 Feb

London-born saxophonist and composer Alex Hitchcock completed the postgraduate jazz course at the RAM last summer, studying with Iain Ballamy, Julian Siegel, Martin Speake, James Allsopp, and Pete Churchill. A fantastic talent  Helen Mayhew, JazzFM

Olli Martin · trombone Wed 29 March

Olli Martin is an extraordinarily talented jazz trombonist and composer currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music. He makes a gorgeous sound, and his lines are nimble and creative.

James Akers · tenor sax Wed 19 April

James Akers is an outstanding tenor saxophonist currently studying at Trinity Laban College. He is also a very fine percussionist, specializing in jazz vibraphone.

The House band is The Jazz Lions – Simon Cook · piano, Rudy Cook · double bass, Charlie Hitchinson · drums

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wilde sundays Music

Wilde Sundays Wilde Upstairs, all performances begin at 3pm, £5 in advance, £7 on the day Wilde Sundays is an acoustic music session bringing you the best of emerging folk, blues, country, roots and Americana. For full details of the acts please see our website. Dale Harris

Byron Johnstone

Sun 15 Jan

Sun 12 March

Dale’s transcriptions of works such as Richard Wagner’s German opera Tristan And Isolde and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody are fast contributing to his reputation as a heavyweight arranger-performer in the solo-guitar world.

Byron Johnston is a critically acclaimed and awardwinning guitar player whose music showcases the diversity of the solo guitar, with unifying sounds and inspirations from Spanish flamenco to world music, classical, jazz, blues and beyond.

All Things Considered

The Sacred Spirals

Sun 19 Feb

Sun 23 April

A dynamic contemporary folk act from Berkshire, All Things Considered create ‘hauntingly beautiful’ music combining the influences of trad folk, world music, and blues to create their own unique folk fusion.

The Sacred Spirals are a Bracknell-based acoustic trio featuring members of popular local Pagan rockers Spriggan Mist.

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january Comedy

the comedy


lar The Comedy rs Cellar 30 Yea Every Friday from Fri 13 Jan Doors open 8pm Show starts 8.30pm Adults 18yrs+ only Cellar Bar £12, Members £11  M

Celebrating 30 years of The Comedy Cellar After 30 very successful years, the Comedy Cellar continues to bring you the comedians of the future. The Cellar was the starting point for many of our top comedians, including Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand, Sarah Millican. Greg Davies and Jimmy Carr, to name just a few! These performances are very popular and sell out early so booking is recommended.


Rage DC Welcome to the 21st Century Sat 7 Jan 8pm Cellar Bar £5.50,



The cellar is a small and intimate venue so groups may not always be able to sit together. Seating is unreserved: first come first served.

GSMC Music Awards

Make a night of it and have a burger and beer before you go down to the cellar for a night of comedy.

Celebrating music of all genres locally and nationally and following the success of last year’s GSMC awards. They are back this year with more categories as well as some great live music, artists to be announced. Categories include best solo artists, duo, original band, cover/tribute band and best venue.


Artree Live Sat 14 Jan, 11 March, 8 April 7.30pm Cellar Bar £9,


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Thu 19 Jan 8pm Cellar Bar £8 in advance, £10 on the day,


Berkshire’s premier folk, roots and acoustic music event. This season will see a host of new names performing at Artree Live, alongside returning favourites including Paul Liddell and multi-instrumentalist duo Mitchell and Vincent.

Rage DC are fresh from playing UnderCover Festival IV and Rebellion Festival in Blackpool this Summer. Their music is genuine and relevant, delivered with no fuss and a ton of attitude, there are sing (shout) - along choruses. Support and special guests to be announced.


Creative Control Local Bands Sundays in the Cellar (unless otherwise stated) Go to cellarbarbracknell for full details £5.50


Fri 20 & 27 Jan · The Comedy Cellar · see page 8 Sun 22 & 29 Jan · Creative Control · see page 8

New material for 2017


Round the Horne Original scripts by Barry Took and Marty Feldman Compiled and Directed by Tim Astley Sat 28 Jan 7.30pm Wilde Theatre


Ben Waters & Friends

£15.50, Conc £14.50, Members £13.50, £30.50pp

Fri 27 Jan 8pm

Oh, Mr Horne! How bona to vada your dolly old eek!

Wilde Theatre £15, Members £13, Conc £10,



Ben Waters is regarded as one of the best boogie woogie piano players around, his live shows receive rave reviews and are guaranteed to bring the house down. Ben has worked with some of the best musicians around including Jools Holland, The Rolling Stones and many more.


Returning with all new material for 2017 is the stage adaptation of the classic radio comedy show. For half-an-hour every Sunday afternoon, audiences of up to 15 million people would gather around the wireless to listen to Kenneth Horne and his merry crew get up to all sorts of mischief.

He will be joined on stage by his son Tom on saxophone. By the age of 10 he had played the West End and has since played with many Rock ‘n’ Roll legends and toured the world with his father.

With its infamous movie spoofs and hilarious regular characters such as Rambling Sid Rumpo, Charles and Fiona, J Peasemold Gruntfuttock, and Julian and Sandy, Round the Horne was one of the biggest and best radio comedy shows of all time, and still endures today, 50 years on.

The show will feature special guests as well as support from Berkshire based acoustic blues band John Cee Stannard and Blues Horizon.

So come and take step back in time to the BBC’s Paris Studios and experience this comedy classic live.

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South Hill Park presents


Something wicked this way comes

Director Joe Malyan Music and Songs George Jennings Costumer Designer Anne Thomson Set Designer Victoria Spearing Lighting Designer Alan Valentine Wed 1 – Sun 5 Feb 7.30pm Thu 2 Feb 2.30pm Wilde Theatre £17, Conc £15 Members £14 Schools £9, £32pp e+

Journey into the highlands of medieval Scotland as this production takes Shakespeare’s most infamous tragedy back to its roots. Original songs inspired by traditional Scottish folk music weave their way through the trials and tribulations of Macbeth, capturing the innermost struggle he faces when told by three prophetic witches that he will be King. But at what cost? With blood, death, violence, toil and trouble, this spellbinding community production promises to have you on the edge of your seat this February.

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Fri 3 & 10 Feb · The Comedy Cellar · see page 8 Sun 5 Feb · Creative Control · see page 8


The Greatest Hits of MOTOWN How Sweet It Is Fri 10 Feb 8pm Wilde Theatre £24.50,


The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown is back. This stunning 100% live show combines first-class music together with slick choreography and an amazing band. Truly outstanding, the best Motown experience you will ever have. You’ll be ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, with songs from legendary artists such as Lionel Richie,

The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many more. Let’s ‘Get Ready’ to ‘Go Loco... Down in Acapulco’. The UK’s number one Motown show will have you dancing ‘All Night Long’.


Jonathan Pie: Live Sat 11 Feb 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £19.50,


Jonathan Pie is a respected news reporter for a respected news broadcaster but he has a problem. He has several problems. He hates his job. He hates his colleagues. But mainly he hates the f**king news. Join him for this live show where he hilariously reveals the truth behind recent news events both home and abroad. He’ll also be discussing his own meteoric rise to mediocrity... and one imagines he’ll be venting plenty of spleen in the process*. *Warning: may contain some f**king strong language.

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Sun 12 Feb · Creative Control · see page 8 Music

Artree Live Special

Ray Cooper Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Recital Room £9,


Ray Cooper (AKA Chopper) is best known as the long-serving bass and cello player, and one of the principle songwriters for folk legends Oysterband. Now an acclaimed solo artist, join us for a night of fabulous folk music.

Igor Stravinsky


West Forest Sinfonia Stravinsky · Octet Janáˇcek · Capriccio for Piano Left-hand and Chamber Ensemble Sun 12 Feb 4.30pm Recital Room £10

Dreamworks! West Forest’s wind and brass sections perform dramatic and virtuoso works from two of the twentiethcentury’s most original masters: Stravinsky’s brilliantly scored Octet, full of wit and elegance, and written directly in response to a dream; and the rarely performed Capriccio for piano (left hand) and wind ensemble by Janacek. The Capriccio was written for a pianist wounded in the First World War and originally titled Defiance. It blends quirky humour, lyricism, and great emotional depth. 


South East Berks Gang Show Kids in Koncert Mon 13 – Sat 18 Feb 7.15pm Sat Mat 2.15pm Wilde Theatre Mon – Fri & Sat Mat £14, Sat Eve £16 Group 20+ £13 Family 2+3 £65, £31pp Senior Citizens £1 off all performances expect Sat Eve No Conc Sat Eve Prices include a £1.50 levy for South Hill Park

Here we are again! Our annual SE Berks Gang Show is ready to give you a fantastic experience. Each year people say our show gets better and better. Well this year’s show is no exception, in fact, we have surpassed ourselves. Come and see for yourselves. If you have never been to see our Gang Show you are in for a surprise. There’s laughter and singing and dancing – the scenery and costumes are amazing. All done by the Scouts and Guides from South and South East Berks Districts. It will certainly bring a smile to your face. See you there!

