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Fall in love with

South Hill Park

Arts Centre · Bracknell 

wilde theatre · mansion house · cinema · italian gardens · studio theatre · gallery bars · licenced wedding venue · recital room · arts and dance studios · restaurant September – December 2017 southhillpark.org.uk

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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 · sally.little@southhillpark.org.uk or 01344 413514 southhillpark.org.uk 2  box office 01344 484123


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It is with a mixture of sadness and pride that I present to you my last season as Artistic Director and CEO of South Hill Park Arts Centre. After 17 years running this wonderful, extraordinary arts centre, I have decided that this is the right time to move on to take on new challenges in the education sector. I would also like to take this opportunity of introducing you to Craig Titley, our new Executive Director, I hope that you will make him feel welcome and that he will enjoy working here as much as I have. I am sure you will agree that there is plenty to enjoy this autumn – from our own productions of Blackadder and The Railway Children, to Blackeyed Theatre’s atmospheric The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Single Shoes’ magical Disappearing Act. We have some outstanding music, comedy, dance and special interest/celebrity events in the season too, and we hope that the new look brochure will help you find them easily. You will notice that we have our own promotions listed first, followed by our associate companies, and then the rest of the season is presented with four shows to a page.

Membership

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South Hill Park Productions

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Associate Companies Productions

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Bracknell Jazz

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Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians

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Wilde Sundays

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Conservatoire Concert Series

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Berkshire Wedding Fair

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Craft & Design Fair

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Visiting Companies

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The Comedy Cellar

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Coming Soon

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Christmas at South Hill Park 30 Cinema Highlights

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Exhibitions

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A new streamlined look – I do hope you like it.

Dining at South Hill Park

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I have just finished writing the music for our annual Christmas panto – this year it’s Beauty and the Beast – so I hope to hear you all singing the tunes in the foyer after the show.

Information

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Thank you for all your support over the past 17 years – we have taken quite a journey together, haven’t we?!

Young People’s Courses

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Adult Workshops

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Adult Courses

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This is not goodbye – I look forward to enjoying lots of different aspects of this great arts centre with you for years to come. Ron McAllister Chief Executive/Artistic Director, South Hill Park

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a South Hill park production

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Fri 18 – Sun 20 & Thu 24 – Sun 27 Aug 12 noon and 4pm Wilde Theatre £18.50  C   M   F Picnics Adults £10, Child £5

South Hill Park’s open air show is the perfect way to end the summer holidays with the family ★★★★  Get Reading on Peter Pan, 2016 Open the wardrobe and step into the magical realm of Narnia with Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy! With the help of the mighty Aslan and the loyal army of Narnia, the quest to banish The White Witch once and for all begins this August.

By Glyn Robbins Adapted from the book by CS Lewis Directed by Joe Malyan Set design by Victoria Spearing Costume design by Anne Thomson

Cast includes Michael Ayiotis as Mr Tumnus (Peter Pan & The Cat in the Hat in Seussical) Caroline Loveys as The White Witch (Mrs Gregg in The Magic Finger & Mrs Darling in Peter Pan)

South Hill Park’s family adventure for the summer holiday

Lighting design by Alan Valentine

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Wed 11 – Sat 14 Oct 7.45pm Sat & Sun Mat 2pm Wilde Theatre Recommended 12yrs+ £20.50  C   M   S    e+ Post-show discussion Fri 13 Oct Adapted for the stage by David Stacey Additional material by David Wembridge and David Stacey Directed by Nicola Allpress Set design by Victoria Spearing Costume design by Pamela Wiggin

Blackadder Give the likes of Baldrick the vote and we’ll be back to cavorting druids, death by stoning and dung for dinner...  Edmund Blackadder Laugh out loud with Blackadder comedy gold this autumn! Enjoy the quips, wit and wisdom from some of Britain’s best loved comedy characters. Join Blackadder, Baldrick, Melchett, Percy, Queenie and more of your favourites in this stage first. South Hill Park brings you four of the original Blackadder television scripts written by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Rowan Atkinson and John Lloyd. This rib-tickling evening of comedy combines all four centuries of the scheming hapless Blackadder dynasty, presented by narrator ‘Professor Christopher Starkers’.

Cast includes

Ian Crump Fawlty Towers SHP 2015

Julian Hirst Oliver SHP 2016

Lisa Renals Fawlty Towers SHP 2015

and Peter Andrews as Professor Starkers Adrian McDougall as Edmund Blackadder Ash Wells as Baldrick

This amateur production is presented with permission from Richard Curtis and the BBC for the charity Comic Relief. The licence fee for these performances all go to Comic Relief.

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Wed 25 Oct 4pm Thu 26 & Sat 28 Oct 12 noon & 4pm Fri 27 Oct 12 noon & 7pm Wilde Theatre £20.50  C   M   S   F     Y  e+ Post-show discussion Fri 27 Oct 7pm Book by E Nesbit Adapted by Dave Simpson Directed by Joe Malyan Set design by Victoria Spearing Costume design by Anne Thomson Lighting design by Alan Valentine

The Railway Children “Oh!” said Roberta, drawing a long breath; “it was like a great dragon tearing by. Did you feel it fan us with its hot wings?” “I suppose a dragon’s lair might look very like that tunnel from the outside.” said Phyllis.  E Nesbit, The Railway Children When their father is wrongly imprisoned, Bobby, Phyllis and Peter are uprooted from their London home to a small house in the country. Although despondent on arrival, the children’s spirits quickly lift and they start to embrace their new country life. When Bobby, Phyllis and Peter discover their village has its own railway station, that’s when the adventure really begins. First published in book form in 1906, it has since been adapted for television, film and stage, delighting audiences for over one hundred years. Follow the Railway Children’s journey this October half-term, in this timeless British classic of childhood innocence and exhilaration.

The same creative team that brought you Roald Dahl’s The Magic Finger, 2016

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adult nights Please note there are no family or child tickets for these performances

Babies under 18 months go free if you hold your child during the performance. If you wish to leave your baby in its carrier seat you will need to purchase a ticket

Book by 30 Sept

Prices Full Conc Family Group of 16+

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Associate Company Productions

Wed 13 – Thu 14 Sept 7.45pm Wilde Theatre £19  C   M   Y Post-show discussion Thu 14 Sept

Single shoe Productions

A Disappearing Act Performed with crisp flair  Lyn Gardener, The Guardian Following its tour of Scotland, the US and Bulgaria in 2016, South Hill Park’s newest Associate Company, Single Shoe Productions, brings its latest production to the Wilde Theatre. The great magician, Philip Winterbottom, cordially requests your presence for his final act. Sadly, he’s dead. So... he won’t be there. But, he’s left his son and assistant very clear instructions for his memorial. Join Philip’s family and friends for one final disappearing act. Combining cheesy magic, exuberant music and audience participation, A Disappearing Act is a witty, inventive and sometimes awkward exploration of our mortality, the rituals we use to accept it and say goodbye to the ones we love.

A Disappearing Act is supported by Arts Council England, British Council, Green House Seed Funding and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. To find out more about Arts Council England visit artscouncil.org.uk

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Associate Company Productions Cast includes Jack Bannell Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde Paige Round Eleanor Lanyon Zach Lee Gabriel Utterson Ashley Sean-Cook Hastings Lanyon

...and it was as an ordinary secret sinner that I at last fell before the assaults of temptation  Robert Louis Stevenson

Wed 20 & Fri 22 Sept 7.45pm Thu 21 Sept 2pm & 7.45pm Wilde Theatre Recommended age 11yrs+ From the company that brought you Frankenstein and The Great Gatsby Running time: approx 2hrs (including interval) blackeyedtheatre.co.uk £19  C   M   S Post-show discussion after every performance By Robert Louis Stevenson Adapted for the stage and directed by Nick Lane

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Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English Theatre  The Stage Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers, he’s close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever. However, his methods are less than ethical, and when a close friend and colleague threatens to expose and destroy his work, Jekyll is forced to experiment on himself, whereupon something goes very wrong…or very right. And suddenly Jekyll has a new friend, the brutal Edward Hyde. A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th-century London’s fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre. Go on...treat your dark side!

