White Night event – Sat 29th October

Strike a Light is organising a FREE event which is part of Brighton’s White Night—Saturday 29th October, 8-11pm at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, Pavilion Gardens, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UZ .
‘Hope springs eternal’ – An intimate musical soiree with dancing, showcasing a film about Hope from arts and heritage organisation Strike a Light.
The event will host a perambulating swing band around the Pavilion Gardens Cafe, welcoming in passersby to dance, Desert Ivan Discs spinning some old faithful on 78s with a film backdrop celebrating the theme of hope, all accompanied by tea and cake.
The short film will be projected on a loop, whilst photographic bunting displays images of happy life events. Fairy lights create an affectionate atmosphere, encouraging visitors to linger a while and experience the positives of growing older.
A cosy, artistic night which will welcome discerning punters of all ages.

White Night – Brighton 29th October 2011

Strike a Light’s ‘Hope Springs Eternal’ event coming along nicely for Brighton’s White Night on Sat 29th Oct.

Looks like we’ll be having a 1930s dancing chorus line, Desert Ivan Discs, Swing Zazou, a film by Si Mitchell and tea and cake – what more could you want… oh and its free!


Ale exhibition at Lewes Library

On Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August 9.30-5pm, Lewes Library will host an exciting, free event aimed at celebrating the heritage of ale,  brewing and related agricultural industries in Lewes.  The two day exhibition will display photographic memories and tales, from a time when Lewes laid claim to nine local breweries, to unearth the hidden history of one of the main industries of the town in the last 300 years.

The exhibition which will also draw on materials from East Sussex Records Office and support from Harveys Brewery, aims to encourage visitors to contribute their memories to help build up archive material from the past. We encourage visitors to leave memories of local brewing, ale, and agricultural and brewery working life.

Bring along photos and documents to be scanned and added to the exhibition!A selection pack of ale from Harveys Brewery is a prize for one lucky person who will have their Lewes brewing memories contribution plucked from a hat!

The exhibition is organised in conjunction with the arts and heritage organisation Strike a Light. To find out more about this event, please contact Nicola Benge strikealight@rocketmail.com http://www.strikealight.org
Lewes Library is fully accessible.

On my radio

Sarah Hutchings of City Reads (www.cityreads.co.uk), and Nicola Benge of Strike a Light spoke on Radio Reverb today about the City Reads, Read Aloud project.

The project involves four groups of participants across Brighton and Hove participating in led activities with trained Reading Champions about one book until the end of September 2011:

Stories of the City, Stories of the Sea

On Thursday 23rd June, Fabrica gallery hosted an exciting, free event aimed at celebrating the experiences of older people through stories.  The afternoon of events aimed at older audiences, centred around the theme of tales—stories of buttons, tall tales, yarns, and singing for your supper.

Visitors to the gallery participated in talks, a button museum from Ragroof Theatre, an Archivia film showing from Earthstock films, creative making activities with artist Jane Fordham, and an afternoon tea with a difference. Visitors to the event were able to relax, meet and encounter visual art in an entrancing, positive creative way through the medium of Fabrica’s Growing an Older Audience project, made possible through a grant from the Arts Council.

A visitor to the event at Fabrica said To everyone at Fabrica who made the event such a success -THANK YOU ALL, very much. We had such a lovely, and unexpected, afternoon’. The event was organised in conjunction with the arts and heritage organisation Strike a Light for Fabrica.

To find out more about this event and others in the Growing an Older Audience programme at Fabrica, please contact Clare Hankinson, Fabrica Project Coordinator on 01273 778 646 or email: clare.hankinson@fabrica.org.uk http://www.fabrica.org.uk

Photos : Daniel Yanez Gonzalez

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