Vision boards help 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. The workshop 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. At the end of the afternoon, you will leave with 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 2018.
The Orange Lilies project runs until July 2017, and we have free events and activities taking place throughout the rest of the project. We have been uploading memories and research to our project website which we’d love you to view.
Visit and view our textiles banner about the impact of the Somme on the city, and a selection of films made by young people about the centenary of the battle in an exhibition of our work at Jubilee Library in the Youth area from now until 4th July. Visit our project site for further information Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund https://theorangelilies.wordpress.com/
We’ve just finished our successful project Dancing with Dementia – in collaboration with the charity Jewish Care at a care home in Brighton, encouraging older residents with dementia to stay active, using music to trigger memories. We’ve had a variety of activities and performers including music therapist Dominque Levack, Belly dancer Bettina, Sari dancing, Flamenco with Helena, Yoga sessions, and musical performance from students of Access to Music Brighton college. Thanks to the Healthy Collaboration fund through Trust for Developing Communities for this support. https://strikealight.org/projects/dancing-with-dementia/
We welcome you to a free event day exploring Brighton and Hove during WWI and showcasing two related projects The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme (Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage), and The Boys on The Plaque (Fabrica gallery). There will also be a book launch for The Boys on the Plaque project, and an exhibition also based at Jubilee Library for The Orange Lilies project. The event is a drop in event, but welcome to come all day! Free but please book a place – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brighton-hove-in-wwi-free-event-day-tickets-34692314647 Free WWI Community history event marking the end of both The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme, and The Boys on the Plaque projects; exploring Brighton & Hove in WWI. & Launch of The Boys on the Plaque book Venue: Jubilee Library, Brighton, 11am – 4.30pm – 30th June 2017 Speakers 11 – 11.20am: Introductions by Nicola Benge, The Orange LiliesProject Manager & Clare Hankinson, The Boys on the PlaqueProject Manager 11.20am – 12.10pm: Dr Frank Gray – Director of Screen Archive South East shows vintage film clips & discusses Brighton during WWI 12.15 – 1.30pm: Brighton & Hove in WWI Q & A – chaired by Dr Sam Carroll + Speakers: Dr Chris Kempshall, Dr Alison Fell, Dr Geoffrey Mead & Dr Frank Gray 1.35– 2.25pm: Dr Alison Fell – First World War Women workers and strikes 2.35 – 3.25pm:Dr Chris Kempshall – Brighton, The Boar’s Head, and the Somme 3.30 – 4.20pm:Dr Geoffrey Mead – Laundry maids and Fishermen – Aspects of work in WW1 Brighton 4.45pm onwards: Unveiling of new Battle of Boars Head memorial at The Steine War Memorial, Brighton With: Battle of Boar’s Head exhibition courtesy of Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove; The Boys on the Plaque project resources, WWI exhibitions and resources from Brighton & Hove Libraries, Gateways to the First World War, and The Royal British Legion. Venue – Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE Queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org Websites: theorangelilies.wordpress.com boysontheplaque.wordpress.com The Orange Lilies project is delivered by Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage The Boys on the Plaque project is delivered by Fabrica gallery Both in Partnership with the following organisations: Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information Service, and Gateways to the First World War with support from Heritage Lottery Fund
Want to set your intentions, wishes and help create your desires for 2017 and 2018 but in a fun, creative way?
This 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.
The session takes place on Sunday 10th September 2017 from 1-4.30pm
Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-vision-board-event-focus-on-your-future-tickets-35049364593
Vision boards help 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.
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 2018.
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 year ahead. £25 for the afternoon – All materials provided along with resources, materials, nibbles and refreshments. There is only space in the venue for 8-10 people so book your place soon!
Strike a Light is a Brighton and Hove based arts and heritage organisation which focuses on people’s life stories and local memories to engage a wide range of groups and individuals in creative and heritage activities, encouraging engagement and outreach as well as involving memories and archive material and workshops; making art to transform public and private spaces. As a skilled and professional organisation with a team of independent associates, we offer a varied team to deliver projects, activities and support for heritage venues, arts organisations, archives, educational settings and local authorities. Find out more here: https://strikealight.org/training/create-your-own-vision-board-workshop/
We are running a new set of workshops this autumn. Come along and try them out! 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. Brighton based organisation 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. Workshop dates are: Thursdays 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th September 10am-1pm. These take place at the Strike a Light studio in Brighton.
Workshop address: Studio 8 (mezzanine) Brighton’s Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU More information: 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, for addressing grief, for group work and for training volunteers. 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.
The course can only accomodate 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.
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