Last call for free baking workshops! Bread Fayre this Saturday.

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We are now FULLY booked for Bread Fayre workshops this Saturday 25th April with exception of our FREE kids ‘Vege Rolls‘ making session by The Baking Society at 2.30-3pm. *See details below

There is still plenty to see and do at the Bread Fayre at Brighton’s Open Market so come on down between 11-4pm. You can download the full programme here for storytelling activities, exhibitions and stalls. We hope to see you there!

* Vege Rolls with The Baking Society
Family workshop making tasty and healthy vege rolls with the Open Market’s resident baking shop. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Suitable for 5+.

2.30pm – 3.00pm
Location: Baking Society opposite the Bread Fayre site in the Open Market

Bread Fayre – Programme of Activities and events

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FREE Workshop Activities ~ at Brighton’s Open Market 

Sat 25th April

11am – 4pm

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Announcing programme highlights for our Bread Fayre event featuring free…

Activities

  loaf-picture‘The Giant Jam Sandwich’ storytelling at the Food Shed

The wonderful Jo Oerton will whet our appetites with readings of classic illustrated story by Brightonian artist John Vernon Lord. No booking required but limited capacity. Suitable for all. Times – 12.30, 1.30 and 3pm. Location – The Food Shed shop (opposite Bread Fayre site)

Stalls

The wonderful Lewes Bread Club will be selling their delicious ‘Real’ bread so come on down to buy a loaf or three! Also visit Selcher who will be selling their German bakery wares.

Baking Heritage

 A growing collection of memories, photos and recipes from across Sussex, celebrating local baking With kind permission of Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove (1)traditions. The charity Freedom from Torture’s baking resources and recipes will also be available here to view. Come and contribute to our work in progress!

Image used with kind permission of Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove

Contemporary Connections presents…

You are cordially invited to take a place at this musical dining table……Sounding Food and Music explores the connections between food, diet, gender and music/sound. Contribute your own story of food and music. Suitable for all ages throughout the event.

Workshops

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‘Extraordinary Dough Shaping’ with Anna’s Kitchen

Suitable for beginners and enthusiasts. Adult only (16yrs+) 11.00 – 12.15pm
Location: Bread Fayre site in the centre of the Open Market

‘Daily Bread’ with Alex Moran

Suitable for beginners and enthusiasts. Adults only (16yrs+).

1.00pm – 2.00pm A Delicious Daily Brown
2.30pm – 3.30pm The easy 10 minute Ciabatta
Location: Bread Fayre site in centre of Open Market

Kids pizza making with The Dough Brothers

Suitable for 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Slices or full size pizzas also available to buy.  No need to reserve – just come down anytime between 11.00am – 12.30pm Location: London Rd entrance to the Open Market

Vege Rolls with The Baking Society

Family workshop making tasty and healthy vege rolls with Open Market’s resident baking shop. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Suitable for 5+ 2.30pm – 3.00pm Location: Baking Society opposite the Bread Fayre site in the Open Market

Free Bread Making Workshops

***We still have places on our free workshops at the event…for details check our website and get signed up!***

Plus we are proud to be partnering with Autism SussexEuro-MernetThe Food Shed and Jiva Healthcare as part of our outreach programme aimed at helping improve diet and nutrition.

Get in touch!

To find out more about this event and others in the Breaking Bread project, please contact Natasha Padbury, Project Coordinator via email: breakingbreadinfo@gmail.com

To find out more about the arts and heritage organisation Strike a Light please contact email: strikealight@rocketmail.com
web: http://strikealight.org/projects/breaking-bread/

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Free Oral History Training at The Keep archive, Brighton

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FREE oral history training will be happening at The Keep archive in Brighton, East Sussex from the 23rd April. The training is run by professional oral historians and involves all the theory as well as practical training about recording a good interview and also editing and transcribing information.

The sessions run every Thursday at The Keep from 23rd April to 11th June.

