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South Hill Park’s February Newsletter

February 20, 2023

February Newsletter

Be a part of our Christmas Fair and new Summer Market
We are looking for people interested in exhibiting at our annual Craft and Design Fair as well as our, new for 2023, Summer Craft and Food Market.
For the 2023 Summer Craft and Food Market, we are particularly seeking applications from sellers of wrapped and sealed produce. For more information and to apply, fill in this form here. Applications close on Fri 3 April at 6pm.
For our annual Craft and Design Fair, we welcome artists from all over the country to exhibit their work and chat with visitors. If you would like to have a stall, fill in this form here. Applications close on Fri 1 May at 6pm.
For more information about these events, visit our website here.

50th anniversary throwback
To start our journey down memory lane, we have been given some amazing photos from Fred Gardner who, with his band ‘OPPO’, performed at the opening of South Hill Park in October 1973. Fred told us, ‘For several years South Hill Park became our second home as we rehearsed, recorded and played there’.
Do you have a favourite memory of South Hill Park? Please send a photo and short description to
Please note, these will be shared on our social media channels in celebration of our 50th anniversary.

March workshops
We have a selection of lovely workshops to try throughout March – a great opportunity to treat yourself to a bit of creative time, try a new skill, or come to an artistic class with a friend.
From creative writing, watercolours, willow weaving and mixed media, book your place now.

Bridge project – Street Dance
South Hill Park is excited to pilot digital, online classes for the very first time in the venue’s history.
Our first exciting launch of the Bridge project is five electrifying Street Dance episodes by tutor Alan Cunningham. Perfect for following along with at home or in the classroom, these stand-alone videos will get you up and moving in no time. Visit our SHPatHome YouTube channel where these videos will go live every Tuesday.
Funded by Arts Council England, South Hill Park Bridge is your new digital learning platform for all things creative.
For more information on the Bridge project, visit here.

Lift Off: Dance Masterclasses
From Sat 11 – Sun 12 March, join us for Lift Off Dance Festivals’ Dance Masterclasses.
There are a series of six sessions, led by professional dancers and choreographers, covering various styles including contemporary, ballet, commercial, street dance, jazz and more. Open to all ages and abilities. For more information on these classes, please visit here.

Nocturn’s Spring Adult Dance Intensive
Join Nocturn for their spring adult intensive where they will create a dance film.
Their four consecutive evening, and one full-day weekend, workshops blend company class, taught material and creative tasks in their ever-popular, fun and inclusive style.
A great opportunity for you to explore your creativity and performance skills. Suitable for all dance levels – beginner through to advance. Book here.

Tina Live and The Betty Legs Diamond Show
Tina Live and The Betty Legs Diamond Show are on sale now.
Tina Live, on Fri 19 May, is a fully live energetic show that charts the life and career of one of the world’s most iconic performers, Tina Turner.
Prepare to be on your feet whilst you’re transported into the glittering world of the legend that is Betty Legs Diamond on Sat 13 May.

Limited edition 50th tote bag
Limited edition South Hill Park anniversary tote bags are now on sale for £7.50 from our Box Office.
Branded with our special 50th anniversary logo on an eye-catching bright orange material – they’re guaranteed to brighten up your day and make you stand out from the crowd.
All proceeds go to South Hill Park Charitable Trust.

Creating Berkshire’s largest coronation crown
The Lexicon and Bracknell Forest Council are working together to mark the historic occasion of The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, by helping to create Berkshire’s largest coronation crown.
In order to make this happen, 2023 images are needed, which will be used to create a 14 x 10 metre spectacular collage in the shape of a crown.
To get involved, simply upload your images of your friends, family, pets, neighbours, community events etc using the official form on The Lexicon website.
There is no limit on how many images you can submit, however you must have the full consent of any people featured.

Vote for us
We are proud to be a finalist for Best Theatre in Berkshire with the Little Ankle Biters Awards 2023.
Show some love to your local arts centre by voting for us on their website here.
Voting closes at 23.59pm on Fri 10 March.

South Hill Park has been very busy with shows selling so well we are in need to expand our team.
This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to work in a creative environment within the arts sector.
If you are interested in any of these roles, please visit our website here to find out more.