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Strike a Light is a non-profit community arts and heritage organisation which focuses on involving 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; making art to transform public and private spaces.

Introduction to Reminiscence – One Day Training Course: 16th May 2018

One Day Reminiscence Training Course – Brighton

This One day training course based at Strike a Light’s studio in Brighton takes place on Wednesday 16th May 2018 (10am-4pm).

It offers an overview of reminiscence work, including the background to the subject and will consider the benefits to be derived by both the people who reminisce and those who listen. We will explore a wide variety of reminiscence activities, which can be used to trigger personal memories and help a group to work well together.

By the end of the course, participants will have gained insight into what reminiscence is as a structured activity, and how it can be successfully and productively carried out.

The training day will offer a more expanded exploration of reminiscence work. It will include a detailed background to the subject and consider the benefits to be derived by both the people who reminisce and those who listen.

We will explore a wide variety of reminiscence activities, which can be used to trigger personal memories and help a group to work well together.

The day will include opportunities for the group to experience reminiscence activities, and group members will be encouraged throughout to contribute their own experience and ideas.

By the end of the training, participants will have gained insight into what reminiscence is as a structured activity, and how it can be successfully and productively carried out.

A free training pack with resources for each participant is provided as part of the course.

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BENEFITS OF REMINISCENCE

  • Stimulates social interaction and communication
  • Reduces the feeling of isolation
  • Shares and captures family and local history
  • Increases feeling of self-worth
  • Helps keep the mind stimulated
  • Allows participants to reflect on past and present
  • An enjoyable experience
  • Builds confidence
  • Generates community and support

PARTICIPANT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Share ideas with training group
  • Use resources, photos and artefacts in reminiscence delivery
  • Increased confidence in delivery of activities
  • Group working skills
  • Awareness of the effects of dementia

One day training cost: £85 organisations/£60 Individuals

Complete this booking form and send payment to attend the course: 

One Day Reminiscence Course Booking – Strike a Light 2018 or email: strikealight@rocketmail.com for a copy of the booking form to book the course. 

If you have further queries, call 07727 006538

Course fee:
 
£85 (Group/organisation rate) for one day training / £60 individuals
 
Payment:
Cheques payable to: Strike a Light and sent to Studio 8, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU
 
Bacs Transfer to Strike a Light: The Cooperative Bank – Sort Code: 089299 Account Number: 65447093
 
Please return completed form to:
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU or email: strikealight@rocketmail.com
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Dancing with Dementia freelancers

We are currently seeking a freelance facilitator with some experience in dance, music or movement to deliver two sessions for our upcoming Dancing with Dementia project in Brighton.

Must have own existing enhanced DBS check.
If you answer this description then please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter about your experience to strikealight@rocketmail.com for a further conversation.

Trench Brothers project starts!

We’ve just been engaged to work on this lovely project ‘Trench Brothers’ in Sussex for HMDT Music.
 
Trench Brothers brings the First World War to life for students through the experiences and personal stories of Indian Army, British West Indies Regiment and black British Soldiers. It commemorates their contributions using puppetry, music, artefacts and cross-curricular learning and culminates in performances of a new music theatre work by composers Julian Joseph and Richard Taylor and librettist Tertia Sefton-Green, enabling students to develop a creative, artistic response to the stories and immortalise the deeds of these forgotten soldiers.
 
We will be delivering free training in archives and research with volunteers in the area, alongside visits to Seaford Museum, The Keep and the Chattri. This will lead to an exhibition this summer at Newhaven Fort.
 
We’ll be sending out more information soon about how to get involved!
 

Affordable studio/room hire for activities and training

“Compact but well-equipped, this space is just right for small meetings. There is also a variety places to eat downstairs in the market.” Sussex Cohousing

 
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage has affordable space available to rent in its’ Brighton’s Open Market based studio (mezzanine level) between 9-6pm weekdays and weekends throughout the year.
 
If you’d like central Brighton space to try out a new workshop activity, run training sessions, access hot desk space space, or to run a regular creative session for up to ten people each time (that’s out limit due to room size), then get in touch!
 
The space is currently available for the affordable price of £7 per hour for a minimum of three hours per session.
 
‘We loved it!’ Brighton Housing Trust
 

Photography Intern Vacancy

Images from Jewish dancing at Weddings.
12.11.2014 (C) Blake Ezra Photography 2014. Images from Jewish dancing at Weddings. http://www.blakeezraphotography.com Not for third party or commercial use.

Mazel Tov Brighton-Tradition through Movement

Photography Intern Proposal

Mazel tov Brighton – Tradition through movement celebrates Judaism through active aging, finding physical as well as mental ways to address early onset dementia. We will do this through dance activities and physical workshops, whilst exploring Brighton’s Jewish history, with residents of Jewish Care home – Hyman Fine House (HFH).

https://strikealight.org/projects/mazel-tov-brighton/

Task Specification:

Photographer for the Mazel tov Brighton project.

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is seeking a fixed-term freelance photography intern to commence work on 20th December, terminating on 30th June 2018:

Key responsibilities

  1. To photograph key events and sessions for the Mazel tov Brighton project
  2. Liaise with Strike a Light regarding events and sessions for the project
  3. To work with Jewish care residents and staff to create an exhibition of 15 portraits to celebrate aging and Jewish Identity in Brighton & Hove
  4. To ensure all photos taken are given to Strike a Light on a regular basis through file sharing software such as Dropbox.

Sessions to take place at the Jewish Care Home, Hyman Fine House, 20 Burlington Street, Brighton and other selected venues as follows:

Music & dance sessions – These take place on Wednesdays 3-4pm:

  • 13th Dec – Duende Flamenco
  • 17th Jan 2018 – Duende Flamenco
  • 14th Feb 2018 – Emma Welsh (Purim or Pesach session)
  • 14th March 2018 – Karavan Ensemble – a workshop on the themes of memories, migration, origins and life stories.
  • 11th April 2018 – Karavan Ensemble – movement and Judaism
  • 16th May 2018 – Emma Welsh (Shavuot session)

Events – 3 x performances for residents at Hyman Fine House:

  • Hannukah event – Wednesday 20th December 3-5pm
  • Purim event – 14th March 2018. Performance with Karavan Ensemble – Performance of Pupik -fugue in 2 followed by a participatory discussion
  • One further performance TBC in late spring 2018

Outings:

2 x outings to Brighton Museum and Middle Street Synagogue (Friday mornings)

  • Middle Street Synagogue visit (Date TBC in spring 2018)
  • Brighton Museum (Date TBC in spring 2018)

 Portraiture:

  • Work with photographer to explore this rich cultural tradition through dance, creating a series of 15 portraits of participants celebrating Jewish heritage and or in physical movement.

Fees & Payment

In return for the performance of this Contract, Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will pay a one off intern fee of £350. There is also £100 available for expenses.

AFFORDABLE SPACE TO RUN YOUR WORKSHOP – Special offer!

Special Offer for 2018

We will be rising our studio hire prices slightly from January 2018 to £7 per hour (from £6 ph). However if you book between now and Friday 15th December 2017 for dates in 2018, you can still get the original price.

Get in touch if you’d like to take advantage of this great offer!

https://strikealight.org/about-2/affordable-room-hire-for-workshops-and-meetings/

“Compact but well-equipped, this space is just right for small meetings. There is also a variety places to eat downstairs in the market.” Sussex Cohousing

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Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage has affordable space available to rent in its’ Brighton’s Open Market based studio (mezzanine level) between 9-6pm weekdays and weekends  throughout the year.

If you’d like central Brighton space to try out a new workshop activity, run training sessions, access hot desk space space, or to run a regular creative session for up to ten people each time (that’s out limit due to room size), then get in touch!

The space is currently available for the affordable price of £6 per hour for a minimum of three hours per session.

‘We loved it!’ Brighton Housing Trust

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Free kids creative drop in activities with Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage this December

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Free kids creative drop in activities with Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage this December at The Barge boat in Brighton Marina.

We have free sessions running all day from 11am-4pm on Sunday 3rd, Sunday 10th and Sunday 17th December on different Christmas activity themes with lots of talented artists. Children and families welcome ages 4 and upwards.

Come make some christmas decorations, try out new creative activities and visit the free Christmas Market at the same time!

Strike a Light will host three days of free drop in activities to encourage the exploration of and participation in the barge as a medium for creative Christmas activities aimed at children and young people.

We will deliver a multidisciplinary drop in programme of youth appropriate accessible Christmas crafts and arts and creative activities.

We will have lots of fun side activities including separate clay play to encourage making festive presents. We will also provide festive themed design sheets for colouring, and pirate books to read.

All the event info and publicity will is on the Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage Facebook page (and the Barge Facebook page too), on social media, our website, and on the family activities Hoop app. The sessions are all free and drop in all day.

Location:

The Barge is located on the water in Brighton Marina, at the corner below Frankie and Benny’s restaurant and the West Quay pub: https://goo.gl/maps/38BCYHMFKG42

Directions:

If you’re arriving by train, there are buses (no. 7) that go to the Marina from outside the station entrance. There are also taxis there too.

The Marina has just installed a set of bike-share bikes, should you wish to travel that way too! https://www.btnbikeshare.com/

If you’re driving, there is free parking available in the multi storey carpark by the entrance to the Marina. There is a pedestrian bridge on Level 6 of the car park that brings you out almost directly by the ramp down to the Barge.

We look forward to seeing you! #kidskreativekristmas

strikealight@rocketmail.com
www.strikealight.org

Funded by the Goodall Foundation

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Strike a Light & QueenSpark Festive party - 6th December 2017.jpg

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is hosting a small festive soiree along with our studio partners QueenSpark Books on Wednesday 6th December 5-7pm  at our venue in Brighton.

If you have been involved with our organisations this year and would like to come along for a glass of wine and some nibbles, then please RSVP: strikealight@rocketmail.com

We look forward to seeing you to share some festive cheer.

Numbers limited so get in touch soon!

Creative Vision Board course – This Sunday!

goal settingWe’ve got a couple of spaces left on this Sunday’s Creative Vision Board course 19th November 1-4.30pm at our Strike a Light studio based at Brighton’s Open Market.

If you’d like to come along and find a creative approach to your life and ways forward into 2018 then book here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-vision-board-event-focus-on-your-future-tickets-35049364593

£25 for the session and includes all materials and refreshments.

To find out more, visit our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/460003717678435/

 

 

Dancing with Dementia update

IMG_4021Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage would like to thank the Mrs A Lacy-Tate Trust for joint funding us to deliver a series of activities at Brooke Mead, a new purpose built Dementia focussed sheltered housing scheme run by BHCC in Brighton and Hove.

The project is called Dancing with Dementia – Creating spaces for dance and movement.

This sum will make a huge difference in enabling us to develop and facilitate a programme of events for older people who will benefit immensely from this engagement.

https://strikealight.org/projects/dancing-with-dementia/