Category Archives: Community Arts

Shalom Sussex Symposium

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is hosting a one day symposium for the Shalom Sussex – Jewish People in WWI project on Tuesday 10th December 2-7pm.

This event is free to attend but tickets must be booked, we have a few spaces left:
http://bit.ly/2OOzb4p

Speakers include – Dr Diana Wilkins – Shalom Sussex Research Coordinator, Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, and Professor Mark Connelly a specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s.

Event timings:

2.15pm: Shalom Sussex Project Manager introduction

2.30pm: Shalom Sussex project findings with Dr Diana Wilkins

3.30pm: Professor Mark Connelly – Director of Gateways to the First World War

4.30pm: Dr Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies discusses his new co-edited book and the wider topic of The Jewish Experience of the First World War

5.30pm: Drinks and light festive buffet.

The symposium takes place at:
Room 105, University of Brighton, 154-155 Edward St, Brighton BN2 0JG

PROJECT INFORMATION

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage CIC, in partnership with the Centre for German-Jewish Studies,
Jewish Care and the Jewish Historical Society of England is facilitating this project
Shalom Sussex – The Jewish Community in WWI.

The project focuses on the contribution Jewish people in Sussex made during the First World War – both on the home-front and abroad on the battlefield.

To mark the end of the Centenary of the First World War, between March 2019-March 2020,  this  project is enabling 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.

http://shalomsussex.co.uk/

Silver Foxes group to start!

We’re pleased to announce that Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is has received further funding for our reminiscence group aimed at older people called Silver Foxes. The group is based at Brooke Mead Sheltered Housing Scheme in Brighton  but open to anyone over 60 years of age.

The group  will be on alternate Fridays at 2pm starting on 15th November 2019 and will meet until end May 2020.

We will be exploring life memories, local history, trying new activities including bocca, 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 to Brighton and Hove City Council for in-kind support including the venue.

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Today! Free Half term Halloween events at Brighton Open Market

Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

31st October 2019 1-4pm

Where: Brighton Open Market and the Balcony Studios, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN2 4GU

What: A free afternoon of trick or treating, wicked creative workshops, spooky storytelling, music and awards for the best costumes.  

The Balcony Studios at Brighton Open Market present a free drop in Halloween half term family event on Thursday October 31st from 1-4pm.

We welcome children aged 11 and under, and their adults to come and take part in a variety of workshops at the Balcony studios, upstairs at Brighton Open Market, as well as spooky storytelling, and trick or treating in the market place.

Visit the Balcony studios (Arlo’s Cabin, Quiet Down There, Sew Fabulous, and Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage) for free workshops on bat making, Hijack Halloween crafts, Halloween window transfers, badge making and spooky photography.

Local arts organisation Same Sky will mount a creative installation in the market place to create an All Hallows Eve vibe, along with a jam packed afternoon of half term family fun including storytelling, trick or treating (bring a bag!) and music.

We’ll be working with traders, artists and other organisations to create an inclusive and lively event attracting existing and new customers and participants.

In addition to Halloween, this live event will also form part of the Open Market’s 100 year anniversary . We will be launching our new open market zine at this event to help share and promote our work. Come and help celebrate the centenary of this landmark site!

Join us for:

*       SPOOKY STORYTELLING in the market place

*       Awards FOR BEST Costumes in the market place

*       TRICK OR TREATING with market traders

*       WICKED CREATIVE WORKSHOPS. Arts and crafts in the studios

Happy Halloween at the Open Market!

Anyone interested in participating should visit the Facebook event at:Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

Happy Halloween – Half term families event – 31st Oct 1-4pm

A free afternoon of trick or treating, wicked creative workshops, spooky storytelling, music and awards for the best costumes

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Sew Fabulous and Quiet Down There at Brighton Open Market present a free drop in Halloween half term family event on Thursday October 31st from 1-4pm.

We welcome children aged 11 and under, and their adults to come and take part in a variety of workshops at the Balcony studios, upstairs at Brighton Open Market, as well as spooky storytelling, and trick or treating in the market place.

Visit the Balcony studios (Quiet Down There, Sew Fabulous, Grace  Eyre Foundation, Woody, and Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage) for free workshops on bat making, Hijack Halloween crafts, Halloween window transfers, and badge making.

Local arts organisation Same Sky will mount a creative installation in the market place to create an All Hallows Eve vibe, along with a jam packed afternoon of half term family fun including storytelling, trick or treating (bring a bag!) and music.

We’ll be working with traders, artists and other organisations to create an inclusive and lively event attracting existing and new customers and participants.

In addition to Halloween, this live event will also form part of the Open Market’s 100 year anniversary. We will be launching our new open market zine at this event to help share and promote our work. Come and help celebrate the centenary of this landmark site!

Join us for:

  • SPOOKY STORYTELLING in the market place
  • Awards FOR BEST Costumes in the market place
  • TRICK OR TREATING with market traders
  • WICKED CREATIVE WORKSHOPS. Arts and crafts in the studios

Happy Halloween at the Open Market!