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Quintessentially British Theatre Company supported by Henley Town Council and South Hill Park Arts Centre

Hooray! for Mr Toad Wed 15 – Thu 16 Feb 11.30am & 2.30pm Recital Room £12,  Members & Conc £10, Children £6, Family (2+2) £30, £27pp


Join the indomitable Mr Toad and his well-loved friends Ratty, Mole and Badger, as they battle against the terrible Crimson Scar and fight to save the river, in this epic new adventure thats perfect for families and young ones this half term. Complete with jokes, audience interaction, beautiful music, singing and dancing. This show will win you over with its wit, charm and stiff upper lip in the face of impending doom. Consider the critter cajoled.


Hit The Mark Theatre

The Haunting Wed 15 – Sat 18 Feb 8pm Sat Mat 4pm Studio Theatre £13,


In an ancient, crumbling mansion, sheltering from the howling winds that tear across the surrounding desolate moorland, two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change both of their lives forever.

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Sun 19 Feb · Creative Control · see page 8 Fri 24 Feb · The Comedy Cellar · see page 8 Opera

Park Opera

Rigoletto By Verdi Wed 22 – Sat 25 Feb 7.30pm Wilde Theatre Wed & Thu  £22.50, Members £21.50, Under 16s £11, £37.50 Fri & Sat £24.50, Members £23.50, Under 16s £12, £39.50


Park Opera presents a sumptuous production of Verdi’s dramatic story of Rigoletto, the unhappy jester, who swears revenge when his innocent daughter is cruelly seduced. With its stream of glorious and familiar tunes, gorgeous period costumes, and a superb cast and orchestra, this feast for all the senses must not be missed. Sung in English.


Sugarman Sam & the Voodoo Men Thu 23 Feb 8pm Cellar Bar £8 in advance, £10 on the day,


Bringing back the hard-hitting blues/rock of the 60s and 70s with a modern edge, the new connoisseurs of ‘white-hot blues/ rock’ are in town.

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Sun 26 Feb · Creative Control · see page 8 Fri 3 Mar · The Comedy Cellar · see page 8


By David Walliams Sun 26 Feb 3pm Wilde Theatre £15, Children £12, Family (2+2) £42

From number one bestselling children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure for children aged 3 yrs+. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first?

3 … 2 … 1 … BLAST OFF! Adapted for the stage by Les Petits Theatre Company following their tour of Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs and immersive hit Adventures in Wonderland. Featuring puppetry, music and a giant space race to the moon. The creative team have worked on such hit shows such as Dr Seuss’ The Lorax, Elephantom, Warhorse and Raymond Briggs’ The Bear. NB – David Walliams does not appear in this production.

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march Drama

Talking Scarlet

Strictly Murder By Brian Clemens Fri 3 – Sat 4 March 7.30pm Sat Mat 2.30pm Wilde Theatre £16, Conc £15, Members £14 Sat Mat £14, Conc £13, Members £12,



April 1939. An English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in Provence in idyllic isolation, far, it seems, from the rumblings of the coming war. Their peace is shattered from within when Suzy discovers she has been betrayed: Peter is not the man he claims to be. Suzy’s life is thrown into turmoil as the possibility arises that Peter may in fact be a ruthless killer on the run. Then a Scotland Yard detective arrives and events become even more complicated and frightening… Lies, subterfuge and murder make this fast-moving thriller a dark and disturbing roller coaster of bluff and double bluff.  Starring Brian Capron (Coronation Street, Where The Heart Is) and Gary Turner (Emmerdale). What a play. It’s certainly one of the best murder mysteries I’ve seen and grips you by the throat from start to finish… the plot is full of twists and turns…  The Stage

Gary Turner

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Brian Capron


Fri 10 & 17 Mar · The Comedy Cellar · see page 8 Sun 5, 12 & 19 Mar · Creative Control · see page 8 Sat 11 Mar · Artree Live · see page 8

from Shakespearean parody to the shatteringly profane, it is a rollercoaster of gripping theatricality, teeming with both visual and verbal exuberance. 

Studio Drama

Studio Theatre Company

East By Steven Berkoff Wed 1 – Sat 4 March 7.45pm Studio Theatre £13.50,  Members & Conc £11.50, £28.50pp


Full of sex and fury, East is a sharp, affectionate and funny expose of life in London’s East End. With its uncompromising physical performance style and its rich poetic language veering

Heights Wed 15 March 8pm Cellar Bar £7

A rare chance to see the 3-piece instrumental prog band – Heights. In 2015 the band picked up the Limelight Award at the Prog Awards for their most reent album – Phantasia On The High Processions Of Sun, Moon And Countless Stars Above and finished

off the year by playing Euroblast festival in Germany. The band spent 2016 working on new material and have plans to record a new album in 2017. Before heading into the studio, Heights are heading over to Wales for a slot at the prestigious HRH Prog Festival. In preparation, the band return to their home venue The Cellar Bar for an hour-long set.

Written from Berkoff’s personal memories and experiences in the East End of London, East is a testament to youth, energy and a time of life that knew no holding back or reserve. The performance contains extremely strong language and references that may offend and is suitable for 16yrs+ only.


The Salts Thu 16 March 8pm Cellar Bar £8 in advance, £10 on the day,


The Salts bring their unique brand of sea shanties to the Cellar Bar, promoting their

debut album She Rises which along with their live performances have been receiving rave reviews. The band features top-quality seasoned musicians who perform a mixture of original compositions as well as traditional songs that we all know and love.

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Lift Off Dance Festival South Hill Park’s annual dance festival returns in its 17th year with more events and opportunities to watch, participate in and engage with different dance forms. Watch professional companies and youth and community groups perform alongside each other. Take part in professional led dance masterclasses in contemporary, ballet, street dance and more. Also watch live ballet performances from The Royal Opera House

Youth & Community Galas

Dance on Screen

Sat 25 – Sun 26 March 7.30pm

Royal Opera House Ballet Woolf Works

£20, Conc £19, Members £18

Wilde Theatre £12.50,  Members & Conc £10


Groups from Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire and London apply to take part in these hugely popular galas showcasing the passion that dancers aged 6 to those in their 80s have for different styles of dance. Youth groups, community groups, schools and professional dancers come together to make an evening of dance entertainment for families and dance enthusiasts.

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Wed 8 Feb 7.15pm

Royal Opera House Ballet The Sleeping Beauty


Tue 28 Feb 7pm

Royal Opera House Ballet Jewels


Tue 11 April 7.15pm

The Australian Ballet The Fairy Tale Series Coppélia Wed 19 April 7.45pm


For full information about Jasmin Vardimon’s Pinocchio go to page 27

Full listings of groups taking part in each gala along with info on dance masterclasses and Dance on Screen can be found at www.southhillpark.


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unique sound it will be performing music by traditional masters such as Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst and contemporary composers Eric Whitacre and Philip Sparke. 


London Military Band Sun 19 March 3pm Wilde Theatre £15, Conc £12, Under 21s & Schools £5

London Military Band returns for an afternoon concert presenting a selection of highly entertaining traditional and contemporary music suitable for all the family. With its stunning and Music

Artree Live Special

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham Tue 28 March 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £17.50,


Fiddler Aly Bain, the founder of the hugely successful Transatlantic

Sessions and Accordion player Phil Cunningham, voted one of the top 25 most influential Scots – have been packing out concert halls as a duo since 1986. This will be a show of incredible musicianship, great stories and banter from arguably the two finest Scottish traditional musicians of their generation.

irresistible comedy.


Holmes and Watson The Farewell Tour By Stuart Fortey Wed 29 March 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £16,  Conc £15, Members £14,

London Military Band is a unique ensemble comprising of London’s finest military bandsmen combined with the extraordinary young talent from some of London’s leading conservatoires of music.



An explosive blend of murder, mystery and

Alongside his faithful sidekick Dr Watson and with the able aid of trusted compatriots Mrs Hudson and Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard, Sherlock Holmes will attempt to re-enact one of his most baffling unsolved cases… People were gasping and howling with laughter  OXFORD TIMES ★★★★★

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march Wed 8 – Sat 11 March 7.45pm Sat Mat 3pm Wilde Theatre


Starmaker Theatre Company

Wed, Thu & Sat Mat: £19, £17, £13, Conc £17, £15, £11, £34 £36.50 Fri & Sat £21.50, £19, £17, Prices include a £1.50 ticket levy

Annie is based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie and with her friends, runs the manager of the orphanage, Miss Hannighan,

Wed–Sat £18, Conc £17, £33 Tue Eve & Sat Mat £16, Conc £15, £31 Students £12 Family ticket (2+2 16 and under) £50 Groups of 10 or more for the same performance £1 off each ticket Prices include a £1.50 ticket levy


Crowthorne Musical Players Tue 14 – Sat 18 March 7.30pm Sat Mat 2.30pm Wilde Theatre

Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is an uplifting new British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right. Rita O’Grady works for the Ford Motor Co plant in Dagenham. Despite performing the specialised task of sewing upholstery for car seats, women are re-classified as

ragged. She is chosen to stay with Oliver Warbucks, the millionaire, in his mansion and things change for the better, for both of them. With wonderful show stoppers like Tomorrow, Hard Knock Life and many others, this is a real family show and Starmaker will do its best to continue the quality productions it has staged at The Wilde Theatre for the last 29 years.

unskilled labour and paid much less than men. Encouraged by a sympathetic union representative, Rita agrees to bring the women’s grievances to Ford. The meeting goes badly and outraged by the company’s lack of respect for them, Rita leads her colleagues to strike. ‘How will we cope? We’re women, We always cope.’ Parents – this production contains ‘industrial’ language. Book by Richard Bean. Music by David Arnold. Lyrics by Richard Thomas. Based on the Woolley/Karlsen/Number 9 Motion Picture. Financed by the BBC, BMS Film Finance, BFI and Lip Sync Productions. Directed by Nigel Cole. Screenplay by William Ivory. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.


Eagle House School

Godspell By John-Michael Tebelak/ Stephen Schwartz Wed 22 – Thu 23 March 2 & 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £15, Conc £10,


Jesus’ life dances across the stage in a blend of games, storytelling, dance and comedy in this wonderful Broadway show. With an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, this is a show for whole family. Dissolving

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hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. Godspell was the first major musical from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Come and see the talented cast of Eagle House School return to The Wilde Theatre for the tenth year running. This amateur production of Godspell is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.


Fri 31 Mar · The Comedy Cellar · see page 8 Dance

Mi Flamenco Incognito Thu 30 March 8pm Wilde Theatre £16,  Members & Conc £14.50,



Mi Flamenco is an international flamenco company with artists of the highest calibre, bringing quality, and entertaining performance to UK audiences and beyond. Their new creation, Incognito, is a show with all the spirit of authentic, pulsating flamenco, intertwined with the unexpected. Exciting, moving flamenco dance, powerful song, virtuoso guitar and cello, with lots of charm, imagination and theatre thrown in. A passionate spectacle for dance, music and theatre lovers everywhere. …stunning flamenco dancing backed up by hugely talented guitar players and singer  Helen Potter (Docklands Review)

…gut-wrenchingly beautiful dance  Matthew Jenkin (News shopper Review)



A Celebration of John Denver Fri 31 March 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £18, Conc £17,  Members £16, £33pp


A magical journey through John’s musical career featuring popular hits such as Annie’s Song,

Rocky Mountain High, Country Roads and many more. John Denver’s massive 41 albums and countless awards are testament to his enduring popularity. The talented Wayne Denton portrays John and is backed by impressive musicians with moving footage that will lift the hearts of music lovers everywhere of all ages.

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Sun 2 Apr · Creative Control · see page 8



CKP Presents

There’s Something About Gary Gary Delaney @garydelaney Sat 1 April 8pm Wilde Theatre £15.50,


The R ’n’ Beatles Thu 20 April 8pm Cellar Bar £8 in advance, £10 on the day,


If you have ever wondered what it would have been like to witness the birth

of arguably the world’s greatest band, then now’s your chance to find out. The R’n’Beatles specialise in performing songs from the legendary Cavern Club and Hamburg era which include all their early hits as well as the songs that influenced them.

There’s Something About Gary... and that something is he likes to write and perform jokes. An awful lot of them. He thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy. Gary’s last tour was extended four times and took in over 240 dates. His next tour will once again showcase exactly why he is seen as the premier gagsmith of his generation. Through Twitter and TV he’s become one of the most quotable comedians in the country. A regular on Mock The Week, he has won two Sony Awards, as well as receiving a Chortle Award nomination. He’s also a regular writer for shows including Cats Does Countdown, A League Of Their Own, Live At The Apollo and The Royal Variety Performance. And his jokes have twice appeared in Dave’s Top 10 Funniest Jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe. Expect a cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns  The Guardian

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West Forest Chamber Ensemble Sun 23 April 4.30pm Recital Room £10

Featuring the sonorous tones of the cor anglais and the silvery beauty of the flute sound, the West Forest Chamber Ensemble presents a varied programme ranging from the lushness of Glinka to the energetic brilliance and melodic elegance of the Poulenc Sonata for flute and piano. An unusually agile side to the cor anglais is displayed in David Gordon’s exuberant Bebop Tango.


Fri 7 & 14 Apr · The Comedy Cellar · see page 8 Sat 8 Apr · Artree Live · see page 8 Sun 9 & 16 Apr · Creative Control · see page 8 entertainment

LDN Wrestling Sun 2 April Doors 2.30pm, bell time 3pm Wilde Theatre £15, Conc £12, Family of 4 £45

Here’s a brand new show for 2017, LDN Wrestling live events celebrating 13 years of Britain’s top promoters returns here with an explosive night of top action, bringing a host of top American wrestling stars to the ring to face the very best of home grown talent and fan favourites in a two hour rip roaring entertainment for all the family to enjoy. This show is the ideal place to celebrate a birthday and get the opportunity of VIP back stage passes to meet the stars at the end of the show. If you’ve been before you know how good it gets; if you haven’t give it a try. We guarantee that the kids will be talking about it for weeks afterwards. Book in advance for the best seats!


Thu 20 – Fri 21 April 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £22,


A classy new all male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography with a troupe of professionally trained performers, handpicked from around the UK, with charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personality and honed physiques in equal measure. They can sing, they can dance, and they are VERY easy on the eye. Featuring a vocalist, aerial artist, pole performer, wheel and fire act, all delivered with an element of naughtiness but not so naughty that you can’t bring your Granny. The evening is suitable for ages 18 to 80. Think Cirque de Soleil meets Magic Mike. I NEED to see them again, they were THAT good!  Perez Hilton

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South Hill Park Presents

Music by Stephen Flaherty · Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens · Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Co-conceived by Eric Idle · Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

“Oh, the thinks you can think" n school is over for a week, maybe two, e h W ‘what’s to do?’ amily thinks to themselves f e h t And South Hill Park has been forming a plan, you should come if yo A musical advedntyuorue w~ ant than a cat in the u can! hat, e coul What mor rave little elephant ~ imagine that, And a b t a ’ s b h t u i l p t s o n a eck of dust, A town The world is in trouble so save them we must, Join Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie Jojo - and of course the one and only Cat in the Hat as they foil an unforgettable musical adventure at South Hill Park!

I meant what I said ~ And I said what I meant You’ll definitely enjoy yourselves ~ One hundred percent! Thu 13 – Mon 17 April Thu, Sat, Mon 12noon & 4pm · Fri 12noon & 7pm · Sun 4pm e+ £18, Conc £17, Members £16, Family £52, Children £15, £33pp

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This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York. With thanks from sell a door Theatre Company

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Have you ever imagined performing on stage? Giving a story a life off the page, Have you ever tried acting, dancing or singing? If you give it a go, you’ll only be winning! It’s not in your school, it’s on a professional stage, With set, lights and sound it’ll be all the rage, You’ll have your own costume and moment to shine. No need to audition or stand in a line, Just ask your parents with a wide cheeky grin, To pick up the phone and book you right in, Or log on the inter-webby, and click you a space, Places go fast ~ it’s a bit of a race, If you’re looking for an Easter full of adventure and fun, Just hop like a bunny ~ (you'll forgive us the pun), To South Hill Park for our amazing Easter school, It’s going to be fab ~ not wicked or cruel, Below are the details your grown-ups will need, Tell them ‘if you book, you’ve done a good deed', We’ve given you the times, the dates and the price, So there’s no excuse now... we’ll see you? That’s nice! Rehearsal dates Mon 3 – Fri 7 April 9am–5pm Tech/Dress Rehearsal dates Sat 8 – Tue 11 April (TBC) (tech time TBC, dress rehearsal – evening) Prices £175 per child, £150 for additional child (siblings only)

Bursary South Hill Park awards a limited number of bursary places to young people in need of financial assistance. Please contact Head of Creative Learning, Mark Hooper to find out more information about our bursary and scholarship schemes.

