Nominate Strike a Light for an Award!

We’ve been shortlisted for an award for our activities.

Please vote for us in the 2019 Hoop Awards!

Tick Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage on question number 4 (Best for Creative Fun)

The Hoop Awards recognise and celebrate the the family activity organisers that go above and beyond to entertain, educate and inspire children nationwide. Tell us who has had the biggest impact for you and your child in the last twelve months.

Vote and automatically be entered to win £500 to spend on family classes and activities in 2019!

Winners will be contacted by Monday 10th April, 2019

Silver Foxes reminiscence group

Silver Foxes projectOur reminiscence group Silver Foxes (aimed at older people)continues and welcomes new participants.

The group will be based at Brooke Mead Sheltered Housing Scheme in Brighton  but is open to anyone over 60 years of age.

The group meets on Tuesdays every week from 11-12pm.
We will be exploring life memories, local history, trying new activities including boccia, table tennis and chair yoga to encourage participants to try new things, improve their memories and meet new people – oh and tea and biscuits of course!

We’d like to thank our funders for supporting this who are the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund through the Trust for Developing Community, and The Boost Charitable Trust. Thanks to both of these for helping to make this happen, and to Brighton and Hove City Council for in-kind support including the venue.


Get in touch!

To keep up to date with Strike a Light’s free activities:
Follow our website here
Join us on Facebook
Twitter @strikealight
Instagram: Strikealight_artsandheritage
or drop in to our venue – Studio 8, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU.

Feature in Jewish Care magazine 

Strike a Light was mentioned in a recent edition of care home Hyman Fine House in-house magazine about our Mazel Tov Brighton project.

The project celebrated links between Judaism and Brighton and Hove lives with residents of the Jewish Care charity run home Hyman Fine House. You can read the full magazine here!

Reminiscence for West Sussex

We’re working with two new clients this spring, both in West Sussex to deliver bespoke reminiscence training to staff and volunteers in the area. The first is with Arundel Museum for their ‘Reaching Out’ project.

The second will be delivering five training days at different libraries for the West Sussex Libraries Service between March and May 2019. 

If your organisation would like to access training tailored specifically for your staff or participants, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch for a quote!

Trailblazers – Half Term Workshops

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will be running a drop in free families creative workshop at Brighton Open Market with an artist facilitator, during half term week

The session takes place in the main market area, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU on Thursday 21st February 1-3pm

This event is aimed at children and families from ages 6 upwards.

Participants visiting this activity will make individual commemorative faux stained glass pieces of artwork which celebrate local Sussex women and their contribution to local life and history.

Come along and join in. No need to book!


Rise & View Krew


We are really pleased that Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage has been awarded funding to set up a new group and to deliver holiday club activities with children which is based in the Saunders Park area of Brighton.

The group is called Rise & View Krew after the names of the local streets – Saunders Park View and Saunders Park Rise and is free and open to accompanied children ages 5-11.

See our new Facebook page here:

The sessions will take place during the Easter holidays and summer holidays in April and August 2020. We aim for there to be eight three hour sessions offering a variety of creative activities.

Activities include the following:

  • Calico print making and flags
  • Faux stained glass
  • Clay makes
  • Mosaic creation

This includes a programme of sessions which incorporate learning age appropriate new skills such as print making, stained glass, clay sessions. 

We will generate participation through promoting the group’s activities through posters publicising our sessions, a Rise & View Krew Facebook Group, sharing the information about the group’s activities on local area Facebook groups including Saunders Park Community Noticeboard, and Trust for Developing Communities Hollingdean and Saunders 
Park, as well as a Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage project page on our website.

To find out more, please contact