For further details, see information here: The Keep Oral History Training Information or The Keep Oral History Training or visit The Keep website

Or contact: Lynn Tye, Community Heritage Learning Officer

Lynn.Tye@eastsussex.gov.uk 

01273 336506

Outdoor Programme for Brighton Festival – Volunteer Opportunities

Brighton Festival Volunteer Opportunities – WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Please sign up or ask questions by emailing Natasha Padbury: fleeting@brightonfestival.org or call: 07966 880 290

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FLEETING
Company: And Now
Show Date: Evening of Sunday 24th May 2015
Location: The Beach Between the Piers
Website: http://brightonfestival.org/event/5957/fleeting/

And Now: Are looking for a large number of volunteers to take part in the finale installation event for Brighton Festival. Ideally the volunteers would have some dance, movement, performance experience but this is not essential. The participants must be 16 or over. The event is a large scale fire installation with choreographed performed punctuations taking place on the beach near the West Pier.

Rehearsals:
• 4pm – 7pm Sun 17th May in the Corn Exchange, Brighton Dome – workshop for group leaders and volunteer participants in early May
• Saturday 23rd May afternoon and all evening on the beach rehearsals
• Sunday 24th May afternoon rehearsals then the “show’ in the evening on the beach
Date of Performance: Evening of 24th May
• Volunteer participants would need to commit to attending the rehearsals and being there for the ‘show‘

Activity:
The performance elements will be simple and carried out in a ‘follow the leader’ type way. It may involve carrying and manipulating a simple prop. It is outside so performers must be willing to work in all weather, and be physically fit as there will be movement on shingle. It will involve moving as an ensemble, a chorus on the shingle beach, up and down the banks and along paths created within the installation. It may involve making some noise, spoken word, a chatter or murmur rather than clearly spoken narrative. Please note that the performance takes place at outdoors and at night which can be physically demanding.

Contact:
There will be professional performance direction, stage management and experienced show crew and a volunteer coordinator to manage communications and welfare with all performers. What the festival brochure says about the event:

Fleeting: A one-off festival commission
Ever witnessed a murmuration of starlings over the West Pier? Shape-shifting without borders or boundaries as thousands of chattering individuals move as one? Like the precarious pier that’s gradually being reclaimed by the sea, it’s a magnificent expression of the impermanence of our world. Fleeting is a punctuated installation on the beach created by And Now: who specialise in creating unexpected visual experiences. And Now often use fire to connect with people, drawing on its universal cultural presence, symbolic strength and power to focus and inspire. As daylight fades, hundreds of individual points of fire are lit to create swathes of glowing light. Move closer; is that the sound of erosion, of rusting perhaps? Or maybe this is what progression sounds like? Is it the sound of birds in flight, or of time passing? Is it the sound of the shifting, ever-changing population, maybe you can hear memories of migration? Evoking a sense of calm and contemplation, Fleeting is at once a tribute to the West Pier, the people of Brighton and Hove and the transforming power of nature – a fitting finale to Brighton Festival 2015.

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Company: Periplum
Show Dates: Saturday 16th May 2015
Preston Barracks
Website: http://brightonfestival.org/event/5863/451/

Periplum: Are looking for 12 local volunteer performers plus 2 volunteer assistants to help assist the pyrotechnicians during the performance (No previous pyrotechnic experience is required and full training will be given) who can be community members and/or student performers of 18 years old and above.

Rehearsals:
Friday 15th May
6pm -Volunteers arrive on site
10pm – Tech dress rehearsal
11.15pm – Vols leave site
Date of Performance:
Saturday 16th May
5pm -Vols arrive on site
10pm-10:45 Show
11.15pm Vols leave site

Activity: Periplum trains the volunteers into the performance/steward role through an on-site briefing and rehearsals.
It is vital that all the volunteers attend the dress rehearsal the night before the first performance in order to learn their role and carry it out safely. All volunteers should wear appropriate footwear and dark trousers made of natural fibres.
Please note that the performance takes place at outdoors and at night which can be physically demanding.What the festival brochure says about the event:

Co-Commissioned by Brighton Festival
Inspired by Ray Bradbury’s visionary novel Fahrenheit 451, this incendiary outdoor performance recounts the story of a society in which books are banned and firemen are employed to burn them. Bradbury’s classic text has proven prophetic, reflected in the rise of the ipad, surveillance, interactive media, the televised pursuit of fugitives, and the continuing radical power of the written word.

