The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme
Free WWI Community history event marking the end of both The Orange Lilies project, and The Boys on the Plaque project marking the Somme centenary, and exploring Brighton & Hove in WWI.
Venue: Jubilee Library, Brighton, 11am – 4pm – 30th June 2017
Introductions by Nicola Benge, The Orange Lilies Project Manager and Clare Hankinson, The Boys on the Plaque Project Manager
Dr Frank Gray, Director of Screen Archive South East shows vintage film clips & discusses Brighton during WWI
Brighton & Hove in WWI Q & A session: chaired by Dr Sam Carroll + Speakers: Dr Chris Kempshall, Dr Alison Fell & Dr Frank Gray
Dr Alison Fell – First World War women workers and strikes
Dr Chris Kempshall of East Sussex in WWI – Talk on Brighton and The Battle of Boars Head
and speakers still TBC
Battle of Boar’s Head exhibition courtesy of Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove; WWI exhibitions and resources from Brighton & Hove Libraries, Gateways to the First World War, and The Royal British Legion.
Venue –Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE
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The Orange Lilies project is delivered by Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage
In Partnership with Fabrica gallery, Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information Services, and Gateways to the First World War.
and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund
Creative drop in activities for all
(part of Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage: The Orange Lilies project).
Every Thursday in March 2017 – Dates remaining are: 23rd & 30th from 4 – 6pm at Jubilee Library. This will take place in the Young Peoples area in the library. Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE
Drop in activities, no need to book!
Free workshops run by professional textile artist Rosie James include:
Using a sewing machine,
stitching and drawing with a machine
using collage in textiles
Rosie James is an artist working mostly in textiles. Her work explores the use of the sewing machine as a tool for drawing. Her focus falls mainly on people and the kinds of crowds that form when people gather, she is looking for the individual within the crowd. Her work also encompasses the use of the stitched line to create drawings which explore the whole world of stitch, textiles, fashion, craft etc.
The ways in which stitching and textiles figure in our everyday lives is a continuing fascination. Rosie using screen printing as well as machine stitching and applique to create layers of imagery. Recently she has become interested in the ways in which a line is created on the sewing machine and how lines are everywhere we look. These lines link us together.
Part of The Orange Lilies – Brighton and Hove in the Somme project – Try a new skill with textiles and sewing machines, find out more about the city and its’ inhabitants in WWI; make a collage for exhibition in BFEST (Brighton Youth Festival) poster, and find out more about Brighton & Hove’s local memories.
Find out more about The Orange Lilies project here: https://theorangelilies.wordpress.com/
With support from project partners Fabrica Gallery, Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information Service, and Gateways to the First World War. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme
Put a date in your diaries for this FREE final The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme project event this year on Friday 30th June 11am-4pm, at Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE
It’s come round very quickly, but we’re programming the one day event at present. We’ll have speakers during the day including Dr Frank Gray (Screen Archive South East) showing Sussex in WWI film clips, Dr Chris Kempshall discussing East Sussex in WWI, Gateways to the First World War, Dr Alison Fell on Women Workers in WWI, and further speakers to be confirmed. We’ll also have exhibitions in the main area, and a Q& A lunchtime session chaired by Dr Sam Carroll.
We’ll be encouraging people to both drop in, or stay all day, and sit and eat your lunch whilst hearing more about this fascinating period of history with a Brighton perspective. Watch this space for updates.
We’ll also be exhibiting our textiles from the project alongside a series of bespoke short films about the city in WWI (made by young filmmakers), for the BFEST Brighton Youth Festival starting on 28th May. This exhibition will continue until 4th July 2017 before touring to other city venues.
The Orange Lilies project runs until July 2017, and we have free events and activities taking place throughout the rest of the project. If you’d like to take part, become a research volunteer or come along to an event, visit our project site for further information.
Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund
Our Love Vision Board workshop takes place in ten days at the Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage studio in Brighton. Book your place now for only £20!
Want to set your intentions, wishes and help create your love and relationship desires for 2017 but in a fun, creative way?
This resourceful afternoon is a inspiring and focussed way to look at your year ahead and the life you would like to realise in the next twelve months.
