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Festivals at South Hill Park

Each year South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, hosts a variety of regular festivals and large events, as well as a number of pop-up events. This page will detail the regular festivals held here at South Hill Park.

Lift Off Dance Festival

Lift Off Dance Festival is the annual dance festival held at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell since 2000.

The festival aims to offer a chance for everyone to experience dance as a participant, performer or audience member and bring together those new to dance or taking their first steps on stage, with those working in the world of professional dance as teacher, performer or choreographer.

Initially started by Bracknell Forest Council, South Hill Park took full ownership of the festival under the artistic direction of Lena Dee from 2005.

Each year the festival hosts several dance performances by the local community and professional dance companies, alongside a variety of dance workshops, dance cinema, live dance performance relays from around the globe and related dance events.

For more information see our dedicated Lift Off Dance Festival page.

South Hill Park Festival of Food and Music

The Festival of Food and Music is South Hill Park’s opportunity to showcase a wealth of music as well as a range of food and drink suppliers in the beautiful grounds of South Hill Park.

From tasty Thai and real ale, to BBQ food, craft stalls and a children’s play area – there’s something for everyone.

Music performances take place throughout the weekend whilst visitors enjoy delicious food and drink. A fantastic and unmissable event for all ages – no need to book tickets in advance; just turn up on the day and bring the sunshine!

Entry is free, but please note that stall holders will charge for food, drinks or activities.

For more information please visit the Festival of Food and Music page.

*NEW FOR 2019* Bracknell Forest Arts Festival

Celebrating the arts in Bracknell Forest.

In July 2019, South Hill Park invites artists, groups and organisations to celebrate their work across the Borough.

Whether you are staging a play or musical, showcasing your end of year school production, putting on a concert or gig in a Bracknell pub or church, or sharing your photography and artwork in a village hall, we want to hear from you so we can share and support your event as part of the Bracknell Forest Arts Festival – a celebration of the arts in our community.

Any artist or group presenting work in Bracknell Forest throughout July can get involved in the Festival. Increase the exposure for your event by being part of the celebrations. South Hill Park is working, in partnership, to spread the word, so if you would like your July event to be included, please email enquiries@nullsouthhillpark.org.uk for further information.

For more information visit our Bracknell Forest Arts Festival webpage.

South Hill Park Craft and Design Fair

The South Hill Park Craft & Design Fair is a FREE to attend, two-day event.

Enjoy some of the UK’s best handmade crafts throughout the South Hill Park mansion, and Wilde Theatre foyer, for two days in mid-November and buy directly from the artists exhibiting with us.

Around forty artists join us from all over the country to show their designs and chat with visitors. We always welcome a range of new faces, as well as a host of regulars we all know and love, including our own visual art tutors.

For more information please go to events listings and jump to November for details of this year’s event.

If you would like to be considered as an exhibitor please email Faye Tims (faye.tims@nullsouthhillpark.org.uk) with a selection of images, no more than 5MB in total, of your most recent work for consideration.