Strike a Light hosted a project book launch recently in Lewes for it’s now completed Heritage Lottery Funded Ale and Hearty project (January 2014).
This involved a drop-in crafts workshop to make slumber pillows using heritage local hops, showcasing our Ale and Hearty project exhibition, a screening of our Ale Tales film, wild food cafe, and free beer tasting.
The hit of the evening was a round table discussion about brewing with Miles Jenner, Master Brewer from Harveys Brewery, David Muggleton – Editor of The Sussex Drinker, Godfrey Broster the brewing vicar, and John Copper of the singing Copper Family.
We had a packed house and a great time, in part due to the generous beer provisions donated by Harveys of Lewes!
Ale and Hearty was an HLF funded social history project about brewing and related agriculture and industry around Lewes.
This project is now finished – 2014
Other events past
Strike a Light has created many events for Fabrica for their Growing an Older Audience Project since the beginning of 2011, having previously liaised with them to create reminiscence activities prior to this time.
These activities have formed part of their Special Daytime Events since then, and latterly have come to offer evening film showings aimed at encouraging all kinds of new visitors to the venue. The autumn events have joined up with the national Heritage Open Days programme to widen the venue’s appeal and to ensure that activities are not just for those interested in contemporary visual art, but for other themes too.
You can see the Strike a Light blog roll and calendar for more information about these events as they’ve happened, and through the image gallery here too. Do get in touch if you’re interested in organising a bespoke event for your venue similar to the type shown here. We are always happy to help!
Growing an Older Audience Evaluation
You can download and read more about the project evaluation here to see how the project has been running: