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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...

Excellent results for South Hill Park’s LAMDA students

Eleven learners took their LAMDA exams at South Hill Park this summer under the tuition of Mark Hooper (Director of Learning, Participation and Community Engagement). The learners (10 Grade 8 & 1 Grade 1) had their exams cancelled at the start of the pandemic and...

Bracknell resident completes 500km run for South Hill Park Trust appeal

On 12 June 2020 Bracknell Forest resident David Baker pledged to run 500km in aid of South Hill Park Trust’s major public fundraising campaign following the potentially devastating impact of Covid-19. On Saturday 12 June 2021 David will complete this mammoth feet at...

An acting debut in Rope 2021

Gordon Vince, who will make his acting debut in the Studio Theatre Company’s 50th show celebration performance of Rope from Wed 23 – Sun 26 June, has shared with us what made him want to audition, what audiences can look forward to, and some behind the scenes...

Live events return to the Wilde

‘The social distancing at this was amazing; lines and rows of seats physically removed to keep all groups apart with a fantastic one-way system and oodles of sanitiser everywhere. It was lovely to support a local production and the cast were insanely good.’ – Louise,...



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Bracknell Festival 2016

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Bracknell Festival 2016

Bracknell Festival 2016 will be held on Saturday July 30 in the stunning grounds of South Hill Park Arts Centre.

We are thrilled to announce that The Shires will be headlining this year’s Festival!

They will be joined on the main stage by Berkshire’s own The Hoosiers and Liverpudlian Indie group Space.

Join us for a full day of music from 12pm until 9pm.

Other exciting acts include Scottish singer Owen Paul, best known for his 80s hit ‘My Favourite Waste of Time‘ and also for his work with Mike and the Mechanics. Also Sally Barker (BBC’s the Voice), The R’n’Beatles, Caddy Cooper and Retrostate.

The Shires have risen to prominence over the last two years with TV appearances on the Graham Norton Show, the BBC Music Awards, Festival appearances including Glastonbury 2015 and performances worldwide including a tour supporting The Corrs. Their debut album Brave has received critical acclaim across the board.

The Hoosiers are an English pop rock band from Bracknell and Woodley in Berkshire. Their first single “Worried About Ray” reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart in July 2007. In October 2007, they released their debut album The Trick to Life, which reached number 1 in the album charts. The band released their second top ten album The Illusion of Safety on 16 August 2010 and was preceded by the lead single “Choices” which was released on 1 August 2010, it reached the UK Top 20.

Space are an English indie rock band from Liverpool, who came to prominence in the mid-1990s with hit singles such as “Female of the Species”, “Neighbourhood” “Avenging Angels” and “The Ballad of Tom Jones”. They worked with both Tom Jones in 1999 and Cerys Matthews a year earlier. The band had formed in 1993 and released four studio albums, plus a number of charting singles, before eventually disbanding in 2005. In 2011, two years after the death of original drummer Andy Parle, the band announced they would reunite with Tommy Scott, Jamie Murphy and Franny Griffiths returning alongside three new members, crowd-funding their first album in a decade, Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab.

Owen Paul is best known as the Scottish singer and co-writer of the 1986 number 3 hit My Favourite Waste of Time. Since then he has run a successful West End theatre in Leicester Square and toured the UK and Europe as part of Mike and The Mechanics. He was the vocal arranger on their ‘Rewired’ album, produced a triple platinum selling album for Japanese band ‘Buck Tick’ and co-produced the UK entry for Eurovision 2001 for Lindsay Dracass which went on to become a top 20 hit.

Sally Barker is a British singer and songwriter, known for her solo work and as a founding member of The Poozies. In 2014, she was a finalist in the BBC One talent contest The Voice, finishing in joint second place.

The R’n’Beatles If you have ever wondered what it would have been like to witness the birth of arguably the world’s greatest band, then now’s your chance to find out. The R’n’Beatles specialise in performing Beatles songs from the legendary Cavern Club and Hamburg era.

Retrostate Turn it Up is the opening release by Retrostate for the launch of their brand new label Rubicon Recordings. They are best described as a synthesis of 70’s-80’s soul funk, served up on a bedrock of solid 21st century dance beats. Brought to you with a well rounded remix package with something for everyone.

There will also be a whole host of children’s activities, a wide range of food stalls, drinks tents, a VIP area and more.

For updated information on the Festival including artist announcements, guidelines, timings and more, please keep an eye on this page or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bracknellfestival.

Ticketing:

  • £30 – Full price tickets from 10am 29th February
  • Children 5 and under – Free
  • Children 6-17 years – £8
  • Under 18’s must be accompanied by a paying adult!
  • Limited Parking available at £5.00 per vehicle — To book parking only please click here

VIP packages available:

  • VIP Tickets £110.00 – (MAX 200)
  • Include FREE PARKING — Please note to secure your free VIP parking you must email paula.white@nullsouthhillpark.org.uk
  • All you can eat Lunch Buffet, Afternoon Tea and all you can eat Evening Buffet
  • PLUS – FREE Carlsberg & House Wine ALL DAY

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