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South Hill Park’s July Newsletter

July 18, 2023

July Newsletter

Follow the Yellow Brick Road starts next month
Have you spotted the Emerald City in Princess Square yet? This is where the final scenes of our enchanting production, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, will take place.
Have you also seen our amazingly talented cast?
Claudia Adlam, Connie Burgess and Grace O’Sullivan as Dorothy
Alex Stephanou as Scarecrow
Kyan Heywood as Tinman
Leo Joshua as The Lion
Chloe Emily Shepherd as The Wicked Witch
Keir Buist as Wizard of Oz
Caitlin Edmondson as Aunt Em
Lisa Renals as Glinda
Charlie York as Voice Over
Ava Howe as News Reporter
The whole team have been working their magic to bring you the best experience this August for just £5 a ticket! So make sure you put your wizard hat on and book tickets today.

Wilde Week success
Last week our Wilde Young producers welcomed 582 students from 7 schools to take part in Wilde Week. A week-long festival of arts and culture linked together by a theme, this year it was SPACE.
Thank you to all of the schools who came to visit us. We had a great week full of fun, laughter, creativity and learning.
Check out this video to find out more.

New Summer Craft and Food Market
This summer, we are introducing a new free-to-attend Craft and Food Market from Sun 27 – Mon 28 Aug.
Enjoy some of the UKs best food produce, alongside some handmade arts and crafts. This is an indoor market, throughout the South Hill Park mansion, where you can buy directly from the stallholders exhibiting with us. Find out more here.

Mansion House tours
Ever wanted to find out more about South Hill Park? You can book a tour of the arts centre and explore behind the scenes of the mansion and theatre.
Each tour lasts for approximately 60 to 80 mins where you will be able to visit different rooms and venue spaces whilst learning about the history of the arts centre and some exciting upcoming performances. Find out more and book here.

Leave a Legacy
We often hear what a positive impact South Hill Park has had on the lives of our patrons. Have you considered leaving a legacy to South Hill Park Trust, so that future generations can continue to benefit from this inspiring venue?
Please contact our Development Officer, Simon Ludlow for more details at or visit our website here.

Students Open 2023 – Dazzling 50th celebration
Our new exhibition showcases the skilfully crafted artworks created within the art centre’s studios and workshops.
Five decades since opening, South Hill Park still offers a range of creative and performing arts courses, making it a thriving community.
This exhibition demonstrates the art centre’s commitment to promote creativity and nurture local talent from our communities and beyond. Find out more here.

50th anniversary throwback
We received a lovely memory from Martin Dunsdon about the Jazz Festivals held at South Hill Park during the 70s and 80s. Martin and his Dad drove down from Norwich to attend!
Martin has been a professional musician since 1980 and is coming back to South Hill Park, 48 years after his last visit to play in the Recital Room for Bracknell Jazz in September.
Do you have a favourite memory of South Hill Park? Please send a photo and short description to

Hidden Gems screenings
Over the next few months, we’re thrilled to bring you some of the best of recent indie films to delight, edify and entertain you. This season is supported by Film Hub South East.
This July we have an exciting line-up including Leonor Will Never Die (Tue 25 – Wed 26 July). For more information and to book, visit here.
With the support of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK. If you see any of the films in our Hidden Gems series, please complete this short online survey, which will help us, and our funders, bring you future seasons.

Sleeping Beauty Early Bird offer
Did you know that our Christmas pantomime this year is Sleeping Beauty?!
If you book your tickets by Sat 30 Sept, you will get £2 off individual tickets and £8 off family tickets – as well as ensuring your favourite seats.
A young princess is cursed to die on her birthday by an evil witch. After pricking her finger on a spinning wheel’s spindle, she falls into an eternal sleep from which she can only be awoken by true love’s kiss. Book tickets here.

Autumn courses and workshops on sale
Have you taken a look at our wide range of courses and workshops coming up this autumn?
South Hill Park is the perfect place to learn a new skill, improve an existing one or simply try your hand at something different. To see our full line-up and book your place, visit here.

Job Vacancies
South Hill Park is currently looking for a Financial Controller and an Operations Co-ordinator, as well as a Wardrobe Supervisor, Freelance Deputy Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager for our Christmas pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.
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.