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South Hill Arts Centre 



wilde theatre · mansion house · cinema · italian gardens · studio theatre · gallery bars · licensed wedding venue · recital room · art and dance studios · restaurant January – April 2018

Members can book from Fri 24 Nov Non-members from Fri 1 Dec


South Hill Park

A picturesque Georgian manor house, perfectly situated in the Thames Valley. •

Ideal for corporate events, training courses, away days, private functions, family events, parties and more. 330 capacity theatre auditorium, studio theatre, spacious and light event rooms, restaurant, dining spaces and bars.

Supported by a bespoke catering service.

Licensed for weddings and civil partnerships.

Good transport links and free parking.

Garden Room

Recital Room

Cellar Bar

Italian Gardens

How to contact us: Weddings, functions and conferences · or 01344 413514 2  box office 01344 484123

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I am delighted to introduce South Hill Park Arts Centre and Theatre’s brand new season. 2018 sees the return of some firm favourites: Lift Off Dance Festival, which, for the first time, will also host the regional final of U.Dance; Blackeyed Theatre’s hilarious production of Teechers and Theatre Re’s beautiful The Nature of Forgetting, hot from its sell-out success at the Edinburgh Festival – definitely one of my top tips of the season. South Hill Park productions continue to go from strength to strength. Following the success of Macbeth in 2017, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s ultimate tale of forbidden love, is re-imagined, this time with an especially commissioned score. And, Dreamworks’ smash-hit Madagascar – A Musical Adventure pounces onto the Wilde Theatre stage over Easter, a musical extravaganza for the whole family. As you would expect from South Hill Park there is something for everyone, from comedy nights to jazz and classical music, courses and workshops and films in our cosy mansion cinema. It costs over £2M per year to run the Arts Centre and with only 20% now covered by core funding grants we are always looking for new ways to fund the service we provide. As a charity, we rely on the generosity of others, from our loyal volunteers to personal and business donations and in 2018 South Hill Park will launch a series of fundraising initiatives which I hope you will support. But until then, please sign up to (see page 4). Don’t forget to book South Hill Park for that special occasion: an anniversary, birthday party or even your wedding day, or enjoy a delicious meal in the Atrium Restaurant, day or evening – I can highly recommend the Sunday lunch. However you choose to spend your time at South Hill Park this spring, I hope you enjoy your visit.

South Hill Park Productions


Lift Off Dance Festival


Associate Company Productions


Comedy at South Hill Park


Wilde Sundays


Bracknell Jazz


Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians


Conservatoire Concert Series


Visiting Companies




Visiting Companies 


Coming Soon




Cinema Highlights




Dining at South Hill Park




Young People’s Workshops


Young People’s Courses


Adult Workshops


Adult Courses


Craig Titley Executive Director (Acting Joint CEO)


 Concessions available

Main front cover image: Madagascar – A Musical Adventure (page 8–9)

Romeo and Juliet 

Alun Cochrane


Private Lives



The Supersonic 70s Show 


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Tue 6 – Sat 10 Feb

Romeo and Juliet

7.15pm Thu & Fri Mat 2pm Wilde Theatre

If you’re a Shakespeare aficionado you will truly appreciate this interpretation  getreading review for Macbeth 2017

Recommended 9yrs+ £14.50 – £20.50  C   Y  e+ Members £17.50  Schools 10+ students £10 20+ students £9 63yrs+ £14.50 Matinées only Family £13.75 each (up to 6, max 2 adults) Tue & Wed evening only Post-show discussion Wed 7 Feb Director Joe Malyan

The original tale of star-crossed lovers is re-imagined by the creative team who brought you Macbeth (2017). Amongst the ruins and debris from the aftermath of war, two households continue to fuel their hatred for each other, whilst young love blossoms between Romeo and Juliet. Arguably the most romantic and tragic love story ever told, South Hill Park’s stunning production is ideal for Shakespeare lovers and pupils of the Bard. An original music score makes this a unique interpretation of this well-loved Shakespeare masterpiece.

Composer George Jennings Set Designer Victoria Spearing Costume Designer Anne Thomson

Cast includes

Lighting Designer Alan Valentine Sound Designer Phil Hoegger

In-School Workshops We offer schools the opportunity to book a workshop to explore the text with a theatre practitioner. For details email:

A professionally produced community production Photos: Savannah Photographic

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Jack Fairey as Romeo (Peter Pan, Macbeth, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe)

Laura Hannawin as Juliet (Peter Pan, Macbeth, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Magic Finger)

Booking Fee 50p per ticket. See page 37 for details

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W i l l i a m S h a k e S p e a r e ’S

Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy juliet

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Wed 11 – Sun 15 April Wed 4pm Thu, Sat, Sun 12noon & 4pm Fri 12noon & 7pm Wilde Theatre Recommended 2yrs+ Running time: approx 80mins (including interval) £14.50 – £20.50  C   Y  e+ Members £17.50  63yrs+ £14.50 Wed – Fri (excl Fri 7pm) Family £13.75 each (up to 6, max 2 adults) Wed – Fri (excl Fri 7pm)

Director Mark Hooper Musical Director Tim Cumper Set Designer Victoria Spearing Choreographer Charlotte Steele

Madagascar A Musical Adventure An explosion of colour and anticipation… the show is outstanding… an absolute blast.  Muddy Stilettoes on Seussical, 2017

A musical extravaganza for all the family – the young and not so young. Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash hit DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favourite characters as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventures galore and an uplifting score, Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!” If you love musicals, you’ll fall in love with Madagascar.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

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From the creative team who brought you Seussical, 2017 Booking Fee 50p per ticket. See page 37 for details

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Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture

Original Music and Lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Someillan Book by Kevin Del Aguila C

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dance at south hill park Sun 22 April 5pm Wilde Theatre £12, Members £10

Lift Off Dance Festival The region’s largest annual dance festival Dance professionals, students of dance and audience members come together for this annual extravaganza of stunning cutting edge performances, masterclasses, dance on screen cinema events and dance school showcases. Our Youth and Community Galas showcase local dance talent from Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, London and surrounding areas. Whilst professional performances highlight the exceptional UK talents of Tavaziva and Protein. Each year new elements are added to widen the appeal for those learning, performing or watching the festival including the recent addition of the latest technologies to provide live ballet links to Opera Houses around the world.


U.Dance 2018 Regional Final U.Dance 2018, the nation’s annual youth dance festival, showcases the strength and talent of young dancers from across the country with a grand final in July. This year’s regional final is hosted by South Hill Park where groups from selected local schools and youth dance groups will be shortlisted to attend the prestigious final in conjunction with One Dance UK and Dance South East. Come along to support the eight regional finalists and witness some of the highest quality youth dance performance in the region. Sat 28 – Sun 29 April 7pm Wilde Theatre £12, Members £10


The atmosphere at Lift Off Dance Festival 2017 was just incredible. So many enthusiastic performers were sharing, learning and collaborating through their wonderful language of dance. It’s been a pleasure to be part of it and an experience we are looking forward to repeating  EDIFICE Dance Theatre

Youth & Community Galas Please contact Lena Dee on for information on how to take part in the festival or for more information on any of this year’s events.

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Selected groups from Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, London and surrounding areas will take to the stage in these hugely popular Galas. Dancers aged six to those in their 80s will showcase their passion for dance in a variety of styles from contemporary, ballet and street dance to belly dancing, Bollywood and so much more. The groups will be joined onstage by professional dancers to create two evenings of dance entertainment for families and all dance enthusiasts. Visit for full listings of the groups taking part. Booking Fee 50p per ticket. See page 37 for details

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Sat 28 – Sun 29 April

Mon 30 April 7.45pm

£5 each

Wilde Theatre £15.50, Members £13.50

Dance Masterclasses A series of various dance style masterclasses by leading professional choreographers and dance artists, catering to all abilities. For further information visit Tue 27 March, Thu 3 May, Tue 12 June Cinema £20, Members £18


Dance on Screen A season of live ballet relays, alongside archive and new dance films. Royal Opera House Live Bernstein Centenary – Tue 27 March 7.15pm Manon – Thu 3 May 7.15pm Swan Lake – Tue 12 June 7.15pm All screenings are live.

Izindava It is not about fear, it is about strength and humanity Bawren Tavaziva’s new work is a bold and universal message about human fragility within our changing world. beautiful, haunting and provocative, Izindava unearths raw emotions. Extraordinary sculptural costumes extend and abstract Bawren’s choreography with astonishing results. A very personal piece about religious childhood fears, Izindava also focusses on the redemptive power of dance, music and Rastafarianism. Tavaziva’s unique style that seamlessly synthesises ballet, contemporary and African dance is performed by a cast of stunning dancers. Post-show discussion. Protein Dance

Wed 25 April 7.45pm Wilde Theatre £15.50, Members £13.50

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Protein Dance

Border Tales Following a phenomenal run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to sold-out audiences, award-winning Protein presents a satirical look at multicultural Britain. A blend of dance, dialogue and live music, this is a witty and poignant commentary on stereotypical thinking in post-Brexit Britain. Funny, thought-provoking and consistently entertaining.  The Scotsman Post-show discussion. Recommended age 12yrs+, contains some strong language.

