Fabrica event soon!

Thursday 14 June, 11-4pm

A free drop in event at Fabrica, celebrating the them of laughter. An exploration of the joys that bind, shared laughter and experience through generations which work across the age divide. Creative workshops, exhibition, talks and free cafe. Aimed at the whole community, especially older people, visitors are invited to encounter art in a relaxed and exciting way.

In collaboration with Strike a Light. In conjunction with Cinecity.

Film screening The Artist

Thursday 14 June, 6-8.30pm

the artist movie film poster

A cosy evening showing of The Artist with cushions, wine, nibbles and cocoa – all for £1.

A homage to the silent era of movie, The Artist is a black and white (mostly) silent film. Jean Dujardin stars as George Valentin a world famous silent movie star, who’s life takes a dramatic turn with the onset of talking pictures. Co-starring Bérénice Bejo as Peppy Miller a young talented dancer.

In collaboration with Strike a light. In conjunction with Cinecity.


Studio space for rent

Studio sublet this July and August  based in Trafalgar Studios, Level 8 South in New England House. It is a shared studio space with 8 people, broken in different sized partitions. My space has a desk with office area, and a large making table with shelving storage. It is £135 pcm (including electricity and broadband) and is available from July 1st until 1st September.

It is a light bright south facing space sharing with lovely creative folk – painting, working with textiles and upholstery and is sociable. There is an area for making tea and a fridge and microwave.

Please get in touch if interested to come and have a look.


Laughter Lines at Fabrica

Laughter is the shortest distance between the generations. 
Strike a Light is curating a free event day at Fabrica gallery (www.fabrica.org.uk) on Thursday 14th June from 11-4pm with a showing of recent Oscar winning film The Artist from 6-8.30pm following this at the bargain price of £1!
This event will be along the theme of laughter – ‘An exploration of the joys that bind, shared laughter and experience through generations which work across the age divide…’
The event is aimed at all, but older people and groups are especially welcome. Seating and a cafe area with free refreshments is available throughout the day, to relax, rest and enjoy the activities, exhibition and short films.
This project is part of Fabrica’s Rendezvous – GOA event stream: http://fabrica.org.uk/projects/rendezvous/
Fabrica is happy to organise transport for older groups if interested in attending. Please contact Strike a Light or the details on the flyer if so.

Laughter Lines

Strike a Light is curating a new and free event at Fabrica gallery on Thursday 14th June called Laughter Lines. ‘An exploration of the joys that bind, shared laughter and experience through generations which work across the age divide…’

The idea to use Laughter as a theme came from a quote I heard on Radio 4 in December ‘ Laughter is the shortest distance between the generations’. Although the quote is actually from from the comedian Victor Borge and is ‘Laughter is the shortest distance between two people’.
It will take place from 11-4pm and will include artist’ workshops facilitated byJane Fordham and Clare Nias as well as an Armchair Critics event hosted by Lorenza Ippolito, a cafe, a display by Cecile Chevalier about reminiscecence and digital media.

We hope to follow this with a film collaboration with Cine City from 6-8.30pm where we will create a cosy space in the gallery with bean bags, cocoa, wine and nibbles. All welcome!

Laughter – Fabrica

Strike a Light is curating an event at Fabrica gallery on Thursday 14th June along the theme of laughter – ‘Laughter is the shortest distance between two people’. An exploration of the joys that bind, shared laughter and experience through generations which work across the age divide..

The free event will comprise a series of workshop activities with artists, exhibitions, and a cafe between 11am-4pm, as well as a film showing from 6-8pm for £1 on the same date. Say tuned for more details on this, as it is being programmed at the moment. You can also follow Strike a Light on Twitter @strikerlight

Nicola Benge from Strike a Light was on the radio recently representing the ALT-Brighton Graphic Novel project from Queenspark Books. Listen to the Radio Reverb interview with radio presenter Melita Dennett here:


Hope Springs Eternal re-visited

The 15 minute film ‘Hope Springs Eternal’ which Strike a Light created in collaboration with filmmaker Si Mitchell in October 2011 continues to receive positive responses. It was shown at White Night 2011 in Brighton as part of a wider event organised by Strike a Light also called ‘Hope Springs Eternal’, and again in December at Fabrica gallery as part of the ‘Relativity’ event.

‘Taking part in the ‘Hope Springs Eternal’ film was an interesting experience. I so hope that such a film will help to inspire similar events’.

Creative Archives

Strike a Light attended a really interesting Arts Council funded Artist in the Archive day at the BBC Archive building store in Perivale, North West London in February.

This was organised by Archives for Creativity and invited artists from around the South East to look at new ways to contextualise and explore archives. It was a wonderful opportunity to see a working archive, as well as accessing a venue which is not usually open to the public. We had a grand tour and saw a variety of processes relating to archival, restoration and digitisation.

The artist Chris Dorley-Brown spoke about a previous project he’d worked on in collaboration with the BBC Archive which was fascinating and informative, and it was also a good chance to see what other artists are working on, relating to archives in the area.

The BBC is exploring the idea of a creative archive plan further to allow greater usage of its images, photos, radio and TV.

Further examples of archives can be found here: http://www.archive.org/

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