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jazz at south hill park

Bracknell Jazz Recital Room £10, Under 18s £5 bracknelljazz.co.uk

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

Damon Brown · trumpet Fri 1 Sept Damon Brown is one of the UK’s most respected trumpet players and composers. A string of critically acclaimed recordings and tours under his belt, recent collaborations with Steve Grossman and an All Party Parliamentary Jazz Award for his group Killer Shrimp have raised his profile still further. Fluent, impassioned and technically superb.  Jack Massarick, The Evening Standard

Kelvin Christiane · sax & flute Fri 6 Oct Hard swinging reed man Kelvin Christiane is a stalwart of the London jazz scene. He has released 18 CDs of his originals and standards, and played with such artists as Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes and Don Weller. Christiane is an excellent tenor saxophonist, with a warm broad tone and clean singing high notes which are highly emotive, and with sometimes a Trane cry in his sound…  Ian Carr

Art Themen · tenor saxophone Fri 3 Nov A winner of the 2008 British Jazz Awards, Art Themen first appeared on the jazz scene in the late 1950s. After involvement with the London blues scene, he fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for 20 years from 1976. He has toured worldwide, and played with many US and British luminaries. An appealing presence on the British jazz circuit for over 40 years... Originally a Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins disciple ... Themen has proved himself remarkably attentive to the saxophone styles of subsequent generations.  John Fordham, The Guardian

Laura Zakian · voice  Paul Bartholomew · baritone sax Fri 1 Dec Laura Zakian is a true jazz vocalist. She employs her voice as a musical instrument, improvising and moulding the melodic line to lend each lyric the best possible effect. Laura’s husband, Paul Bartholomew, is an acclaimed baritone saxophonist and arranger (Mbawula, Jools Holland Big Band, Sting, Kylie etc). Zakian swings effortlessly, combining a lightness of touch with a deep reservoir of power and control.  Jazzwise

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Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians Wilde Upstairs 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

Chris Ford · trombone  Jonny Ford · sax Wed 27 Sept The very talented Ford brothers have appeared regularly at Bracknell Jazz. Both formerly at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, Jonny currently studies jazz saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music, while trombonist Chris recently graduated from the Royal College of Music.

Helena Kay · tenor sax Tue 10 Oct Winner of the Young Scottish Jazz Musician award in 2015, Helena Kay graduated from the Guildhall last year. She is now a Guildhall Artist Fellow while maintaining a freelance career as a performer and teacher, and establishing herself as one of the finest tenor saxophonists of her generation. Sublime music that stirs the senses and emotions  Glasgow Herald

Will Barry · piano Wed 15 Nov Will Barry is a London-based pianist, drummer and percussionist who recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. He has appeared as part of many different projects at venues in his home town such as the 606 Club, Ronnie Scott’s, The Bull’s Head, the Jazz Café and Vortex Jazz Club. Will has performed with Mark Lockheart, Stan Sulzmann, Clark Tracey, Jean Toussaint, and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Sensitive and fluid – a beautiful sound  Chucho Valdés (Irakere)

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Wilde Sundays is an acoustic music session bringing you the best of emerging folk, blues, country, roots and Americana taking place at the Wilde Upstairs and featuring a headline act and two supports.

Mark T

Spriggan Mist

Sun 10 Sept Mark T has been playing his unique blend of folk, blues and roots music since the mid-eighties, solo and in the company of esoteric collaborators The Brickbats, roots rock band Rootdogs and more recently with Charles Spicer (Mellstock Band) and Fran Wood. Mark T will be performing his forthcoming album From Blues to Rembetica.

Sun 8 Oct Based on old tales, spiritual pathways, dreams and reality we drift from folky floating tunes with guitar and low D whistles to a guitar driven rock song with energy to make you jump.

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John Cee Stannard & Blues Horizon Sun 5 Nov John Cee Stannard formed Blues Horizon featuring Mike Baker, guitar and Howard Birchmore, harmonica after launching The Doob Doo Album and have been playing together since.


classical music at south hill park

Conservatoire Concert Series Recital Room 7.30pm £12  C   M Under 18s £5

Foyle-Štšura Duo · violin/piano

Gen Li · piano

Renata Konyiscka · piano

Fri 29 Sept We welcome back this awardwinning violin/piano duo, who since their last appearance at South Hill Park have played all over Europe and the USA. Their programme for us includes works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Poulenc and concludes with the wonderful, but rarely heard, Sonata by Richard Strauss.

Fri 13 Oct Chinese virtuoso pianist, Gen Li, makes his debut at South Hill Park with an exciting programme of music by Liebermann (Gargoyles), Debussy (Images), Prokofiev (7th Sonata), Bach, and Liszt (Petrarch sonnets). His programme concludes with piano duo China Suite in which he will be joined by his wife, Lin Lin.

Fri 27 Oct Hungarian concert pianist and international prize-winner, Renata Konyicska offers us a wonderful programme by two 19th-century masters of the piano – Chopin and Liszt. The programme includes Chopin’s 2nd Sonata and 1st Scherzo and concludes with Liszt’s astonishingly difficult Réminiscences de Don Juan.

Yehuda Inbar · piano

Aizhana Nurkenova · piano

Fri 10 Nov Israeli born Pianist, Yehuda Inbar, offers a great programme with Beethoven’s E flat major Sonata, Op.7 and Schubert’s final piano masterpiece, the Sonata in B flat. His programme opens with Idyll und Abgrund – Six Schubert Reminiscences by Jörg Widmann, linking together the opening and conclusion of the concert.

Fri 24 Nov Enormously talented KazakhBritish pianist Aizhana Nurkenova is active in concert venues around the world. Her programme at South Hill Park is a mixture of music from Germany (JS Bach) and Russia (Medtner, Scriabin and Rachmaninov) and Kazakhstan with her own composition, Native Land.

Maria Ostroukhova · mezzo soprano Mikhail Shilyaev · piano

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Fri 8 Dec The Genius of the Renaissance This ingeniously devised programme of songs entitled The Genius of the Renaissance consists of settings of renaissance poets by composers as diverse as Ravel and Anne Boleyn, Wagner and Haydn. The duo of Ostroukhova and Shilyaev, both distinguished international prize-winners, have performed together to acclaim in UK and Europe.

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Berkshire Wedding Fair 2017 Sun 29 Oct 11am–3pm The Mansion Free entry berkshireweddingfairs.co.uk Join us at South Hill Park for the Berkshire Wedding Fair. Discover a range of suppliers from: cakemakers, photographers and menswear, to florists, jewellers, accessories, bridal wear, transport, entertainment and much more. Event organised by Berkshire Wedding Fairs 07708 249 440 / 07990 711 444 info@berkshireweddingfairs.co.uk berkshireweddingfairs.co.uk facebook.com/ berkshireweddingfairs

South Hill Park is based in a Grade ll listed Georgian mansion house surrounded by beautiful parkland. With picturesque Italian Gardens, a lake and many original features both inside and outside the mansion. We have various rooms licensed for civil marriage ceremonies and offer packages to suit all budgets and requirements. This truly is a gorgeous setting for your special day. Celebrate your wedding at South Hill Park. Contact our Functions Manager, Sally Little on 01344 413514 or email her at sally.little@southhillpark.org.uk

Recital Room, South Hill Park

Italian Garden, South Hill Park

South Hill Park’s popular Craft and Design Fair 2017 Sat 18 – Sun 19 Nov 10am–5pm Free entry All the quality you’ve come to expect without the entry cost. No catch, we just want to give you the best experience possible. Come and enjoy some of the UK’s best handmade crafts throughout the Mansion and Wilde Theatre. Artists join us from around the country to show and sell the new range of designs.

Please note: we do not have a cash machine on site and many stallholders are unable to accept cards. There are cash machines at Sainsbury’s which is a 5-minute walk away.