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Associate Company Productions

Thu 25 – Fri 26 Jan

Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park

7.45pm Thu Mat 2pm Wilde Theatre


Recommended 11yrs+ From the company that brought you Jekyll and Hyde, and Frankenstein Running time: approx 2hrs (including interval) £18  C Members £16 63yrs+ £14.50 Mat only Schools, 10+ students £10 Post-show discussion Thu 25 Jan 2pm & Fri 26 Jan

Hilarious  The Stage Top of the class – 10/10  british theatre guide Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a struggling academy for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher. Featuring breathtaking ensemble performances and a bang-upto-date soundtrack, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby, three Year 11 students about to leave school for good. Will Mr Nixon abandon his students for a green and pleasant grammar school? Who puts the bounce in Miss Prime, the PE teacher? Will Mrs Parry ever find her Koko? And why does everyone smell of spring onions? Crammed full of unforgettable characters, political left-hooks and razor-sharp comedy, Teechers is more relevant today than ever, a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.

By John Godber Director Adrian McDougall

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Booking Fee 50p per ticket. See page 37 for details

Associate Company Productions Wed 14 – Sat 17 Feb 7.30pm Studio Theatre £13.50, Members £11.50

Wed 4 – Sat 7 April 7.30pm C

Studio Theatre £13.50, Members £11.50


Studio Theatre Company

Studio Theatre Company

The Mercy Seat

The Elephant Man

In an instant everything can change. Anything can happen. In the hours immediately after 9/11, two lovers watch from a New York apartment as the dust settles on a world in limbo: the possibilities of a blank slate, the past erased, an adulterous affair wiped clean. Described as ‘sharply funny… gripping’ and ‘compelling’, Neil LaBute’s play portrays two people facing each other, who ask what price, the future? Recommended 14yrs+.

Joseph Merrick, known as The Elephant Man, has been rescued from the life of a ‘Victorian freak’, by the kind hearted Treves; a talented young physician. He’s been given access to a society driven world that previously he could only have dreamt about. Some argue that Treves merely caused him to swap one life of being a freak for another. Or is it indeed possible that a man with such physical debilitating disabilities can actually lead a normal life? Recommended 14yrs+.

Thu 3 May 7.45pm Wilde Theatre £16, Members £14

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Theatre Re

The Nature of Forgetting Back by popular demand and following sell-out runs at the 2017 London International Mime Festival, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe, Theatre Re presents a powerful, explosive and joyous piece, combining physical theatre with a live musical score, about what is left when memory is gone. Tom is 55, today. As he dresses for his party, tangled threads of disappearing memories spark him into life, unravelling as a tale of friendship, love and guilt. Winner ThreeWeeks Editor’s Award 2017. Profoundly moving... An action-packed celebration of life  BBC RADIO 4/FRONTROW, JOHN WILSON Post show discussion.


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comedy at south hill park Fridays from 12 Jan Doors 8pm, show starts 8.30pm Cellar Bar £14, Members £12

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The Comedy Cellar @thecomedycellar  /thecomedycellar Bringing you the best live comedy for over 30 years! The Comedy Cellar is the longest-running Comedy Club in the UK (outside of London.) Established in October 1986, it is one of the most cherished gigs on the circuit, beloved by audiences and acts alike. Now in it’s 32nd year, under the direction of Simon Houlihan of The Comedy Company Ltd, this highly acclaimed club has played host to most of the big names in comedy and continues to bring the best new and established acts every Friday. Previous stars to have graced the stage include Al Murray, Omid Djalili, Eddie Izzard, Greg Davies, Sarah Millican, Andy Parsons, Micky Flanagan, Milton Jones, Katherine Ryan, Joe Lycett, Jack Whitehall and Russell Howard. Early booking is recommended. Groups may not always be able to sit together. Seating is unreserved. See page 34 for Burger and Beer offer.

Comedians who have appeared at The Comedy Cellar Top row: Dane Baptiste, Ben Norris, David Morgan Bottom row: Markus Birdman, Scott Capurro, Sophie Willan

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Wilde Sundays McAllister’s 2.30pm £7

Join us for a relaxed Sunday afternoon in McAllister’s (formally The Wilde Upstairs). Enjoy live acoustic music featuring some of the best music around across all genres.

James Parkin Sun 14 Jan Singer/songwriter James Parkin has just released his debut album of original songs to great acclaim, with his Facebook site getting 35,000+ followers and 200,000 video views during the first week of release. The album tells his story of 2016 as he fights particularly aggressive cancer and promised to deliver a song a month and release an album. He will be joined on the day by Finch & Beware this Boy.

Edward Naysmith Sun 4 Feb Edward Naysmith is a folk guitarist and singer, currently playing various venues nationwide. Edward’s music quotes from such greats as Bert Jansch, Richard Thompson, John Martyn and Nick Drake. With his blinding technical ability, many have likened his work to the revivalist singer/songwriters of the late 60s. He will be joined on the day by Bearwood.

Crayon Angels Sun 11 March Crayon Angels are an acoustic-driven trio combining song writing influenced by the English greats (Richard Thompson, Ray Davies, Andy Partridge etc.), haunting atmospheric electric and lap steel guitars and a more soulful female vocal delivery than is usual for the acoustic/folk genre. They will be joined on the day by Bernard Hoskin.

Suntrap Sun 22 April Suntrap are a 4-piece folk-inspired group with beautiful entrancing vocal harmonies on original, contemporary and traditional material. They play accordion, violins, viola, guitars, ukulele and banjo. Their trademark is their powerful vocal harmony sound.

Rich harmonies, dazzling folk fusion  Time Out

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jazz at south hill park

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

Each performance generally begins with a warm-up band featuring younger players at 7.30pm, with the main act at 8pm. (visit for details)

Byron Wallen · trumpet  Tony Kofi · sax Fri 5 Jan Byron Wallen and Tony Kofi are two giants of UK jazz, with an international reputation. Both former Jazz Warriors, they have gone on to work with an impressive array of jazz legends. They have been frequent collaborators on a range of imaginative projects since the 1980s, so expect an evening of dynamic dialogue, and exciting world class jazz. Byron Wallen is one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive  Jazzwise Magazine

The Ridout Family Fri 2 Feb The redoubtable Ridout family is an extraordinary UK jazz phenomenon. Father Mark is a much sought-after guitarist, who has played for Jimmy Smith, Natalie Cole and Eddie Parker. Sax and recorder player Tom recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, where his sister Alexandra has just started studying trumpet. They were two out of the five finalists in the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016, which Alex won. They are joined by their younger brother Lester on drums.

The Nikki Iles Trio Fri 2 March There are few talents in Britain to equal Nikki Iles as a pianist, composer and educator. A presence on the jazz scene since the 1980s, Nikki is notable for her collaborations with Tina May, Geoff Simkins, Mike Gibbs, Norma Winstone, Kenny Wheeler, Mike Walker, Stan Sulzmann and Martin Speake amongst many others. Nikki Iles is one of the most refreshing figures to have emerged in the UK in recent times, with a liquid sound and supple, obliquely resolved phrasing as an improviser.  John Fordham – The Guardian

Katie Brown, Alex Hitchcock & Tom Smith · saxophones Fri 6 April Katie Brown won the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Soloist of the Year Award in 1992 and in 1994 won a Rotary Scholarship to study jazz for a year at the University of Tennessee. Since returning to the UK she has played with the likes of Scott Hamilton as well as her own band. She is also a highly respected jazz educator, and is reunited tonight with two outstanding former students, both rising stars in UK jazz: saxophonists Alex Hitchcock and Tom Smith.

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

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

Tom Ollendorff · guitar Wed 17 Jan · Cellar Bar Guitarist Tom Ollendorff distinguished himself at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, winning the Yamaha scholarship in 2015. Since graduating, he has been based in London, where he is gaining a formidable reputation as an outstanding improviser and imaginative composer. He has performed with such figures as Huw Warren, Dave Cliff and Geoff Simkins, and appeared at the Brecon Festival and Ronnie Scott’s Late Show.

Sean Payne · saxophone Wed 14 Feb · Recital Room Saxophonist and composer Sean Payne was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician Jazz Awards 2014, and the youngest in the category, aged just 13. He is still studying at the Purcell School of Music. He has performed with the Clark Tracey Sextet, and appeared in Bracknell with Simon Allen, Dave Newton and the Purcell Jazz Octet.

Simon Allen · saxophone The Purcell Jazz Ensemble Sat 24 Feb · Cellar Bar An evening of exciting large ensemble jazz from senior members of the Purcell School of Music jazz department, including the 2014 BBC Young Jazz Musician finalist Sean Payne, and trombonist Daniel Higham. Led by Head of Jazz at Purcell, UK jazz saxophonist Simon Allen.

Jim Gold · saxophone Wed 11 April · Recital Room Jim Gold is a London-based saxophonist and bandleader. He has performed at Ronnie Scott’s with his own quartet, The Skelton/Skinner Big Band, The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, The Callum Au Big Band, and The National Youth Jazz Orchestra, in which he played lead alto. He has also appeared in Jasper Høiby’s ‘Fellow Creatures’, Brandon Allen’s sextet, Gareth Lockrane’s Big Band, Pete Long’s ‘Jazz at the Philharmonic’, and Bracknell Jazz with Damon Brown.


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classical music at south hill park

Conservatoire Concert Series Recital Room 7.30pm £12, Members £10 Under 18s £5


Evelyne Berezovsky · piano

Cristian Sandrin · piano

Sten Heinoja · piano

Fri 12 Jan We welcome back the wonderful, Russian born Evelyne Berezovsky. Her programme gives us four piano masterworks: Schumann’s Fantasie, Bach’s 2nd Partita, 5 Preludes from Rachmaninov’s Op.23 and to conclude, Ravel’s own phenomenally difficult piano version of La Valse. A great concert to start our New Year.

