Category Archives: Reminiscence

Shalom Sussex Symposium – Jewish people in Sussex in WWI

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

This event is free to attend but tickets must be booked: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shalom-sussex-symposium-jewish-people-in-sussex-in-wwi-tickets-68723661321

Speakers include – Dr 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: 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

3.30pm: Professor Mark Connelly – Director of Gateways to the First World War and specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s

4.30pm: Shalom Sussex project findings with Dr Diana Wilkins and researchers

6pm: 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.

Jewish people have been in Sussex since the 1700s, and the contribution in WWI made by Jews to the area has been significant.

Shalom!

http://shalomsussex.co.uk/

This project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund through a First World War – Then and Now grant.

Thanks to National Lottery players for their charitable support to help deliver this project.

Supported by Gateways to the First World War

 

Vox Pops – Share your memories of Brighton hospital

Vox Pops day – Brighton and Sussex hospitals memories collection day

As part of the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) heritage project, Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will be at Jubilee Library (alongside the Nimbus exhibition about BSUH history) to collect oral histories of experiences of the hospital.

We are seeking people who’ve worked there, patients, visitors, and volunteers focussing on all aspects of the NHS and before in the city.

If you have memories, we’d love to speak to you!

View our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/496518427771737/

Come down to Jubilee Library in Brighton anytime between 10am – 3pm on Saturday 7th September to have your thoughts recorded to form part of a new archive collecting all of this history.

This is also an opportunity to view the BSUH exhibition and join in with this exciting project.

Email: strikealight@rocketmail.com to find out more

https://strikealight.org/projects/current-projects/brighton-hospital-3ts-oral-history-project/bsuh-oral-histories-wanted/

 

Oral histories of Brighton and Sussex University Hospital wanted!

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is coordinating the collection of oral histories with people who’ve worked at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust to explore the history of the buildings and the people in them.

We are seeking new oral histories for this project and would like to interview new people about roles in the history of the hospital. We would come to either your home or a secluded spot at work and interview you with each interview taking around an hour.

Our purpose is to record memories of the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, the Sussex Eye Hospital, Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre and the Princess Royal Hospital, Hayward Heath.

This project is being directed by Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage through NIMBUS, in partnership with the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

We will create an archive that can be used for publications, websites, exhibitions, teaching and community events. Our plan is to recruit fifty respondents for interview and we are keen to record as wide a historical perspective of hospital life as possible.

These interviews will take place between August 2019 and March 2020 and will be conducted by trained volunteer oral historians from Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage.

If that’s something you would like to participate in, we’d be so pleased! Your interviews will form part of an exhibition at Jubilee Library in September as well as forming part of an archive into the future.

If you are interested, we can send one of our oral history interviewers to do this.

Participants will receive a copy of the oral history recording and the accompanying summary.

Also see our website here: https://strikealight.org/projects/current-projects/brighton-hospital-3ts-oral-history-project/

Please email Project Manager Nicola Benge – strikealight@rocketmail.com to arrange an interview.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Shalom Sussex project news

A round up of our Shalom Sussex project events this year. There’s a lot of them!

The Shalom Sussex- The Jewish Community in World War I project will take place between March 2019 and March 2020, and will be hosting or visiting the following events during that time.

To add a related event or find out more, please contact Project Coordinator Nicola Benge – shalomsussexwwi@gmail.com http://shalomsussex.co.uk/