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We welcome exhibitors new and old to our venue including our resident stained glass tutor whose work you can see here. Take a look around our beautiful Mansion; visit our purpose built silversmith, ceramics and printmaking studios, watch current students at work and discuss options on how you can also become a student yourself. The studios will be open at various times throughout the weekend.

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visiting Company Productions Sat 9 Sept 8pm Cellar Bar £12.50

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Blues and Burlesque

Mark Harrison

After last year’s sell-out run, Blues and Burlesque are back with a new show. Songs and piano playing from ex-Dexys jazz reprobate Pete Saunders, upstaged superbly by the show’s hostess Lady Beau Peep. Come prepared for good laughs, great songs and completely gratuitous undressing from their burlesque guests.

Mark Harrison’s unique songs are attracting a lot of attention and he has established a growing reputation for the individuality of his music. He takes elements of blues and folk, adding his own twist to produce something totally original. His music, with its memorable tunes and strong and compelling rhythms, is a hit with audiences.

Sat 16 Sept 8pm

Sat 23 Sept 2.30pm

Wilde Theatre £16.50  includes £1.50 ticket levy

Wilde Theatre £12

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People’s Theatre Company

Danny Bhoy

Don’t Dribble on the Dragon

Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy embarks on his maiden tour of his brand-new show this autumn in selected theatres throughout the UK. Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational story telling. Suitable for 15yrs+.

When young brothers Jack and Tom’s friendship falls apart can a magical dragon help them put it back together again? Based on the book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by Paul Daniels, this spectacular musical adventure about growing up and the importance of family is the perfect feel good show for big hearted adults and loving little ones alike. For kids (2yrs+) and their adults. Meet author Steven for a special book signing after the show.

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visiting Company Productions Thu 28 Sept 7.45pm

Thu 28 – Fri 29 Sept 8pm

Wilde Theatre £19.50

Studio Theatre £12

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Sitting Room Productions

Navi: King Of Pop King Of Pop: The Legend Continues is led by Navi, the world’s number one Michael Jackson tribute artist and the only MJ tribute ever invited to perform for Michael himself. Along with his live band and dancers, Navi brilliantly recreates all the Jackson classics: Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Black or White, Thriller, Man in the Mirror and the Jackson Five in a show suitable for the whole family.

Sat 30 Sept 3pm Wilde Theatre £19

The Game’s A Foot, Try the Fish (and the Man with the Twisted Hip) Weaving Wodehousian witticisms, farce and highly quotable one-liners into a pair of intriguing 1930s whodunits, award-winning writer-performer Tom Taylor’s rakish aristocrat and first-time detective, Charlie Montague, must prevent a murder. The chap dies. Unperturbed Charlie attends an art exhibition where he’s presented with a double threat: murder and modern art. Wed 4 – Sat 7 Oct 7.45pm. Sat Mat 3pm

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Ballet Cymru

Starmaker Theatre Company

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Bugsy Malone

Award Winning Ballet Cymru presents a stunning version of Shakespeare’s most magical play. This funny and heart-warming adaptation features vibrant classical choreography, danced by some of the finest dancers. Mendelssohn’s joyous music is interpreted by Artistic Director Darius James and highlights radiant costumes, sets and video projection. There will be a post-show discussion.

Grab your splurge guns and head for the speakeasy! An all-singing, all-dancing film-noir spoof featuring a hugely talented young cast. In a fictitious city populated only by children, Dandy Dan’s gang has the upper hand. One-time boxer Bugsy is thrust into the limelight but all he really wants is to spend time with his new love, Blousey ... but maybe that just isn’t on the cards for our hero.

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visiting Company Productions Thu 5 Oct 8pm

Sat 7 Oct 7.30pm

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Cream of Hendrix

Simon Mayor and Hilary James

The Cream of Hendrix is a band of first-class musicians, dedicated to celebrating the music of these extraordinary artists and the first generation of bands they inspired, such as Free, Rory Gallagher, Robin Trower and the original Fleetwood Mac. In a set list that includes most of the outstanding tracks from these great artists’ repertoire, The Cream of Hendrix will take you back to one of the great periods in rock history.

One of Britain’s finest voices  BBC Radio 4 Amazing mandolin, guitar and fiddle wizardry, elegant vocals and a stage show that ranges from witty to hilarious. Expect anything from a Vivaldi concerto, trad folk, jazz standards, Celtic, ragtime, blues, humorous anecdotes and an original comic song or two. Expect the unexpected! Tonight Hilary and Simon launch their brand new CD Acoustics Soundbites.

Sat 7 Oct 8pm

Tue 17 – Fri 20 Oct 7pm

Cellar Bar £5.50

Wilde Theatre £11

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Rage DC – Causing a Commotion

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Rage DC are fresh from playing UnderCover Festival V and Winter of Discontent Festival this summer. Their music is genuine and relevant, delivered with no fuss, a ton of attitude and with sing (shout) along choruses.  By Jeff King Punkmonger Plus T & The Mugs and special guests.

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival. Join us for an exhilarating evening of theatre, with a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools. In the celebratory finale of their Festival journey, students from local primary, secondary and special schools, unite for thrilling performances.

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visiting Company Productions Thu 19 Oct 8pm Studio Theatre £12

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Helen Seymour

Studio Theatre Company

To Helen Back

Bazaar and Rummage

Analysing sickness, health and what it really means to recover, Helen Seymour admits you into a surreal hospital to create a funny, unique and powerful theatrical experience. Directed by Hannah Silva, To Helen Back blurs the boundaries between spoken word, comedy and performance art. Nominated for ‘New Writing South’s Best New Play’ Brighton Fringe 2017.

Sue Townsend’s Bazaar and Rummage is a witty and poignant play of ordinary people striving to overcome obstacles in an effort to rejoin society. Three severely agoraphobic women leave their houses for the first time in years, and make it to a rummage sale helped by a controlling ex-agoraphobic social worker and a trainee. But, as the afternoon progresses, the distinction between the ‘helpers’ and the ‘anxious’ becomes less clear. Suitable for 14yrs+. Studio Theatre Company is based at South Hill Park.

Sat 28 Oct 7.30pm

Wed 1 – Sat 4 Nov 7.30pm. Sat 4 & Sun 5 Nov 2.30pm

Recital Room £12

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EBOS Musical Theatre

Eleftheria Kotzia Guitar – A Mediterranean Journey Mediterranean music for the guitar inspired or arranged from folklore. Exploring its diversity and richness our journey will take us from Greece, to the Balkans, Persia, Spain, and via North Africa to France and will include the soulful music of Andalucia. Music by Rodrigo, Dyens, Torroba, Theodorakis, French Songs (Barbara, Piaf, Trenet), Bodorova, Tadic.

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The Wizard of Oz Take a trip over the rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road as EBOS proudly presents one of musical theatre’s most iconic shows. Join Dorothy and Toto as they set off for the Emerald City, making friends and enemies along the way. Includes all the music from the MGM motion picture such as: Somewhere over the Rainbow, If I Only Had a Brain and The Merry Old Land of Oz.


visiting Company Productions Thu 2 – Sat 4 Nov 8pm Studio Theatre £12

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Fringe First winner Ben Watson

The History of Everything

Bracknell Flower Club

Everything you ever wanted to know about everything ... ever. Silly, surreal and satirical fast paced comic adventure through history – from the dawn of time to the present day, Ancient Rome to the Millennium Dome. Musical and sketch comedy with a sprinkling of cabaret and spoken word poetry. A true comedy diva, John Cleese with sex appeal 

Avril Hill won gold at this year’s RHS Spring Plant Fair. She is well known in the flower arranging world as an International and National Demonstrator, competing in Dublin 2014. In her spare time she is also a judge and teacher.

The Scotsman

Tue 7 Nov 7.45pm

Tue 7 – Wed 8 Nov 8pm

Wilde Theatre £17.50

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David Starkey: Henry Vlll: The First Brexiteer? Henry VIII bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today. The Reformation was the first Brexit; his tumultuous personal life pitting religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis. David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign, and his insights as a leading commentator on modern politics, to illuminate both the Tudor age and our own.

