Voices of the the Great War show by Threadbare Theatre

image002100 years ago, as war raged abroad, a visit to the Music Hall helped raise the spirits of those at home, missing their loved ones.

Written during one of the most troubling times our country has seen, the music and plays of the time give us a fascinating insight into the experience of WW1, for both the men at the front and the men and women left at home.

This special performance features two short plays from iconic writers of the era, A.A.Milne (best known for Winnie-the-Pooh) and J.M.Barrie (best known for Peter Pan), accompanied by a live string ensemble from Brighton Youth Music playing classic songs including ‘It’s A Long Way To Tipperary’ and ‘Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty’.

This exciting event, presented by Gateways To The First World War in association with Threadbare Theatre Company, sees both performers and audience on the stage of Theatre Royal Brighton, with a themed refreshments bar in the wings and an opportunity to view some of Theatre Royal Brighton’s archive material in the dressing rooms.

Only 50 tickets available – book now  

for more information please contact Jackie Alexander jackiealexander@theambassadors.com 01273 764415

Career and Work themed Vision Board workshop

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Career and Work themed Vision Board workshop

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will be running a career focussed workshop which encourages a creative approach to your professional life on Sunday 2nd April 2017 from 12.30-4.30pm at our studio at Brighton’s Open Market.

Want to set your intentions, wishes and help create your desires and plans for work and your career for 2017 but in a fun, creative way?

This resourceful afternoon is a inspiring and focussed way to look at your professional year ahead and the working life you would like to realise in the next twelve months.

This applies to individuals seeking a working focus, wanting to change career, improve your working life, or reduce stress and workloads.

The session will start with a meditative journey to set new intentions and plans, followed by a supportive and informal group involving collage and visualisation to generate your most fulfilling way forward.

goals-and-visionVision boards help:

* Set and prioritise goals, values, and intentions.
* Plant goals and intentions
* Seeing a vision board regularly—with images and words representing your goals, wishes, and values—helps remind you of what you want to do, be, and have.
* Ensure that you move towards these goals, both consciously and unconsciously.

At the end of the afternoon, you will leave have a bespoke, inspiring and original vision board to display in your home and refer to regularly, as well as a clearer sense of the way forward for you and your professional life into the New Year.

£20 for the afternoon – All materials provided along with refreshments on Sunday 26th March 12.30-4.30pm

Bring lunch to share!

There is only space in the venue for 8 people so book your place soon!

https://www.facebook.com/events/251654168591807/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/create-your-work-and-career-vision-board-event-focus-on-your-professional-year-ahead-tickets-31482958376

Create your own Love Vision Board workshop

relationship-imageWant to set your intentions, wishes and help create your desires and plans for love and relationships for 2017 but in a fun, creative way? Join our vision board workshop!

This resourceful afternoon is a inspiring and focussed way to look at your emotional year ahead and the love life you would like to realise in the next twelve months. This applies to individuals seeking a significant relationship, or if you wish to improve an existing relationship, or even a relationship within your own family.

The session will start with a meditative journey to set new intentions and plans, followed by a supportive and informal group involving collage and visualisation to generate your most fulfilling way forward.

Vision boards helps to:

* Set and prioritise goals, values, and intentions.
* Plant goals and intentions
* Seeing a vision board regularly—with images and words representing your goals, wishes, and values—helps remind you of what you want to do, be, and have.
* Ensure that you move towards these goals, both consciously and unconsciously.

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At the end of the afternoon, you will leave have a bespoke, inspiring and original vision board to display in your home and refer to regularly, as well as a clearer sense of the way forward for you and your significant relationships into the New Year.

£20 for the afternoon – All materials provided along with refreshments.

Bring lunch to share!

There is only space in the venue for 8 people so book your place soon!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-vision-board-event-focus-on-your-relationships-and-romantic-year-ahead-tickets-31455414993

https://www.facebook.com/events/751577804992602/

Remembering together: Making a life history book course

memory-booksStrike a Light is running a – Remembering together: Making a life history book course

A life history book is a homemade booklet compiled to capture memories and stories about a person’s life, whether to mark a significant birthday, a change in circumstances, the onset of Dementia or as a beautiful and creative gift for a loved one.

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will deliver a series of four workshops to learn how to create a life history booklet for a family member’s life. Sessions are from 10am-1pm every Thursday for four weeks in April 2017: April 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th at the Strike a Light studio based at Brighton’s Open Market.

Making a life history book can be an enjoyable and empowering activity for a person with dementia which may enable greater interaction and open up communication between someone with dementia and their carers, family and friends.

A life history book may be something that visitors can look through with a person, or it can be referred to by professionals to learn more about the person they are providing care for.

Uses:

* A distraction technique for refocusing during difficult symptoms
* A security tool when person is taken to unfamiliar places such as the hospital or care home
* Promotes well-being, validation and celebration of a person
* A bridge to the past
* Provides opportunities for pride and enhanced self-esteem
* Re-builds family relationships

The workshops will include:

* Using old photographs, photocopies, maps, collage, text, printable resources and more, we will work together over the course of four sessions to create a beautiful, bespoke booklet which will celebrate the life of your loved one, helping them to remember happy times, key events.

* Memory triggers to encourage remembering of family and friends

* Reminiscence tips and techniques to support life history work

A life story book can enrich relationships and promote understanding and respect as memories fade.

Nancy and SathiThe course can only accommodate 8 participants to create a supportive atmosphere so please book early to avoid disappointment.

The cost is £100 (£80 concession) for the four week course which is three hours per week. The course will include the work book, resources, planning, materials and refreshments, as well as interim support and suggestions if needed.

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Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/remembering-together-making-a-life-history-book-course-tickets-31484869091

More Dancing with Dementia

We’ll be running our next Dancing with Dementia session tomorrow at Hyman Fine House care home in Kemptown in Brighton.

We’ve had belly dancing, and have also got Flamenco dance sessions planned, Kathak dance coming up as well as old time music from the 1930s too – between now and April.

This great video shows how to engage older people with advancing dementia, so that they can still exercise and enjoy music and movement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjnzXqnvoyo&feature=youtu.be

Create your own Vision board workshop

Getting materials ready for this lovely afternoon coming up on 22nd January 1-5pm in Brighton. Come along to create your own vision board for your life in 2017!
 
Want to set your intentions, wishes and help create your desires for 2017 but in a fun, creative way?

e102936a3e06b730c1aaf5b19e2c8bb7This resourceful afternoon is a inspiring and focussed way to look at your year ahead and the life you would like to realise in the next twelve months.

The session will start with a meditative journey to set new intentions and plans, followed by a supportive and informal group involving collage and visualisation to generate your most fulfilling way forward.

Vision boards help:

* Set and prioritise goals, values, and intentions.
* Plant goals and intentions
* Seeing a vision board regularly—with images and words representing your goals, wishes, and values—helps remind you of what you want to do, be, and have.
* Ensure that you move towards these goals, both consciously and unconsciously.

At the end of the afternoon, you will leave have a bespoke, inspiring and original vision board to display in your home and refer to regularly, as well as a clearer sense of the way forward for you into the New Year.

£8 for the afternoon – All materials provided along with refreshments.

Bring nice nibbles to share.

There is only space in the venue for 8-10 people so book your place soon!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-vision-board-event-focus-on-your-year-ahead-tickets-30776694923

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