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Photography Intern Vacancy

Images from Jewish dancing at Weddings.
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Mazel Tov Brighton-Tradition through Movement

Photography Intern Proposal

Mazel tov Brighton – Tradition through movement celebrates Judaism through active aging, finding physical as well as mental ways to address early onset dementia. We will do this through dance activities and physical workshops, whilst exploring Brighton’s Jewish history, with residents of Jewish Care home – Hyman Fine House (HFH).

https://strikealight.org/projects/mazel-tov-brighton/

Task Specification:

Photographer for the Mazel tov Brighton project.

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is seeking a fixed-term freelance photography intern to commence work on 20th December, terminating on 30th June 2018:

Key responsibilities

  1. To photograph key events and sessions for the Mazel tov Brighton project
  2. Liaise with Strike a Light regarding events and sessions for the project
  3. To work with Jewish care residents and staff to create an exhibition of 15 portraits to celebrate aging and Jewish Identity in Brighton & Hove
  4. To ensure all photos taken are given to Strike a Light on a regular basis through file sharing software such as Dropbox.

Sessions to take place at the Jewish Care Home, Hyman Fine House, 20 Burlington Street, Brighton and other selected venues as follows:

Music & dance sessions – These take place on Wednesdays 3-4pm:

  • 13th Dec – Duende Flamenco
  • 17th Jan 2018 – Duende Flamenco
  • 14th Feb 2018 – Emma Welsh (Purim or Pesach session)
  • 14th March 2018 – Karavan Ensemble – a workshop on the themes of memories, migration, origins and life stories.
  • 11th April 2018 – Karavan Ensemble – movement and Judaism
  • 16th May 2018 – Emma Welsh (Shavuot session)

Events – 3 x performances for residents at Hyman Fine House:

  • Hannukah event – Wednesday 20th December 3-5pm
  • Purim event – 14th March 2018. Performance with Karavan Ensemble – Performance of Pupik -fugue in 2 followed by a participatory discussion
  • One further performance TBC in late spring 2018

Outings:

2 x outings to Brighton Museum and Middle Street Synagogue (Friday mornings)

  • Middle Street Synagogue visit (Date TBC in spring 2018)
  • Brighton Museum (Date TBC in spring 2018)

 Portraiture:

  • Work with photographer to explore this rich cultural tradition through dance, creating a series of 15 portraits of participants celebrating Jewish heritage and or in physical movement.

Fees & Payment

In return for the performance of this Contract, Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will pay a one off intern fee of £350. There is also £100 available for expenses.

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AFFORDABLE SPACE TO RUN YOUR WORKSHOP – Special offer!

Special Offer for 2018

We will be rising our studio hire prices slightly from January 2018 to £7 per hour (from £6 ph). However if you book between now and Friday 15th December 2017 for dates in 2018, you can still get the original price.

Get in touch if you’d like to take advantage of this great offer!

https://strikealight.org/about-2/affordable-room-hire-for-workshops-and-meetings/

“Compact but well-equipped, this space is just right for small meetings. There is also a variety places to eat downstairs in the market.” Sussex Cohousing

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Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage has affordable space available to rent in its’ Brighton’s Open Market based studio (mezzanine level) between 9-6pm weekdays and weekends  throughout the year.

If you’d like central Brighton space to try out a new workshop activity, run training sessions, access hot desk space space, or to run a regular creative session for up to ten people each time (that’s out limit due to room size), then get in touch!

The space is currently available for the affordable price of £6 per hour for a minimum of three hours per session.

‘We loved it!’ Brighton Housing Trust

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Creative Vision Board course – This Sunday!

goal settingWe’ve got a couple of spaces left on this Sunday’s Creative Vision Board course 19th November 1-4.30pm at our Strike a Light studio based at Brighton’s Open Market.

If you’d like to come along and find a creative approach to your life and ways forward into 2018 then book here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-vision-board-event-focus-on-your-future-tickets-35049364593

£25 for the session and includes all materials and refreshments.

To find out more, visit our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/460003717678435/

 

 

Funding from Dementia Action Alliance

embodying-hebrew-culture-56442.jpgWe’d like to say a huge thank you to the Dementia Action Alliance and Brighton & Hove Age UK (along with Dementia Friends and the Brighton & Hove NHS Clincial Commissioning Group) for funding us to deliver activities in partnership with Jewish Care to encourage the exploration of Mazel Tov Brighton  – Tradition through Movement specifically related to the movement of Jewish culture and its’ arrival in Brighton!

We’ll be starting activities in September 2017 and they’ll run for twelve months in and around the city. These will include outings to Brighton Museum, Holland Road Synagogue, and Brighton’s Open Market, as well as a series of dance performances at Hyman Fine House Jewish care home, along with  photographic exploration of this tradition between 2017-18. We’ll keep you updated!