Superposition Superposition will take you down the rabbit hole of physics: from the quantum world of the tiny to the expanses of the universe – via a lap dancing club – seeking to answer some big questions on life. A playful journey of discovery: about science; sensuality and spirituality and how our bodies magically mirror the universe through a constellation of particles twinkling within us. Suitable for 15yrs+. Some sexual content and themes.

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Wed 8 Nov 8pm Cellar Bar £10

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Leviathan

Megan Henwood + Support

Leviathan follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale: Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining. Ahab’s crew are drawn into the unhinged charisma of their captain, blindly following him on his perilous adventure towards almost certain destruction. Multi-award winning choreographer James Wilton’s cast of seven re-imagines Herman Melville’s seminal novel, Moby Dick. Post-show discussion.

A former BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner – Megan Henwood has carved out a reputation as one of the leading lights on the UK roots music scene. With two critically acclaimed albums to her name and countless BBC radio exposure – her much anticipated third album release will coincide with this tour.

Thu 9 Nov 8pm

Fri 10 Nov 7.45pm

Cellar Bar £12

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The Salts

Boogie Music Inferno

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Following last year’s fantastic show, Boogie Music Inferno is back with a high energy show that takes you back to a time when disco, soul and funk ruled supreme. Join us for an evening of non-stop dance classics delivered by Hidden Agenda, Evolution and Soul Direction. Three fantastic live bands for the price of one.

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visiting Company Productions Sat 11 Nov 8pm

Sat 11 Nov 7.30pm

Wilde Theatre £13.50  includes £1.50 ticket levy

Recital Room £12

Absolutely Tom Allen

The Virtuoso Guitar

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour this autumn. In the last year Tom has supported Sarah Millican around the world, sold out his Edinburgh and London runs and even passed his driving test! Suitable for 14yrs+.

Raymond Burley and Valerie Hartzell return to South Hill Park to play a programme of virtuoso music for one and two guitars. Some of the featured composers include Telemann, Gismonti, Sor, Granados and Machado.

Sun 12 November 3pm

Wed 15 – Sat 18 Nov 7.45pm

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Written by Bart Lee

The Nutcracker

Peas and Carrots

This well-loved traditional Christmas ballet will be performed in a unique setting with 24 international dancers, from companies around the world. The Nutcracker ballet recounts the adventures of a young girl Clara the night before Christmas.On her journey she sees magical snowflakes, dancing dolls and a Christmas tree that reaches the sky. This opulent new production promises everything you love about The Nutcracker.

This play has been created in response to a series of observations in The Atrium right here at South Hill Park. Peas and Carrots is at times hilarious and at times outrageous but always heart felt and real. We have an amazing Arts Centre made up of amazing people. All characters and situations in this play are fictional.

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visiting Company Productions Sun 26 Nov 4.30pm

Thu 30 Nov 8pm

Recital Room £10

Wilde Theatre £25.50  includes £1.50 ticket levy

West Forest Chamber Concert

Omid Djalili: Schmuck For a Night

Join the West Forest Chamber Ensemble and Royal Academy of Music accordion student Ben de Souza as they demonstrate the versatility of the classical accordion. Featuring Mozart’s Rondo and Adagio for glass harmonica (KV 617) and Dvorak’s Six Bagatelles for two violins, cello and harmonium (Op. 47), this concert will showcase both the sound of the accordion and its similarities and differences with the instruments for which these pieces were written.

Award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is back on a nationwide tour. Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. Earning praise across the world for his performances Omid recently starred in Dickensian (BBC1), Lucky Man (Sky1) and Going Forward (BBC4) with Jo Brand. Suitable for 16yrs+. Members booking from 10am on Fri 28 July  ONLINE ONLY Non-members booking from Wed 2 Aug  ONLINE ONLY

Tue 5 Dec 8pm

Tue 5 – Thu 7 Dec & Sat 9 – Sun 10 Dec 7.30pm

Wilde Theatre £21.50

Recital Room £54.50  including meal

Hartshorn – Hook Productions

Christmas Classics with BLAKE

A Christmas Carol

Join Brit-Award winning vocalists BLAKE for their celebrated Christmas show, featuring festive songs in beautiful trio harmony, video projections and the group’s famous fast-paced comedy banter. During this 2-hour stage spectacular BLAKE perform an eclectic range of Yuletide songs, taken from their debut Christmas album available now.

You are cordially invited to the parlour of Mr Ebeneezer Scrooge for a rousing rendition of this timeless classic served over a two-course Christmas feast. A heartwarming, foot-stomping thoroughly immersive production. Perfect for first dates, Christmas parties and cheering up the family Scrooge. Alexander Wright and director Tom Bellerby bring this seasonal show to life for its seventh consecutive year. See online performance listing for the full menu.

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visiting Company Productions Wed 6 Dec 8pm

Thu 7 Dec 8pm

Wilde Theatre £21

Wilde Theatre £16.50  includes £1.50 ticket levy

PLATINUM’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

A Sparkling Night of ABBA, Glam, Glitz & Xmas Fun!

Kerry Godliman: Stick or Twist (plus support)

PLATINUM provides an incredible tribute to one of the greatest music acts of all time. Described by the Evening Standard as better than the original, their breathtaking show has to be seen to be believed. More than just a tribute, with stunning musicianship, their meticulously crafted, electrifying performance will appeal to all ages. This stunning, live Xmas show promises an unforgettable evening of singing and dancing.

… A great comic who oozes personality  Evening Standard

Kerry Godliman is back on tour. Her straight talking brand of quick wit and bewilderment will be covering more of life’s anomalies. Why is there a Buddha at the garden centre? Why collect her children’s teeth? And even though she can’t stand aubergines, why is it her favourite emoji? Suitable for 14yrs+.

Thu 7 Dec 8pm Cellar Bar £15

Keith James – The Songs of Leonard Cohen A unique and compelling concert – stripped back, desolate and sensual. Keith will be playing Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from You want it Darker released only ten days before his death.

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Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert Brand new stand-up show from the unrivalled master of observational comedy. As seen on Mock The Week (BBC) and Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure (BBC). Suitable for 16yrs+. A masterful display of the comics art… Comedy’s holy-grail… Go see… ★★★★★  Sunday Times Members booking from 10am on Fri 28 July  ONLINE ONLY Non-members booking from Wed 2 Aug  ONLINE ONLY

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Europe’s finest Traditional Jazz and Blues Band

The Office Party

The Big Chris Barber Band

John Godber’s cut-throat world of a local marketing company, paper wastage, broken coffee machines and lecherous clients are standard water cooler conversations. But this is the early 90s; East 17 and Take That are chart rivals and The Crystal Maze is prime time viewing. The Christmas party is looming and everyone is up for a good time. Contains adult themes and language; suitable for 14yrs+. Studio Theatre Company is based at South Hill Park.

Jazz Legend, Chris Barber, celebrates his 68th Anniversary as band-leader in 2017 with a Europewide concert tour. With his ten-piece band, featuring a seven-strong front line, Chris plays a selection of his favourite music: from his roots in New Orleans style in Bourbon Street Parade to the early music of Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet ... before going back to When the Saints!

Fri 15 Dec 8pm

Wed 20 Dec 7.45pm

Recital Room Free

Wilde Theatre £19

The Supertonics Big Band Winter Concert

West End Jerseys

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Voluntary donations are invited at the end of the performance. The Supertonics play an entertaining mix of popular swing (Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington) and ‘American songbook’ jazz classics, plus arrangements from musicals and the movies – even some rock n roll.

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Back by popular demand. Enjoy the iconic sound of one of the most successful bands of the last 50 years. Marvel at the unmistakable falsetto voice of Frankie Valli, lovingly recreated by some of the nation’s best vocalists. The West End Jerseys are joined on stage by their house musicians, adding some extra special magic to this hugely popular show.

