South Hill Park’s July Newsletter

July Newsletter Jack and the Beanstalk cast reveal We are very excited to announce that Michael Ayiotis and Paul Toulson will return to our pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, this Christmas. Michael has performed with us in many previous shows including Madagascar...

Director for Kinky Boots 2023

Director for Kinky Boots 2023 South Hill Park is looking for an experienced director of musical theatre to help stage its Easter 2023 musical Kinky Boots and confidently lead a large, professional creative and technical team through the production process. With a...

South Hill Park’s June Newsletter

June Newsletter Simon Evans on sale soon Simon Evans is coming to South Hill Park on Sat 29 Oct with his show The Work of the Devil. Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.0 provided a hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life....

South Hill Park’s May Newsletter

May Newsletter The Festival of Food and Music celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Our popular Festival of Food and Music is back this summer, running from Fri 3 – Sun 5 June. This year we celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with live music from every decade of...

South Hill Park’s April Newsletter

April Newsletter Shrek The Musical has begun The wait is finally over and our Easter production Shrek The Musical started this week. The entire team have been working endlessly over the last few months to bring such a fantastic production to all audiences and it is...

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s production of Hay Fever by Noël Coward

Studio Theatre Company Hay Fever auditions After the success of Rope in June 2021 the Studio Theatre Company returns to the Wilde Theatre stage for a limited run of this hilarious & absolutely classic Noël Coward play, Hay Fever. Auditions are on Tue 10 & Wed...

Visit from photography students at South Hill Park

Visit from photography students at South Hill Park  Last month South Hill Park had the pleasure of working with photography students from Bracknell and Wokingham College to create new and exciting content for our Courses and Workshops. This was a great opportunity for...

Recycling Incentive Scheme Offers

South Hill Park's Recycling Incentive Scheme Offers We are delighted to support Bracknell Forest Recycling Incentive Scheme by offering reduced pricing using your points. Cinema ticket offer - Recycling Incentive Scheme members receive South Hill Park members price on...

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...



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Launch of new cultural diversity initiative – Shades of Black

April 29, 2016

May marks the launch of our exciting new initiative that aims to showcase diversity and culture within the Arts. The initiative, named Shades of Black, will be on-going, and will introduce a variety of productions and events into the our already jam-packed entertainments schedule. South Hill Park’s CEO, Ron McAllister, said:

[vc_testimonial author=”Ron McAllister” company=”CEO”] South Hill Park is committed to providing an inclusive arts programme and we hope that ‘Shades of Black’ will welcome many new patrons to SHP. One of our Managers, Sharon Titus, has worked alongside myself and our marketing team to put this season’s events together. We hope you enjoy it! [/vc_testimonial]

The first event in the Shades of Black programme is a play by Ambreen Razia and Black Theatre Live, called The Diary of a Hounslow Girl. Taking place on Tuesday 10 May in the Art Centres’ Studio Theatre, the production, performed by Ambreen herself, tells the story of a 16 year old British Muslim girl growing up in West London. From traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus, The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is a funny, bold, provocative play, highlighting the challenges of being brought up as a young woman in a traditional Muslim family.

Black Theatre Live is a pioneering national consortium of eight regional theatres led by Tara Arts, committed to effecting change for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) touring theatre.

Saturday 25 June see’s the majestic voices of The South African Cultural Talent Choir (SATC) take to the Wilde Theatre stage for a spectacular South African Gospel Choir performance. Singing a cappella or with instruments, their repertoire encompasses traditional, popular and even classical pieces, interspersed with energetic Zulu dance that always tells a story and brings much excitement to their performances.

The South African Cultural Talent Choir (SATC) has amongst its members some of the UK’s most talented and professional South African artists, with their aim being to promote and showcase South African heritage and culture.

If you’re a lover of the 1920’s, you’ll want to join Reading’s own Julia Titus and her legendary Pigfoot band on Saturday 16 July in the Art Centre’s atmospheric Cellar Bar, as they transport you back to the days of prohibition, with their exclusive Speakeasy Night. Expect the revival of the great divas of Jazz, Blues and Soul in an evening of excessive flapping and musical fun.

The team at South Hill Park look forward to welcoming more top quality acts in the autumn season, as part of the Art Centre’s ongoing ‘Shades of Black’ initiative.

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