Category Archives: Plays and musicals

Mazel tov Brighton – Movement Through Tradition 

Strike a Light continues with its’ project Mazel tov Brighton! Movement through Tradition celebrating links between Judaism and Brighton and Hove lives with residents of the Jewish Care charity run home Hyman Fine House.

The project celebrates Judaism through active aging, finding physical as well as mental ways to address early onset dementia. We are doing this through dance activities and physical workshops, whilst exploring Brighton’s Jewish history.

We began this project in April 2017 and due to further funding, will be able to run it until summer 2018 thanks to Brighton and Hove Dementia Action Alliance

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


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Dancing with Dementia

We are really enjoying our ongoing project Dancing with Dementia in Brighton, encouraging older residents with dementia to stay active, and using music to trigger memories.

Thanks to the Healthy Collaboration fund through Trust for Developing Communities for this support and 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.

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.

 

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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!

Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today Conference

We’ll have a stall at this event next month. Come along and join us!
 
The inspiring international project “Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today” (RYCT) celebrates its 20th year of delivering Reminiscence in Dementia Care at a conference in Greenwich, London on 16th & 17th November 2017.
 
This tried and tested project has demonstrated across 16 countries a unique and creative way to bring together, as equals, people with dementia and their carers to share memories and celebrate long-term relationships.
 
This conference, hosted by the University of Greenwich and the European Reminiscence Network, will include presentations from guest speakers from many countries, workshops, performances, exhibitions, and reflections from participating families and the project’s graduate apprentices.
 
This conference aims to:
• Reflect on the work of the European Reminiscence Network to date
• Re-position reminiscence from an optional activity to a central platform in person-centred and relationship-centred dementia care
• See creative reminiscence in the broader context of the arts and dementia
• Plan for a positive future in which families can live well with dementia.
Who should attend the conference?
• Voluntary organizations
• Arts organisations and freelance arts workers
• Health and social care staff
• Care commissioners and service providers
• Cultural organisations
• Students and researchers
• Anyone interested in positive dementia care and living well with dementia
 
What is on offer?
Thursday 16th November – 10.00 to 18.00
 
University of Greenwich, Queen Anne Court, Room 063, Maritime Campus, SE10
 
Friday 17th November – 10.00 to 17.00
University of Greenwich at The Old Baths, Bathway, Woolwich, London SE18 6QX
 

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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Create your own puppet show!

Are you puppet curious? Come and learn some secrets of puppet making!

Bring some ideas and Fran Malone of award – winning company Herringbone Arts will show you how to make your own beautiful minature puppets and help and guide you through making your own short show – with a special showing at the end for friends and family.. Expect doors to be opened into the world of puppetry!

puppetThis course will run for four/five weeks on the following dates and times:

Sunday 13th August
Sunday 20th August
Sunday 27th August
Sunday 3rd September

Each session is two hours long – from 1.30 – 3.30.

There will be an extra session for a special showing of work at the end. This session will be at an agreed time and venue.

The cost of these five sessions is £90.00 including materials.

Fran will provide puppet making materials – sculpting medium, tools and adhesives etc. If you would like to make your puppet show in a self – contained box, vintage hat box, suitcase or trunk then please provide one and Fran can show you how to convert it- but this is not essential- 

Tea, coffee and snacks provided by Fran – who will also be available for advice in – between the sessions.

Please note: On this course there will be some working at home needed in – between the sessions!

BOOKING!

Ticket link here- Early bird and student discount available!
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/your-own-short-puppet-show-tickets-36106148462

Get in touch!

To keep up to date with Strike a Light’s free activities and projects, you can:
 
Twitter: @strikerlight
Email: strikealight@rocketmail.com
 
or drop in to our venue – Studio 8, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU

Free Half Term Diwali Celebration – Brighton & Hove

dr-blighty-poster-for-eventsJoin Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage in the market square at Brighton’s Open Market –  Free Half Term Diwali Celebrations this October (part of Nutkhut’s Dr Blighty project).

Drop in activities, no need to book!

10am-4pm Friday 28th October

Come along and join in the Diwali festival of light celebration fun over Brighton and Hove half term week with free workshops – artists, food, Kathak and Bollywood dance and more.

Diwali is a Hindu festival with lights, held in the period from October to November.

It is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the financial year in India.

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Free workshops and activities run by professional artists include:

* Make colourful Kandil lanterns
* Make clay diya lights
* Create Diwali character puppets
* Listen to Indian music
* Watch a Bollywood Dance display:11.30pm, 12.30pm and 2pm
* Join a Indian Kathak dance workshop at 10.45am and 3.15pm with Eve Zandi
* Watch a Kathak dance performance 2.30pm

 

Other activities include :

Priya Henna tattoos stall
Firefly face painting
Indian Food stall
Activities free and suitable for children ages 5 and upwards

https://strikealight.org/2016/10/05/free-half-term-diwali-event-day/

Our Brighton and Hove based organisation Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage (www.strikealight.org) is pleased to be delivering these activities on behalf of the company Nukhut as part of the celebrated Dr Blighty project exploring Indian soldiers in Brighton during WWI.

 

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Heritage Open Days – Brighton

Find out more about our series of free Heritage Open Days events in Brighton from 8th-11th September:

Heritage Open Days – Brighton (Free)

Thursday 8th September: 
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A creatively curated daytime event, with  workshops, exhibitions, talks, and a free cafe.

The event taking place on Thursday 8th September 1-5pm 2016 is part of national Heritage Open Days events. During this special drop-in event, Fabrica opens its doors to the public for an afternoon of stimulating and engaging activities and exhibits. This free event includes creative workshops, heritage activities and screenings.

Book your free place here

Friday 9th September:  


Dr Geoffrey Mead will lead an early evening tour for The Boys on the Plaque project, looking at the stories from soldiers on a WWI memorial plaque (based at Fabrica gallery), who with connections to this area of the city.

 The tour runs from 6-7.30pm and starts from Fabrica gallery, 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG. The event is free but booking is necessary here.

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Friday 9th & Saturday 10th September:

Ale and Hearty – brewing & ale exhibition

Friday 9th from 1-7pm & Saturday 10th from 1-5pm    

An exhibition specially for Heritage Open Days which focuses on the history of brewing in Lewes, East Sussex and its related industrial and agricultural links from the 18th Century to the present day, a period of some 200 years. The exhibition looks at working life in relation to Breweries, agricultural workers and rural life and trades.

Find out more here

A project in partnership with Harveys Brewery.

The Orange Lilies – Brighton and Hove in the Somme

Strike a Light, in partnership with Brighton & Hove Library and Information Service, and Fabrica showcases its WWI themed project The Orange Lilies – Brighton and Hove Soldiers in the Somme.

The project focuses the city’s legacy of the Somme and a significant event on the eve of this (where huge numbers of Brighton soldiers fell), The Battle of Boar’s Head (also known as The Day that Sussex Died), as a key part of WWI, and its subsequent impact on Brighton and Hove.

Come along and find out more about this epic piece of local history, and find out ways to get involved with the project, learn about film making and gain research skills.

These are funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.