Directed by Mark Hooper Recent Credits: Just You, Arts Theatre West-End Sweeney Todd, Wilde Theatre Blood Brothers, Wilde Theatre

Choreography by Charlotte Steele The Wizard of Oz, Wilde Theatre; Les Miserables, Rhoda McGraw Theatre, Woking

Musical Direction by Tim Cumper Oz Revisited, Wilde Theatre Sweeney Todd, Wilde Theatre SHOUT! The Mod Musical, Wilde Theatre

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Fri 21 & 28 Apr · The Comedy Cellar · see page 8 Sun 23 & 30 Apr · Creative Control · see page 8

This fun-packed, humour- filled show, features timeless classics from the great American song book – those wonderful songs that miraculously lifted people’s spirits during the depression era.


Pasedena Roof Orchestra Puttin’ on the Ritz! Sat 22 April 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £20, Conc £19,  Members £18, £35pp


Since 1969 the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has been faithfully re-creating the glories of popular music from the 1920s and 1930s.

Presenting, singing, and putting on the top hat, white tie and tails, is the suave band leader, Duncan Galloway. So pack up your troubles, come on get happy, and experience an evening of superlative live music, with more than a dash of wit and humour.


Linda Butler School of Dance Fri 28 – Sun 30 April 2.30 & 7pm Wilde Theatre £16.50, Conc £15.50,  Members £14.50


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This is a very exciting show including two ballets, Jewels and Cinderella and A Journey through the Seasons for our modern and tap showcase. This is promising to be a truly spectacular show full of enjoyment.

Studio Drama

Studio Theatre Company

The Drowned World By Gary Owen Wed 26 – Sat 29 April 7.45pm Studio Theatre £13.50,  Members & Conc £11.50, £28.50pp


In a world drowned in totalitarianism and decay, Tara and Julian are in hiding from police, who have been carrying out systematic raids and mandated ‘quarantines’ of individuals who possess ‘radiance’, a condition that separates citizens and non-citizens. They intrude into the apartment of Citizen Darren, who agrees to protect them, while Kelly, a police officer with a quarantine order, is sent undercover to find them. 



Jasmin Vardimon Pinocchio Wed 26 – Thu 27 April 7.30pm Wilde Theatre £13.50, Conc £12.50, Members £11.50, Schools & Under 21s £9.50, £28.50pp


A conscience is that still small voice that people won’t listen to.  Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio

Jasmin Vardimon Company presents a brand new adaptation of the classic tale, Pinocchio. Based on the original book by Collodi and performed by Vardimon’s multi-talented dancers, Pinocchio will bring to life the famous marionette as he embarks on a fantastic journey to become a human boy.  Showcasing Vardimon’s uniquely theatrical choreographic and directorial style, Pinocchio will

combine physical theatre, quirky characterisation, innovative technologies, text and dance to examine the idea of what it means to be human. With insightful humour, engaging drama and an acute observation of behaviour Pinocchio will take audiences on a wonderful journey of discovery through the parameters of this timeless and beloved fable.

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All the World’s a Stage Sat 21 Jan – Sun 2 April Atrium

Louise Bourgeois, MADELEINE, 1999, Drypoint on paper, 43.2 x 38.1 cm Photo: Christopher Burke, © The Easton Foundation/VAGA, New York/DACS, London 2016

Working with Victoria Spearing and the South Hill Park set designers, members of Print @ the Park take the words of the Bard, particularly from ‘The Scottish Play’ and things North of the Border as inspiration for the creation of original art in their exhibition in The Atrium this Spring. Skilfully using the techniques of lino and woodcut, etching, lithography, drypoint, collagraph and monotype, either singly or as hybrid works, the group show the versatility of these printmaking techniques. There are also unframed browser works for sale in the Foyer.

Louise Bourgeois Prints Autobiographical Series and 11 Drypoints A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre Sat 21 Jan – Thu 30 March Mirror Gallery, Print Gallery & Long Gallery

Hayward Touring’s latest print exhibition features two collections of works by one of the most influential artists of recent decades, Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Best known for her powerful emotionally charged sculptures – enclosed ‘cell’ or cage-like installations and fabric figures – she was also a prolific printmaker and draughtswoman. Most of the French-American artist’s work dealt with strongly autobiographical themes, invoking her childhood emotions of loneliness, desire, anxiety and jealousy. Autobiographical Series (1994) consists of 14 etchings illustrating some of her deepest thoughts and memories whilst the 11 Drypoints (all from 1999) brings

her obsessions into more vivid focus. Recurrent themes, such as a woman giving birth, a cat, ladders, long hair, feet, clocks, scissors, bathtubs and a pregnant mosquito all contain references to her emotional biography. An apt example of this is the memory of her mother sewing – her family ran a workshop restoring tapestries in Paris – evoked in ‘Sewing’, in the Autobiographical Series. Since she was honoured with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1982, Louise Bourgeois has been widely acclaimed as one of the most original artists of the late twentieth-century and has exhibited at museums throughout the world, including at Tate Modern in 2007. Louise Bourgeois Prints: Autobiographical Series and 11 Drypoints is a Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London

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All the world’s a stage, Jan Bastow

Breakfast Preview Sat 21 Jan 2017 10.30–11.30am. All welcome

South Hill Park’s sell-out Summer School is back! 24 July – 5 August 2017 9am –5pm excluding performance days Join us for a magical ‘Witches and Wizards’ themed musical theatre adventure, with an original score by Tim Cumper and lyrics by Mark Hooper. We need young people aged 6–18yrs to help tell our story this year. As a Summer School first, we will both rehearse and perform in the Wilde Theatre for the full two-week programme. Do something magical this summer... Available for booking now. Places go fast. 01344 484123 For more info contact our director/producer

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coming soon

Live Theatre Screenings Experience the best of theatre, opera and ballet in our beautiful 60-seat cinema. Each live broadcast is filmed in front of a live theatre audience with cameras carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the best seat in the house.

The cinema is fitted with an audio induction loop. Customers can use the T-setting on their hearing aids for clear film sound.

Satellites allow the productions to be broadcast live, without delay, to our cinema. For full listings see our Cinema leaflet or visit our website. Performances on sale – see our website for full details Royal Shakespeare Company The Tempest Wed 11 Jan 7pm LIVE


Royal Opera House Madama Butterfly Thu 30 March 7.15pm LIVE

£20, Conc £19, Member £18

£20, Conc £19, Member £18

Royal Opera House Il Trovatore Tue 31 Jan 7.15pm

Royal Opera House Ballet Jewels Tue 11 April 7.15pm LIVE

£20, Conc £19, Member £18

£20, Conc £19, Member £18

Royal Opera House Ballet Woolf Works Wed 8 Feb 7.15pm LIVE

The Australian Ballet – The Fairy Tale Series Coppélia Wed 19 April 7.45pm RECORDED

£20, Conc £19, Member £18

National Theatre Live Saint Joan  Thu 16 Feb 7pm LIVE


All’Opera Season  NEW  Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail Mon 19 June7pm LIVE

£20, Conc £19, Member £18


£20, Conc £19, Member £18

Royal Opera House Otello Wed 28 June 7.15pm LIVE

£20, Conc £19, Member £18

All’Opera Season Manon Lescaut Tue 14 March 7pm LIVE


£20, Conc £19, Member £18

Royal Opera House Ballet The Sleeping Beauty Tue 28 Feb 7pm LIVE National Theatre Live Hedda Gabler Thu 9 March 7pm LIVE

£16.50, Conc £15.50, Members £14.50

All’Opera Season Don Carlo Fri 5 May 7pm LIVE

£20, Conc £19, Member £18

The Tempest


£20, Conc £19, Member £18

Saint Joan

£20, Conc £19, Member £18

Exhibitions on sale – see our website for full details I, Claude Monet Thu 23 Feb 7.45pm

Michelangelo: Love and Death Wed 14 June 7.45pm

£20, Conc £19, Member £18

£20, Conc £19, Member £18

The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism Wed 29 March 7.45pm £20, Conc £19, Member £18

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Manon Lescaut

Membership  There’s never been a better time to be part of South Hill Park Arts Centre and becoming a member makes it more exciting than ever.

Benefits for members • Priority booking on ALL shows,

films and courses including big named comedians • Discounts on show and event

tickets, including members 2for1 on many opening nights • Discount on courses and

workshops • Catering discounts • No booking fee on purchases

made through the website • Free ticket re-sales • Monthly members’ newsletter

containing exclusive offers • Exclusive member events

Become a member today from just £25 a year

coming soon

south hill park presents


The importance



Atrivial comedy

for serious people

Directed by Alastair Whatley Designed by Victoria Spearing Wed 17 – Fri 19 May 7.30pm Sat 20 – Sun 21 May 2 & 7.30pm £18, Conc £17, Members £15, £33


‘The truth is rarely pure and never simple’ The Importance of Being Earnest is not only Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece but it is also one of the finest plays ever written. A delicious soufflé of high comedy, unforgettable characters and razor sharp wit masking a radical, irreverent satire exposing the myths of society. Reuniting acclaimed director Alastair Whatley and designer Victoria Spearing for the first time since their hit productions of Birdsong and Henry V this production of The Importance Being Earnest will showcase and celebrate the work of South Hill Park with an unforgettable night of theatre.