Fri 26 Jan Romanian pianist and conductor, Cristian Sandrin, graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2016 with 1st class honours. Winner of numerous awards and scholarships, Cristian’s playing is a marvellous mixture of virtuosity and musicianship. His programme includes work by Brahms – Drei Intermezzi Op.117 – Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata and Schumann’s glorious Kreisleriana.

Fri 9 Feb Estonian pianist, Sten Heinoja, has been described as one of the most promising young artists of his generation. A full scholarship in 2015 brought him to the Royal College of Music for his master’s degree. His programme combines Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata and Prokofiev’s 7th, with piano works by three Estonian contemporary composers.

Maya Irgalina · piano

Dominic Degavino · piano

Ugnius Pauliukonis · piano

Florian Mitrea · piano

Fri 23 Feb Belarusian pianist Maya Irgalina has already made a reputation for herself worldwide as a virtuoso performer. She comes to us as a gold medallist from the Royal Northern College of Music offering music by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and the Russian composer and pianist, Nicolai Kapustin.

Fri 9 March Dominic Degavino’s career is full of superlatives, as a competition winner and concert performer. He offers a remarkable programme with Berg’s Sonata Op.1 at one end and Beethoven’s Op.111 at the other. Ravel’s Miroirs and David Matthews’ Variations are the filling in this musical sandwich.

Fri 16 March Lithuanian pianist Ugnius Pauliukonis is a distinguished graduate of the Royal Northen College of Music, being a winner of its coveted gold medal. He is an experienced recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. His programme includes sonatas by Haydn and music by Debussy and Scriabin.

Fri 23 March This is the welcome return of Romanian born pianist Florian Mitrea to our series. His playing is full of thoughtful virtuosity making him the ideal performer of this Debussy/Liszt programme. He brings our sixth season to a close with Liszt’s masterpiece, the B minor Sonata.

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visiting Company Productions Sat 6 Jan 8pm

Thu 25 Jan 8pm

Cellar Bar £5.50

Cellar Bar £10

Rage DC

Country/Americana Night – Penny Jayne Black

Kick off the New Year with an evening of punk rock. Rage DC (local living legends) are supported by Second In Line (Hants) – great melodic skate punk and Ambition Demolition (Gloucestershire) – colourful punk rock at its best. No fuss, a ton of attitude with sing-along choruses.  Jeff King PunkMonger About Rage DC

Sat 27 – Sun 28 Jan 7.45pm Wilde Theatre £15.50, Members £13.50

UK singer/songwriter Penny Jayne Black’s single California peaked at no 7 in the British and Irish Top 10 hotdisc charts. The single was also released in the USA and picked up spot plays in several States. In 2016 Penny released her self-titled debut country album Penny Jayne Black. Recently she has been on her Both Sides of the Pond Tour which started in Nashville at the CMA Music Festival and ended with a performance at The British Country Music Awards. Sun 11 Feb 4.30pm

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From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

West Forest Sinfonia

Written and directed by Adrian Berry. Performed by Alex Walton. The Voice of Rob Newman. Adrian Berry’s acclaimed sell-out production tells the tale of a young David Bowie obsessive. Martin is a boy with problems – an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession, leading him to discover some longhidden truths about himself. Recommended 12yrs+

Members of the West Forest Sinfonia return for another performance in the Recital Room, featuring one of Mozart’s most popular chamber works, his radiant Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581 with its aria-like melodies. The concert also includes an octet for wind and strings by André Caplet, a close friend of Debussy, who was a successful conductor and orchestrator as well as a composer.

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visiting Company Productions Tue 13 – Sat 17 Feb 7.15pm, Sat Mat 2.15pm Wilde Theatre £14 – £16, Family £65

Sun 18 Feb 8pm C

Cellar Bar £12

Artree Live Special

South East Berks Gang Show

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar + support

It’s February, it’s cold and miserable outside, Christmas has come and gone, so what do you need? To get rid of those winter blues let us entertain you with our Kids in Koncert – with fun and laughter, song and dance, and who knows – we may be seeing the stars of tomorrow. The Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Brownies have all been working hard to put on a fantastic show. Come and join the party.

Two-time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar have achieved a lot since meeting in 2011: three critically acclaimed albums, high profile shows at Cambridge Folk Festival and Cropredy, and sessions on Mark Radcliffe’s Radio 2 show have propelled them to the top of the folk scene in the UK.

Wed 21 – Sat 24 Feb 7.30pm

Sun 25 Feb 2pm

Wilde Theatre £22.50 – £24


Wilde Theatre £11.50

Park Opera

Little Blue Monster Productions

The Elixir of Love

Oliver Jeffers’ Lost and Found

By Donizetti Park Opera presents a sparkling production of one of the most joyful of all operas. The beautiful heroine rejects the love of a humble village lad, but can a fake love potion help him win her heart? Combining romance and hilarious comedy with a stream of glorious tunes, and featuring a superb cast and orchestra, this feast for all the senses must not be missed.

Once there was a boy who found a penguin at his door. He didn’t know where it had come from or who it belonged to. The penguin looked sad and the boy thought it must be lost. So he decided to help it find its way home, even if that meant rowing all the way to the South Pole. This funny, charming tale of friendship is brought to life with puppetry, songs and music. This fantastic new show is suitable for ages 3yrs+ and their grown-ups. Perfectly charming  The Guardian

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visiting Company Productions Tue 27 Feb 7.45pm Wilde Theatre £15.50, Members £13.50, Schools £8

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Wilde Theatre £14.50  includes £1.50 ticket levy

Joss Arnott Dance

Alun Cochrane

This classical contemporary Triple Bill programme offers a highly charged, visually stunning and musically led evening of three different dance works that explode with power and technical brilliance. Berkshire County Dance Company Youth (BCDCY) will perform a curtain raiser choreographed by dancers from the company. The perfect tonic for British contemporary dance  Londonist Post show discussion.

Grumpy-joyful, silly-serious stand-up. Jokes, ideas and (possibly) movement will all be deployed for your amusement during this show. As seen on blah blah and blah, and heard on various funny radio shows. Incredibly funny, it’s proper comedy  Frank Skinner Alun Cochrane’s ability to make the little things in life a comedy goldmine is phenomenal  Chortle Recommended 16yrs+

Thu 1 March 8pm

Wed 7 – Fri 9 March 7.45pm, Sat 10 March 1.30 & 6.30pm

Cellar Bar £16

Wilde Theatre £20, Members £18, Family £65, Schools £15


Starmaker Theatre Company

Richard Digance

Aladdin Jr and The Little Mermaid Jr

After 50 years in show business Richard Digance returns to his first love of music and live performance. A man of many talents, Richard has composed music, written poetry and books and played guitar with Queen’s Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues. Come and see this legend in the intimate surrounding of the Cellar Bar.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Starmaker presents the first ever performance of two complete Disney Jr productions as a double bill. Act 1: visit Aladdin’s cave of wonders and meet the genie who will help him win the hand of Princess Jasmine from the evil Jafar. Act 2: go under the sea with Ariel, Flounder and her other fishy friends and follow her quest to become human so she can marry Prince Eric.


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visiting Company Productions

It’s a pity you didn’t have a little more brandy. It might have made you more agreeable!

Thu 1 – Sat 3 March 7.45pm Sat Mat 2.30pm Wilde Theatre Recommended age 12yrs+ £20.50  C   Y Members £17.50 63yrs+ £14.50 Matinée only

Director Michael Cabot Designer Frankie Bradshaw Lighting Designer Andy Grange

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Noël Coward’s

Private Lives An exhilarating production  ★★★★★ London Classic Theatre presents a major new touring production of Noël Coward’s sparkling comedy. In Private Lives, strong passions and stronger personalities set the stage for a classic battle of the sexes. 1930, Deauville, France. Two newly-married couples occupy adjoining honeymoon suites in the same hotel. As a distant orchestra plays, Sibyl gazes adoringly at her charismatic husband Elyot, while Victor admires his new wife, the vivacious and sophisticated Amanda. Champagne flows and the sea shimmers in the moonlight as the newlyweds prepare for the evening ahead. But when Amanda overhears a familiar voice singing a forgotten song, an old spark reignites, with spectacular consequences. Full of razor-sharp wit and quick-fire dialogue, Private Lives is Noël Coward’s most popular and enduring stage comedy. Extraordinarily written in only three days, Private Lives opened at London’s Phoenix Theatre in August 1930 to packed houses. Since then, this charming comedy of manners has retained its remarkable appeal, captivating audiences all over the world.

Booking Fee 50p per ticket. See page 37 for details

visiting Company Productions Sat 10 March 8pm

Tue 13 – Sat 17 March 7.45pm, Sat Mat 2.30pm

Recital Room £7.50

Wilde Theatre £17 – £19, Family £55, Students £13


Crowthorne Musical Players

The Supertonics Big Band Spring Concert The Supertonics play an entertaining mix of popular swing (Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington) and American songbook jazz classics, plus high-energy music from musicals and the movies – even some rock & roll. The band have been playing together for over 25 years and was recently described by Bracknell News as ‘legendary’. Book early.

Sister Act Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody, she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent. Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music.

