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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Arts for all with SHP Bridge

May 21, 2020

South Hill Park is delighted to share that our Emergency Grant application to Arts Council England for delivering a series of online pilot courses in a new programme, SHP Bridge, has been successful.

SHP Bridge is a new strand of digital online creative learning suitable for participants everywhere, distributing cultural content, engagement and learning into people’s homes.

South Hill Park has a long history of delivering successful creative learning and community engagement activities, and delivers over 250 courses and workshops each year. From research we have conducted, we know our audiences face three main barriers to access – cost, transportation and relevance. By consulting with our audience and with the introduction of SHP Bridge, we will help our community overcome these barriers.

SHP Bridge is also a way for us to engage the disengaged and those who are disabled, socially isolated or lonely. Therefore, we are committed to making every video accessible and inclusive.

The principals of ‘Lets Create’ are in the DNA of SHP Bridge. We will utilise digital/new technology to create an online arts education programme which is high-quality, accessible and inclusive.

We hope to bring the best arts and cultural experiences into the homes of people in Bracknell and beyond. By partnering with some of the best specialist tutors in the industry, we will develop creative individuals and subsequently creative communities. At all stages we will take a collaborative approach. The structure, content and style will be shaped by community consultation and input from our practitioners and the accessibility aspects guided by expert partners.

Over the past few weeks we have already run some online courses for some of our students for our regular courses and workshops.

The courses and workshops that are currently taking place include:

  • Jewellery & Silversmithing online with Loucinda Nims
  • Jewellery & Silversmithing online with Jess Noble
  • Get Confident with Oils online with Melanie Paice
  • Further Fun with Oils online with Melanie Paice
  • Drawing & Painting online with Caroline Crawford
  • Tai Chi online with Steve Large
  • One-to-One Singing Lessons online with Alison Horriben

With the Arts Council support we will be able to learn from this pilot during the lockdown and open up to everyone with SHP Bridge. We look forward to updating our community further on the project, so be sure to follow us on social media and sign up to our mailing list, and together we can help to make the arts accessible to all.

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