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New Partnership supporting local schools engagement in the arts

December 05, 2019

Bracknell based firm Boehringer Ingelheim have become the first official sponsor of South Hill Park Arts Centre’s Schools Engagement Programme. The local company’s investment means that pupils from four local schools will attend the venue’s theatre production of The Tempest in Feb 2020 and take part in workshops which further examine Shakespeare’s classic tale of betrayal, magic and revenge.

In line with South Hill Park’s core objectives, the schools programme is a vital part of their wider aims to encourage local participation in the arts, embracing as wide an audience as possible. This is ever more important in the context of recently published statistics highlighting 9 out of 10 schools are cutting back on arts and humanities subjects. This new and exciting partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim will help South Hill Park work towards more equitable access to the arts and work towards their vision for quality arts provision for all.

As the largest provider and advocate of arts and culture in the region South Hill Park is developing closer links with local schools by reaching out to support their school communities with new and exciting learning through the arts which will enhance achievement and attainment in curriculum subjects. By working with schools the arts centre is a great access point to young people to benefit from their provision.

Everyone at South Hill Park is extremely grateful for this support and look forward to reporting on this programme next year. A special thank you to Camilla Horwood, Head of External Affairs at Boehringer Ingelheim for her hard work in making this partnership possible.

Due to ongoing cuts faced by arts providers across the UK, programmes like this are dependent on new investment and interest from a range of partners and funders. South Hill Park is still in search of new corporate partners to increase the reach of the Schools Engagement Programme as well as other services, if you would like more details please contact South Hill Park Arts Centre on development@nullsouthhillpark.org.uk

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