Sun 18 March 7.30pm

Tue 20 – Sat 24 March 8pm, Sat Mat 4pm

Wilde Theatre £23, Members £21

Studio Theatre £15

Swansea City Opera

Berkshire ARTs Academy, BARTA

The Barber of Seville

Spring Awakening

Swansea City Opera is reviving its hugely successful production of The Barber of Seville – Rossini’s most famous opera, full of twists and turns. From Figaro’s famous entrance aria, Largo al factotum, to the frenzy of the Act 1 finale, The Barber of Seville makes for a rollicking evening’s entertainment. Sung in English. Pre-performance talk about the opera and production at 6.15pm by Artistic Director, Brendan Wheatley.

Young adolescents explore their desires in this powerful rock musical about the trials and tribulations of growing up. Spring Awakening is gritty, dark and intense, an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and music.

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diary Januarypage Mon 1 Mirror Gallery Fri 5 7.30pm Recital Room Sat 6 8pm Cellar Bar Print Gallery Fri 12 7.30pm Recital Room 8pm Cellar Bar Sun 14 2.30pm McAllister’s Wed 17 7.30pm Cellar Bar Fri 19 8pm Cellar Bar Thu 25 2 & 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 8pm Cellar Bar Fri 26 7.30pm Recital Room 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 8pm Cellar Bar Sat 27 7.45pm Wilde Theatre Sun 28 7.45pm Wilde Theatre February

Natural Response until Sun 18 Feb Bracknell Jazz Rage DC Colour, Light & Transparency until Mon 19 Feb Conservatoire Concert Series Comedy Cellar Wilde Sundays Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians Comedy Cellar Teechers Country/Americana Night – Penny Jayne Black Conservatoire Concert Series Teechers Comedy Cellar From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Fri 2 7.30pm Recital Room 8pm Cellar Bar Sun 4 2.30pm McAllister’s Tue 6 7.15pm Wilde Theatre Wed 7 7.15pm Wilde Theatre Thu 8 2 & 7.15pm Wilde Theatre Fri 9 2 & 7.15pm Wilde Theatre 7.30pm Recital Room 8pm Cellar Bar Sat 10 7.15pm Wilde Theatre Sun 11 4.30pm Recital Room Tue 13 7.15pm Wilde Theatre Wed 14 7.15pm Wilde Theatre 7.30pm Studio Theatre 7.30pm Recital Room Thu 15 7.15pm Wilde Theatre 7.30pm Studio Theatre Fri 16 7.15pm Wilde Theatre 7.30pm Studio Theatre 8pm Cellar Bar Sat 17 2.15 & 7.15pm Wilde Theatre 7.30pm Studio Theatre Sun 18 8pm Cellar Bar Wed 21 7.30pm Wilde Theatre Thu 22 7.30pm Wilde Theatre Fri 23 7.30pm Wilde Theatre 7.30pm Recital Room 8pm Cellar Bar Long Gallery Sat 24 7.30pm Wilde Theatre 7.30pm Cellar Bar Sun 25 2pm Wilde Theatre Tue 27 7.45pm Wilde Theatre Wed 28 7.45pm Wilde Theatre March

Bracknell Jazz Comedy Cellar Wilde Sundays Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet Conservatoire Concert Series Comedy Cellar Romeo and Juliet West Forest Sinfonia South East Berks Gang Show South East Berks Gang Show The Mercy Seat Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians South East Berks Gang Show The Mercy Seat South East Berks Gang Show The Mercy Seat Comedy Cellar South East Berks Gang Show The Mercy Seat Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar The Elixir of Love The Elixir of Love The Elixir of Love Conservatoire Concert Series Comedy Cellar Parks Photo until Sun 22 April The Elixir of Love Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians Oliver Jeffers’ Lost and Found Joss Arnott Dance – Triple Bill Alun Cochrane

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Private Lives Richard Digance Bracknell Jazz Private Lives Comedy Cellar Private Lives Aladdin Jr and The Little Mermaid Jr Aladdin Jr and The Little Mermaid Jr

7.45pm Wilde Theatre 8pm Cellar Bar 7.30pm Recital Room 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 8pm Cellar Bar 2.30 & 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 7.45pm Wilde Theatre

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diary Fri 9 7.30pm Recital Room 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 8pm Cellar Bar Sat 10 1.30 & 6.30pm Wilde Theatre 8pm Recital Room Mirror Gallery Sun 11 2.30pm McAllister’s Tue 13 7.45pm Wilde Theatre Wed 14 7.45pm Wilde Theatre Thu 15 7.45pm Wilde Theatre Fri 16 7.30pm Recital Room 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 8pm Cellar Bar Sat 17 2.30 & 7.45pm Wilde Theatre Sun 18 7.30pm Wilde Theatre Tue 20 8pm Studio Theatre Wed 21 2 & 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 8pm Studio Theatre Thu 22 2 & 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 8pm Studio Theatre Fri 23 7.30pm Recital Room 8pm Studio Theatre 8pm Cellar Bar Sat 24 4 & 8pm Studio Theatre Thu 29 8pm Cellar Bar Fri 30 1.30 & 7pm Wilde Theatre 8pm Cellar Bar Sat 31 1.30 & 7pm Wilde Theatre April

Conservatoire Concert Series Aladdin Jr and The Little Mermaid Jr Comedy Cellar Aladdin Jr and The Little Mermaid Jr The Supertonics Big Band Spring Concert Replaced Lives until Sun 22 April Wilde Sundays Sister Act Sister Act Sister Act Conservatoire Concert Series Sister Act Comedy Cellar Sister Act The Barber of Seville Spring Awakening The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Spring Awakening The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Spring Awakening Conservatoire Concert Series Spring Awakening Comedy Cellar Spring Awakening R ‘n’ Beatles Jayne A Coleman Academy of Dance Comedy Cellar Jayne A Coleman Academy of Dance

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Jayne A Coleman Academy of Dance The Elephant Man The Elephant Man The Elephant Man Bracknell Jazz Comedy Cellar The Elephant Man Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Comedy Cellar Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Slow Art Day Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Simon Goodall and The Bourne Again Shadows Forbidden Nights Forbidden Nights Comedy Cellar The Supersonic 70s Show Wilde Sundays U.Dance 2018 Regional Final Protein Dance – Border Tales Get Ready Comedy Cellar Youth & Community Gala 1 Youth & Community Gala 2 Tavaziva – Izindava



1 & 6pm Wilde Theatre 7.30pm Studio Theatre 7.30pm Studio Theatre 7.30pm Studio Theatre 7.30pm Recital Room 8pm Cellar Bar 7.30pm Studio Theatre 4pm Wilde Theatre 7.30pm Recital Room 12noon & 4pm Wilde Theatre 12noon & 7pm Wilde Theatre 8pm Cellar Bar 12noon & 4pm Wilde Theatre 2pm Mirror Gallery 12noon & 4pm Wilde Theatre 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 8pm Cellar Bar 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 2.30pm McAllister’s 5pm Wilde Theatre 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 8pm Cellar Bar 8pm Cellar Bar 7pm Wilde Theatre 7pm Wilde Theatre 7.45pm Wilde Theatre 7.45pm

Wilde Theatre

The Nature of Forgetting


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visiting Company Productions Wed 21 – Thu 22 March 2 & 7.45pm Wilde Theatre £15

Thu 29 March 8pm C

Cellar Bar £15

Eagle House School

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe


A musical adaptation of CS Lewis’s classic children’s story is the tale of four children evacuated from London during the Blitz to stay with the Professor. Whilst exploring, Lucy stumbles across the wardrobe, a gateway to another world, and the adventure begins. The land of Narnia is under the spell of the wicked White Witch and very quickly the four find themselves caught up in a deadly struggle between good and evil.

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, including all the early hits and the songs that influenced the Fab Four.

This amateur production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Fri 30 & Sat 31 March 1.30 & 7pm, Sun 1 April 1 & 6pm Wilde Theatre £18.50

Wed 18 April 7.45pm C

Jayne A Coleman Academy of Dance The award-winning Jayne A Coleman Academy of Dance will enthral all ages with their dazzling new song and dance show, Dance Art. Join talented pupils (aged between 3 and 19yrs) on a magical journey through breath-taking displays of creative lighting, exquisite costuming, fabulous music and imaginative choreography. An unmissable spectacular for anyone who loves to be entertained.

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Wilde Theatre £19.50, Members £17.50

Simon Goodall and The Bourne Again Shadows Simon Goodall’s ability to catch the characteristics of Cliff’s voice is second to none (even Sir Cliff himself has said so), while The Bourne Again Shadows’ sound is hard to distinguish from the original The Shadows’ recordings. Their performance features classic Cliff numbers like Summer Holiday and Living Doll, and all The Shadows’ big hits: Apache, Kontiki and Wonderful Land.

Booking Fee 50p per ticket. See page 37 for details

visiting Company Productions Thu 19 – Fri 20 April 7.45pm

Sat 21 April 7.45pm

Wilde Theatre £23

Wilde Theatre £19.50, Members £17.50

Forbidden Nights

The Supersonic 70s Show

Circus just got sexy® with Forbidden Nights giving you an evening to remember with thrills, fantasy and forbidden thoughts at every turn! Jam-packed with action from opener till finale. World-renowned circus artists perform heartracing tricks in an electric fusion of daring routines, acrobatics and provocative choreography with the ultimate forbidden tease, a few men in uniform and a side-splitting compère.