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Our annual Funk & Soul Christmas Party featuring party band Hidden Agenda, includes classic soul and disco tracks from the 60s, 70s and 80s and a high energy seven-piece band of accomplished musicians fronted by two outstanding female vocalists. From Lady Marmalade and Car Wash to We Are Family and Love Train, Hidden Agenda covers the best tracks and acts from everyone’s favourite party music era.

@thecomedycellar After 30 successful years, the Comedy Cellar continues to bring you the comedians of the future. The Cellar was the starting point for many of our top comedians, including Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand, Sarah Millican, Greg Davies and Jimmy Carr, to name a few. Early booking is recommended. Groups may not always be able to sit together. Seating is unreserved. See page 34 for Burger and Beer offer.

coming soon to south hill park Thu 25 – Fri 26 Jan 2018

Wed 7 – Sun 11 Feb 2018

Wed 11 – Sun 15 April 2018

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The Jungle Book

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Romeo and Juliet

The Jungle Book

Members can book these productions from Mon 16 Oct. Non-members from Mon 23 Oct.

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christmas at south hill park

This Christmas fall in love with South Hill Park

Father Christmas’ Grotto Thu 14 – Sun 24 Dec £10 – to book visit ticketsource.co.uk/ shpgrotto or call 01344 484123.

Entertain the family

Our magical pantomime Beauty and the Beast welcomes you from 30 Nov to 3 Jan.

Father Christmas is back in the most unique Grotto experience in Bracknell. Decorate your very own clay Christmas ornament with the elves, before going in to see Father Christmas where he’ll check if you’re on his good list. You will receive your very own present, and a sprinkle of Christmas Magic. See our website for more information.

Explore the park and grounds

Christmas treasure hunts for children (see notice boards for details).

Dine with A Christmas Carol

Savour a delicious two-course feast and become immersed in the world of Dickens. See page 26. 30  box office 01344 484123

Discover your creative flare

Craft a ceramic decoration or festive wreath at one of our workshops. See page CW7.


cinema Highlights for our Autumn Season

Cars 3

Rules Don’t Apply

Voices: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper Lightning McQueen sets out to prove that he’s still the best race car in the world.

Lily Collins, Warren Beatty, Annette Benning The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Dunkirk

Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr. Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man.

Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh Allied soldiers are surrounded by the German army a fierce battle in World War ll.

Royal Opera House Live

Exhibitions on Screen

Mozart · The Magic Flute Puccini · La Boheme Wheeldon · Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Wright · The Nutcracker Verdi · Rigoletto Puccini · Tosca Wheeldon · The Winter’s Tales Bizet · Carmen Bernstein Centenary · New McGregor/The Age of Anxiety/New Wheeldon Verdi · Macbeth MacMillan · Manon Scarlett · Swan Lake

Canaletto and Venice from The Royal Collection David Hockney from the Royal Academy of Arts Cezanne Van Gogh – back by popular demand

LIVE from Opéra national de Paris Verdi · Don Carlos Richter · Pite, Pérez, Shechter Mussorgsky · Boris Godounov Donizetti · Don Pasquale

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Our full cinema leaflet will be on sale for bookings to members from Fri 4 Aug. You can also go to our website and book.

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exhibitions at south hill park Sat 9 Sept – Sun 12 Nov Print Gallery

Thu 16 Nov – Sat 6 Jan Print Gallery 


Sat 9 Sept – Sun 12 Nov Mirror Gallery

Oil on canvas by Basia Gorska

Swan on the Thames by Gill Goodwin

Ceramics suspended on glass over textile, a work in progress by Judith Davies and Yvette Hawkins

Spheres

On Reflection

Shifting Boundaries

Basia Gorska Basia Gorska’s award-winning works are created with her own unique technique using a roller. Basia aspires to work in the most minimalistic way possible. She makes colour the protagonist of her works. She developed her own technique in order to achieve this. Basia is a resident printmaker at South Hill Park. Her works have been exhibited numerous times in countries such as Poland, Belgium, UK, USA. We are also delighted that Basia is also a tutor and offers her students unique insights into printmaking techniques.

The changing quality of light and movement on water is the starting point for this exhibition of original printmaking. The still reflection on a pond can break into a thousand ripples as a swan moves by. The flow of a river leads the eye along the bank and brings thoughts of other times and places. So much inspiration to excite the skilful members of Print @ the Park, based at South Hill Park, using various printmaking methods such as linocut, lithograph, etching, collagraph and screen-print for their new show. All works are available for sale.

Yvette Hawkins and Judith Davies Shifting Boundaries is a collaboration between artists Yvette Hawkins and Judith Davies exploring geographical and geological boundaries between Scotland and England, formed in most part by the River Tweed. The collaboration challenges the boundaries between Yvette and Judith’s practices in paper, textiles and ceramics to make works that explore materiality and brings about new ways of working.

Previews Thu 30 Nov 6–7pm Mirror Gallery All welcome

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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.


exhibitions at south hill park Thu 30 Nov – Mon 19 Feb Mirror Gallery

Thu 16 Nov – Sat 6 Jan Atrium

Throughout the year South Hill Park Grounds

Natural Response

Festive Folly

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 by using lights from art therapy specialists Lumie to harness the natural benefits of light.

Working with set designer, Victoria Spearing, we will be creating an enchanting festive shop inspired by South Hill Park’s Beauty and the Beast. The space will be beautifully decorated and will exhibit original artworks which will be available to buy as part of our Unique Gifts from South Hill Park.

Light Intervention Phase 1

Fragmental, Diana Burch

This year we are working with associate artists to develop a light intervention within the grounds of South Hill Park. This artwork will be developed over the winter months, in 2017, with the artist, curator and wider South Hill Park team. The next phase will happen in the winter months 2018 concluding in a light exhibition. More information will be updated to the website. If you are interested and would like more information on this programme please contact Cat Cooke: cat.cooke@southhillpark.org.uk

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

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. Mega breakfast £12 including a free tea or coffee. 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.

Topside of beef with horseradish sauce  £11 Roasted gammon ham  £11 Trio of roast with beef, chicken and gammon, served with apple sauce, pork apple & sage stuffing  £13 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

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.

Christmas Christmas menu available from Fri 1 Dec. Festive Party menu available for large groups. Look out for our Christmas party events and dinner shows throughout December.

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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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Ticket Levy

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

All Wilde Theatre bookings include a £1.50 levy towards the costs of running the Wilde Theatre. Bookings in other venues include a 50p levy towards the running costs of the arts centre.

The Digital Media Suite is generously supported by John Nike OBE and the John Nike Group of Companies Corporate members

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

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information about your visit Outside Hirers Berkshire ARTs Academy, BARTA More information berkshireartsacademy.com sally@berkshireacademy.com 07825 558757

Berkshire County Dance Company Youth!

How to Find Us

Public Transport

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

South Hill Park 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 South West Trains on 0845 7 48 49 50.

13–21yrs Lena Dee Sunday by audition only For information please contact lena.dee@southhillpark.org.uk

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SOTA Bracknell For term dates and free sample sessions please visit sota.uk.com

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

South Hill Park Clubs and Societies – new members always welcome Thames Voyces Dawn Pickett 01252 558225 Tuesdays 7.45–9.45pm All year round. Termly subscriptions payable directly to treasurer

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

Parking There is FREE but limited parking for 200 cars at South Hill Park. Please note the car park fills up quickly on busy days and you may need to seek alternative parking. Please follow signs for overflow parking at the Leppington car park which is a fiveminute walk across our rear grounds. Please leave plenty of time to park when attending South Hill Park.

Resident Companies

South Hill Park is among a recordbreaking 1686 parks and green spaces that received a prestigious Green Flag Award 2016/17. Together with Bracknell Town Council and Bracknell Forest Council who manage the grounds of South Hill Park, we are delighted to be celebrating the achievement of this award for the fourth year running. 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 and a certificate of distinction. This was a new category in 2015/16 and we are delighted to be celebrating the top award for this second year running.

