The feedback by consultants MORRIS HARGREAVES McINTYRE has been compiled for Fabrica gallery’s Growing an Older Audience report. it is an interesting read, and shows that the project has been doing what it set out to do and is continuing to build on these successes.
The feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive and encouraging. The kind of outreach generated by the project has meant that regular visitors from the over 70s community in the wider Sussex area has really grown and embedded itself in the organisation.
Strike a Light is really pleased to have been associated with the project in the last 18 months.
Nicola Benge from Strike a Light gave a presentation about a project she is currently coordinating last week, at the Independent Living Association AGM in Worthing, West Sussex.
The project is Speaking up for Disability and concerns chronicling the heritage of disabled people and their carers across West Sussex from the 1940s to the present day, through oral histories, a website, an exhibition and a new disability archive to be housed at West Sussex Records Office.
Philippa Thompson, the Chief Executive of Independent Living Association said:
‘Thanks, too, to Nicola for the Speaking up for Disability presentation. Your hard work and commitment to the project really came across and I’m excited about looking at sustainability options and future plans.’
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is a community interest company. We focus on exploring life stories and history through creative projects. Based in Brighton, Strike a Light works with and for the wider community across Sussex