South Hill Park

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South Hill Park’s November Newsletter

January 3, 2024

November Newsletter

Sleeping Beauty is approaching
Can you believe that our Christmas pantomime starts next Friday?! It’s a great way to get those festive feels, with the people you love!
We have an extra special group rate for you all to enjoy. If you have a group of 10+, get £10 off each ticket for the following performances: Sat 25 Nov 4.45pm, Sun 26 Nov 12.15pm, Tue 28 Nov 2pm, Thu 14 Dec 10.15am and Thu 14 Dec 2pm.
Performances run until Sun 31 Dec, so join in the fun and book now.

Thank you for celebrating with us
We had an amazing time celebrating 50 years of South Hill Park with Showing Off! last month. Thank you to everyone who came along to see the show, and to everyone who took part – it couldn’t have happened without you. Even our past Chief Executives came together to share their experiences and watch the wonderful production (see photo). It was a lovely trip down memory lane.
We hope you continue to support South Hill Park in any way you can so we can provide the arts for another 50 years!

New resident ceramicist
We are excited to introduce our new resident ceramicist Kim Whelton.
As well as teaching on our regular courses, look out for a new intensive throwing workshop and children’s ceramics courses with Kim starting in January.

Seeking company directors
Haversham Trading Company, the commercial subsidiary company for South Hill Park is looking for new directors for the arts centre’s commercial activities in support of the charity’s charitable objectives.
For further information, please visit here.

Upcoming workshops
Interested in creating festive scents, doing a silver birch study in watercolours or participating in a one-day collagraph workshop? Take a look at our website to find out more about these upcoming workshops and book your place today. It’s time to get creative!

Adventures in Art by the 11-17 Art Club
A selection of artwork made by participants of the 11-17 at the Library Art Club will be on display from Sun 19 Nov – Sun 24 Dec. The group is a weekly art session for young people in which they are introduced to a new visual arts or craft skill by artist Areej Abdi. The group is kindly hosted by Bracknell Libraries and has received generous support from Daler-Rowney.
The artworks on display were chosen by the group and you can find out more about 11-17 here.

Indian arts workshop
Last month we held an Indian Arts session where the children got to try traditional India arts of Rangoli Sand and Warli pot painting under the guidance of artists Ekta, Anusha and Sangeeta.
It was a wonderful experience and both the participants and teachers had great fun.

Summer at the Park
When chatting to Peter Stark, South Hill Park’s first CEO, he mentioned a wonderful summer of festivals back in 1975. South Hill Park played host to the legendary Bracknell Jazz Festival, the Mouldiwarp Folk festival and indeed a community outdoor performance of Bartlemy Fair featuring the Mike Westbook Brass Band.
Peter tells us that a film called Summer at the Park was made that year, on Super8mm film. Despite several attempts we have been unable to locate the film itself which would prove a valuable historic archive for South Hill Park.
Do you or anyone you know still hold a copy of the film (probably the only copy)? If so please get in touch with

Have you seen the new exhibition on our interactive wall at the Grand Staircase?
This is an interactive exhibition with illustrations by Darrell Kingsley and musical passages by James Armstrong. It is inspired by specific architectural elements and spaces at South Hill Park along with 12 short musical passages giving you the chance to make your own, momentary composition.
Just tap the hands and see what you create.

Save the date for our 2024 Wedding Fair
Discover a range of local wedding suppliers, showcased throughout the mansion on Sun 14 Jan from 12noon – 3pm.
Our wedding coordinators will also be on hand to take you on a guided tour of the facilities or to discuss your individual requests to ensure a truly magical experience for you both.
Find out more here.

Thank you Panasonic
We are delighted to announce our latest Corporate Partnership with Panasonic who have kindly donated a number of projectors to South Hill Park.
If you would like to become a Corporate Partner, please contact our sales & Marketing Director, Margaretha Welsford at