Blackeyed Theatre BCDCY

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

Creative Control Local Bands Sundays Cellar Bar £5.50 facebook.com/cellarbarbracknell Regular Sunday nights in the Cellar Bar to catch up with local bands showcasing their talents.

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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

Exchanges

Legacy

Online Please visit southhillpark.org.uk By phone 01344 484123 During the hours of 7 and 8pm our box office staff are extremely busy – you may experience a delay in your call being answered. 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.

Payment

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South Hill Park Arts Centre is a place where you can spend your life. A cup of coffee on that first date, then dinner and a show, a proposal in the Italian Gardens, followed by a wedding reception in the Recital Room. A few years later you can visit the panto with the children and encourage them to embark on a journey through the arts. Years later, they might even have that cup of coffee on that first date at SHP. It’s a place that can stay with you for a lifetime. Have you ever considered supporting South Hill Park by leaving a donation in your legacy? It can help ensure that generations to come can enjoy SHP just as you have. For more information email: enquiries@southhillpark.org.uk

An 80p admin fee is charged per transaction for bookings made with credit and debit cards in person and over the phone. Cheques are made payable to South Hill Park Trust Ltd. Online bookings are subject to a charge of £1.25 per booking – except current members who will not be charged the fee. A levy of up to £1.50 is included in the ticket price to go towards the SHP Development Fund.

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

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

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

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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 floors in the main Mansion and Theatre allowing people to visit the Wilde Upstairs. There are also adapted toilets equipped with emergency alarms. There may be restricted access to parts of the building due to its eighteenth-century listed status, however, every effort is being made to address this and we recommend pre-booking and we will assist you in any way possible. Helpers accompanying people with disabilities are entitled to a complimentary ticket, please advise box office staff of any special requirements you have when making your booking. An infra-red hearing system has been installed in the Studio and Wilde Theatres and a £5 deposit will be required.

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

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Young people’s workshops

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.

Full details southhillpark.org.uk/learning

arts & crafts Halloween Art Factory 4–11yrs Victoria Spearing Wed 25 Oct 10am–12noon £18.50, Members £17.50

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

Halloween Parent and Child Play with Clay 5–8yrs Artist in Residence Karen Marks Mon 23 Oct 10am–12noon £37, Members £35, £16.50 per extra child (price includes 1 adult and 1 child)

Arts, Crafts & Railway Children 6–11yrs

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Kate Legg & Ceramics Artist in Residence Karen Marks Thu 26 Oct 10am–4pm £55, Members £53

Have a day off this half-term and leave your little ones to get creative at SHP. They will start with an arts and crafts workshop before lunch, followed by a magical production of The Railway Children in the Wilde Theatre and a clay workshop in our specialist pottery room to finish the day. Price includes a ticket to The Railway Children. Please provide a packed lunch for your child.

Digital Media

This Halloween themed workshop gives children and their parents the opportunity to explore and learn about the possibilities of pottery together. Price inclusive of materials. Work will then be glazed and fired ready for collection approx 3 weeks after the workshop.

 NEW  Family Fun workshops,

Little Buds 7–12yrs

Family Fun: Phone Filmmaking Workshop

 NEW 

The Petal Foundry Tue 24 Oct 10.30–12noon OR Sat 25 Nov 10.30am–12noon £21, Members £20

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

these new digital workshops are creative days where parents are invited to join in for a great day for the whole family. Just bring your smartphones and tablets and work together to make something amazing.

Russell Turner Mon 23 Oct 10.30am–4.30pm £65, Members £60 (price includes 1 adult and 1 child. Additional child £55, Members £50)

Bring your phone, tablet or any camera or device you have and bring the family for a filmmaking adventure at the house and grounds of our beautiful mansion here at South Hill Park. Learn to storyboard, capture and edit your very own film.

Photoshop, Comics and Manga for Teens Erica Sharp Tue 24 Oct, 10.30am–4.30pm £65, Members £60

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to manipulate, colour and add comic book style effects to your drawings and photographs. We will use comic books and manga as our inspiration to create a range of bold and colourful artwork.

Photography For Teens Stephanie Cronin Wed 25 Oct, 10.30am–4.30pm £65, Members £60

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

Graphic Design for Teens Russell Turner Thu 26 Oct, 10.30am - 4.30pm £65, Members £60

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. From posters to books and logos and more, you can learn it all.

Family Fun: iPad Art & Animation Erica Sharp Fri 27 Oct 10.30am–4.30pm £65, Members £60 (price includes 1 adult and 1 child. Additional child £55, Members £50)

Explore the creative possibilities of iPad art and animation using a variety of apps. Students will need to bring their own iPads. Apps will be downloaded at the start of the workshop. Parents and children welcome.

to book visit southhillpark.org.uk CW11


young people’s courses Music

The Wilde Theatre School

Junior Piano 6–16yrs Rosie Kennedy Sat 23 Sept – Sat 2 Dec 9am–12.30pm £80, Members £75

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

Ukulele Club 14yrs+ See entry in Adult Music Courses Digital Media Digital Photography for Young People Kate Legg Tue 31 Oct – Tue 28 Nov 6–8pm £150, Members £142

A beginners photography course that teaches the basics of digital photography. Including basic camera controls, artist inspiration, photoshop editing and lighting. Aimed at those who have a DSLR or camera and want to learn the basic controls whilst having fun.

Wilde Theatre School students are entitled to see most shows for £5 Wilde Wannabies Wilde-Wannabies 6–10yrs Wed 20 Sept – Wed 29 Nov 4–5.30pm Showcase Performance (Wilde Theatre) Mon 4 Dec £99, Members £94

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

Wilde Ways Musical Theatre Wilde-ways 11–14yrs Wed 20 Sept – Wed 29 Nov 5.45–7.45pm Showcase Performance (Wilde Theatre) Mon 4 Dec £130, Members £125

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

LAMDA Grade 7 acting exam syllabus Mark Hooper Suitable 15–18yrs Exam Date TBC – April 2018 Wed 20 Sept 2017 – Wed 21 March 2018 £450 (20 weeks + exam included)

After the success of our Grade 5 course, South Hill Park will be offering a new Grade 7 LAMDA Acting course. Learn the craft of acting while working towards a globally recognised qualification. For more details please search LAMDA on our website.

1-2-1 Audition Lab One-to-one sessions by appointment £30 per hour

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.

Actors Lab Joe Malyan and Max Puplett Suitable 18yrs+ Thu 21 Sept – Thu 30 Nov 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.

CW10  box office 01344 484123


Young people’s courses Full details southhillpark.org.uk/learning Term Mon 18 Sept – Sun 3 Dec  Half-term Mon 23 – Sun 29 Oct Arts & Crafts

Activities for Young People

Make Your Mark 7–11yrs

Missed Out Young Producers Group 14–24yrs

Kate Legg Sat 23 Sept, 7, 21 Oct, 4, 18 Nov 3–6pm £98, Members £94

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+ Kate Legg Sat 23 Sept, 7, 21 Oct, 4, 18 Nov 11.30am–2.30pm £98, Members £94

Get involved in everything from organising children’s performance festivals to local band/comedy nights and everything else in between. Collect an application form from the Box Office.

Eleven Nineteen 11–19yrs Fri 22 Sept – Fri 1 Dec 7–9pm £1 per session

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.

Little Explorers  18mths–5yrs

Mark Hooper Every Monday 6–8pm For more information contact mark.hooper@ southhillpark.org.uk Free

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Deepa Robinson – The Creation Station Fri 22 Sept – Fri 1 Dec 10–11am £67, £65 members For more information visit our website or email deeparobinson@ thecreationstation.co.uk

Little Explorers art classes provide the perfect solution for all your child’s creative needs. Spark their imaginations and help develop their early learning skills through fun, educational creative activities.

