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South Hill Park’s June Newsletter

June 17, 2022

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. But his new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire given a perspective shift from personal revelations that turned his world upside down this year.
Tickets go on sale to members on Mon 20 June at 12noon. Non-members booking opens Wed 22 June at 10am.

Thank you Lia
Well done to three-year-old Lia, who raised £500 for South Hill Park by completing a sponsored walk at the annual Bracknell Together Walk.
The money has gone towards a new outdoor creative space marquee to host family fun arts activities which was officially opened by Lia alongside Councillor Dai Roberts, Bracknell Town Mayor, at our Festival of Food and Music.
If you would like to add a donation to Lia’s fundraiser, visit here.

Festival of Food and Music Success
Thank you to all who attended our annual Festival of Food and Music over the bank holiday weekend. It was great to see you all come together on our grounds to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with lots of singing, dancing, fresh food and fun family activities in sight.
With over six thousand people attending it was one of the Arts Centre’s most popular festivals and we are already looking forward to next year.

Jellybean competition
Thank you to those who entered our jellybean competition over the Festival of Food and Music weekend. Congratulations to Adrian Greet who guessed the closest amount of jellybeans and will receive four tickets to our pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Don’t forget you can book tickets to our pantomime on our website here. The pantomime is running from Fri 25 Nov – Sat 31 Dec 2022 so grab your favourite seats in advance.

Meet our creative writing tutor
Lynn Hamilton is our creative writing tutor, with over 20 years experience in her craft. You can see Lynn’s practice in our current exhibition BATTLE:CRY and you can join her in a Creative Writing taster session on Sat 9 July, where she will be talking about why and how we tell stories, doing free writing exercises and using everyday objects and newspaper cuttings as ideas for our own stories. Book here.

Corporate packages
As a registered charity, South Hill Park relies on the support of our community in order to deliver a wide range of events alongside our extensive community out-reach programme. There are many ways businesses can support their local arts venue and its charitable objectives, get involved and grow brand awareness. We are grateful to all our current corporate partners: Village Hotel, Duncan Yeardley, Ascot Racecourse, Toyota and Wickes who have supported us to be able to continue to provide arts activities for the local community.
Find out more about our corporate partnership packages here.

New exhibition partnership
South Hill Park is delighted to have signed a partnership agreement with prison-arts charity Koestler Arts to deliver a public exhibition as part of a large research project. This project is being undertaken by the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey, funded from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Doing Porridge is exploring women’s experiences of food in prison, via interviews, observations, diaries, and art workshops. Outcomes from the art workshops will be exhibited here in Jan – March 2023, alongside food-related entries to Koestler Arts annual Koestler Awards for arts in criminal justice.

Upcoming summer break activities
When our arts courses break up for the summer, there will still be lots of creative activities happening, with a variety of workshops and taster sessions taking place. We have a stained glass summer school, a dance intensive week with NOCTURN dance, a day of classical song for solo singers, life drawing, and a number of printmaking workshops.
Find out more and book on our website here – jump to July.

Toddler play area upgrade
Bracknell Forest Council who manage the grounds on behalf of the Arts Centre will be upgrading the toddlers play area over the next few weeks. It will receive a significant makeover with new improved facilities. This means the play area will be temporarily closed to the public while the work is underway and expect new facilities to be available by the start of the summer holidays.
Visit here for further details.

Peas & Carrots Ltd is hiring
Can you make a coffee? Do you like beer? Are you service-minded with a can do attitude? Our catering partner Peas & Carrots Ltd is looking for catering assistants and bar staff, with flexible part time roles available.
No experience necessary, just email your CV to to apply for a role with this buzzing and friendly team.