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Creative Learning at South Hill Park

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What is Creative Learning?

Creative Learning at South Hill Park encompasses a number of genres (including music, dance and drama) and serves people of all ages (from 6 to 106).

As part of our commitment to providing creative resources for the communities we serve we:

  • Provide a full programme of courses and workshops in music, dance and drama for all ages
  • Offer educational and creative programmes for young people
  • Work with the Local Authority and Youth Services to provide provision for vulnerable and ‘at risk’ young people

Creative Learning Programmes at South Hill Park

Art Plus Me

Art Plus Me meets weekly at South Hill Park and serves young carers and children in care in Bracknell. During the two-hour sessions the young people spend an hour doing a range of art activities under the guidance of our tutors, and an hour having a healthy sit-down meal.

There is also the opportunity to attend a group visit to London to see a West End show and enjoy a meal during the summer holidays (subject to available funding).

Art Plus Me is free to attend upon referral from the Local Authority.

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Eleven Nineteen

Eleven Nineteen in an all inclusive group run for young people aged between 11 and 19 years old and held weekly at South Hill Park. The focus is on performing and visual arts, with a different activity scheduled for each week.

The extensive list of activities undertaken by Eleven Nineteen over the past year includes writing music, ceramics, writing plays, making a short film, stage combat, horror make up design, street dance, Chinese lion dancing, rap, recycled art and much, much more.

You don’t have to be resident within Bracknell Forest to attend and the cost is just £1 a week, or free if you bring a friend along.

It is great for us as parents to know that there is a group for teenagers that encourages them to participate in new activities.
Parent, Eleven Nineteen
In 2013, 196 unique young people attended Eleven Nineteen (average weekly class size of 38); 45% of our students are considered to be ‘at risk’ or vulnerable.

Eleven Nineteen is completely reliant on funding. We work hard to keep costs down in order to make our funding go further but even so Eleven Nineteen costs South Hill Park £1,000 per month to run.

If you would like to sponsor Eleven Nineteen and help us keep this fantastic group running, please contact Mark Hooper on mark.hooper@nullsouthhillpark.org.uk.

Youth Theatre

South Hill Park runs Youth Theatre classes for young people aged 5-25 years.

Our Youth Theatre has been developed to support young peoples’ artistic endeavours from infancy into adult life. We take it very seriously because we know how important these formative years are for artistic development.

Our students work in a professional theatre space, with professional directors, producers, actors and technicians. There really is no other youth theatre quite like it! Indeed, many of our students return to us after university or drama school to continue their professional development.

Our students put on at least one performance a year in our Wilde Theatre. Previous shows include:
The Importance of Being Ernest, Revolting Rhymes, The Bald Primma Donna, Russian Doll/Off The Grid, New Soul, Birthday Parties and Tribes. Our Youth Theatre have also taken their performances to venues in Kingston Prague and Dubrovnik.

Classes:

Wilde Wannabies
Ages 5-11

Wilde Ways
Ages 11-16

Wilde Company
Ages 16-25

For more information or to book please see our Courses Page.

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Missed Out

Missed Out is South Hill Park’s group of young producers, aged between 14-25 years. They meet every Monday to plan and devise arts activities and provision for other young people in the local area. Their aim is to allow better access and representation within the arts at South Hill Park. As a young producers forum they want to be heard and involved in the decision making process and are always trying to find new ways of allowing this to continue.

Previous events have included: gig nights, Shakespeare Festivals, comedy nights, musical fundraisers, Children’s festivals and much more!

So if you’re a young person who has a passion for the arts and are looking for more ways of getting involved why not come to our next Missed Out event. Or better yet why not become a member!

Outreach

Working in collaboration with Bracknell Forest Youth Services and other partners, South Hill Park deliver arts programmes to the wider community. Recent projects include a Thursday night youth group and a duplicate Eleven Nineteen session at The Spot in Sandhurst.