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coming soon from SHP community company SOUTH HILL PARK PRESENTS


R A I LWA Y CHILDREN By E Nesbit A d a p t e d b y Dav e S i m p s o n Directed by DIRECTED BY

Joe Malyan

J o e Ma l y an set design by


victoria spearing


october 2017

Victoria Spearing

By Glyn Robbins · Adapted from the book by CS Lewis This amateur production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is presented by special arrangement of Samuel French Ltd. The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever are strictly prohibited.

This amateur production of The Railway Children is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever are strictly prohibited.

Guess who’s on his way? Wilde Theatre October 2017 This amateur production is presented with permission from Richard Curtis and the BBC for the charity Comic Relief.

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Atrium Café & Bar


Check our website for offers and special events ·· Our very popular Sunday roasts menu available from 12–5pm every Sunday. Bookings can be taken up to 8pm on Saturday evenings. ·· Full English breakfast is now available from 9.30–11.30am ·· If you are holding any celebrations, please contact us for all your party requirements.

2-course meal for £15

·· Great kids menu – with free fruit for all kids. ·· Great range of gluten-free options every day. ·· Dinner Theatre, 2 courses and a theatre ticket, prices starting at £20.50 per person. Look for the symbol in the brochure.

Tue/Wed/Thu evenings For more information contact 01344 416233


Cinema Offers · Bringing in Baby and Silver Screen

Burger & Beer

If you are a parent or carer with a baby under a year or someone in retirement then you can take advantage of the following offers

Why not make a night of it and have a burger and beer before you go down to the Cellar for a night of comedy.

Fish and Chips

Mon to Sat 12noon – 3pm


per portion


for 2 portions

Hot drink and a piece of cake

6oz burger with pint

The food will be served in the Atrium Café only. A separate ticket will be issued and should be handed into the bar when collecting your food.

Free hot drink when you buy a piece of cake Show your film ticket when you purchase either of these offers

No other discount vouchers/ tickets can be used in conjunction with this promotion.

CREATIVE CONTROL STUDIO Professional Recording Studio based at South Hill Park Arts Centre High-end recording studio Combining the best of digital and analogue equipment, providing release quality results All genres of music catered for from bands and acoustic artists to voiceover work etc All projects welcome, from rough demos to fully produced singles, eps and albums We also specialise in mixing and mastering of pre-recorded material To discuss a project: or 01344 416202

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South Hill Park · Berkshire’s perfect event venue


Whether you want professional and efficient conference services, corporate fun days, private functions and parties, or the idyllic surroundings and atmosphere for a romantic wedding; South Hill Park Arts Centre is Berkshire’s perfect event venue. Garden Room

Recital Room

Haversham Room

Recital Room

Italian Gardens

This is how to contact us For weddings, functions and conferences 01344 413514 For performance venue hire sherry.eastwood@ 01344 413529

Wilde Theatre

Cellar Bar

Studio Theatre

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information How to find us


Green Flag Award

South Hill Park is about seven 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.

There is FREE but limited parking for 200 cars at South Hill Park. Please note the car park fills up quickly on busy days and you may need to seek alternative parking. Please follow signs for overflow parking at the Leppington car park which is a five-minute walk across our rear grounds.

South Hill Park is among a recordbreaking 1686 parks and green spaces that received a prestigious Green Flag Award 2016/17. Together with Bracknell Town Council and Bracknell Forest Council who manage the grounds of South Hill Park, we are delighted to be celebrating the achievement of this award for the fourth year running.

Please leave plenty of time to park when attending South Hill Park.

Public transport South Hill Park is served well by local buses. From the Bus/Train Station to Birch Hill Shops take buses 4, 171 or 172. Its then a five-minute walk to the arts centre. Bracknell is well served with train services from London Waterloo, Reading and other local towns. For further information contact South West Trains on 0845 7 48 49 50.

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The grounds were also awarded a gold medal in the RHS In Bloom category for Parks and a certificate of distinction. This was a new category in 2015/16 and we are delighted to be celebrating the top award for this second year running.

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South Hill Park clubs and societies – new members always welcome

The national award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

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information How to book




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 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.

Refunds and resales

Call into the Arts Centre and we can take your booking personally.

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. This service is free to members.


Data protection

In person

An 80p admin fee is charged per transaction for bookings made with credit and debit cards in person and over the phone. Cheques are made payable to South Hill Park Trust Ltd. Online bookings are subject to a charge of £1.25 per booking – except current members who will not be charged the fee.

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.

A levy of up to £1 is included in the ticket price to go towards the SHP Development Fund.


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 63 years and above and when available are shown next to the event. Please bring proof of status.

We try to accommodate all visitors to the Arts 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 eighteenth-century 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. 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.

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. For more information email:

Cinema  Don’t forget films are shown throughout the week in our unique 60-seat cinema – from blockbusters to independents to the best foreign films, we cater for all tastes. See our Film leaflet for details.

Bracknell Film Society  For all film-lovers, in the cinema, the second Tuesday of each month. Contact Julia Vickers on 0118 961 1392.

Box Office 01344 484123

Book online

Fax 01344 411427

Admin 01344 484858

Address South Hill Park Ringmead Bracknell Berkshire  RG12 7PA

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Young people’s workshops Full details

Arts & Crafts Half-term Parent and Child Play with Clay 5–8yrs Artist in Residence Karen Marks Tue 14 Feb 10am–12noon £36 Members £34 ( price includes 1 adult and 1 child). £16 per extra child

This workshop gives children and their parents the opportunity to explore and learn about the possibilities of pottery together. Half-term Play with Clay 7–12yrs Artist in Residence Karen Marks Thu 16 Feb 10am – 12noon New £18, Members £17 per person

Explore the exciting possibilities of pottery, including hand building and throwing using air drying clay. Price inclusive of materials. Half-term Art Factory 4–11yrs Victoria Spearing

All children under 14yrs must be signed in and out of the session by an adult. Parents cannot stay in the session but contact details will be required at time of booking.

Easter Parent and Child Play with Clay 5–8yrs

Photoshop for Teens: Comics and Manga

Artist in Residence Karen Marks

Erica Sharp

Tue 4 April 10am–12noon

Wed 15 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm

£36 Members £34 per ( price includes 1 adult and 1 child). £16 per extra child

£65, Members £60

This workshop gives children and their parents the opportunity to explore and learn about the possibilities of pottery together. Easter Art Factory 4–11yrs Victoria Spearing Wed 12 April 10am– 12noon £18, Members £17

Spend your morning using clay, collage, drawing and sculpture with lots to take home at the end of the session. Expert advice and guidance given. Dress for mess! Price inclusive of materials. Digital Media

Fri 17 Feb 10am – 12noon

iPad Art & Animation 7–17yrs

£18, Members £17

Erica Sharp

Spend your morning using clay, collage, drawing and sculpture with lots to take home at the end of the session. Expert advice and guidance given. Dress for mess! Price inclusive of materials.

Mon 13 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm

Easter Play with Clay 7–12yrs Artist in Residence Karen Marks Thu 6 April 10am–12noon £18, Members £17 per person

Explore the exciting possibilities of pottery, including hand building and throwing using air drying clay. Price inclusive of materials.

Children aged 10yrs or under must be accompanied by someone aged 16yrs+

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to manipulate, colour and add comic book style effects to your drawings and photographs. We will use comic books and manga as our inspiration to create a range of bold and colourful artwork. Photography For Teens Stephanie Cronin Thu 16 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm £65, Members £60

Love taking pictures? Explore the techniques, equipment and processes that will have you shooting like a pro. Shoot with indoor and outdoor locations and develop skills in composition, styles and lighting.

£65, Members £60

Explore the creative possibilities of iPad art and animation using a variety of apps. Students will need to bring their own iPads. Apps will be downloaded at the start of the workshop. Digital Fashion Illustration 7–17yrs Erica Sharp Tue 14 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm £65, Members £60

An introduction to illustration techniques in Adobe Photoshop for young people, with fashion illustrator and author Erica Sharp. You will learn skills such as applying digital colour, texture and pattern to your scanned fashion drawings.