Be Different. A youth club for creative people. Music, drama, dance, spray painting, filmmaking,.. the are no limits. Take part in a different 2-hour-long workshop every week for just £1. Led by industry professionals. No need to book in advance. ‘I don’t know what I’d do on a Friday without 11–19’  Participant

Wilde About Arts Russell Turner and Kate Legg Mon 18 Sept – Mon 27 Nov 4–6pm For a registration form and details contact mark.hooper@ southhillpark.org.uk Free for young people who need art as a creative outlet

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.

Dance Street Dance Energy Juniors 8–16yrs Alan Cunningham Tue 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 4–5.30pm £45, Members £40

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

Mini Professors Victoria Burrows Fri 22 Sept – Fri 8 Dec No workshop on 17 Nov 2–3½yrs · 9.30–10.10am 2½–4yrs · 10.30–11.10am 3–5yrs · 11.30am–12.10pm £68 (25% sibling discount)

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

Parents of children under 18yrs must complete a registration form on behalf of their child. An online form is available at goo.gl/forms/3xxNMSscVF All children under 12yrs must be dropped off/picked up by a parent/guardian. Course tutors are subject to change. South Hill Park is approved and recommended by KalliKids.com – a sign of value and quality.

to book visit southhillpark.org.uk CW9


adult workshops Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experience  NEW   Sat 30 Sept OR Sat 11 Nov 10.30am–4.30pm £50

Discover a new world of possibilities. VR and AR experiences are the future of media, gaming and digital communication. Find out what it all means, what goes into it, and get hands on with the gear and expertise provided by virtual reality expert Jay Younes and his team.

Studio Photography for Beginners John Rae Sat 7 Oct 10.30am–4.30pm £66, Conc £64, Members £62

Professional commercial photographer and Photoshop guru John Rae will show you how to get to grips with professional photographic lighting equipment in our studio. Witness with expert guidance, the possibilities that controlled studio lighting can provide.

Graphic Design for Beginners Russell Turner Sat 21 Oct 10.30am–4.30pm £66, Conc £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.

Photoshop for Beginners

Advanced WordPress

Russell Turner Sat 4 Nov 10.30am–4.30pm £66, Conc £64, Members £62

Simon Colmer Sun 26 Nov 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.

Do you already have a WordPress website or use WordPress for work? This practical one day advanced workshop will give you the skills and confidence to get the best out of your website. Attendees need to be comfortable with WordPress and have a basic understanding of WordPress architecture (E.g. posts, pages, categories and tags), as well as some knowledge of the WordPress admin dashboard.

Build A Website in Wordpress Simon Colmer Sun 12 Nov 10.30am–4.30pm £66, Conc £64, Members £62

Silver Surfers

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 WordPress.com version, is entirely internet based and no programming skills are needed.

Photoshop for Professionals

 NEW 

Russell Turner Sat 25 Nov 10.30am–4.30pm £66, Conc £64, Members £62

Already know the basics of Photoshop and looking to sink your teeth into something more complex? Need to use it for work? Whether you have projects to work on or are looking to delve deeper into the possibilities that Photoshop offers – this workshop will expand your knowledge and sharpen your skills. Designed for those with a basic understanding of Photoshop or those looking to refresh their knowledge with a view to using the software in the professional realm.

CW8  box office 01344 484123

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

A relaxed 2-hour session on getting the most out of the modern technology. From apps to zip files, and everything in between. All those technology related questions you’ve been wanting answers for, these sessions will have them covered. Getting the most out of your iPad Alex Harvey-Brown Thu 19 Oct 10am–12noon Getting to know Facebook Clive Elkington Thu 2 Nov 10am–12noon Getting to know Twitter Alex Harvey-Brown Thu 9 Nov 10am–12noon

Digital Media Open Access Sunday sessions – 24 Sept, 29 Oct 1-hour slots from 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm One person per slot FREE – advance booking required Additional charges apply for printing

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


Adult workshops Full details southhillpark.org.uk/learning arts and crafts Introduction to 3D Printing – Finishing workshop  NEW   Artist in Residence Jess Noble Summer holiday students Thu 21 & Thu 28 Sept 2.30–4.30pm Autumn term students Thu 7 & Thu 14 Dec 2.30–4.30pm £31, Conc 29, Members £27

A chance for participants from the 3D Printing course who cast their prints in silver, to finish their work in South Hill Park’s specialist Jewellery & Silversmithing Studio.

Throwing – Mixed Ability Artist in Residence Karen Marks Sun 8 Oct 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.

Seascape Sandra Bright Sat 14 Oct 10am–4pm £50, Conc £49, Members £48

Use watercolour and a variety of techniquesincluding wax resist, texturing with salt and clingfilm to create a seascape full of light and movement. Some materials supplied. Materials list will be sent in advance. Suitable for all abilities.

Winter Landscape Acrylic Inks and Mixed Media

Stained Glass Christmas Workshop

Sandra Bright Thu 26 Oct 10am–4pm £50, Conc £49, Members £48

Caroline Loveys Sun 3 Dec 10.30am–4.30pm £54, Conc £53, Members £52

Use a variety of techniques to create an exciting and original painting exploring the potential of Acrylic Inks combined with, amongst other materials, soft pastels. Pastels and Inks supplied. Materials list will be sent in advance. Some experience needed.

Make a beautiful festive angel or star using stained glass techniques, with excellent guidance from our stained glass tutor. Materials and equipment are supplied. No experience necessary.

Burlesque Life Drawing Morning – Suitable for all Harriet Brittaine Sat 28 Oct 10am–12.30pm £26, Conc £25, Members £24

Spend the Morning drawing a burlesque life model in poses which will vary between two minutes and 30 minutes. Materials provided.

Christmas Wreaths

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The Petal Foundry Thu 14 Dec 2-4pm £45, Conc £44, Members £43

All Materials provided plus coffee and mince pies. You will learn floristry skills and will take home a unique finished Christmas wreath for your door.

Digital Media

Burlesque Life Painting Afternoon – intermediates

Digital SLR: Studio Portraiture Photography

Harriet Brittaine Sat 28 Oct 1.30–4pm £26, Conc £25, Members £24

John Rae Sat 23 Sept 10.30am–4.30pm £66, Conc £64, Members £62

Explore figure painting In oils with a proffessional life model dressed in Burlesque clothing. There will be one pose to allow time to work up the painting.

Learn what a difference studio lighting can make to your portraits. Explore techniques used in commercial, editorial and fashion photography and learn to master lighting for mood, impact and that wow-factor that will give your work a professional sheen. Practice working with models and professional lighting equipment.

Combined price for morning and afternoon workshop £45

Ceramics for the Festive Season Artist in Residence Karen Marks Sat 11 Nov 1.30–4.30pm £35, £34 conc, £33 members

Using porcelain clay, design and make beautiful Christmas decorations for your tree. These would make great Christmas presents for friends and family. Price includes cost of porcelain and firing. Work will be fired ready for collection approx 3 weeks after the workshop.

to book visit southhillpark.org.uk CW7


adult courses Dance Beginners Ballet Chloe Collins Mon 18 Sept – Mon 27 Nov 6–7pm £63, Conc £61, Members £58

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

Elementary Ballet Chloe Collins Mon 18 Sept – Mon 27 Nov 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

Tap Plus Trina Caspary Wed 20 Sept – Wed 29 Nov 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 21 Sept – Thu 30 Nov Beginners 6–7.15pm £60, Conc £58, Members £55 Intermediate & advanced 7.15–8.45pm £65, Conc £63, Members £60

Chloe Collins Mon 18 Sept – Mon 27 Nov 8–9.30pm £65, Conc £63, Members £60

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

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

Choreographic Performance Group

Street Dance Energy Alan Cunningham Tue 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 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 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 7.45–8.45pm £60, Conc £58, Members £55

John Darvell Thu 21 Sept – Thu 30 Nov 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 Join Contemporary Dance and Choreographic Performance Group get one course half-price

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.

