We had a lovely day on Thursday 12th September for Strike a Light’s Heritage Open Days event at Fabrica gallery in Brighton recently. It was entitled Objects of Desire and looked at objects we own and hold dear, but which have no intrinsic value.
We had a wide array of creative activities throughout the afternoon at the gallery including reminiscence and skiffle music from Anna Sin and the JukeBox Bandits, drop in workshops with artists Jane Fordham and Lulu Allison, as well as a talk on objects of desire from historian Sarah Tobias. And of course, tea and cake was enjoyed by all!
You can hear more about the event on a recent Radio Reverb interview with Nicola Benge from Strike a Light and Sarah Tobias. Thanks to presenter Melita Dennett for inviting us on to the programme.
Over 100 people came to the event, and a further 40 to the evening film showing at Fabrica film club of Robot and Frank.
A sneak peek inside the Vintage Mobile Cinema which came to Lewes recently for our Ale and Hearty Heritage Open Days event showcasing a mini-exhibition and a bespoke film about local hops and brewing sourced form lots of different archive footage including some beautiful film images from the Screen Archive South East with which we were really pleased.
We had full houses for the whole Heritage Open Days weekend and really good positive feedback about the event and film. We will be showing it again at an event in Lewes on 2nd October for which you will need to book: firstname.lastname@example.org and also at our final event on Saturday 18th January 2014 in Lewes, so do join our mailing list to keep in the loop for future showings and activities – all free!