Lewes Heritage Open Days

Lewes Heritage Open Days

Here at Strike a Light we’re pleased to say that Loyd Grossman OBE, patron of Heritage Open Days recently singled out our Ale and Hearty project as one of his fave events for Heritage Open Days this year in a radio interview for UCB UK Radio.

Have a listen here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/26678676/14th%20August%20Loyd%20Grossman.mp3

HODS weekend

See here for information about this weekend event we are hosting for Heritage Open Days:

Ale and Hearty hosts—the Vintage Mobile Cinema (for Lewes Heritage Open Days)

A free weekend cinema experience in Lewes, for Heritage Open Days on 14th & 15th September.
The Ale and Hearty project hosts the Vintage Mobile Cinema, showcasing a bespoke short film celebrating bygone days of hop-picking, brewing and Sussex traditions, with vintage footage.
Come see our secret cinema and fascinating cinematic archive over the weekend, and enjoy the luxury of the red carpet treatment! We will be showing the film three times per hour, daily. No booking required.
The Vintage Mobile Cinema is a 22 seater cinema open to all:www.vintagemobilecinema.co.uk/events
This event for Lewes Heritage Open Days, is part of the Ale and Hearty project celebrating lost breweries and brewing in the Lewes area: https://strikealight.org/projects/ale-and-hearty/
Event at:

Harveys Brewery car park,                                                                                                                                                       Corner of North Court & Harveys Way,                                                                                                                              Lewes                                                                                                                                                                                                  BN7 2JW

(Please note: No parking available at venue)

On: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th Sept 10.00-4.00pm


To find out more, please contact Ale and Hearty Project Coordinator:  aleandheartylewes@gmail.com

You can see ALL of the Heritage Open Days events happening in Lewes this year here: Lewes Heritage leaflet final


Ale and Hearty is a Heritage Lottery Funded Lewes based  project, looking at the heritage of brewing in the town.




Ale and Hearty reminiscence

IMG_0342Ale and Hearty reminiscence

A peek at our final reminiscence session as part of our Ale and Hearty project in Ringmer village in East Sussex recently, celebrated with cocktails and lovely homemade cake.

Thanks to all who joined in with our sessions over ten weeks, chatting about the past and memories of the village. And thanks to our Ale and Hearty volunteers for making it possible.

We’ve really enjoyed it and hope the participants did too!

Ale and Hearty activities continue in the Lewes area until the end of January 2014 so watch this space for future updates.



Objects of Desire- Free drop in event at Fabrica gallery, Thursday Sept 12th 1-4pm

Objects of Desire- Free drop in event at Fabrica gallery, Thursday Sept 12th 1-4pm

Objects of Desire posterStrike a Light is hosting a free new event and film showing at Fabrica gallery this autumn for its special Daytime events project. We will be curating this daytime event, and following it up with a related evening film.
The date for your diary is Thursday 12th September 1-4pm. This event in September will also be part of the national Heritage Open Days events.
The theme this year is Objects of Desire – A free afternoon drop in event at Fabrica gallery celebrating the theme of favourite objects, those quirky things we form attachments with. Teddy bears, photo albums, favourite clothes, and little knick knacks which we hold dear.
The event will host creative workshops, exhibitions, talks, and a free afternoon cafe with tea and cake. We have workshops from artists Jane Fordham, and Lulu Allison, drop in reminiscence sessions, a talk about objects of desire through time from local historian Sarah Tobias, a film screening from Lorenza Ippolito, and music from Anna Sin and the Jukebox Bandits – “Anna Sin and the Jukebox Bandits bring the 1950s alive once more with their ‘true to the much loved era’ skiffle renditions of rock ‘n’ roll and R&B classics.  With vintage props, lighting, instruments and style the Bandits take you back in time with a new, youthful and Brightonian twist.”
We follow this event with a free film showing at 6.30pm. A cosy screening of Robot and Frank (a friendship tale) with cushions, refreshments and nibbles. There will be a pay bar for this film showing.
Aimed at all, and especially older people. Visitors can relax, and encounter visual art in entrancing, fun, creative way. Transport for groups can be provided, so please contact clare.hankinson@fabrica.org.uk to book this.
 Spaces limited so please book via Eventbrite or contact Fabrica on office@fabrica.org.uk or by calling 01273 778646. Make a booking online for the daytime event at http://objectsofdesire.eventbrite.com Make a booking online for the screening of Robot and Frank at http://robotandfrankfabrica.eventbrite.com/robotandfrankfabrica.eventbrite.com
You can also view the Fabrica website event calendar to keep up to date: http://fabrica.org.uk/all-events/


Our Dancing Feet: Memories of the Regent Dancehall

Our Dancing Feet: Memories of the Regent Dancehall

The Ragroof Players are delighted to have been invited to collaborate with Zap Arts/ Inroad Productions in a fantastic new project exploring the histories of the Regent Dancehall in Brighton and the Winter Garden in Eastbourne.

So far, theye have been interviewing people and running community and outreach workshops with many different groups, including older people at Patching Lodge, performing arts students at City College, and members of Blind Veterans UK.

The Brighton show, Our Dancing Feet, a site-specific promenade adventure, will take place in November.

Looking forward to it!