Outside Hirers Berkshire ARTs Academy, BARTA More information 07825 558757

Berkshire County Dance Company Youth! 13–21yrs Lena Dee Sunday by audition only Please contact lena.dee@ for information

SOTA Bracknell For term dates and free sample sessions please visit

Zumba Every Wednesday from 8–9pm £6 pay-as-you-go or £20 a month by standing order payable to tutor

to book visit  · CW11

adult workshops Digital SLR: From The Ground Up

Advanced Photoshop

Alex Harvey-Brown

John Rae

Digital SLR: Wildlife and Landscape

Sat 21 Jan 10.30am–4.30pm

Sat 25 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm

Simon Colmer

£66, Conc £64, Members £62

£66, Conc £64, Members £62

Sat 25 March 10.30–4.30pm

Our beginner’s workshop for new photographers. Whether you have a new camera or just want to dust it off and get to grips with that those buttons do – we’ll get you off the ‘auto’ mode and have you shooting like a pro in no time.

Delve deeper into the industry standard imaging software to build on your basic post production skills. Learn effective techniques for combining images to create composites and montages. Learn the advanced methods of masking, stacking and blending images and text that the pros use to create movie posters and press advertisements.

£66, Conc £64, Members £62

Websites With Wordpress

Digital Media Open Access

Simon Colmer

1-hour slots from 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm One person per slot

Graphic Design For Beginners Russell Turner Sat 4 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm £66, Concs £64, Members £62

An introduction to the principles and software used by professional graphic designers. Our graphic design guru, Russell Turner, will guide you into the amazing possibilities that modern graphic design software can enable. Posters, books, logos, magazine, brochures. Take the first step right here. Digital SLR: Product Photography and Macro John Rae Sat 11 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm £66, Conc £64, Members £62

Now that more and more products are sold online, accurate, effective images are increasingly important to showcase products’ features, functions and details. Learn how to deal with a wide range of materIals, including reflective and transparent objects, how to use basic styling to show products at their best.

Sat 4 March 10.30–4.30pm £66, Conc £64, Members £62

WordPress is an extremely user friendly and intuitive way of designing and developing a website from scratch. This hands-on course takes you through the basics of setting up and running a great website and covers some of the most useful features and tools WordPress offers. This course is entirely internet based; no programming skills are needed. Digital SLR: Spring Portraiture

This one day course is spent learning essential skills and tips for wildlife and landscape photography ‘in the field’ around the South Hill Park grounds. The course is designed for people already familiar with their DSLR camera and want to improve how they compose, use light and get close to nature.

FREE – advance booking required Additional charges apply for printing

Make use of the Digital Media facilities, including one of our Apple Mac computers, our A2 scanner or A1 large format printer. Studio Hire Hire our White Room photography space. Lights, white backdrop and assistance supplied. Contact digitalmedia@southhillpark. for more information.

Alex Harvey-Brown Sat 11 March 10.30–4.30pm £66, Conc £64, Members £62

Join us on one of our very popular portraiture days with the hope of early spring light. Work with models and gain hands-on tuition whilst shooting in the house and grounds of South Hill Park.

CW10  ·  box office 01344 484123

Lenses for Hire EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT When you book on any one of our photography courses or workshops, receive an exclusive discount with Lenses for Hire. Once you’ve booked your place, contact digitalmedia@southhillpark. to receive your exclusive code.

Adult workshops Full details

Arts & crafts Throwing – Mixed Ability Artist in Residence Karen Marks Sun 12 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm £69, Conc £67, Members £65 2-day workshop Sat 8 April 10am–4pm Sun 9 April 10.30am–4.30pm £138, Conc £134, Members £130

With expert tuition, this mixed ability course is ideal for beginners or those needing help improving their throwing techniques. There is also the opportunity to return for an afternoon to glaze the works once they have been fired.

Bluebell Forest: Watercolour Paints & Pencils Erica Sharp Sat 11 March 10am-4pm £46, Conc £45, Members £44

Using watercolour paints and pencils, we will be creating a magical and atmospheric bluebell forest. Please bring stretched watercolour paper on board (A3 or A2), watercolour paints and paint brushes. Watercolour pencils will be provided, but if you have your own, please bring them with you. For queries contact Stained Glass Day Caroline Loveys Sun 2 April 10.30am–4.30pm

Glazing Afternoon

£52, Conc £51, Members £50

Sat 6 May 2–4pm

Learn the basic stained glass techniques by choosing from a variety 2D or 3D projects. Materials and equipment are supplied. No experience necessary.

£17, £16 Conc, £15 Members Price inclusive of basic materials

Valentines Stained Glass Caroline Loveys Sun 12 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm £52, Cons £51, Members £50

Learn the basic stained glass techniques and make a glass heart. Materials and equipment are supplied. No experience necessary.

Digital Media Silver Surfers A free hot drink, and a tech session for the over 60s £25

A relaxed 2-hour session on getting the most out of the modern technology. From apps to zip files, and everything in between. All those technology related questions you’ve been wanting answers for, these sessions will have them covered. Getting the most out of your iPad Alex Harvey-Brown Thu 12 Jan 10am–12noon Getting to know Facebook Clive Elkington Thu 19 Jan 10am–12noon Getting to know Twitter Alex Harvey-Brown Thu 26 Jan 10am–12noon

Photoshop for Beginners Thea Stallwood Sat 14 Jan 10.30am–4.30pm £66, Conc £64, Members £62

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 for the basic image editing and creative manipulation of photos and graphic images using Adobe Photoshop CS6.

to book visit  · CW9

young people’s courses

The Wilde Theatre School

Digital Media

Wilde Theatre School students are entitled to see most shows for £5

Digital Photography  7–17yrs


Sam Irvin

Wilde Wannabies

Actors Lab 1-2-1

Thu 23 Feb – Thu 23 March 6–8pm

Wilde-Wannabies 6–10yrs

£150, Members £146

Wed 11 Jan – Wed 22 March 4–5.30pm

One-to-one acting sessions by appointment

A foundation level course for budding young photographers. Learn the basics, explore technique and practice with hands on tuition and guidance. Whether it’s a bit of fun or you aspire to be the next Rankin or David Bailey – get your camera out and get shooting. Dance Street Dance Energy Juniors 8–16yrs Alan Cunningham Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 4–5.30pm £45, Members £40

Locking, breaking, body popping and some smooth footwork will be covered in this course. Music Junior Piano 6–16yrs Rachel O’Sullivan Sat 14 Jan – Sat 25 March 9am–12.30pm £75, Members £70

15 minute lessons. Individually tutored fun, friendly classes covering exam work if required. Ukulele Club 14yrs+ See entry in Adult Music Courses

CW8  ·  box office 01344 484123

£40 per hour

£95, Members £90

Creative. Energetic. Fun. Students grow in confidence while they explore drama, dance and performance. This is an exciting, high-energy session for students of all abilities. Students work towards a showcase for parents each term. Wilde Ways Musical Theatre

Wilde Ways MT – South Hill Park champions musical theatre and we are committed to developing the next generation of MT performers. In this new look class, students will hone their skills in acting, singing and dance while working towards an end of term showcase.

Sept 2017 – March 2018 £400

Thu 12 Jan – Thu 23 March 7–10pm Entry by audition only

£125, Members £120

Suitable 14–18yrs

Joe Malyan and Max Puplett


Wed 11 Jan – Wed 22 March 5.45–7.45pm

Mark Hooper, Ron McAllister and Alison Horriben

Actors Lab Suitable 18yrs+


Wilde-ways 11–14yrs

LAMDA Musical Theatre

Work with one of our professional directors/actors to prepare for your important drama school/ agency auditions. We have professional voice, acting, accent and movement tutors ready to help you with your audition.


Actors Lab is designed to give students the essential tools for the modern actor. Our practical sessions provide relevant training to liberate your natural talent through craft-work, preparing the actor to succeed in today’s professional world.

Young people’s courses Full details Term Mon 9 Jan – Sun 26 March  Half-term Mon 13 – Sun 19 Feb Parents of children under 18yrs must complete a registration form on behalf of their child. An online form is available at forms/3xxNMSscVF All children under 12yrs must be dropped off/picked up by a parent/guardian. Course tutors are subject to change. South Hill Park is approved and recommended by – a sign of value and quality.

Activities for Young People Missed Out Young Producers Group 14–26yrs Mark Hooper Every Monday 6–8pm For more information contact Free

Get involved in everything from organising children’s performance festivals to local band/comedy nights and everything else in between. Collect an application from the Box Office. Eleven Nineteen 11–19yrs Fri 13 Jan – Fri 24 March 7–9pm £1 per session

Arts & Crafts Make Your Mark 7–11yrs Antoinette Brown Sat 14, 28 Jan, 11 Feb, 4, 18 March 3–6pm £95, Members £91

Are you an aspiring young artist? Using a range of artists and designers as our inspiration, we will explore a variety of artistic styles. Each session will focus on different media, from 3D clay work, acrylic painting, to pencil illustrations.