It’s the hottest ticket in town. An incredible live show, so jam packed with classic 70s hits it’s no wonder it’s been described as the best 70s show of its kind – West End quality. Led by the catsuit wondergirl Janey Bombshell, Supersonic 70s will take you back to when pop was at its peak. From the towering majesty of Queen, ELO and Carpenters, the ‘pin-up pop’ of The Osmonds, David’s Essex and Cassidy, to the foot stompin’ glam rock of Sweet, Mud and T Rex.

Wed 25 April 7.45pm

Thu 26 April 8pm

Wilde Theatre £15.50, Members £13.50

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Cellar Bar £10

Protein Dance

Border Tales

Get Ready

Following a phenomenal run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to sold-out audiences, award winning Protein presents a satirical look at multicultural Britain. A blend of dance, dialogue and live music, this is a witty and poignant commentary on stereotypical thinking in post-Brexit Britain. Funny, thought-provoking and consistently entertaining.  The Scotsman Post-show discussion.

Harking back to the flamingo club circa 1966 and you’ll be on the right track to Get Ready. Think Dusty, think Sandie, add a splattering of British Invasion, fold in some Motown hits and top it all off with some floor stomping northern soul and you have the recipe for Get Ready. The band have played many gigs in the last two years, most recently, for the second year running, Retro Festival in Newbury.

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visiting Company Productions Mon 30 April 7.45pm Wilde Theatre £15.50, Members £13.50

Sunday nights, doors 7.30pm C  S  Y

The Cellar Bar £5.50



Creative Control Band Night

It is not about fear, it is about strength and humanity Bawren Tavaziva’s new work is a bold and universal message about human fragility within our changing world. Beautiful, haunting and provocative, Izindava unearths raw emotions and is performed by a cast of stunning dancers. Tavaziva’s unique style seamlessly synthesises ballet, contemporary and African dance. Post-show discussion.

Showcasing the very best of up and coming bands and acoustic acts from the local area. The Cellar Bar’s unrivalled atmosphere is a great venue for acts to perform and hone their live performance craft. In association with Creative Control Studio, this night is designed to give local acts a platform to perform to their fans.

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Booking Fee 50p per ticket. See page 37 for details

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Membership  Do you love South Hill Park? Do you love the arts? Support your local arts centre and reap the benefits of our membership

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or production with priority bookings on ALL shows, films and courses

• Save money with discount offers

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• Learn for less with reduced price

courses and workshops

• No extra fees, No booking fees

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cinema Highlights for our spring Season

Paddington 2

Murder on the Orient Express

Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Ben Whishaw Paddington embarks on a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy.

Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench A lavish train ride unfolds into a suspenseful mystery.

Royal Opera House Live Rigoletto

Royal Opera House Live Tosca

Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe, Michael Fabiano David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera.

Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja, Gerald Finley Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences.

Coming soon Features Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Wonder Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Greatest Showman Battle of the Sexes The Current War and Step Marie Curie Happy End De Plus Belle

Full details available in our Jan/Feb Cinema leaflet and on our website

Royal Opera House Live Rigoletto Tosca The Winter’s Tale Carmen Bernstein Centenary Macbeth Manon Swan Lake Royal Shakespeare Company Live Twelfth Night Macbeth Romeo & Juliet The Merry Wives of Windsor Oscar Wilde Season Lady Windermere’s Fan

National Theatre Live Julius Caesar Berliner Philharmoniker Series Conducted by Kirill Petrenko Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert Opéra national de Paris Pite, Pérez, Shechter Boris Godounov Don Pasquale Exhibition on Screen Cezanne Vincent Van Gogh

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exhibitions at south hill park Thu 30 Nov – Sun 18 Feb Mirror Gallery

Sat 6 Jan – Mon 19 Feb Print Gallery

Fragmental, Diana Burch

Sun Dancing by Joy Frey

Natural Response

Colour, Light & Transparency

Diana Burch Like many people, Diana Burch is affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder. The nights feel long, the days often short of the sunshine vitamin D. Diana’s ethereal structures will create a serene, interactive exhibition which responds to the viewer through movement, light and shadows. This exhibition includes a space to explore and contemplate how light, colour and movement affects mood, wellbeing and circadian rhythms. Diana works with everyday materials using processes to connect and to fragment them which all form structures and images describing the organic with the inorganic. In these darkest of winter months the space will be lit using lights from light therapy specialists Lumie to harness the natural benefits of light.

Alongside the exhibition Natural Response, by artist Diana Burch, the Cinema programme will be showing a selection of films to shine light on some topics surrounding mental health issues. Please see the full details in the Cinema listings.

With special thanks to light therapy specialists Lumie for sponsoring this exhibition.

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Group workshops available Mon 15 Jan, Mon 29 Jan, Sat 10 Feb 10am–12noon £120 for an hour session £180 for a 2-hour session Sessions are for groups of 12 Working directly with Diana Burch these wellbeing workshops look at ways to explore our natural response to language and explore visual language all whilst benefitting from Vitamin D lights within the gallery space. Workshops can be tailored to different needs. Please contact cat.cooke@ for more information.

Print @ the Park In the darkest days of winter Print @ the Park brings ‘Colour, Light & Transparency’ to the early months of the year. Using the exhibition title as their starting point, group members launch a kaleidoscope of images demonstrating the excitement of print as ink, layer upon layer, bringing the work to life. Print @ the Park is based at South Hill Park and uses printmaking methods such as lino and woodcut, drypoint, lithograph, etching, collagraph and screen-print to make original artwork for sale.

Booking Fee 50p per workshop. See page 37 for details

exhibitions at south hill park Fri 23 Feb – Sun 22 April Long Gallery

Sat 10 March – Sun 22 April Mirror Gallery

Sat 14 April 2pm Mirror Gallery – Free

Avenue at Ringmead in infrared, by Stuart Shafran. Winner of Parks Photo Competition 2016

Ros Ingham, Under the Same Sky, Etching

Parks Photo

Replaced Lives

Slow Art Day

In 2017 Bracknell Forest Council invited amateur photographers to use their creativity and to capture their interpretation of the theme ‘my favourite green spaces in Bracknell Forest’. The competition theme certainly opened up conversations about what makes a favourite place and why, and challenged photographers to capture the subject matter in their own unique way. This exhibition comprises the best entries from the annual Parks Photo Competition, which is organised by Bracknell Forest Council. Breakfast Preview Sat 24 Feb 10.30am All welcome

Jan Bastow, Catherine Guy-Murrell, Ros Ingham and Trish Roberts This exhibition explores the theme of transience. Each artist explores this theme using different perceptions of humanity, communication, replacement and reclamation. The exhibition has been produced by four local artist printmakers who create work in South Hill Park’s print studio. The artists have applied printmaking techniques to paper, textiles, Perspex and ceramics to produce wall based and sculptural work. Breakfast Preview Sat 10 March 10.30–11.30am All welcome

Slow Down for Slow Art Day. Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. No expertise is needed – just 10 minutes to look and 10 minutes to talk – with a friend, with your children or even with yourself! There will be information leaflets in the Mirror Gallery to help keep the conversations going. If you’d like to join us for a group led discussion to delve a little deeper into the art, feel free to come along. Please contact cat.cooke@

Unique Gifts from South Hill Park A unique and beautiful selection of art works, jewellery and sculptural works can be bought at South Hill Park. The collection presents items created by our Artists in Residence, tutors and students from our print, ceramic, silversmithing and art studios. All proceeds go to the artists plus a commission to support South Hill Park. All items for sale are displayed at South Hill Park. To buy any of these unique gifts please visit box office or call 01344 484123.


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dining at south hill park

Atrium Restaurant & Bar Open Monday – Sunday 9am–11.30pm Book a table – tel 01344 416233, text 07774 311910 or email

We had a lovely bite to eat in the Atrium Restaurant – great food, first-class service  Customer feedback on facebook Our Menu

Sunday Roast

Breakfast available Mon–Sun 9.30–11.30am.

Topside of beef with horseradish sauce  £13 Roasted gammon ham  £11 Trio of roast with beef, chicken and gammon, served with apple sauce, pork apple & sage stuffing  £14 Roasted chicken with pork, apple & sage stuffing  £11 Vegetarian nut roast  £11 All served with our extra-large Yorkshire puddings and seasonal vegetables Kids roast  £5

Healthy breakfast available. Open for coffee or tea from 9am. Gluten free and vegan meals available. Lunch and evening menu. Kids menu with free fruit for all kids.

Burger & Beer Friday  £12 for an 8oz burger with a pint 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. Your food will be served in the Atrium Restaurant. A ticket will be issued and should be handed into the bar when collecting your food. Pre-booking is advisable as Friday nights are very busy. No other discount vouchers/tickets can be used in conjunction with this promotion.

Dinner Theatre  Arrive early and enjoy a two-course meal in the Atrium Restaurant before taking your seat for the show of your choice. We recommend you take your seat in the Restaurant 90 minutes before the show start time. Please book a Dinner Theatre package at the Box Office. Just add £15 to the price of your ticket. This offer is not available on Sundays.

Events to look out for in 2018 Visit or South Hill Park’s website for full details. Thu 25 Jan  Burns Night Tue 13 Feb  Pancake Day Wed 14 Feb  Valentine’s Day Sun 11 March  Mother’s Day Sun 1 April  Easter Sunday

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Cinema Offers If you are a parent or carer with a baby under a year or someone in retirement then you can take advantage of these offers, just show your cinema ticket to a member of staff. Fish and chips £11 for one portion £20 for two portions Hot drink and cake Free regular hot drink when you buy a piece of cake Fish and chips is also available Mon–Sat 12noon–3pm & 5–8pm

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

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Dinner Theatre  A two-course meal and show ticket for one discounted price. Just add £15 to the price of your ticket. Not available on Sundays.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from our funders

e+ Cards  e+ 241 and buy 1 get 1 half-price offer for e+ card holders.

