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Interview with Blackeyed Theatre’s Adrian McDougall on Frankenstein

Associate Theatre Company Blackeyed Theatre bring a revival of their 'masterfully constructed' (The Stage) production of Frankenstein to the Wilde Theatre from Thu 27 - Sat 29 Jan. We had a chat with  Artistic Director Adrian McDougall to find out more about this...

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

Directed by Sophie Earle Come and audition for the Studio Theatre Company's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Tue 15 & Wed 16 Feb from 6.30pm. Call backs are on Thu 17 Feb. Auditions will be in individual time slots. Please contact...

South Hill Park Ambassadors

We were thrilled to host our first South Hill Park ambassador meeting on Mon 6 Dec. The scheme was launched to encourage better community engagement with South Hill Park Arts Centre and help us as a charity to learn from community representatives about how we can...

Mayoral visit of current art exhibitions at South Hill Park

We were delighted to host Mayor of High Wycombe Cllr Annie Baughan, and the Mayor of Bracknell Forest Cllr Ash Merry to meet for a coffee and to enjoy Jan Gaska’s solo exhibition Returning with a New Approach at the Atrium and Balcony Gallery. Gaska was a Printmaker...

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s production of Salome by Oscar Wilde

Come audition for the Studio Theatre Company's production of Salome by Oscar Wilde, directed by Phil Tomlin, on Tue 7 & Wed 8 Dec at 7.30pm. There is nothing to prepare but audition pieces and character info are available on request. Script available on request....

Interview with SESSIONS Set and Costume Designer

Ahead of Paines Plough’s latest touring show SESSIONS by Ifeyinwa Frederick coming to South Hill Park on Wed 27 Oct, the company took a few moments to speak with the show’s designer, Anna Reid, to find out about her work, what it takes to create the look of a Paines...

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day Fri 8 Oct Join us for a walk or tai-chi session in South Hill Park's beautiful grounds, Bracknell. Tai Chi: 11am-12noon Walk: 12.30-13.15pm Join us for an optional tea or coffee, cake and a chat to find out more about local mental health...

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s next production Road

Come audition for the Studio Theatre Company's next production Road, by Jim Cartwright on Mon 27 Sept 7.30pm, and Fri 1 Oct 7.30pm. They will be group auditions, nothing to prepare. The company are looking for 7 actors most of whom will multi role. The performance...

Shrek 2022 Auditions

We are excited to share that our 2022 Easter Production will be Shrek The Musical - coming to the Wilde Theatre in April 2022! If you would like to be part of the greatest fairy tale never told, that's guaranteed family fun, then book your audition here. Auditions...

RARE Productions Hairspray Auditions

Visiting company RARE Productions will hold open auditions for their production of Hairspray at South Hill Park from Thu 3 - Sat 5 Feb 2022. Auditions will take place at South Hill Park on Tue 5 & Sat 9 Oct and are open for anyone aged 8-21yrs. Audition event...



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LOVE is in the Air

November 10, 2015

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The power of love is cinema’s most seductive illusion, making our hearts beat faster and shaping our dreams and longings. Join us at South Hill Park this autumn as we celebrate LOVE with a series of films and talks as part of the nationwide BFI LOVE season, in partnership with Plusnet.

Our headline event is Gone With the Wind: Scarlett’s Women. The most successful film of all time; described by Steven Spielberg as “one of the greatest American movies ever made”, Gone With the Wind has enjoyed huge influence on film-makers, popularity with generations of audiences, and impact on everyday language with phrases such as ‘tomorrow is another day’.

Alongside screenings of this digitally restored masterpiece, Helen Taylor – author of two books on the subject, including the new BFI Film Classic – will discuss how Gone With the Wind set the agenda for over a century’s film representations of slavery and the Civil War. Drawing on new archival material about Vivien Leigh, scholarly and popular culture references, she will discuss its particular appeal to female audiences.

Ron McAllister, Chief Executive of South Hill Park said: “We’re excited to be part of the countrywide BFI LOVE season and it’s a pleasure to welcome back such an informative and entertaining speaker as Professor Helen Taylor. Our historic Recital Room will provide the perfect backdrop to her talk on Gone With the Wind and the live streaming of the event is an important innovation in South Hill Park’s remit to broaden access to artistic and educational work.”

Helen Taylor said: “I’m delighted to be introducing Gone With the Wind at South Hill Park, a great venue for film and a really comfortable space to watch this ‘four-handkerchief’ weepie. Scarlett O’Hara is probably the largest, most complex and transgressive of all female film roles. An intriguing three-way love affair conducted through epic historical crisis and change, the film boasts Hollywood’s finest cinematography, with visual and auditory feasts at every turn. The witty screenplay, amazing costumes and luscious mise-en-scène are of the highest order.”

Heather Stewart, BFI Creative Director said: ‘‘Film can bring love to life more powerfully than any other art form – it is cinema’s most seductive illusion and has transformed the way we see ourselves, and our love lives. Our season is not about sex. We’re getting back to LOVE: embracing the intimacy of the close-up and the anticipation of the much longed-for screen kiss: the very language of cinema itself.”

Other films showing in the LOVE season at South Hill Park are classic romance Brief Encounter and steamy drama From Here to Eternity.

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