An afternoon of events for Heritage Open Days on Thursday 6th September, celebrating the role of ritual in our lives through family rituals, including dance performances from Ragroof Theatre, creative workshops with Jane Fordham, and Clare Nias and a talk on Victorian Mourning rituals from local historian Sarah Tobias, apt given that Fabrica is based in an old church! Catherine Tajima Powell will be exhibiting her ‘Traces’ work for the event.

This afternoon is FREE and open to all, including refreshments between 1-4pm. There will also be a presentation by Cecile Chevalier. All washed down with free tea and cake! Now there’s a ritual!

We will be following

this free event, part of the national Heritage Open Days programme with a showing of the Oscar award winning film, Tango, by Carlos Saura. This film looks at the passion and ritualistic nature of Tango and it’s community. The film showing is a recession busting £1 and includes wine and other refreshments. Doors open for this at 6pm and the film starts at 6.20pm. All welcome!

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.

Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors. It is a once-a-year chance to discover architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities that bring local history and culture to life.

Fabrica is a visual arts organisation based in a former Regency church in the heart of Brighton that commissions contemporary visual art installations specific to the building. There is capacity for 150 persons.

Find out more about the venue here: www.fabrica.org.uk or email: info@fabrica.org.uk

Large groups wishing to come are very welcome but should contact Clare Hankinson – clare.hankinson@fabrica.org.uk

For those who are elderly, infirm or disabled to book free transport, please also contact Clare Hankinson above or on the Fabirca number: 01273 778 646

Fabrica can be found here