Come and join our youth group for creative people. Acting, street dance, spray painting and stage combat are just some examples. Take part in a workshop lead by an industry professional for just £1 per session. No need to book in advance.

Mini Professors  


Victoria Burrows Fri 13 Jan – Fri 24 March 2–3yrs · 9.30–10.10am 2½–3½yrs · 10.30–11.10am 3–5yrs · 11.30am–12.10pm £68 (25% sibling discount)

This fantastic class will introduce your child to the exciting world of science. Taught through handson experiments, bespoke video and storytelling, we discover new topics each week. Wilde About Arts


Russell Turner and Kate Legg Every Monday 4–6pm For a registration form contact Free for young carers, those in care, vulnerable young people

Wilde About Arts will explore film, photography and visual arts on a termly basis. Each term, the class will work together on a project. Team work, togetherness, creativity and expression will be at the heart of this new class. 

Make Your Mark Teen 12yrs+ Antoinette Brown Sat 14, 28 Jan, 11 Feb, 4, 18 March 11.30am–2.30pm £95, Members £91

These sessions will focus on art outside of the school classroom, and take inspiration from a range of artists and designers. Each session will focus on different media, from large scale 3D work, to abstract art and acrylic painting.

to book visit  · CW7

adult courses Tai Chi – Chen Style

Just Jhoom – The Bollywood Workout!

Classical/Contemporary Dance Class

Sat 14 Jan – Sat 25 March 10.30am–12.30pm

Alexandra Morgan-John

Di Ruddick

Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 7.45–8.45pm

Thu 12 Jan – Thu 23 March 2.20–3.20pm

£77, Conc £75, Members £72

£57, Conc £55, Members £52


Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 12.30–1.30pm

Inspired by the glitz and the glamour of Bollywood films, Just Jhoom! is the first and only accredited Bollywood dancefitness programme in the UK.

This class includes ballet and contemporary dance techniques; it is a strength building dance class with a difference. Opportunity to do festival performance work.

TAP Plus

Over 50s Strictly Dance

Trina Caspary

Di Ruddick

Wed 11 Jan – Wed 22 March 6.45–7.45pm

Fri 13 Jan – Fri 24 March 1–2pm OR 2–3pm

£62, Conc £60, Members £57

£5 pay-as-you-go

Tap is the original Jazz dance and anyone at any age can start tapping. Tap or hard-soled shoes required.

This class is a great combination of non-partner dance styles ranging from Latin and salsa to soft shoe, cabaret and many more. The music and relaxed atmosphere is invigorating making you feel good. Both classes are a great opportunity to improve fitness and develop flexibility, have fun and meet new friends.

Steve Large

£50, Conc £48, Members £45

A martial art, designed to help improve your general health and enjoyment through soft flowing exercises and sequences breathing, meditation and visualisation. Dance Beginners Ballet Chloe Collins Mon 9 Jan – Mon 20 March 6–7pm £60, Conc £58, Members £55

This class is aimed at those who are absolute ballet beginners. Elementary Ballet Chloe Collins Mon 9 Jan – Mon 20 March 7–8pm £60, Conc £58, Members £55

Contemporary Dance John Darvell Thu 12 Jan – Thu 23 March Beginners 6–7.15pm £59, Conc £57, Members £54 Intermediate & advanced 7.15–8.45pm £61, Conc £59, Members £56

A great way to develop the core skills and styles of contemporary dance including technique travelling exercise and routines.

Intermediate Show TAP (West-End/Broadway)

Choreographic Performance Group


Chloe Collins Mon 9 Jan – Mon 20 March 8–9.30pm

John Darvell

£62, Conc £60, Members £57

Thu 12 Jan – Thu 23 March 8.45–9.45pm

This class is aimed at those who are looking to progress their technique at a comfortable speed. Advanced Ballet

This course is for experienced dancers with a background in ballet. It offers a higher level of technique. Street Dance Energy Alan Cunningham Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 5.40pm–6.40pm £50, Members £47

Get in shape while locking, breaking, body popping and learning some smooth footwork.

£59, Conc £57, Members £50

Amanda Bishop Sat 14 Jan – Sat 25 March 6.30–7.30pm

Join west-end dance mistress Amanda Bishop for an intermediate tap class that will take your skills to the next level.

For student with a sound technical ability who wishes to further develop their performance skills and would like the opportunity to perform.

JOINT CLASS DEAL Join Contemporary Dance and Choreographic Performance Group get one course half-price

CW6  ·  box office 01344 484123

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

adult courses Web Design with Wordpress

Piano Mixed Ability

Park Singers

Simon Colmer

Juliet Bruce

Alison Horriben

Thu 12 Jan – Thu 9 Feb 7.30–9.30pm 

Wed 11 Jan – Wed 22 March 11am–1pm

£150, Concs £146, Members £142

£80, Conc £74, Members £70.50

Sun 15 Jan – Sun 26 March 7.30pm onwards

Wordpress is an extremely user friendly and intuitive way of designing and developing a website from scratch. Find out how during our new web design course. Whether it’s a new business, blog or just for fun – you will create an eye catching presence on the web in no time.

An hour-long class taught in a group of 4 with 15-minute sessions on the piano per student. Emphasis is on enjoyment. Please contact Juliet Bruce on before enrolling to discuss your needs for this course.

Art: Digital meets Traditional

Elliot Harrison  NEW 

Beginners Piano Mon 9 Jan – Mon 20 March 5–7pm

Russell Turner

£145, Conc £138, Members £131

Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 7.30–9.30pm

Learn the basics of the piano on keyboard in this simple to follow course. Session run for 60 minutes.

£200, Conc £196, Members £194

Get creative as we explore how some of the more traditional methods of producing art can be combined with new technology. We’ll explore different methods of digitising, montaging and combining images; drawn, painted, photographed or scanned to create a final piece of artwork. Music One-to-one Singing Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 5–10pm 30-minute slots £115

A great class for beginners. Learn the fundamental singing technique and improve your voice. Grow in confidence and learn to sing your favourite songs. All ages welcome.

One-to-one Piano Elliot Harrison Mon 9 Jan – Mon 20 March 3.30–5pm OR 7–9pm £155, Conc £148, Members £140

£83, Conc £78, Members £75

This course is for solo singers of all ages. Help will be given on presentation and technique. Blues Jam Every Wednesday 7.30–9pm £7

Opportunity to develop and join in live gigs. This is not an acoustic session. All instruments and vocalists welcome. Holistic and Alternative Exercise Please note all dance classes and holistic and alternative exercise classes and courses are run subject to a minimum number of participants. All courses and classes must be paid for prior to the date of the first class.

30-minute sessions. This course provides personalised sessions tailored to suit your needs from experience or novice.

Pilates Matwork

Ukulele Club

£69, Conc £67, Members £64

Tabitha Baines

Gentle controlled movement patterns, with breathing and core control to increase the body’s strength and flexibility and relax those tight over-worked muscles.

Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 6–7pm OR 7.15–8.15pm £40

Join the Ukulele Club at South Hill Park with Henry Dixon. You will learn all of the chords and techniques you need and start learning songs instantly.

Clare Young and Amanda Bishop Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 9.40–10.55am OR 11am–12.15pm

Yoga Gabriella Rees Wed 11 Jan – Wed 22 March 8–9.30pm Thu 12 Jan – Thu 23 March 6.15–7.45pm £66, Conc £64, Members £61

Relaxation, stress relief, an improved posture and muscle tone as well as a healthy mind and body are all benefits of a regular yoga class.

to book visit  · CW5

adult courses Stained Glass Caroline Loveys

Open Access Jewellery & Silversmithing

Mon 9 Jan – Mon 20 March 7–9.30pm

Open Access Resident Mel Goodbun

Digital Photography

Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 1.30–4pm

Every Thu 10am–1pm OR 1.30–4.30pm

Kate Legg

Wed 11 Jan – Wed 22 March 10am–12.30pm OR 1.30–4pm

Sat 14 Jan – Sat 25 March 1.30–4.30pm

Mon 9 Jan – Mon 6 March 7.30–9.30pm

£12.50, Members £10.50 per session

£160, Conc £156, Members £152

Fri 13 Jan – Fri 24 March 10am–12.30pm

These untutored sessions are offered for experienced jewellers and silversmiths. To see if you would be eligible to attend these sessions, please contact the Visual Arts Coordinator on 01344 416240

£140, Conc £138, Members £133

Explore the exciting craft of stained glass, under expert tuition. You will learn the techniques required to create your own panels or three-dimensional pieces. No previous experience necessary. Make a Quilt Simone McGee Mon 9 Jan – Mon 20 March 10am–12noon OR 1–3pm £80, Conc £78, Members £77

Learn how to make a quilt using traditional patchwork designs such as tumbling blocks, grandmother’s fan and log cabin.