Youth Theatre 


£5 tickets for members of South Hill Park Youth Theatre. We thank The Shanly Foundation, The Margaret Guido Charitable Trust, Crowthorne Parish, Binfield Parish, Winkfield Parish, The Lexicon Bracknell, Duncan Yeardley Estate Agents, The Haines Hill Charitable Trust and The Gordon Palmer Memorial Fund for their financial support over the last year. The Digital Media Suite is generously supported by the late John Nike OBE and the John Nike Group of Companies Corporate members

Ticket Levy All Wilde Theatre bookings include a £1.50 levy towards the costs of running the Wilde Theatre. Bookings in other performance spaces around the building include a 50p levy towards the running costs of the arts centre.

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

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information about your visit Clubs & Societies Berkshire ARTs Academy, BARTA More information: 07825 558757

Berkshire County Dance Company Youth!

How to Find Us

Public Transport

South Hill Park Arts Centre 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.

South Hill Park Arts Centre is served well by local buses. From the Bus/ Train Station to Birch Hill Shops take buses 4, 171 or 172. It’s 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 National Rail Enquiries on 0345 7 48 49 50.

13–21yrs Lena Dee Sunday by audition only For information please contact

Green Flag Award 

Park Opera Sue Mainwaring, Secretary 07968 197154 Thursdays 8–10pm Singers and backstage hands always welcome. No auditions required

SOTA Bracknell For term dates and free sample sessions, please visit

Thames Voyces Dawn Pickett 01252 558225 Tuesdays 7.45–9.45pm All year round. Termly subscriptions payable directly to treasurer

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

Resident Companies Blackeyed Theatre Peer Productions

Parking There is FREE but limited parking for 200 cars at South Hill Park Arts Centre. 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. Please leave plenty of time to park when attending South Hill Park.

South Hill Park is among a recordbreaking 1795 parks and green spaces that received a prestigious Green Flag Award 2017/18. 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 fifth year running. 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. The grounds were also awarded a gold medal in the RHS In Bloom category for Parks. This was a new category in 2015/16 and we are delighted to be celebrating the top award for the third year running.

Associate Companies Theatre Re Squint Single Shoe Productions Hit The Mark Luke Brown

Creative Control Studio Professional 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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an ideal gift

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

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

information about your visit How to Book



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

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.


Data Protection

As a registered charity we endeavour to make our arts centre and theatre sustainable for future generations in Bracknell and beyond. The arts play a remarkable role in many people’s lives and we hope you feel that way too. Have you ever considered supporting South Hill Park by leaving a legacy in your will? It can help ensure that generations to come can enjoy South Hill Park just as you have. For more information email:

You can pay using your credit or debit card, by cheque or cash. Cheques are made payable to South Hill Park Trust Ltd.

Booking Fee Until 31 Dec, an 80p booking fee will be charged per transaction for bookings made in person and on the phone. Online bookings are subject to a charge of £1.25 per booking – except current members. From 1 Jan, a 50p per ticket booking fee will be charged for all bookings online, telephone or in person up to a maximum of £5 per booking. South Hill Park Arts Centre Members and schools will be exempt from this charge. The fee contributes to our ticket retail, distribution and technology costs.

Ticket Levy A levy of up to £1.50 is included in the ticket price to go towards the SHP Development Fund.

Reservations Unpaid reservations can be held for four days or until 48 hours prior to a performance. Unpaid 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.

Refunds and Resales Tickets, once purchased, cannot be refunded. If the show is sold out, we will 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. 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 Arts Centre 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 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 floor in the Mansion. 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. Please let us know in advance if you have any particular access requirements. Companions for 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 for headset hire.

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.

Admin 01344 484858

Address 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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Children/young people’s workshops Full details

Arts & Crafts Parent and Child Play with Clay Workshop 5–8yrs Artist in Residence Karen Marks Mon 12 Feb 10am–12noon £37 Members £35 per (price includes 1 adult and 1 child) £16.50 per extra child

Explore and learn about the possibilities of pottery together. Use simple hand-building techniques to make and decorate your own ceramic work. Work will then be glazed and fired ready for collection approx 3 weeks after the workshop.

Little Buds 7–12yrs The Petal Foundry Half-term: Tue 13 Feb Oct 10.30– 12noon Easter: Tue 10 April 10.30–12noon £21, Members £20

Little Buds’ are fun floral workshops. Children will create their own beautiful floral arrangements to take home and enjoy. Lots of beautiful blooms for them to enjoy learning about. 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.

Art Factory 4–11yrs Victoria Spearing Half-term: Fri 16 Feb 10am–12noon Easter: Wed 4 April 10am–12noon £18.50, Members £17.50

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.

Arts, Crafts and Son of Bigfoot 6–11yrs Thu 15 Feb 10am–‑4.30pm

Arts and crafts workshop before lunch, next a clay workshop in our specialist pottery room and finishing with a screening of Son of Bigfoot in our beautiful independent cinema.

Arts, Crafts and Madagascar  6–11yrs Thu 12 April 10am–4.30pm

Themed arts and crafts workshops alongside a magical production of Madagascar – A Musical Adventure in the Wilde Theatre. £55, Members £53 includes tickets to the show/cinema Please provide a packed lunch

Digital Media ClayMation 8yrs+ Gemma Burditt Mon 12 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm £45

Use the classic Wallace & Gromit stop frame animation technique with modelling clay to create a short animated film.

Photography For Teens Stephanie Cronin Tue 13 Feb, 10.30am–4.30pm £45

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.

Lego Animation 8yrs+ Gemma Burditt Sat 17 March 10.30am–4.30pm £45

Create a stop motion film using your favourite Lego minifigures. Bring your imagination to life and learn the concepts of animation in this fun filled creative day.

Easter School  7–17yrs Rehearsal dates Mon 2 – Fri 6 April 9am–5pm Technical Rehearsal Sat 7 April 11am–6pm Dress Rehearsals Sun 8 – Tue 10 April 5 – 10pm See South Hill Park’s website for full details £185, Sibling £175

Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends from the

blockbuster DreamWorks film Madagascar. This Easter, make magical memories, form life-long friendships and discover the joy of performance. The experience starts with five days of rehearsals where you will learn all of the musical numbers and dance sequences you need to perform in the show. During the technical and dress rehearsals, we piece together and combine the work of the adult and junior

cast – and before we know what, it’s showtime. Help us to bring Madagascar – A Musical Adventure to life on the Wilde Theatre stage this Easter. No experience necessary.

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children/young people’s courses

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

South Hill Park’s popular Summer School is back! Join us for a mystical and breathtaking original musical adventure this summer

Performers Course 6–17yrs Wed 25 July – Fri 3 Aug 9am–5pm (excluding Sun 29 July) Early Bird Prices £260, Siblings £220

Technicians Course  11–17yrs Wed 25 July – Fri 3 Aug 9am–5pm (excluding Sun 29 July)  Early Bird Prices £260, Siblings £220

Musicians Course  Grade 3+ or equivalent ability Mon 30 July – Fri 3 Aug 9am–5pm Early Bird Prices £160, Siblings £120

The Wilde Theatre School

1–2–1 Audition Lab

Wilde Wannabies 6–10yrs Wed 10 Jan – Wed 21 March 4–5.30pm Showcase Performance (Wilde Theatre) Mon 26 March £99

One-to-one sessions by appointment £40 per hour

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 – Just Drama! Wilde Ways 11–14yrs Wed 10 Jan – Wed 21 March 5.45–7.45pm Showcase Performance Mon 26 March 2018 £130

These sessions are fun and fast-paced and are perfect for young people with an interest in drama and performance. Sessions are split into three parts, games to get us warmed up, drama exercises to explore new ways of working and rehearsal.

Performance dates for all courses Sat 4 Aug 2 & 7pm Sun 5 Aug 12noon & 5pm

Go on a musical adventure this summer at South Hill Park

Work with one of our professional directors/actors/tutors 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.

1–2–1 Presentation and Confidence Class


One-to-one sessions by appointment £40 per hour

Work with one of our theatre professionals to improve your public speaking. Feel nerve-free at your next presentation as our tutors help you relax and teach you how to make your next business proposal or school presentation engaging, entertaining and seamless.

Actors Lab Joe Malyan and Max Puplett Suitable 18yrs+ Thu 11 Jan – Thu 22 March 7–10pm £175

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.

Book now Places go fast For more info contact mark.hooper@

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Booking Fee 50p per course. See page 37 for details

Children/young people’s courses Full details Term Mon 8 Jan – Sun 25 March  Half-term Mon 12 – Sun 18 Feb Arts and Crafts


Make Your Mark 7–11yrs

Eleven Seventeen 11–17yrs

Antoinette Brown Sat 20 Jan, 3, 24 Feb, 10, 24 March 3–6pm £98, Members £94

Fri 12 Jan – Fri 23 March 6–8pm £1 per session

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.

Make Your Mark Teen 12yrs+ Antoinette Brown Sat 20 Jan, 3, 24 Feb, 10, 24 March 11.30am–2.30pm £98, Members £94

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.

