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Upcoming and past Strike a Light events

Affordable space to run your workshop!

Smiling directors 2017Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage has affordable space available to rent in its’ Brighton’s Open Market based studio (mezzanine level) between 9-6pm 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 eight people each time, then get in touch!
 
The space is currently available for the affordable price of £6 per hour for a minimum of two hours per session.
 
The studio offers broadband, a disability access lift, WC, heating, tables and chairs as well as a kitchen area with microwave, sink with running hot and cold water, and kettle etc for refreshments. Refreshments can also be provided as an extra cost.
If you would like to find out more about this facility or view the space, please contact the Creative Director of Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage: strikealight@rocketmail.com / 07727006538
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Two spaces left on course!

Flourish2017-43Only two spaces left on this Two Day Reminiscence Course in Brighton!
 
This two day training course based at Strike a Light’s studio in Brighton takes place on 7th & 8th December 2017 (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 days 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 days will be interspersed with 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.
 

Funding from Dementia Action Alliance

embodying-hebrew-culture-56442.jpgWe’d like to say a huge thank you to the Dementia Action Alliance and Brighton & Hove Age UK (along with Dementia Friends and the Brighton & Hove NHS Clincial Commissioning Group) for funding us to deliver activities in partnership with Jewish Care to encourage the exploration of Mazel Tov Brighton  – Tradition through Movement specifically related to the movement of Jewish culture and its’ arrival in Brighton!

We’ll be starting activities in September 2017 and they’ll run for twelve months in and around the city. These will include outings to Brighton Museum, Holland Road Synagogue, and Brighton’s Open Market, as well as a series of dance performances at Hyman Fine House Jewish care home, along with  photographic exploration of this tradition between 2017-18. We’ll keep you updated!

We’ll also be training Brighton based Jewish Care staff in reminiscence and dementia awareness so that they are able to be self sustaining and skilled in delivering activities at the Hyman Fine House centre run by the charity Jewish Care.

Thanks also to The Homity Trust for supporting us.

Get in touch if you’d like to get involved: strikealight@rocketmail.com

We’re really looking forward to it. Mazel Tov!

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Summer youth arts activities on The Barge starts next week

Barge-ExteriorThis venue The Barge at Brighton Marina (our new home for the whole of next week) is looking a bit different now than it was earlier this year! Now, it’s all primed and ready to go.
Book your free workshop places for young people (ages 7-14) here for activities between 28th Aug and 1st Sept: http://bit.ly/2v2kb8K
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Free summer kids workshops

Barge_web_FLYER2 (2) final version-page-001You can see all our free youth arts workshops taking place on a floating barge later this August which are based at Brighton Marina by following the link below.

All sessions are FREE, but booking necessary due to numbers.

Ages 7-14 welcome, with or without parents & carers.

https://www.eventbrite.com/d/england–brighton/strike-a-light/?crt=regular&page=2&sort=best

Pirate puppets workshop Free!

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Bring your kids and young people (ages 7-14) for free piratical sessions on 29th August, 31st August and 1st September – each day there are two workshops at 10.30am and 2.30pm.
 
Talented puppeteer Fran Malone of Herringbone Arts will be running six Pirate Puppet making workshops for Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage at our youth arts summer residency in August.
 
Free but Booking essential.
 
Activities all take place on a floating barge in Brighton Marina.
 
Booking here:
29th August: Am – http://bit.ly/2tN4HVS  PM – http://bit.ly/2vb1yiN
31st August: AM- http://bit.ly/2eQobSw  PM-http://bit.ly/2vMZ6Ms

Film opportunities for 16-25 year olds in Brighton

FRESH PERSPECTIVES

FABRICA YOUNG FILM PROGRAMMERS

LOVE MOVIES? WANT TO CHOOSE WHAT GOES ON THE BIG SCREEN?

JOIN FRESH PERSPECTIVES AND HAVE YOUR SAY.

This autumn, Fabrica Film Club is supporting a group of film enthusiasts aged 16-25 in realising a series of professional and collaborative film screenings at Fabrica.

Successful candidates will:

Genuinely influence our programming by working with the Fabrica Film Club team to co-curate four monthly film events from August – November 2017. The first film will be selected by the group from three options (see Your Application section), whereas the following three film screenings will entirely co-curated by the Fresh Perspectives group.

Participate in eight tailored Peer Group sessions, facilitated by Fabrica Film Club. Members will have a supportive and relaxed environment to share their knowledge, skills and ideas. The group will receive valuable input and advice from specialist guest speakers who will illuminate different aspects of successful film programming. One session will be a group outing to a movie screening of the group’s choice.

Peer Group sessions will take place at Fabrica approximately every two weeks, starting in August.

Gain professional development through hands-on experience, specialist guidance and peer support. This project will give you the skills to collaborate and realise your vision alongside people who are as passionate about film as you are.

The placement is FREE to all participants, but you must apply. Any queries, please contact the Fabrica Film Club Project Manager, Clare Hankinson (details below).

Your Application:

Please send us the following information:

  1. Please write a statement of 200 words, detailing your interests and any relevant experience, including why you’d like to participate in this opportunity. Applications are welcome from those with varying backgrounds and experience, but a passion for sharing film is a must.

 

  1. List your availability after 5pm on all dates from Monday 7th – Monday 28th August

 

  1. Challenge: We have chosen three recent titles, all working to a general theme of Young Voices and Outsiders, alongside Fabrica’s current exhibition, Peter Hudson’s In Colour.

Please number and list the films in order of selection (1. First Choice, 2. Second Choice, 3. Third and last choice). Alongside your first choice, please write 100 words explaining why this is your top selection. There’s not right or wrong answer, we’re just interested in your point of view and how you’ve made your selection. The most popular choice will be selected as our August screening.

Film Choices: Spaceship (2017) / The Wolfpack (2015) / Tangerine (2015)

 

Send us your completed application with your full name, telephone number and email by5pm on Tuesday 1st August

You can send your application via email to clare.hankinson@fabrica.org.uk or by post to Fabrica, CO/ Clare Hankinson, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG.

You can contact the Fabrica office on 01273 778646.

 

All applicants will be contacted by 3 August 2017. Successful applicants will be sent a confirmation email with key dates enclosed.

www.fabrica.org.uk

This programme is kindly supported by Film Hub South East.

Crustacean Collage & Underwater Odyssies: Free Arts Workshops for Children and Young People

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Illustrator and community artist Tina Tighe will be running a series of free workshops for Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage on The Barge kids summer arts residency in Brighton Marina next month.
 
Places are FREE but booking essential!
 
Crustacean Collage & Underwater Odyssies: Free Arts Workshops for Children and Young People (ages 7-14)

The Orange Lilies film

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Film maker Tracey Gue has made a lovely little evaluation film for our just completed project The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme.
 
You can watch it here on the Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage You Tube channel, along with other project short films made by young people for the project:
 
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Fishing Fun – free Sumer kids workshops in Brighton & Hove

09a779889abea76dcb213e349dfcb94b--fishing-toy-diy-magnetic-fishing.jpgOnly 5 free tickets left for our free youth arts Fishing Fun workshop taking place at The Barge based in Brighton Marina on Monday 28th August at 10.30am.

We’ll be making our own magnetic fish and fishing poles to take away with you!

There is still space on the afternoon session which is the same and starts at 2.30pm.

Book your free place now!

Activities all take place on a floating barge in Brighton Marina.

Booking essential