Our creative director Nicola Benge will be speaking at the Legacies of the First World War Festival in Birmingham on 22nd and 23rd March 2019. https://bit.ly/2stOodi
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve received funding from the Big Ideas Co to deliver a project called Trailblazers, celebrating women’s achievements locally over the past 100 years.
We’ll be offering activities in the Brighton and Hove area between now and March 2019 to bring us up to International Women’s Day on 8th March 2019.
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is setting up in a new reminiscence group aimed at older people called Silver Foxes. The group will be based at Brooke Mead Sheltered Housing Scheme in Brighton but open to anyone over 60 years of age.
The group starts on 8th January 2019 and will meet every Tuesday each week from 11-12pm.
We’re off to Westminster Abbey in London this Sunday 11th November for the special centenary commemorations of World War I along with the Royal Family, for our work with Strike a Light-Arts & Heritage on The Orange Lilies: Brighton & Hove in the Somme project from 2016 onwards.
We’re very honoured to have been invited and feel like we’re representing all the fantastic Great War focussed projects in Brighton and Hove on a national level.
Strike a Light is pleased to have been commissioned to become a hub in Brighton and Hove by the Big Ideas Company to develop activities with local community groups to explore the history of the Labour Corps – service personnel during World War I, and often forgotten in this part of history.
Nicola Benge, Creative Director of Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will attend The National Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on 11 November 2018, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
This will be on behalf of those from Brighton and Hove who took part in The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme project about the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1916 through Strike a Light.
An event to celebrate Black History Month
Presented by Creative Director of Strike a Light- Arts & Heritage – Nicola Benge about the period of history around Indian Soldiers at Brighton Pavilion in WWI and also in conversation with author and teacher Umi Sinha, who will read and discuss extracts from her novel, ‘Belonging’.