451 combines immersive sound and sensory theatre to depict a dystopic society where literature is outlawed and acts of violence are rewarded. As we witness a rise in monitoring and attacks on freedom of expression we might even believe that there could be a future where books may once again hold a secret knowledge…

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The Company of Wolves
Company: Burn the Curtain

Show Dates: Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th May
Location: Stamner Park
Website: http://brightonfestival.org/event/5847/the_company_of_wolves/

Burn the Curtain: Are looking for a 1 stage manager assistant 16 years +
Rehearsals: Afternoons and evening (times TBC) Tues 5th – Thurs 7th May
Date of Performances: 6pm – 11pm 7th – 9th May

Activity: Assist the company stage manager to deliver site, prop and costume tasks. This is an exciting opportunity to get hands on experience with a site specific outdoor show. Please note that the performance takes place at outdoors and at night which can be physically demanding. Working on shows of this nature and role can demanding, challenging yet very rewarding. There will be lifting/shifting/guarding etc so must be physically capable. What the festival brochure says about the event:

Based on stories by Angela Carter
A promenade theatre adventure for walkers and runners. ‘One beast, and only one, howls in the woods at night.’
A young girl puts on her red cloak and heads into the forest, watched by unseen eyes. She begins to run, and so the hunt begins. Run or walk with us, and help to sniff out those who are hairy on the inside…

Burn the Curtain (The Adventures of Don Quixote by Bicycle, Brighton Festival 2013) turns Angela Carter’s macabre imagination into a spine-tingling outdoor experience. The tale unfolds as you progress along the route, which will be between two and five miles long, depending on which path you take. You can choose to be fleet of foot or eagle-eyed; to pick up the pace or tread carefully. But stray from the path for one instant, and the wolves will eat you. Choose to be a Runner or a Walker and remember that some of the action will take place in the dark, so please bring a torch or head torch. Please wear suitable footwear and dress appropriately for the weather. Please note this event is not wheelchair accessible.

Please sign up for all/any of these events or ask questions by emailing Natasha Padbury: fleeting@brightonfestival.org or call: 07966 880 290

Free tickets to World War I gateway event

If you’d like to attend this event free tomorrow and find out more about local heritage and the WWI Gateway project, then email S.J.Carroll@kent.ac.uk for free tickets.
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Bexhill Museum’s – FIRST WORLD WAR QUESTION TIME

Thursday 19 March 2015
12.30pm – 3pm

Explore the history of the First World War with our panel of experts at Bexhill Museum.

What would you like to know about the war? Are you concerned about how we commemorate?

Send questions and comments to: gateways@kent.ac.uk or via Twitter @GatewaysFWW.

Tickets £2.50 from Bexhill Museum.

Panel:

Chair: Dr Sam Carroll (Community Heritage Researcher, Gateways to the First World War)

Claire Eden (Bexhill Museum) – Bexhill during the First World War and the war memorials.

Dr Lucy Noakes (Reader in History at the University of Brighton and a member of the Gateways team) – Experiences of the home front, women and memory.

Dr Chris Kempshall (First World War Project Officer, East Sussex County Council) – East Sussex in the First World War.

Geoff Bridger (Military Historian and author of “The Great War Handbook”) – Local regiments, etc.

www.bexhillmuseum.co.uk

enquiries@bexhillmuseum.co.uk

01424 787950

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REMEMBERING THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN EAST SUSSEX AND BRIGHTON

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REMEMBERING THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN EAST SUSSEX AND BRIGHTON – Gateways to the First World War

The Gateways team are supporting a number of centenary events taking place in East Sussex and Brighton over the next few weeks.
Bexhill Museum’s First World War Question Time
(organised with Gateways to the First World War)
Thursday 19 March, 12.30pm-3pm

A First World War Q&A session with a panel of experts including Dr Lucy Noakes (University of Brighton), Claire Eden (Bexhill Museum), Dr Chris Kempshall (First World War Project Officer, ESCC) and Geoff Bridger (Military Historian).
Tickets £2.50 from Bexhill Museum. More information here.

Home Fires: A Haunting story of love and loss during the Great War
Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 March

A large scale theatrical experience at Newhaven Fort with music, dance, sound installations, projections, professional performance and mass community participation.
Find out more on the Home Fires Facebook page.

‘Relations between French, British & American Soldiers in WW1′, a talk by Dr Chris Kempshall
Wednesday 8 April, 7.30pm

An illustrated talk by Dr Chris Kempshall at Seaford Martello Tower.
Tickets £2. More information here.

Oh What a Lovely War Family Open Day
(organised with Gateways to the First World War)
Friday 10 April, 11.30am-3pm FREE

Drop in, take a look around Theatre Royal Brighton and find out what was going on there and elsewhere in the City during the First World War. Exhibitions, displays, making and doing activities and more. Suitable for all ages.
More details available on our website soon.

