Award winning charity HMDT Music is working with greatly respected community interest company Strike a Light – Arts and Heritage, to explore the stories of the impact the Indian Army Military Hospitals in Brighton and the British West Indies Regiment training camp in Seaford had on local communities at the time.
It is seeking volunteers to help embark on a voyage of discovery exploring local newspapers, archives and anecdotal reminiscences. Their findings will be captured and showcased as part of the interactive Trench Brothers Exhibition being shown at Newhaven Fort from August, which features a creative response to the subject matter.
The final strand to the project is an education project involving eight local schools using puppetry, composition, artefacts, costumed interpreters and cross-curricular learning, leading to them performing a newly commissioned music theatre work by composers Julian Joseph and Richard Taylor and librettist Tertia Sefton-Green alongside jazz and opera singers, musicians and puppeteers at Brighton Dome this October.
We will be delivering free training in archives and research with volunteers in the area, alongside visits to Seaford Museum, The Keep and the Chattri. This will lead to an exhibition this summer at Newhaven Fort from 4th August 2018.