The session will start with a meditative journey to set new intentions and plans, followed by a supportive and informal group involving collage and visualisation to generate your most fulfilling way forward.
Vision boards help:
* Set and prioritise goals, values, and intentions.
* Plant goals and intentions
* Seeing a vision board regularly—with images and words representing your goals, wishes, and values—helps remind you of what you want to do, be, and have.
* Ensure that you move towards these goals, both consciously and unconsciously.
At the end of the afternoon, you will leave have a bespoke, inspiring and original vision board to display in your home and refer to regularly, as well as a clearer sense of the way forward for you into the New Year.
£8 for the afternoon – All materials provided along with refreshments.
Bring nice nibbles to share.
There is only space in the venue for 8-10 people so book your place soon!
Strike a Light – Arts and Heritage sends you festive greetings.
A Happy New Year in 2017!
2016 has been a bumper year for us with new projects, a studio move and organisational changes too!
A look back over 2016 …
The Boys on the Plaque
Our ongoing partnership with Fabrica Gallery on The Boys on the Plaque project has continued with a year of free Conversation Cafes, outings, talks and a Heritage Open Days event.
We’ve enjoyed every minute of it, and met some lovely people at our events – Thanks to all who’ve come along, watched films, sang and made each occasion special!
Next year, we’ll be creating a booklet about the project for Fabrica which will be coming out in June 2017 and will go out to local schools and organisations.
Find out more about the project here.
We now have 22 volunteer researchers looking at the theme of Brighton and Hove in the Somme alongside exploring the role of the Royal Sussex Regiments during 1916. We have also engaged five young film makers who are creating short films about WWI in Brighton.
This project runs until July 2017, and we have free events and activities taking place throughout the rest of the project.
If you’d like to take part, or come along to an event, visit our project site for further information.
Dancing with Dementia
We’ve just begun a pilot project Dancing with Dementia in collaboration with the charity Jewish Care at a centre in Brighton, encouraging older residents with dementia to stay active, using music to trigger memories.
Our first event brought students from Brighton music college Access to Music to play songs to residents and encouraged them to join in with singing. Next year brings workshops with dancers and teachers, as well as performances to join in with.
Thanks to the Healthy Collaboration fund through Trust for Developing Communities for this support.
We were pleased to deliver creative activities on behalf of the company Nukhut as part of the celebrated Dr Blighty project exploring Indian soldiers in Brighton & Hove during WWI this winter.
To date we’ve led 54 workshops with young people in a variety of schools, venues and events in November and December. Phew!
In 2017 we’ll be creating an education pack based on these activities which will go out free to all local city schools for use in perpetuity.
Rotary Club Award
We’re excited to say that Creative Director of Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage (Nicola Benge) attended a lunch to receive a Community Service Award for her work, given by the Rotary Club of Brighton & Hove this month, a nice way to round up the year.
We’d like to say a big thank you for supporting us this year! To all of you who’ve attended sessions, worked with us, volunteered,or enjoyed our arts and heritage activities and events across Sussex.
We look forward to continuing forward with our unique blend of arts and heritage into 2017.
Get in touch!
To keep up to date with Strike a Light’s free activities:
or drop in to our new venue – Studio 8, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU.
If you would like to get involved with The Orange Lilies project as a participant or volunteer, or have memories or artefacts about The Battle of Boar’s Head, or Brighton and Hove memories of the Somme, then please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!
The project focuses on the city’s legacy of the Somme and a significant event on the eve of this (where huge numbers of Brighton soldiers fell), The Battle of Boar’s Head (also known as The Day that Sussex Died), as a key part of WWI, and its’ subsequent impact on Brighton and Hove.
From June 2016 – June 2017, intergenerational arts and heritage organisation Strike a Light and partners will – through key activities, training, collaboration and mentoring – work with young people to commemorate the effects of the Battle of the Somme on the city, uncovering Brighton’s Great War heritage for future generations.
Visit our The Orange Lilies project website here, get in touch and share family history, join in and receive training as a volunteer researcher and attend activities, events and films, all commemorating Brighton and Hove in the Somme.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you soon.
With thanks for the QueenSpark Books Letter in the Attic project for permission to use the above image.
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