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Oral History Volunteers wanted!

Oral History Volunteers wanted!
Would you like to learn how to record memories of the Royal Sussex County Hospital (BSUH) ?
Want to contribute them to the final phase of a heritage project?
The historic Royal Sussex County Hospital is undergoing a massive redevelopment to provide top of the range, 21st century healthcare facilities for the people of Brighton & Hove and Sussex. For this to happen, many of the old buildings need to be replaced.
This project will collect memories and stories about the hospital, to capture its heritage and share the role it has played in the lives of Brighton & Hove residents, including staff, patients and the wider community.
We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to get involved, who would like to record oral histories with hospital staff, patients, and visitors between until March 2020. We will provide training and support with experienced facilitators and project manager.
The oral history training takes place on 30-31st July in Brighton.
These oral histories will feed into an exhibition taking place in September 2019 at Jubilee Library and also feed into a new archive to share these memories and experiences in March 2020.
There will also be opportunities for further free training and activities over the next seven months with reminiscence training and object handling training in 2019.
If you’d like to get involved, please email us at: strikealight@rocketmail.com
For further information go to: https://strikealight.org/

Rise & View Krew

Rise & View Krew – Kids Holiday Club

We are really pleased that Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage has been awarded funding to set up a new group and deliver holiday club activities with young residents of 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 , but is open to all families across Brighton and Hove.

It is free and open to accompanied children ages 5-11. The sessions are taking place during the summer holidays, and we offer a variety of creative activities along with a healthy snack.

See our  project Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/RiseandViewKrew/

Sessions are free, but booking is essential!
https://bit.ly/2QPUQ9N

To find out more, please contact strikealight@rocketmail.com
https://strikealight.org/rise-view-krew/

  

Shalom Sussex – Get Involved!

Shalom Sussex- The Jewish Community in WWI

We’ve begun our newest project, Shalom Sussex – The Jewish Community in WWI. Awarded through HLF’s First World War: then and now programme.

This project enables people in Sussex to come together to preserve the memories and heritage of the Jewish people who lived locally during and post the First World War to collect these hidden histories.  Jewish people have been in Sussex since the 1700s, and the contribution in WWI made by Jews to the area has been significant.

Our project researchers have been hard at work collecting photographs, newspaper clippings, and photos, as well as family tales passed down to help them build a clear picture of what life was like.

The main focus of our project will be the creation of a community history website to collect new archive material, as well as to share this heritage publicly. In keeping with Jewish tradition, this site will enable visitors to respect ancestors so that their passing can be commemorated.

If you’d like to get involved as a volunteer researcher, receive training, meet new people and gain some useful skills, then please get in touch by email: shalomsussexwwi@gmail.com

http://shalomsussex.co.uk/

Partners
The Centre for German-Jewish Archives
Since its establishment in 1994, the Centre has developed into a major institution for the study of the history, culture and thought of Jews in Central Europe and for the training of a new generation of teachers and researchers in this field.
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cgjs/

Jewish Historical Society of England
The Jewish Historical Society of England, the oldest historical and learned society of its kind in Europe was founded in 1893 by the foremost Anglo-Jewish scholars and communal leaders of the day.

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Jewish Care
Jewish Care is the largest health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community in London and the South East with over 70 centres and services, touching the lives of 10,000 people every week.
https://www.jewishcare.org/

To find out more 
For further information, images and interviews, please contact:
Nicola Benge, Project Manager – Shalom Sussex

shalomsussexwwi@gmail.com
#shalomsussex

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Rise & View Krew free kids holiday club – this week!

Our new FREE Strike a Light‘s kids holiday club for Saunders Park is on during May half term on Friday 30th May 2-5pm!

Rise & View Krew

Book here for your free place! 

https://bit.ly/2JyKmKo

The group is free to attend and open to children ages 5-11 (children aged 5-8 years must be accompanied by an adult or carer). We aim to encourage families living in and around the Saunders Park area of Brighton to come along to some or all of our free ten sessions over Spring and Summer 2019.

Activities are at the United Reform Church, Lewes Road, entrance opposite Saunders Park Rise.

Sessions are 2-5pm on the following dates:

1. Friday 12th April
2. Tuesday 16th April
3. Thursday 18th April
4. Thursday 30th May
5. Tues 30th July
6. Tues 6th August
7. Fri 9th Aug
8. Tues 13th August
9. Tues 20th Aug
10. Tues 27th August

Activities are provided by Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage by enhanced DBS checked artists and facilitators, and include arts and crafts events. Sessions include a healthy snack.

Join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RiseandViewKrew/

Email: strikealight@rocketmail.com for more info.

Booking free but necessary

Reminiscence for West Sussex – Bognor

Training

We’re delivering our final day of training in West Sussex this week with bespoke reminiscence activities for library staff and volunteers in the West Sussex County Council Libraries Service in Bognor

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!

You can see all the training we offer here:

https://strikealight.org/training/

Rise & View Krew free kids holiday club – May 30th 2-5pm

Our new FREE Strike a Light‘s kids holiday club for Saunders Park is on during May half term on Friday 30th May 2-5pm!

Rise & View Krew

Book here for your free place! 

https://bit.ly/2JyKmKo

The group is free to attend and open to children ages 5-11 (children aged 5-8 years must be accompanied by an adult or carer). We aim to encourage families living in and around the Saunders Park area of Brighton to come along to some or all of our free ten sessions over Spring and Summer 2019.

Activities are at the United Reform Church, Lewes Road, entrance opposite Saunders Park Rise.

Sessions are 2-5pm on the following dates:

1. Friday 12th April
2. Tuesday 16th April
3. Thursday 18th April
4. Thursday 30th May
5. Tues 30th July
6. Tues 6th August
7. Fri 9th Aug
8. Tues 13th August
9. Tues 20th Aug
10. Tues 27th August

Activities are provided by Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage by enhanced DBS checked artists and facilitators, and include arts and crafts events. Sessions include a healthy snack.

Join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RiseandViewKrew/

Email: strikealight@rocketmail.com for more info.

Booking free but necessary

Trailblazers – celebrating Sussex women

We’re launching 10 new digital Trailblazers resources which celebrate contemporary Sussex women and their achievements.Here you can view and download the cards individually or as one whole pack to share and promote Sussex women’s achievements in their respective fields.

We have the following amazing women to celebrate:

Artist and Charity CEO Kate Adams MBE,  Activist and Lawyer Jo Wilding, Entrepreneur Jo Fairley, TV and Radio personality Zoe Ball, Recycling goddess Cat Fletcher, Actress Pauline HenriquesMP Caroline Lucas, Business woman and social justice campaigner Dame Anita Roddick DBE, Performer, Writer and parenting campaigner Maggie Gordon-Walker, Fuel poverty campaigner and CEO of BHESCo

We’re pleased to have a wide array of women and skills in this contemporary arena whilst whilst drawing parallels with other notable local women of the past at the same time.

These are free to download and share so please do so.

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This is part of a wider nationwide project –Trailblazers: World War One’s Inspirational Women about inspirational women and their impact on the societies around them.

Trailblazers encourages young people to explore the incredible lives of women, to discover Trailblazing women in your locality, and to develop as future Trailblazers.

Share your stories with us on social media using #Women100 and tell us who your trailblazer is with #Trailblazers.

Supported by Big Ideas and the Remember Together project which is funded by Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) with additional funding for select projects to work in the Home Nations from RAF100, through the Chancellor using LIBOR funds, and a National Lottery grant from the Big Lottery Fund.