Missed Out Young Producers Group 14–24yrs Mark Hooper Every other Monday 6–7.30pm 1st session 15 Jan Contact Free – by application only

Learn how to be a producer as you work towards putting on a summer festival for local primary school students. Collect an application from the Box Office.

MARTIAL ARTS Traditional Kung Fu 13–17yrs Fri 12 Jan – Fri 23 March 8.15–9.15pm £70

See page CW5 for full details

Be Different. A youth club for creative people. Music, drama, dance, spray painting, filmmaking,.. there are no limits.

Mini Professors Victoria Burrows Fri 12 Jan – Fri 20 April No classes: 16 Feb, 30 March and 6 Apri 2–3½yrs · 9.30–10.10am 2½–4yrs · 10.30–11.10am 3–5yrs · 11.30am–12.10pm £84 with 25% sibling discount

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

Youth Ambassadors Scheme Are you aged 14–21yrs? Do you have a passion for the performing arts? Love writing and connecting to your network using social media? Love free tickets for shows and movies? We are seeking Youth Ambassadors to help us promote our productions and performances to young audiences and community. For details contact Dance Street Dance Energy Juniors 8–16yrs Alan Cunningham Tue 9 Jan – Tue 20 March 4–5.30pm £45, Members £40

Locking, breaking, body popping and some smooth footwork will be covered in this course.


Wilde About Arts 11–17yrs

Junior Piano 6–16yrs

Russell Turner and Kate Legg Mon 8 Jan – Mon 19 March 4–6pm For a registration form and details contact Free for young people who need art as a creative outlet

Sat 13 Jan Sat 24 March 9am–12.30pm £82

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.

15-minute lessons. Individually tutored fun, friendly classes covering exam work if required.

Digital Media Digital Photography for Young People Kate Legg Wed 21 Feb – Wed 21 March 6–8pm £75

A fun beginners course that teaches basic camera controls, artist inspiration, photoshop editing and lighting. Aimed at those who have a DSLR or other camera and want to learn the basic controls.

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adult workshops Digital Media Photography for Beginners Alex Harvey-Brown Sat 27 Jan 10.30am–4.30pm £66, Conc £64, Members £62

Brand new camera for Christmas? Want to explore the world of digital SLR? Take control and escape auto mode. Learn to get the images you want by taking this crash workshop, with time for practice and questions in the session.

Photoshop for Beginners Russell Turner Sat 10 Feb 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.

Graphic Design For Beginners Russell Turner Sat 24 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm £66, Concs £64, Members £62

Visual design master Russell Turner opens his doors to all in this amazing chance to learn new skills or develop and fine-tune existing ones. Graphic design is a fantastic and useful form of expression as well as essential for branding. From posters to books and logos and more, you can learn it all.

Build a Website in Wordpress Simon Colmer Sat 10 March 10.30am–4.30pm £66, Concs £64, Members £62

WordPress is an extremely user friendly and intuitive way of designing and developing a website from scratch. This hands-on workshop 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. The workshop will primarily focus on the fully hosted version, is entirely internet-based and no programming skills are needed.

Studio Hire Hire our White Room photography space. Lights, white backdrop and assistance supplied. Contact uk for more information. 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@ to receive your exclusive code.

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 to know Facebook Clive Elkington Thu 8 March 10am–12noon Getting to know Twitter Alex Harvey-Brown Thu 15 March 10am–12noon

Referral Scheme Recommend a Digital Media workshop to a friend. If they book on, they should then email us at digitalmedia@ with their name, their workshop, and your name (who recommended them) and you will both receive 5% off your next Digital Media workshop with us. Please note: This does not apply to courses, and is exclusive to Digital Media workshops. music

Digital Media Open Access

Bracknell Jazz @ South Hill Park Jazz Workshop

Sunday sessions – 25 Feb, 25 March 1–hour slots from 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm One person per slot FREE – advance booking required

Simon Allen Sat 24 Feb 2.30–5pm £20 – contact Bob Draper at before booking

Make use of the Digital Media facilities, including one of our Apple Mac computers, our A2 scanner or A1 large format printer. Additional charges apply for printing.

Suitable for intermediate-level players who would like to improve their improvisational skills and learn from one of the UK’s leading jazz musicians and educators. Simon Allen, will be leading this session with the themes of playing the changes and working with your rhythm section.

CW8  box office 01344 484123

Booking Fee 50p per workshop. See page 37 for details

Adult workshops Full details Arts & Craft Courses Stained Glass Workshop Caroline Loveys Sun 11 Feb or Sun 25 March 10.30am–4.30pm £54, Conc £53, Members £52

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

Throwing – mixed ability Artist in Residence Karen Marks Sun 11 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm £71, Conc £69, Members £67

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. Price inclusive of basic materials.

Mokulito printmaking Guest Tutor Holly Drewett Sat 17 Feb 10am–4pm Sun 18 Feb 10.30am–4.30pm £112, Conc £108, Members £104

Learn the basics of Mokulito, lithography produced on wood block. The organic nature of wood makes for exciting unstable results. Day one: produce the plate/s. Day two: printing. See website for more details.

Monoprinting with Watercolour Guest Tutor Frances Faye Davies Thu 29 March 10am–4pm £60, Conc £59, Members £58

On this course you will be introduced to – priming the plates, the application of watercolour onto the plate, the technique of layering the watercolour and the printing process. Unlike the printing ink that is oil based, watercolour moves in a very different way and creates a fluid transparent effect when printed. It is a wonderful process that blurs the boundaries between printing and painting.

Life Printing Guest Tutor Frances Faye Davies Sat 14 April 10am–4pm £60, Conc £59, Members £58

Tuscan Landscape in Watercolour and Inks Caroline Crawford Sat 27 Jan 10am–4pm £50, Conc £49, Members £48

The focus is to capture the Mediterranean light and vibrancy of colour. Students will need their own brushes. Other materials provided.

Monet’s Water Garden Caroline Crawford Sat 10 Feb 10am–4pm £50, Conc £49, Members £48

We capture the stillness of a lake, with Monet’s work as our starting point. Students will work with acrylics. Materials provided. Suitable for intermediates.

This class will run much like a life drawing class, but rather than drawing we will be monoprinting the poses created by the model. Looking closely at Degas’s monoprinted nudes we will draw inspiration from the textures, tones and mark making he used. There will be a brief introduction to the processes used in monoprinting. This class is suitable for beginners but also intermediate/advanced printmakers.

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adult courses Dance Beginners Ballet Chloe Collins Mon 8 Jan – Mon 19 March 6–7pm £63, Conc £61, Members £58

This class is aimed at those who are absolute ballet beginners.

Elementary Ballet Chloe Collins Mon 8 Jan – Mon 19 March 7–8pm £63, Conc £61, Members £58

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

Advanced Ballet Chloe Collins Mon 8 Jan – Mon 19 March 8–9.30pm £65, Conc £63, Members £60

This course is for experienced dancers with a background in ballet. It offers a higher level of technique.

Street Dance Energy Alan Cunningham Tue 9 Jan – Tue 20 March 5.40–6.40pm £50, Members £47

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

Just Jhoom – The Bollywood Workout! Alexandra Morgan-John Tue 9 Jan – Tue 20 March 7.45–8.45pm £60, Conc £58, Members £55

TAP Plus Tutor TBC Wed 10 Jan – Wed 21 March 6.45–7.45pm £62, Conc £60, Members £57

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

Contemporary Dance John Darvell Thu 11 Jan – Thu 22 March Beginners 6–7.15pm £60, Conc £58, Members £55 Intermediate & advanced 7.15–8.45pm £65, Conc £63, Members £60

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

Choreographic Performance Group John Darvell Thu 11 Jan – Thu 22 March 8.45–9.45pm £59, Conc £57, Members £54

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 When booking Contemporary Dance and Choreographic Performance Group together save 35% on the second course

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

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Classical/Contemporary Dance Class Di Ruddick Thu 11 Jan – Thu 22 March 2.20–3.20pm £52

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

Over 50s Strictly Dance Di Ruddick Fri 12 Jan – Fri 23 March 1–2pm OR 2–3pm £6.50 pay-as-you-go

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. These classes are a great opportunity to improve fitness and develop flexibility, have fun and meet new friends.

Intermediate Show TAP (West-End/Broadway) Amanda Bishop Sat 6 Jan – Sat 17 March 6.30–7.30pm £70

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

Let’s Dance Auriole Wells Tue 9 Jan – Tue 3 April 6.45 – 7.45pm £65

A general level course for fun and fitness aimed at anyone who wants to get moving. With a good warm up to start and a stretch to finish, you’ll learn a bit of technique and some nice routines each term. Further information and booking: 07778 035887

Booking Fee 50p per course. See page 37 for details

adult courses Music One-to-one Singing Tutor TBC Tue 9 Jan – Tue 20 March 5–10pm 30-minute slots £126

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.

Piano Mixed Ability Juliet Bruce Wed 10 Jan – Wed 21 March 11am–1pm £80, Conc £78, Members £75

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.

Beginners Piano Elliot Harrison Mon 8 Jan – Mon 19 March 5–6pm Groups of 3 £148, Conc £144, Members £141

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

One-to-One Piano Elliot Harrison Mon 8 Jan – Mon 19 March 3–4.30pm OR 6.30–8.30pm £157, Conc £155, Members £152

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

Park Singers

Tai Chi – Chen Style

Alison Horriben Sun 14 Jan – Sun 25 March 7.30pm onwards £85, Conc £83, Members £80

Steve Large Sat 13 Jan – Sat 24 March 9–11am £80, Conc £78, Members £75 Tue 9 Jan – Tue 20 March 12.30–1.30pm £60, Conc £58, Members £55

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.

