Heritage

Heritage & Reminiscence

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage works in the field of heritage. Other roles include training and coordinating volunteers, employing freelance artists, partnerships with external agencies e.g. libraries, museums, local government archives and local communities.

We are currently working on a variety of projects with:

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, QueenSpark Books, Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival, Jewish Care, Centre for German Jewish Studies, Brighton and Hove City Council, and the Memories Past Group.

To commission a project or explore new activities, contact us!

Previous Work:                                                                                                                Through heritage coordination with nationwide charity (W)RVS and as freelance reminiscence facilitators for numerous clients, we have gathered many years of experience.

Through this, Strike a Light also coordinated a community history website: www.heritageplus.org.uk which now resides under the new RVS website: www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk 

These include Age Exchange and Brent Council, with the over 55s and young people to promote heritage and social history exhibitions though oral history recordings, intergenerational activities and reminiscence workshops, resulting in ‘memory quilts’, plays, interactive tea services and a heritage website to record memories of the way we used to live.


 

Previous projects include a partnership oral history project with Brighton Museum and WRVS, a four year project with English Heritage in their Community Outreach department, and experience on the Kingston based environmental arts charity Save the World.

Other work has been with Independent Lives charity on their Speaking up for Disability project, and QueenSpark Books in Brighton.

Having finished a Heritage Lottery Funded Lewes based project Ale and Hearty in 2014 about ale and brewing, we piloted a short term programme called Breaking Bread (2015) in Brighton, celebrating bread, baking and Sussex traditions related to this theme.  We have worked on The Boys on the Plaque project, an HLF funded two year programme with Fabrica gallery and Brighton and Hove Libraries.

Clients include:
Age Exchange, V&A Museum of Childhood, WRVS, Brent Council, English Heritage, Oral History Society, QueenSpark Books, Independent Lives, and Fabrica.

 

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is a community interest company. We focus on exploring life stories and history through creative projects. Based in Brighton, Strike a Light works with and for the wider community across Sussex