Anyone interested in participating should visit the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/994351787581116/

About Balcony Studios

A group of 12 diverse and creative studios situated on the balcony at Brighton Open Market. To find out more about the work of the Balcony Studios, follow @balconystudios_bn1 on Twitter and Instagram and use #balconystudiosbn1
http://www.brightonopenmarket.co.uk/market-studio-tenants/

About Brighton Open Market

Brighton’s only covered market destination.  The market is home to 45 permanent independent retail units, 12 artists’ studios and an exciting mix of plaza traders.
Showcasing a combination of traditional and contemporary market traders;
including cafes, local produce, clothing, toys, art, music, art, live music, workshops, and outreach events for the local community.
http://www.brightonopenmarket.co.uk/

Further information

This project has been funded by Brighton and Hove City Council Resilience Fund. The Resilience Fund aims to support groups that are already working with local people and communities. All applications must address any one of these three key outcomes:

  • Improving well-being
  • Building cohesion
  • Promoting fairness

https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/

For further information, images and interviews please contact:
Nicola Benge, Creative Director – Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage: strikealight@rocketmail.com


Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market – Free families event

Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

31st October 2019 1-4pm

Where: Brighton Open Market and the Balcony Studios, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN2 4GU

What: A free afternoon of trick or treating, wicked creative workshops, spooky storytelling, music and awards for the best costumes.  

The Balcony Studios at Brighton Open Market present a free drop in Halloween half term family event on Thursday October 31st from 1-4pm.

We welcome children aged 11 and under, and their adults to come and take part in a variety of workshops at the Balcony studios, upstairs at Brighton Open Market, as well as spooky storytelling, and trick or treating in the market place.

Visit the Balcony studios (Arlo’s Cabin, Quiet Down There, Sew Fabulous, and Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage) for free workshops on bat making, Hijack Halloween crafts, Halloween window transfers, badge making and spooky photography.

Local arts organisation Same Sky will mount a creative installation in the market place to create an All Hallows Eve vibe, along with a jam packed afternoon of half term family fun including storytelling, trick or treating (bring a bag!) and music.

We’ll be working with traders, artists and other organisations to create an inclusive and lively event attracting existing and new customers and participants.

In addition to Halloween, this live event will also form part of the Open Market’s 100 year anniversary . We will be launching our new open market zine at this event to help share and promote our work. Come and help celebrate the centenary of this landmark site!

Join us for:

*       SPOOKY STORYTELLING in the market place

*       Awards FOR BEST Costumes in the market place

*       TRICK OR TREATING with market traders

*       WICKED CREATIVE WORKSHOPS. Arts and crafts in the studios

Happy Halloween at the Open Market!

Anyone interested in participating should visit the Facebook event at:Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

PAST:PRESENT:FUTURE schools workshops at Fabrica

Fabrica – Past:Present:Future

PAST: PRESENT: FUTURE is a project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which is being undertaken by Fabrica Gallery and some of its volunteers. This project will bring to light previously unexplored history about the exhibition space, a restoration of some of the churches key original features and an amazing learning resource in the form of a book detailing the story of the Holy Trinity Church.

Fabrica have partnered with Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage to deliver a series of three years of Heritage Open Days activities. These open days will be taking place in September 2019, 2020 and 2021.

These take the form of creative schools workshops based on restoration of stained glass at Fabrica gallery – part of the Holy Trinity Church 200th building anniversary.

Fabrica said: ‘This project will bring to light previously unexplored history about the exhibition space, a restoration of some of the churches key original features and an amazing learning resource in the form of a book detailing the story of the Holy Trinity Church.’

The first of our first Heritage Open Days, co-produced with Strike A Light, we will be providing local primary schools with workshops exploring the beautiful stained glass in the building – click here for more info or to book

Further details of are available on the project blog: https://fabricapastpresentfuture.home.blog

The project is funded by the Heritage Fund

Final Rise & View Krew FREE kids summer holiday club – Today!

Our final FREE Strike a Light‘s kids holiday club for the summer holidays is on Tuesday 27th August 2-5pm.

Rise & View Krew

Book here for your free place! 

Sessions are 2-5pm on the following dates:

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 but everyone from across the city is welcome.

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

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

Free activities at The Bevy – Free kids summer sessions today!

We are pleased to be running two FREE  kids holiday activities at The Bevy community pub in East Brighton this August!

These take place on both 6th and 27th August from 2-5pm. There are also free kids activities every Tuesday during the summer holidays from 2-4pm.

And it’s all FREE thanks to support from East Brighton Trust 

Treat yourself to one of The Bevy celebrated community lunches for just £4 while the kids have fun!

No booking necessary.

Activities are at The Bevy, 50 Hillside, Brighton BN2 4TF

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.

Visit The Bevy Facebook page to find out more: https://www.facebook.com/TheBevy/photos/a.320391751331444/2295498547154078/?type=3&theater

Bevy Homepage

Rise & View Krew FREE kids holiday club – Tomorrow

Our final FREE Strike a Light‘s kids holiday club in Brighton this summer is on Tuesday 27th August 2-5pm.

Rise & View Krew

Book here for your free place! 

Sessions are 2-5pm on the following date:

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 but everyone from across the city is welcome.

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

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

Free activities at The Bevy – Kids summer sessions this Tuesday

We are pleased to be running two FREE  kids holiday activities at The Bevy community pub in East Brighton this August!

These take place on both 6th and 27th August from 2-5pm. There are also free kids activities every Tuesday during the summer holidays from 2-4pm.

And it’s all FREE thanks to support from East Brighton Trust 

Treat yourself to one of The Bevy celebrated community lunches for just £4 while the kids have fun!

No booking necessary.

Activities are at The Bevy, 50 Hillside, Brighton BN2 4TF

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.

Visit The Bevy Facebook page to find out more: https://www.facebook.com/TheBevy/photos/a.320391751331444/2295498547154078/?type=3&theater

Bevy Homepage