MARTIAL ARTS All martial arts courses are run subject to a minimum number of participants. All courses must be paid for prior to the date of the first class.

Traditional Kung-Fu Sifu James Wilsdon Suitable for beginners Mon 8 Jan – Mon 19 March 7–8.30pm £90

Shaolin Eagle Claw Tumbling is a 900-year-old Northern Chinese martial arts system. The style encompasses kicking, striking, joint locking and throwing with specialties including ground work and weapons. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and flat training shoes.

A martial art, designed to help improve your general health and enjoyment through soft flowing exercises and sequences breathing, meditation and visualisation.

Health and Wellbeing All dance, holistic and alternative exercise courses are run subject to a minimum number of participants. All courses must be paid for prior to the date of the first class.

Pilates Matwork Tina Berry Tue 9 Jan – Tue 20 March 9.40–10.55am OR 11am–12.15pm £75, Conc £73, Members £70

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

Yoga Gabriella Rees Wed 10 Jan – Wed 21 March 8–9.30pm Thu 11 Jan – Thu 22 March 6.15–7.45pm £70, Conc £68, Members £65

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.

ACTING Actors Lab  18yrs+ See page CW10 for full details.

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adult courses Portrait Drawing & Oil Painting – beginners/intermediates Fri 12 Jan – Fri 23 March 1.30–4pm £142, Conc £140, Members £135

See details for Portrait Drawing & Oil Painting – intermediate/ advanced above.

Stained Glass Caroline Loveys Mon 8 Jan – Mon 19 March 7–9.30pm Tue 9 Jan – Tue 20 March 1.30–4pm Wed 10 Jan – Wed 21 March 10am–12.30pm OR 1.30–4pm Fri 12 Jan – Fri 23 March 10am–12.30pm £144, Conc £142, Members £137

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 8 Jan – Mon 26 March 10am–12noon OR 1–3pm No classes on Mon 29 Jan and 5 Feb £74, Conc £72, Members £71

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 Tue 16 Jan – Tue 24 April 10am–3.30pm 4-hr drop-in during this time frame Last Sunday of every month Sun 28 Jan, 25 Feb, 25 March 11am – 3pm £20

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

Open Access Jewellery and Silversmithing Open Access Resident Mel Goodbun Every Thursday 10am–1pm OR 1.30–4.30pm £12.50, Members £10.50 per session

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.

Ceramics Open Access Rosalind Brock Tue 9 Jan – Tue 20 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 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.

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Digital Media 3D Printing for Jewellery, Silversmithing and Ceramics Artist in Residence Jessica Noble and Karen Marks Thu 11 Jan – Thu 1 March 2.30–4.30pm CAD and 3D Printing Thu 8 & 15 March 2.30–4.30pm Finishing workshop – Ceramics Thu 22 & 29 March 2.30–4.30pm Finishing workshop – Jewellery & Silversmithing £198, Conc £194 , Memers £190

Learn CAD for 3D Printing – attend one or both finishing workshops in our Ceramics and jewellery & Silversmithing Studios. Produce stamps and tools for printing onto ceramics and/or have 3D Jewellery prints cast in silver*. High resolution 3D prints and a 3rd download of the CAD software for home use are included. *silver charges apply

Digital Photography Kate Legg Mon 15 Jan – 12 March 7.30–9.30pm £160, Conc £156, Members £152

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 Thu 22 Feb – Thu 22 March, 7.30–9.30pm £125, Conc £121, Members £117

If you’ve covered the basics maybe it’s time to take your photography to the next level. This intermediate course is for people who 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.

Booking Fee 50p per course. See page 37 for details

adult courses Ceramics Regulars

Sculpting in Clay

Further Fun with Oils

Carole Thompson Mon 8 Jan – Mon 19 March 7–9.30pm £146, Conc £144, Members £139 A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

Carole Thompson Wed 10 Jan – Wed 21 March 10am –12.30pm £146, Conc £144, Members £139 A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

Tutor TBC Mon 8 Jan – Mon 19 March 1–3pm £122, Conc £119, Members £116

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

Ceramics – beginners/improvers Artist in Residence Karen Marks Tue 9 Jan – Tue 20 March 10.30am–1pm £146, Conc £144, Members £139 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.

Drawing and Painting Caroline Crawford Tue 9 Jan – Tue 20 March 7.30–9.30pm Thu 11 Jan – Thu 22 March 7.30–9.30pm £119, Conc £117, Members £113

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 beginners and 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 – beginners

Artist in Residence Karen Marks Sat 13 Jan – Sat 24 March 10am – 12.30pm £146, Conc £144, Members £139 A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

Caroline Crawford Thu 11 Jan – Thu 22 March 4–6pm £119, Conc £117, Members £113 Tue 9 Jan – Tue 20 March 5–6.45pm £104, Conc £102, Members £99

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.

Ceramics – improvers/advanced Artist in Residence Karen Marks Thu 11 Jan – Thu 22 March 7–9.30pm £146, Conc £144, Members £139 A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

See details for Drawing and Painting above.

Get Confident with Oils Tutor TBC Mon 8 Jan – Mon 19 March 10am–12noon £122, Conc £119, Members £116

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

A class for developing your skills and improving your oil painting further, including two sessions of life model classes. For any of Harriet’s courses contact her at hbrittaine@yahoo. to discuss suitability before booking.

Life Drawing in Colour – intermediate/advanced Harriet Brittaine Tue 9 Jan – Tue 20 March 10am–12.30pm £142, Conc £140, Members £135

Life Drawing Morning – beginners/intermediate Harriet Brittaine Fri 12 Jan – Fri 23 March 10am–12.30pm £142, Conc £140, Members £135

Working from professional life models, develop your skills by exploring various colour mediums.

Portrait Drawing & Oil Painting – intermediate/advanced Harriet Brittaine Tue 9 Jan – Tue 20 March 1.30–4pm £142, Conc £140, Members £135

Working from professional life models, explore a variety of observational drawing techniques, investigating line, tone and texture.

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

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Adult courses Full details Term Mon 8 Jan – Sun 25 March  Half-term Mon 12 – Sun 18 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 and Silversmithing Artist in Residence Jess Noble Mon 8 Jan – Mon 19 March 10am–12.30pm, 1.30–4pm OR 7–9.30pm Thu 11 Jan – Thu 22 March 7–9.30pm

Beaded Jewellery Making

Printmaking for Beginners

Jane Holmes Thu 11 Jan – Thu 22 March 7–9pm £182, Conc £178, Members £176

Artist in Residence Heather Upton Sat 20 Jan – Sat 17 March 10am–2pm (8 classes) £167, Conc £165, Members £164

Learn a new beading technique each week with tutor Jane Holmes. Tools are provided for use on the night. All beads and components to make a new piece of jewellery each evening are included in the cost of the course. 10–12 pieces of jewellery will be made over the length of the course including necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

Artist in Residence Fenella Watson Tue 9 Jan – Tue 20 March 10am–12.30pm OR 7–9.30pm Wed 10 Jan – Wed 21 March 10am–12.30pm OR 7–9.30pm

Crocheting For Beginners

£136, Conc £134, Members £129 Tools are provided Silver can be purchased in class

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.

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 Artist in Residence Fenella Watson Fri 12 Jan – Fri 23 March 10am–12.30pm £136, Conc £134, Members £129 Tools are provided Silver can be purchased in class

See details for Jewellery & Silversmithing above.

Seasonal Floristry


Jane Forsdick Fri 12 Jan – Fri 23 March 10am–12noon £182, Conc £178, Members £176

Alessandra Rutili Fri 12 Jan – Fri 23 March 1–3pm £87 Conc £86, Members £85

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

Printmaking for Beginners Artist in Residence Heather Upton Thu 18 Jan – Thu 15 March 6.30–9.30pm (9 classes) £143, Conc £141, Members £139

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.

Take away a finished floristry piece every week. Cost includes materials and flowers.

CW2  box office 01344 484123

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.

Wednesday Printmaking for all levels of experience Artist in Residence Basia Gorska Wed 17 Jan – Wed 28 March 10am–2.30pm (no class 21 March) £246, Conc £244, Members £242

For those who wish to pursue their own work in progress with guidance and feedback or explore different techniques with our artist in residence.

Introduction to Screen Printing Artist in Residence Basia Gorska Mon 15 Jan – Mon 26 March 10am–2.30pm (no class 19 March) £246, Conc £244, Members £242

An Introduction to Basic Screen Printing. Get hands on experience learning how to make your own screens. Develop stencil and drawing methods of printing on different surfaces.

Printmaking – improvers/advanced Artist in Residence Heather Upton Fri 19 Jan – Fri 30 March 10am–2.30pm £246, Conc £244, Members £242

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

Booking Fee 50p per course. See page 37 for details

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South Hill Park

Arts Centre · Bracknell 

arts & crafts · digital media · music · wilde theatre school · dance · drama holistic & alternative exercise · activities for young people · silversmithing · ceramics January – April 2018

Members can book from Fri 24 Nov Non-members from Fri 1 Dec

Jan/Apr SHP Brochure  

South Hill Park January to April 2018 brochure.

Jan/Apr SHP Brochure  

South Hill Park January to April 2018 brochure.