For more information about these and many other events around the country visit www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events.

Soldiers at Cooden Camp – ‘Lowther’s Lambs’. Image reproduced with permission of Bexhill Museum.

Free workshop with The Ragroof Players

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Free workshop – Tomorrow Tuesday 17th March

The Ragroof Players, a fantastic, creative and inspiring group of artists (who Strike a Light has had the pleasure of working with before), are offering free bunting making and reminiscence activities tomorrow in Brighton at the Martlets. The session is for people with lift Ilimiting conditions and carers. The group will spend an hour or so sharing life stories then make some bunting, have tea and cake.

Plus free hand massage for anyone who wants one! Wish I could come too….

Call The Martlets to book on – 01273 -273-400

Further information here:

The Ragroof Players are delighted to announce a collaboration with The Martlets Hospice in Brighton which will include specially themed workshops in a number of arts disciplines and a culminating tea dance in April.

The workshops are for people with life-limiting conditions including: palliative cancer, heart failure, neurological conditions, such as motor-neuron disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, respiratory conditions, and dementia.

Using fabrics, clothing remnants, scraps, buttons, and ribbons that evoke fond memories of past times – some contributed by the workshop participants themselves – the Ragroof Players will work with participants to create beautiful garlands of Memory Bunting, which will ultimately be used to decorate the hall at the Ragroof Tea Dance at the culmination of the project. Everyone welcome – no sewing skills needed!

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Opportunity to join the editorial team at the Oral History Society

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The UK Oral History Society is looking for new editorial members for the Oral History Journal – a gret opportunity to get involved with an exciting team and journal:

Oral History is one of only a handful of journals worldwide with a specific interest in research, debate and developments in the field of oral history and memory. Since 1970, the journal has been at the cutting edge of oral history work, publishing leading exponents as well as those who are newly arrived on the scene and who are making their mark.

Oral History is looking to increase its current editorial group by recruiting active oral historians teaching and researching in Higher Education or have commensurate interests, skills and experience.

As the journal of the UK Oral History Society (www.ohs.org.uk), the journal aims to contribute to developments in the theory and practice of oral history by encouraging the sharing of ideas, experience and good practice of those who are aware of developments in the field of oral history, internationally. For this reason the editorial group is keen to expand its membership amongst those who are at the cutting edge of developments in the teaching of oral history and who have published in the area of memory studies, history and approaches to research.

Oral History encourages contributions from a wide range of disciplines and practices, including history, women’s studies, sociology, cultural studies, anthropology, politics, social policy, social administration, museum studies, archive work, health studies, education, library and information services, community publishing, folklore, media studies, photography, broadcasting, nursing, social work, psychology, psychiatry, and in fact any area where the significance of orality, personal testimony and remembering is understood and valued.  The journal also welcomes a variety of approaches from people from different countries and from different backgrounds.

ohjOral History is published twice a year (Spring and Autumn); members of the OHS receive a hard-copy of each issue and can also access back issues (issues more than two years old), through JSTOR. The editorial group meets quarterly at the British Library. Two, or more, of the issue editors take responsibility for one issue each year. The spring issue has a copy deadline of 15 December with final preparation of copy taking place during January-February each year. The autumn issue has a deadline of 30 June with final preparation of copy taking place during August-September each year.

Editorial duties include:

  • Commissioning or encouraging writers to produce papers
  • Reading through and commenting on submissions together with members of the issue editorial group
  • Liaising with the editorial assistant
  • Attending quarterly editorial meetings
  • Taking on responsibility for working with authors – drafting responses conveying editors’ views, and reviewers’ responses, seeking illustrations etc.
  • Liaising with the journal designer throughout the production period of a journal issue
  • Preparing articles for copy editing and liaising with the copy editor
  • Proof-reading and correcting proofs
  • Attending oral history events such as conferences with a view to encouraging writers
  • Keeping up-to-date with what is going on in oral history particularly in relation to learning developments in higher education, community engagement, public history and publishing.

Those interested should email a CV, highlighting their relevant editorial experience and skills, and accompanying this with a brief statement showing what they feel they have to offer the journal Oral History.

Deadline for applicants: 10 April 2015

Reply to journals [AT] ohs.org.uk

An Anthropology of Ourselves: Exploring Mass Observation for Creative Projects

Strike a Light attended this course some time ago and found it a really rich and creative experience utilising archives in a new and accessible way.

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An Anthropology of Ourselves: Exploring Mass Observation for Creative Projects

Tutor: Dr Sam Carroll

Venue: The Keep

Dates: 7th March, 14th March, 21st March and 28th March 2015

Four day schools on Saturdays, 10am to 3:30pm

Cost £101.35/ £48.35 unwaged or Student

Discover the unique Mass Observation (MO) Archive and its inspirational value both for creative arts and community projects, in the beautiful bespoke setting of The Keep archive. This course will suit writers, photographers, dramatists and anyone with an interest in setting up a creative community enterprise that engages with life history. Throughout this four week course you will be supported in and encouraged to nurture your own ideas for a project.

The course will consist of four day schools each lasting five hours. The first, ‘Introduction to Mass Observation’ uncovers the unique history of the archive with a particular focus on the diaries within the project. As a group we will spend the morning exploring MO’s fascinating origins in the 1930s documentary movement, its revival in the 1980s and issues such as ethics, representation and historical value. The afternoon will be spent working with archive material, where you will explore and discuss original MO materials and reflect on the issues raised in the morning in practice.

The second day school ‘Using MO for Creative Writing’ will introduce you to how writers have made use of MO material as a source of creative inspiration for their work such as novels, theatrical performances and films. The group will then return to work with original archive material in order to start creating their own pieces of work and formulating ideas for potential projects.

Day school three ‘Observing the Masses’ will involve an overview of the role of photography and observation in the early MO project. We will collaboratively explore Humphrey Spender’s Worktown Collection as part of his extraordinary record of working class life in Britain. You will then engage in your own observations in the local area before regrouping, ready to discuss the related issues. By now you will have decided upon a project of your own you might wish to develop further. For the following week you will be asked to prepare a short presentation or poster to share your ideas with the group for constructive discussion.

The final day school ‘Using MO for Developing Community Projects’ will explore how MO techniques can be used within communities to record the history of everyday lives and to utilise the collected resources creatively. We will look at potential ways of funding creative and community projects. You will have the opportunity to share your early ideas and as a group we will consider what might be the most appropriate way forward for each project. Overall the course will provide the students with the opportunity to learn about MO and to use it as a source for inspiration and techniques to work creatively with resources that record everyday lives.

Dr Sam Carroll is a life historian with a range of experience in both the academic and

community arenas across many diverse research projects as tutor, project manager and oral history consultant. She is a community heritage researcher (University of Kent), a steering group member of the Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories (University of Brighton), a working group member of the Centre for Life History and Life Writing (University of Sussex), on the management committee of QueenSpark Books and a member of the Oral History Society.

Refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch

The Keep is an accessible venue

If you wish to enquire further please contact moa@sussex.ac.uk

To register for the course www.massobs.org/events

Bob Copper’s Brew – an ale for a fine man!

Strike a Light is pleased to say that Harvey Brewery in Lewes are inaugurating a very special ale tomorrow to celebrate a centenary since the birth of Sussex singer and song collector Bob Copper of the noted singing Copper Family. It links in beautifully with our recent Ale and Hearty project.

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Bob Copper Centenary Brew

Tomorrow (6th January 2015) is the Centenary of the birth of Bob Copper (1915-2004).

In his lifetime Bob Copper was responsible for collecting and recording many local folk songs, not only preserving the tunes and lyrics but ensuring that the style in which they were sung remained true to his forefathers. In an obituary in The Independent newspaper, he was described as “England’s most important traditional folk-singer.”

Harvey’s Brewery in Lewes will be brewing a ‘Copper Ale’ (6% vol.) tomorrow, Tuesday 6th January, at 8.30 am. It will be brewed in the presence of the Copper family, who will sing ‘Oh Good Ale’  while the malted barley is mashed with the spring water. Sussex hops will be added to the resultant sugars and the mixture will be boiled in the ‘Copper’ prior to cooling and fermentation.

It is of good ale to you I’ll sing
And to good ale I’ll always cling,
I like my mug filled to the brim
And I’ll drink all you’d like to bring,
O, good ale, thou art my darling,
Thou art my joy both night and morning.
(Traditional)

The beer will be available for the (sold out) Bob Copper Centenary Event in London this month.

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