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Hastings Sinfonia is proud to be part of Somme100 FILM, an international project bringing together 100 live orchestral performances of the IWM film The Battle of the Somme to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle.
The original restored 1916 film, by Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell, with our live performance of Laura Rossi’s new score, lasts approximately 74 minutes. It is not recommended for children under 12.
We are delighted that our performance will be introduced by two special guest speakers: Dr Toby Haggith from The Imperial War Museums, and the composer Laura Rossi.
For more information about the project go to www.Somme100film.com
Venue and booking: St. Mary in the Castle, Hastings, England
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We went off to the launch yesterday at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton of the Dr Blighty project Educational Learning Toolkit we created for the London based organisation Nutkhut in 2016 and 2017.
We were pleased to see this newly finished learning toolkit which is available for Brighton and Hove schools (Key stages 2 & 3) to learn more about the history of Indian Soldiers in the city during WWI.
Finally! Our Community Interest Company paperwork has come through.
Strike a Light- Arts & Heritage are now officially a recognised Community Interest Company with Companies House.
After a long delay, Strike a Light’s four Directors are off out for dinner next week to celebrate!
We’ve had a sneak preview of the nearly finished textile banner we’ve been working on for The Orange Lilies project with artist Rosie James and young people in Brighton and Hove, through a series of workshops with young people at Jubilee Library in March 2017.
It’s looking great! We’ll be collecting it in two weeks time as there is still some final stitching to do, but it’s looks amazing and we’re really pleased with it. It measures 2 metres long by 1 metre wide.
When finished this will be installed at Jubilee Library in the city as part of the annual youth festival B fest from 24th May – 4th July 2017 for everyone to view, alongside a series of short films we’ve made with young filmmakers, facilitated by Tracey Gue.
We urge you to come and view it, and find out more about Brighton and Hove history during the…
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Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is hosting a series of four puppet making workshops in May and June with Herringbone Arts.
Learn to make a small rod puppet using designs from your imagination. You will sculpt a small puppet using polymer clay amongst other materials and a range of small tools.
Fran Malone will take you through the process – starting with designs based on what inspires and intrigues you about puppets, through to creating your own little character and finally bringing it to life.
Workshop dates are Sundays 14th, 21st, 28th May and 6th June.
These will take place at our workshop: Strike a Light – Arts and Heritage, Studio 8, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton.
Materials will be provided, alongside tea, coffee and biscuits. Fran will be happy to answer all your puppet related questions along the way and share some puppet making secrets!
About the course leader: Fran Malone is a Brighton – based puppet and prop maker. She is skilled in polymer clay, wood, foam carving, weather proofing for outdoor work, mould making, casting, painting and more!
Fran co – founded award – winning puppetry and performance company Herringbone Arts with whom she creates magical original tales and promenade puppet theatre (currently working on their next show for Theatre Royal Brighton.)
Fran is an experienced workshop leader and a skilled and knowledgeable teacher and is passionate about helping others to find their way into the world of puppetry.
More about Herringbone Arts:
Herringbone Arts are an award winning company who create interactive theatre and installation featuring performance, puppetry, live music and projection. Using exquisite attention to detail and our skills in making and creating contemporary promenade theatre, we transform unexpected places and ordinary spaces into something magical and unforgettable where children and families can participate and create memories together. We are committed to equal opportunities and love to ensure that we offer shows which can be accessed and enjoyed by all.
Herringbone Arts was established by Madeleine Herrington and Fran Malone with the aim to help children and families reconnect with their imaginations and each other. With over 10 year’s collective experience in performing arts and education, Herringbone Arts are passionate about creating and sharing stories in unexpected places.
Her Majesty the Queen turns 91 on 21 April and so to mark this event I am looking back to a day in her younger life when she visited Preston Manor. When I give guided tours of the house people are always surprised by this fact, royalty being more associated with the Royal Pavilion. Preston…