CW6  box office 01344 484123

Classical/Contemporary Dance Class Di Ruddick Thu 21 Sept – Thu 30 Nov 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 22 Sept – Fri 1 Dec 1–2pm OR 2–3pm £5 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. Both 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 23 Sept – Sat 2 Dec 6.30–7.30pm £65

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


adult courses Music One-to-one Singing Tue 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 5–10pm 30-minute slots £120

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 20 Nov – Wed 29 Nov 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 juliet.bruce@ymail.com before enrolling to discuss your needs for this course.

Beginners Piano

One-to-one Piano Elliot Harrison Mon 18 Sept – Mon 27 Nov 3.30–5pm OR 7–9pm £155, Conc £153, Members £150

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

Holistic and Alternative Exercise Please note all dance classes and holistic and alternative exercise classes and courses are run subject to a minimum number of participants. All courses and classes must be paid for prior to the date of the first class. Pilates Matwork

Ukulele Club Tabitha Baines Tue 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 6–7pm OR 7.15–8.15pm £50

You will learn all of the chords and techniques you need and start learning songs instantly.

Park Singers Alison Horriben Sun 24 Sept – Sun 3 Dec 7.30pm onwards £85, Conc £83, Members £80

Elliot Harrison Mon 18 Sept – Mon 27 Nov 5–7pm £145, Conc £143, Members £140

This course is for solo singers of all ages. Help will be given on presentation and technique.

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

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.

Tina Berry/Amanda Gibson Tue 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 9.40–10.55am OR 11am–12.15pm £73, Conc £71, 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 20 Sept – Wed 29 Nov 8–9.30pm Thu 21 Sept – Thu 30 Nov 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.

Tai Chi – Chen Style Steve Large Sat 23 Sept – Sat 2 Dec 10.30am–12.30pm £80, Conc £78, Members £75 Tue 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 12.30–1.30pm £55, Conc £53, Members £50

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

to book visit southhillpark.org.uk CW5


adult courses Portrait Drawing & Oil Painting

Printmaking – Artists Access

Fri 22 Sept – Fri 1 Dec 1.30–4pm £142, Conc £140, Members £135

Open Access Residents: Catherine Guy-Murrell, Ros Ingham & Trish Roberts Tue 5 Sept – Tue 12 Dec 10am–3.30pm 4hr drop-in during this time frame Last Sunday of every month Sun 24 Sept, 29 Oct, 26 Nov 11am–3pm £20

See details for Portrait Drawing & Oil Painting – intermediate/ advanced on previous page.

Stained Glass Caroline Loveys Mon 18 Sept – Mon 27 Nov 7–9.30pm Tue 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 1.30–4pm Wed 20 Sept – Wed 29 Nov 10am–12.30pm OR 1.30–4pm Fri 22 Sept – Fri 1 Dec 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 18 Sept – Mon 27 Nov 10am–12noon OR 1–3pm £82, Conc £80, Members £79

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.

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 Residents Every Thursday 10am–1pm OR 1.30–4.30pm Sat 23 Sept – Sat 2 Dec 10am–1pm £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 Tue 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 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 Digital Photography Kate Legg Mon 2 Oct – Mon 27 Nov 7.30–9.30pm NB no class on 23 Oct £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.

Introduction to 3D Printing: Jewellery and Silversmithing

 NEW 

Jess Noble Thu 21 Sept – Thu 30 Nov 2.30–4.30pm NB no class on 26 Oct £160, Conc £156, Members £152

Students will learn basic skills and techniques necessary to complete a piece of jewellery using CAD software and 3D Printing with the option to order precious metal casts of their design. See our Finishing Workshop under ‘Arts and Crafts’ as an additional session to finish your work in our professional Jewellery and Silversmithing studio.

Digital Photography: The Next Level Alex Harvey-Brown Thu 2 – Thu 30 Nov 7.30–9.30pm £125, Conc £121, Members £117

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


adult courses Ceramics Regulars

Sculpting in Clay

Further Fun with Oils

Carole Thompson Mon 18 Sept – Mon 27 Nov 7–9.30pm £146, Conc £144, Members £139 A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

Carole Thompson Wed 20 Sept – Wed 29 Nov 10am–12.30pm £146, Conc £144, Members £139 A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

Tutor TBC Mon 18 Sept – Mon 27 Nov 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 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 10.30am–1pm £146, Conc £144, Members £139 A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

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

Creative with Clay – mixed abilities Artist in Residence Karen Marks Sat 23 Sept – Sat 2 Dec 10am–12.30pm £146, Conc £144, Members £139 A small charge will be made for completed and fired work

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

Ceramics – improvers/advanced Artist in Residence Karen Marks Thu 21 Sept – Thu 30 Nov 7–9.30pm £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 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 7.30–9.30pm Thu 21 Sept – Thu 30 Nov 7.30–9.30pm £119, Conc £117, Members £113

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.

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

Life Drawing in Colour – intermediate/advanced Harriet Brittaine Tue 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 10am–12.30pm £142, Conc £140, Members £135

Life Drawing Morning – beginners/intermediate

Drawing and Painting for Beginners

Harriet Brittaine Fri 22 Sept – Fri 1 Dec 10am–12.30pm £142, Conc £140, Members £135

Caroline Crawford Thu 21 Sept – Thu 30 Nov 4–6pm £119, Conc £117, Members £113

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

 NEW  Tue 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 5–6.45pm

£104, Conc £102, Members £99

See details for Drawing and Painting above.

Get Confident with Oils Tutor TBC Mon 18 Sept – Mon 27 Nov 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.

Portrait Drawing & Oil Painting – intermediate/advanced Harriet Brittaine Tue 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 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.

to book visit southhillpark.org.uk CW3


Adult courses Full details southhillpark.org.uk/learning Term Mon 18 Sept – Sun 3 Dec  Half-term Mon 23 – Sun 29 Oct 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 18 Sept – Mon 27 Nov 10am–12.30pm, 1.30–4pm OR 7–9.30pm Thu 21 Sept – Thu 30 Nov 7–9.30pm Artist in Residence Fenella Watson Tue 19 Sept – Tue 28 Nov 10am–12.30pm OR 7–9.30pm Wed 20 Sept – Wed 29 Nov 10am–12.30pm OR 7–9.30pm £136, Conc £134, Members £129 Tools are provided. Silver can be purchased in class

Students will learn a variety of metalworking skills and processes enabling them to design and make their own jewellery and silverware. Suitable for all levels.

Beaded Jewellery Making Jane Holmes Thu 21 Sept – Thu 30 Nov 7–9pm £182, Conc £178, Members £176

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

Crocheting For Beginners Alessandra Rutili Fri 22 Sept – Fri 1 Dec 1–3pm £87 Conc £86, Members £85

Learn the basic crochet techniques, including reading a pattern, granny squares, 3D items and fancy stitches. Suitable for complete beginners, materials provided. For any of Heather’s courses, please contact her on 07971 757356 to discuss suitability before booking for the first time

Printmaking for Beginners Jewellery and Silversmithing Artist in Residence Heather Upton for Beginners  NEW  Artist in Residence Fenella Watson Fri 22 Sept – Fri 1 Dec 10am–12.30pm £136, Conc £134, Members £129 Tools are provided. Silver can be purchased in class

See details for Jewellery & Silversmithing above.

Thu 21 Sept – Thu 30 Nov 6.30–9.30pm £159, Conc £157, Members £155

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.

Introduction to Printmaking for Beginners Artist in Residence Heather Upton Sat 23 Sept – Sat 2 Dec 10am–2pm £209, Conc £207, Members £205

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 20 Sept – Wed 29 Nov 10am–2.30pm £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

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Artist in Residence Basia Gorska Mon 18 Sept – Mon 27 Nov 10am–2.30pm £246, Conc £244, Members £242

An Introduction to Basic Screen Printing. Get hands on experiencee 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 22 Sept – Fri 1 Dec 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.

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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 September – December 2017 southhillpark.org.uk

Members can book from Wed 26 July Non-members from Wed 2 Aug

Sept/Dec SHP Brochure  

South Hill Park September/December new look brochure.

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