Events and Activities 

2019

Wednesday 7th August 10-1pm: Research drop in at The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP with Dr Diana Wilkins to help support researchers with the Shalom Sussex project.
Friday 9th August 11-12pm: Jewish reminiscence session at Hyman Fine House, 20 Burlington Street, Brighton. All welcome.
Wednesday 14th August 9-6pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher research outing to National Archives at Kew to research Jewish Lives. Bring a packed lunch! Travel provided.
Friday 23rd August 11-3pm: Jewish Care outing to Newhaven Fort, East Sussex to see WWI exhibitions.
Wednesday 28th August 10.30-11.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU
Wednesday 4th September 10-1pm: Research drop in at The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP with Dr Diana Wilkins to help support researchers with the Shalom Sussex project. This will take place on the first Wednesday of the month and isn’t compulsory but will be a good source of support for researching information with this project.
Friday 6th September 11-12pm: Jewish reminiscence session at Hyman Fine House, 20 Burlington Street, Brighton. All welcome.
Wednesday 25th September 10.30-11.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU
Wednesday 2nd October 10-1pm: Research drop in at The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP with Dr Diana Wilkins to help support researchers with the Shalom Sussex project. This will take place on the first Wednesday of the month and isn’t compulsory but will be a good source of support for researching information with this project.
Friday 11th October 11-12pm: Jewish reminiscence session at Hyman Fine House, 20 Burlington Street, Brighton. All welcome.
Wednesday 16th October 2-4pm: Sukkot party for Jewish Care residents of Hyman Fine House, 20 Burlington Street, Brighton. All welcome.
Wednesday 30th October 9-6pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher research outing to Imperial War Museum in London to research Jewish Lives. Bring a packed lunch! Travel provided.
Wednesday 6th November 10-1pm: Research drop in at The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP with Dr Diana Wilkins to help support researchers with the Shalom Sussex project. This will take place on the first Wednesday of the month and isn’t compulsory but will be a good source of support for researching information with this project.
Friday 8th November 11-12pm: Jewish reminiscence session at Hyman Fine House, 20 Burlington Street, Brighton. All welcome.
Wednesday 27th November 10.30-11.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU
Wednesday 4th December 10-1pm: Research drop in at The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP with Dr Diana Wilkins to help support researchers with the Shalom Sussex project. This will take place on the first Wednesday of the month and isn’t compulsory but will be a good source of support for researching information with this project.
Friday 6th December 11-12pm: Jewish reminiscence session at Hyman Fine House, 20 Burlington Street, Brighton. All welcome.
Tuesday 10th December 2019 2-7pm: One day conference on Shalom Sussex – Jewish People in WWI, Brighton. Room 105, University of Brighton, Edward Street, Brighton.Speakers include – Dr Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, and Dr Mark Connelly a specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s.Additional speakers are the Shalom Sussex project manager and researchers sharing their findings.
Wednesday 18th December 10.30-11.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU
Wednesday 8th January 2020 10-4pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher outing to West Sussex Record Office in Chichester, West Sussex to research local Jewish Lives. Bring a packed lunch. Travel provided.
Friday 10th January 11-12pm: Jewish reminiscence session at Hyman Fine House, 20 Burlington Street, Brighton. All welcome.
Wednesday 22nd January 2020 10.30-11.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU
Wednesday 26th February 2020 10.30-11.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU

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Oral History Training services

Oral History Training

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is pleased to be delivering oral history training with both the Brighton charity Refugee Radio  for their new project, and for an LGBT project with young people for East Sussex County Council over the next month.

If you would like us to deliver training with your group, do get in touch!

https://strikealight.org/training/oral-history-training/

Trailblazers – Free digital downloads

Trailblazers – Free digital downloads

Download our new digital Trailblazers resources which celebrate contemporary Sussex women and their achievements.

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, available on our website: https://strikealight.org/projects/current-projects/trailblazers-posters/

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 Kayla Ente

  

Shalom Sussex- The Jewish Community in WWI

 

Shalom Sussex- The Jewish Community in WWI

We’ve researching hard with our newest project, Shalom Sussex – The Jewish Community in WWI.

In the coming weeks, we will be visiting The Keep archive, West Sussex Record Office and the National Archives to try to build a picture of life for Jewish people in Sussex during the First World War.

If you’d like to find out more about this theme or get involved as a volunteer researcher, receive training, meet new people and gain some useful skills, then please get in touch.

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

shalomsussexwwi@gmail.com

#shalomsussex

http://shalomsussex.co.uk/

  

Oral history interviewers wanted!

Royal Sussex County Hospital: A People’s History from the 19th to the 21st CenturyBrighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust Oral History Project

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is pleased to be delivering the heritage and oral history provision of the final phase of this BSUH heritage project through Nimbus in Brighton until March 2020.

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

https://strikealight.org/projects/current-projects/brighton-hospital-3ts-oral-history-project/

Refugee Radio

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is pleased to be delivering oral history training with the Brighton charity Refugee Radio  for their new project over the next couple of weeks.

Refugee Radio was formed by refugee and human rights workers in 2008. If you are a refugee or asylum seeker who wants to tell their story, or someone supporting a vulnerable migrant who needs our support, Refugee Radio is there to help.

Looking forward to hearing some fascinating new stories about human rights and migration in the coming weeks.