Happy New Year Strike a Light subscribers! We hope you’ve had a lovely festive period.
Just to let you know that this month, we’ll be meeting for the Conversation Cafe at Jubilee Library, this will take place from 2.30-4.30pm, Wednesday 13th January 2016 at the Library, Jubilee St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1GE. All welcome!
This will be a group session to discuss our own families and their roles in WWI, with personal experiences, photos and memories – wherever in the UK or Commonwealth they were from. If you have any items to share or anecdotes related to this theme, do bring them along to the session, if not, then come along and find out more about more intimate experiences from those who have reminiscences to share.
We will also host some members of the Fabrica led Boys on the Plaque research project who will explore their research journey and information about some of the men and their families uncovered from a hundred years ago.
And finally, for those who’ve had a chance to read or finish the WWI related book A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie, we will have a brief look at this before moving onto our next Great War themed book kindly supplied by Brighton and Hove Libraries Service. No pressure though! If you haven’t had a chance to read it, or would prefer not to, that’s absolutely fine too.
Future sessions in 2016 are as follows:
February 10th – Meet at Jubilee Library
Dr Chris Kempshall of WWI in East Sussex project will speak to the group about this exciting project and it’s findings
March 9th – Meet at Jubilee Library
WWI Book discussion session (part of World Book Day
April 13 – Meet at Fabrica
Dr Sam Carroll of Gateways to First World War talking about the project
May 11th – Meet at Fabrica Jo Palache of Brighton Museum, talks about piecing together stories of soldiers at the Pavilion Military Hospital and for the ‘War Stories’ exhibition.’
June 8th – Meet at Jubilee Library Professor June Purvis discusses the Suffragettes role in WWI and beyond.
July 13th – Meet at Fabrica Dr Anne Logan discusses the role of women in the First World War
August 10th – Meet at Fabrica The Boys on the Plaque research group to give a presentation on soldiers from the city of Brighton and Hove to the group
September 14th – Meet at Jubilee Library A final session and discussion of our themes and events. This session will host visitors from the WWI themed Brighton’s Graphic War book project from QueenSpark Books.