An evening with Mark Rylance at Sandy Hill Arts

Last Thursday 6th June was extraordinary. Sir Mark Rylance entranced our audience for nearly two hours. He told us about the way he works, the way he thinks and he showed us the way he is : brilliant, warm, funny, engaging and most of all generous of spirit. This was a charity fundraiser event and his support for Sandy Hill Arts is hugely appreciated. It was unforgettable.*
Thank you all for coming! Please come on by again soon, drop in for a wander and a pause from life outside in our little green oasis. Meet the artists, savour the site, take part in a class, and attend one of the wonderful events in our beautiful marquee.
Coming up are the Summer Solstice Festival Weekend 20-22 June, that will coincide with the Arts University Bournemouth MA painting exhibition, right here at SHA., a unique improvisation workshop with the hugely creative ‘Sound Of Movement’ collective from London, followed by an evening gig – not to be missed on 27 July.
Look out too for the energy of Thokozile jazz/afro-beat band on 3rd August, and, please, come and hear world class poets and comedians at our Poetry Weekend on 31 August.
Since we began not that long ago Sandy Hill Arts (SHA) has punched above its weight, drawing in extraordinary talent: Fran and Flora, Dylan Moran, Iyatra Quartet, John Hegley, The Soothsayers, Elvis McGonagall and more. You all, as our community are part of this. Sandy Hill Arts as you know has a magic about it,  I don’t want to get too whimsical but you know what I mean.  Sandy Hill Arts is the place to be, the place to create, and is something rather unique and unusual that we hope you’ll become more a part of as the weeks, months and years progress.
Melissa Viney
Chair of the Trustees
Sandy Hill Arts
(* PS: for those lucky enough to attend our Mark Rylance evening, please could we ask that you kindly refrain from posting any videos of the event on social media – thank you very much)