Certain materials such as silver, clay and printmaking paper can be purchased from the studio. Firing fees apply for ceramics courses.

Printmaking – Artists Access Open Access Residents: Catherine Guy-Murrell, Ros Ingram & Trish Roberts

Ceramics Open Access Open Access Resident Martin White Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 7–9pm £9 per session

An untutored session for experienced ceramicists to carry on with their work. Please call our Ceramic Artist in Residence on 01344 416214 to discuss eligibility if you are not a regular student. Drop Stitch Every third Wednesday in the month 7.30–10pm FREE

Drop Stitch knitting sessions are FREE and new members are welcome. Advanced knitters in the group will be available to help with knitting problems. Please contact Sandra Welfare on 07879 850294 for further information.

Digital Media

Designed for beginners who want to develop their skills with a digital camera beyond ‘point and shoot’ photography and move away from ‘auto mode’. Course covers camera functionality, composition, lighting, black and white and manual controls. Digital Photography: The Next Level Alex Harvey-Brown Wed 1 Feb – Wed 8 March 7.30–9.30pm £125, Conc £121, Members £117

If you’ve covered the basics and you know what the buttons do, maybe it’s time to take your photography to the next level. This is intermediate course designed for people who are familiar with photography and are interested in improving their skills and working on more advanced techniques and approaches. Astrophotography, high dynamic range photography, high speed photography and studio photography techniques are just some of the topics covered.

Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 10am–1pm, 1.30–4.30pm OR 6.30–9.30pm £16 per session, £14.55 discount for 10 sessions paid in advance

Untutored sessions for experienced printmakers. Please contact Heather Upton on 01344 416255 if you are not a regular student.

CW4  ·  box office 01344 484123

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

adult courses Ceramics Regulars

Sculpting in Clay

Further Fun with Oils

Carole Thompson

Carole Thompson

Melanie Paice

Mon 9 Jan – Mon 20 March 7–9.30pm

Wed 11 Jan – Wed 22 March 10am–12.30pm

Mon 9 Jan – Mon 20 March 1–3pm

£136, Conc £134, Members £129

A class for developing your skills and improving your oil painting further, including two weeks with a life model.

£136, Conc £134, Members £129 A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

This course is perfect for those who want to explore ceramics. Carole will guide you through different techniques to produce individual pieces.

A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

Carole will help you create a range of decorative sculptures using a variety of techniques and finishes. This course is for all abilities.

Ceramics – beginners/improvers

Drawing and Painting

Artist in Residence Karen Marks

Caroline Crawford

Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 10.30am–1pm

Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 7.30–9.30pm

£136, Conc £134, Members £129

£115, Conc £113, Members £109

This course is for beginners or improvers to help each student explore, experiment and develop their skills to create individual ceramic pieces.

Inspiring sessions with expert tuition, aimed at those wishing to improve their skills. Students will work on set projects covering a variety of subjects and materials.

Creative with Clay – mixed abilities

Drawing and Painting for Beginners

Artist in Residence Karen Marks

Caroline Crawford

Sat 14 Jan – Sat 25 March 10am–12.30pm

Thu 12 Jan – Thu 23 March 4–6pm

£136, Conc £134, Members £129 A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

This workshop is designed for beginners or those returning to ceramics, this mixed ability workshop will focus on a range of projects including coiling, slab building, decoration, glazing and throwing.

Thu 12 Jan – Thu 23 March 7.30–9.30pm

£115, Conc £113, Members £109

Drawing and painting for beginners with expert tuition. For either of Melanie’s courses contact her at or on 07919 493851 to discuss suitability before booking. Get Confident with Oils

£118, Conc £116, Members £113

Life Drawing in Colour – intermediate/advanced Harriet Brittaine Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 10am–12.30pm

Life Drawing Morning – beginners/intermediate Harriet Brittaine Fri 13 Jan – Fri 24 March 10am–12.30pm £138, Conc £136, Members £131

Working from professional life models, develop your skills with exploring various colour mediums. Portrait Drawing & Oil Painting – intermediate/advanced Harriet Brittaine Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 1.30–4pm £138, Conc £136, Members £131

Working from professional life models, explore a variety of observational drawing techniques, investigating line, tone and texture. Portrait Drawing & Oil Painting – beginners/intermediate Harriet Brittaine

Ceramics – improvers/advanced

Melanie Paice

Fri 13 Jan – Fri 24 March 1.30–4pm

Artist in Residence Karen Marks

£138, Conc £136, Members £131

Thu 12 Jan – Thu 23 March 7–9.30pm

Mon 9 Jan – Mon 20 March 10am–12noon

£136, Conc £134, Members £129

£118, Conc £116, Members £113

A small charge will be made for completed and fired work.

This course is for students who have tried pottery before who want to develop and improve their techniques further.

Explore materials and techniques in a relaxed and creative environment to enable you to have fun and produce confident paintings.

See details for Portrait Drawing & Oil Painting – intermediate/ advanced above. For any of Harriet’s courses contact her at hbrittaine@ to discuss suitability before booking.

to book visit  · CW3

Adult courses Full details Term Mon 9 Jan – Sun 26 March  Half-term Mon 13 – Sun 19 Feb Arts & Craft Courses Certain materials such as silver, clay and printmaking paper can be purchased from the studio. Firing fees apply for ceramics courses. Jewellery & Silversmithing New Artist in Residence Jess Noble Mon 9 Jan – Mon 20 March 10am–12.30pm, 1.30–4pm OR 7–9.30pm Thu 12 Jan – Thu 23 March 7–9.30pm

Beading for Beginners Jane Holmes

Introduction to Printmaking for Beginners

Thu 12 Jan – Thu 23 March 7–9pm

Artist in Residence Heather Upton

£136, Conc £134, Members £129

Sat 14 Jan – Sat 25 March 10am–2pm

Learn a new beading technique each week with tutor Jane Holmes. Tools and beads are provided and included in the cost of the course. Jane’s beading works will be on display at South Hill Park July – Sept.

£203, Conc £201, £199 members

Crocheting for Beginners Alessandra Rutili

Wednesday Printmaking – for all levels of experience



Learn basic monotype, relief and etching techniques with our expert artist in residence. Printmaking paper and plates are not included but can be purchased from the studio.

Fri 13 Jan – Fri 24 March 1–3pm

New Artist in Residence Baisa Gorska

New Artist in Residence Fenella Watson

£85 Conc £84, Members £83

Tue 10 Jan – Tue 21 March 10am–12.30pm OR 7–9.30pm

Learn the basic crochet techniques, including reading a pattern, granny squares, 3D items and fancy stitches. Suitable for complete beginners, no experience necessary, materials provided.

Wed 11 Jan – Wed 22 March 10am–2.30pm

Wed 11 Jan – Wed 22 March 10am–12.30pm OR 7–9.30pm £132, Conc £130, Members £125 Tools are provided. Silver can be purchased in class

Students will learn a variety of metalworking skills and processes enabling them to design and make their own jewellery and silverware. Suitable for all levels. Jewellery & Silversmithing for Beginners New Artist in Residence Fenella Watson Sat 14 Jan – Sat 25 March 10am–12.30pm £132, Conc £130, Members £125 Tools are provided. Silver can be purchased in class

See details for Jewellery & Silversmithing above.

For any of Heather’s courses, please contact her on 07971 757356 to discuss suitability before booking for the first time.

£239, Conc £237, Members £235

For those who wish to pursue their own work in progress with guidance and feedback or explore different techniques with our artist in residence. Thursday Printmaking – for all levels of experience New Artist in Residence Baisa Gorska Thu 12 Jan – Thu 23 March 10am–2.30pm £239, Conc £237, Members £235

Printmaking for Beginners Artist in Residence Heather Upton Thu 12 Jan – Thu 23 March 6.30–9.30pm £155, Conc £153, Members £151

Learn basic monotype, relief, intaglio and etching techniques to create your own unique prints. You will familiarise yourself with the printmaking equipment and tools and how to use them safely and effectively.

CW2  ·  box office 01344 484123

The focus will be on mark-making and linocut. You will explore a variety of marks that can be made with linocut and various ways of printmaking with colour. Printmaking – improvers/advanced Artist in Residence Heather Upton Fri 13 Jan – Fri 24 March 10am–2.30pm £239, Conc £237, Members £235

This course offers advanced students the chance to pursue their own work with artistic and technical feedback from our expert tutor.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

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Get Inspired

Courses & workshops 

Booking dates Members Thu 24 Nov Non-members Thu 1 Dec


January – April 2017 To book visit The creative heart of Berkshire

SHP January - April Brochure, 2017