We’ll also be training Brighton based Jewish Care staff in reminiscence and dementia awareness so that they are able to be self sustaining and skilled in delivering activities at the Hyman Fine House centre run by the charity Jewish Care.

Thanks also to The Homity Trust for supporting us.

Get in touch if you’d like to get involved: strikealight@rocketmail.com

We’re really looking forward to it. Mazel Tov!

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Reminiscence courses this autumn!

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is pleased to offer two new courses this autumn and winter….
One Day Reminiscence Training Course on 3rd October 2017 10am – 4pm
Two Day Reminiscence Training Course in Brighton on 7th & 8th December 2017 10am – 4pm (both days)
See more below and on our website for further information: 

Introduction to Reminiscence – Reminiscence Training 

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The training day will offer an overview of reminiscence work.   It will include a brief background to the subject and will consider the benefits to be derived by both the people who reminisce and those who listen.

We will explore a wide variety of reminiscence activities, which can be used to trigger personal memories and help a group to work well together.

By the end of the day participants will have gained insight into what reminiscence is as a structured activity, and how it can be successfully and productively carried out.

A free training pack with resources for each participant is provided as part of the course.

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Flourish2017-43Two Day Reminiscence Training Course – 10:00 – 16:00 (Both days)

The training days will offer a more expanded exploration of reminiscence work. It will include a detailed background to the subject and consider the benefits to be derived by both the people who reminisce and those who listen.

We will explore a wide variety of reminiscence activities, which can be used to trigger personal memories and help a group to work well together.

We will also consider the dividing lines between the role of a reminiscence facilitator and that of a counsellor/therapist along with the ethical issues that throws up.

The two days will be interspersed with opportunities for the group to experience reminiscence activities, and group members will be encouraged throughout to contribute their own experience and ideas.

By the end of the training, participants will have gained insight into what reminiscence is as a structured activity, and how it can be successfully and productively carried out.

A free training pack with resources for each participant is provided as part of the course

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BENEFITS OF REMINISCENCE

Stimulates social interaction and communication
Reduces the feeling of isolation
Shares and captures family and local history
Increases the feeling of self-worth
Helps keep the mind stimulated
Allows participants to reflect on past and present
An enjoyable experience
Builds confidence
Generates community and support

PARTICIPANT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Share ideas with training group
Use resources, photos and artefacts in reminiscence delivery
 Increased confidence in delivery of activities
Group working skills
Awareness of the effects of dementia
One Day training: £60 organisations / £40 Individuals
Two day training: £100 organisations/£70 Individuals

Please email: strikealight@rocketmail.com or call 07727 006538 to book a session.

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Creative Vision Board workshop

goal-settingStrike a Light is running an affordable creative vision board workshop on Sunday 10th September 2017.

The session runs from 1-4.30pm and costs £25 for the afternoon, all materials and refreshments included.

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-vision-board-event-fo…

Vision boards help to:
* 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.

The workshop 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.

At the end of the afternoon, you will leave with 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 2018.

The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme

The Orange Lilies project runs until July 2017, and we have free events and activities taking place throughout the rest of the project.

We have been uploading memories and research to our project website which we’d love you to view.

Visit and view our textiles banner about the impact of the Somme on the city, and a selection of films made by young people about the centenary of the battle in an exhibition of our work at Jubilee Library in the Youth area from now until 4th July.

Visit our project site for further information

Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund

https://theorangelilies.wordpress.com/

Mazel Tov Brighton!

Strike a Light has been having a great time recently with a project called Mazel Tov Brighton! funded by The Homity Trust

The project celebrates links between Judaism and Brighton and Hove lives with residents of the Jewish Care charity run home Hyman Fine House. Coming up we have visits from  the Jewish Historical Society, Brighton Museum, and The Keep archives with a special German Jewish photographic collection.

We have project activities until the end of July 2017.

Dancing with Dementia finishes

IMG_8271.JPGWe’ve just finished our successful project Dancing with Dementia – in collaboration with the charity Jewish Care at a care home in Brighton, encouraging older residents with dementia to stay active, using music to trigger memories.

We’ve had a variety of activities and performers including music therapist Dominque Levack, Belly dancer Bettina, Sari dancing, Flamenco with Helena, Yoga sessions, and musical performance from students of Access to Music Brighton college.

Thanks to the Healthy Collaboration fund through Trust for Developing Communities for this support.

https://strikealight.org/projects/dancing-with-dementia/

Space available on today’s Career Vision Board Workshop

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We’ve had a last minute cancellation for today’s Career and Vision Board Workshop at our studio which means we have one space available for another participant.
If you’d like to attend, and can make it here in by 12.45pm then come along!
 
Booking here: