Tag Archives: 2019

Silver Foxes group to start!

We’re pleased to announce that Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is has received further funding for our reminiscence group aimed at older people called Silver Foxes. The group is based at Brooke Mead Sheltered Housing Scheme in Brighton  but open to anyone over 60 years of age.

The group  will be on alternate Fridays at 2pm starting on 15th November 2019 and will meet until end May 2020.

We will be exploring life memories, local history, trying new activities including bocca, table tennis and chair yoga to encourage participants to try new things, improve their memories and meet new people – oh and tea and biscuits of course!

We’d like to thank our funders for supporting this who are the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund through the Trust for Developing Community and to Brighton and Hove City Council for in-kind support including the venue.

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Happy Halloween – Half term families event – 31st Oct 1-4pm

A free afternoon of trick or treating, wicked creative workshops, spooky storytelling, music and awards for the best costumes

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Sew Fabulous and Quiet Down There at Brighton Open Market present a free drop in Halloween half term family event on Thursday October 31st from 1-4pm.

We welcome children aged 11 and under, and their adults to come and take part in a variety of workshops at the Balcony studios, upstairs at Brighton Open Market, as well as spooky storytelling, and trick or treating in the market place.

Visit the Balcony studios (Quiet Down There, Sew Fabulous, Grace  Eyre Foundation, Woody, and Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage) for free workshops on bat making, Hijack Halloween crafts, Halloween window transfers, and badge making.

Local arts organisation Same Sky will mount a creative installation in the market place to create an All Hallows Eve vibe, along with a jam packed afternoon of half term family fun including storytelling, trick or treating (bring a bag!) and music.

We’ll be working with traders, artists and other organisations to create an inclusive and lively event attracting existing and new customers and participants.

In addition to Halloween, this live event will also form part of the Open Market’s 100 year anniversary. We will be launching our new open market zine at this event to help share and promote our work. Come and help celebrate the centenary of this landmark site!

Join us for:

  • SPOOKY STORYTELLING in the market place
  • Awards FOR BEST Costumes in the market place
  • TRICK OR TREATING with market traders
  • WICKED CREATIVE WORKSHOPS. Arts and crafts in the studios

Happy Halloween at the Open Market!

Anyone interested in participating should visit the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/994351787581116/

About Balcony Studios

A group of 12 diverse and creative studios situated on the balcony at Brighton Open Market. To find out more about the work of the Balcony Studios, follow @balconystudios_bn1 on Twitter and Instagram and use #balconystudiosbn1
http://www.brightonopenmarket.co.uk/market-studio-tenants/

About Brighton Open Market

Brighton’s only covered market destination.  The market is home to 45 permanent independent retail units, 12 artists’ studios and an exciting mix of plaza traders.
Showcasing a combination of traditional and contemporary market traders;
including cafes, local produce, clothing, toys, art, music, art, live music, workshops, and outreach events for the local community.
http://www.brightonopenmarket.co.uk/

Further information

This project has been funded by Brighton and Hove City Council Resilience Fund. The Resilience Fund aims to support groups that are already working with local people and communities. All applications must address any one of these three key outcomes:

  • Improving well-being
  • Building cohesion
  • Promoting fairness

https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/

For further information, images and interviews please contact:
Nicola Benge, Creative Director – Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage: strikealight@rocketmail.com


Upcoming heritage event – Shalom Sussex

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is hosting a one day symposium for the Shalom Sussex – Jewish People in WWI project on 10th December 2-7pm.

This event is free to attend but tickets must be booked: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shalom-sussex-symposium-jewish-people-in-sussex-in-wwi-tickets-68723661321

Speakers include – Dr Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, and Professor Mark Connelly a specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s.

Event timings:

2.15pm: Shalom Sussex Project Manager introduction

2.30pm: Dr Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies discusses his new co-edited book and the wider topic of The Jewish Experience of the First World War

3.30pm: Professor Mark Connelly – Director of Gateways to the First World War and specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s

4.30pm: Shalom Sussex project findings with Dr Diana Wilkins and researchers

5.30-7pm: Drinks and light festive buffet.

The symposium takes place at Room 105, University of Brighton, 154-155 Edward St, Brighton BN2 0JG

PROJECT INFORMATION

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage CIC, in partnership with the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, Jewish Care and the Jewish Historical Society of England is facilitating this project Shalom Sussex – The Jewish Community in WWI.

The project focuses on the contribution Jewish people in Sussex made during the First World War – both on the home-front and abroad on the battlefield.

To mark the end of the Centenary of the First World War, between March 2019-March 2020, this project is enabling people in Sussex to come together to preserve the memories and heritage of the Jewish people who lived locally during and post the First World War to collect these hidden histories.

Jewish people have been in Sussex since the 1700s, and the contribution in WWI made by Jews to the area has been significant.

Shalom!

http://shalomsussex.co.uk/

This project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund through a First World War – Then and Now grant.

Thanks to National Lottery players for their charitable support to help deliver this project.

Supported by Gateways to the First World War

 

Free conference on Jewish heritage – Brighton

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is hosting a one day symposium for the Shalom Sussex – Jewish People in WWI project on 10th December 2-7pm.

This event is free to attend but tickets must be booked: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shalom-sussex-symposium-jewish-people-in-sussex-in-wwi-tickets-68723661321

Speakers include – Dr Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, and Professor Mark Connelly a specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s.

Event timings:

2.15pm: Shalom Sussex Project Manager introduction

2.30pm: Dr Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies discusses his new co-edited book and the wider topic of The Jewish Experience of the First World War

3.30pm: Professor Mark Connelly – Director of Gateways to the First World War and specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s

4.30pm: Shalom Sussex project findings with Dr Diana Wilkins and researchers

5.30-7pm: Drinks and light festive buffet.

The symposium takes place at Room 105, University of Brighton, 154-155 Edward St, Brighton BN2 0JG

PROJECT INFORMATION

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage CIC, in partnership with the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, Jewish Care and the Jewish Historical Society of England is facilitating this project Shalom Sussex – The Jewish Community in WWI.

The project focuses on the contribution Jewish people in Sussex made during the First World War – both on the home-front and abroad on the battlefield.

To mark the end of the Centenary of the First World War, between March 2019-March 2020, this project is enabling people in Sussex to come together to preserve the memories and heritage of the Jewish people who lived locally during and post the First World War to collect these hidden histories.

Jewish people have been in Sussex since the 1700s, and the contribution in WWI made by Jews to the area has been significant.

Shalom!

http://shalomsussex.co.uk/

This project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund through a First World War – Then and Now grant.

Thanks to National Lottery players for their charitable support to help deliver this project.

Supported by Gateways to the First World War

 

Shalom Sussex Symposium – 10th December

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is hosting a one day symposium for the Shalom Sussex – Jewish People in WWI project on 10th December 2-7pm.

This event is free to attend but tickets must be booked: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shalom-sussex-symposium-jewish-people-in-sussex-in-wwi-tickets-68723661321

Speakers include – Dr Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, and Professor Mark Connelly a specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s.

Event timings:

2.15pm: Shalom Sussex Project Manager introduction

2.30pm: Dr Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies discusses his new co-edited book and the wider topic of The Jewish Experience of the First World War

3.30pm: Professor Mark Connelly – Director of Gateways to the First World War and specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s

4.30pm: Shalom Sussex project findings with Dr Diana Wilkins and researchers

5.30-7pm: Drinks and light festive buffet.

The symposium takes place at Room 105, University of Brighton, 154-155 Edward St, Brighton BN2 0JG

PROJECT INFORMATION

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage CIC, in partnership with the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, Jewish Care and the Jewish Historical Society of England is facilitating this project Shalom Sussex – The Jewish Community in WWI.

The project focuses on the contribution Jewish people in Sussex made during the First World War – both on the home-front and abroad on the battlefield.

To mark the end of the Centenary of the First World War, between March 2019-March 2020, this project is enabling people in Sussex to come together to preserve the memories and heritage of the Jewish people who lived locally during and post the First World War to collect these hidden histories.

Jewish people have been in Sussex since the 1700s, and the contribution in WWI made by Jews to the area has been significant.

Shalom!

http://shalomsussex.co.uk/

This project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund through a First World War – Then and Now grant.

Thanks to National Lottery players for their charitable support to help deliver this project.

Supported by Gateways to the First World War

 

Share your memories of Brighton hospital – Vox Pops tomorrow

Vox Pops day – Brighton and Sussex hospitals memories collection day

As part of the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) heritage project, Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will be at Jubilee Library (alongside the Nimbus exhibition about BSUH history) to collect oral histories of experiences of the hospital.

We are seeking people who’ve worked there, patients, visitors, and volunteers focussing on all aspects of the NHS and before in the city.

If you have memories, we’d love to speak to you!

View our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/496518427771737/

Come down to Jubilee Library in Brighton anytime between 1pm – 5.30pm on Friday 20th September to have your thoughts recorded to form part of a new archive collecting all of this history.

This is also an opportunity to view the BSUH exhibition and join in with this exciting project.

Email: strikealight@rocketmail.com to find out more

https://strikealight.org/projects/current-projects/brighton-hospital-3ts-oral-history-project/bsuh-oral-histories-wanted/

 

Share your memories of Brighton hospital – Vox Pops

Vox Pops day – Brighton and Sussex hospitals memories collection day

As part of the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) heritage project, Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will be at Jubilee Library (alongside the Nimbus exhibition about BSUH history) to collect oral histories of experiences of the hospital.

We are seeking people who’ve worked there, patients, visitors, and volunteers focussing on all aspects of the NHS and before in the city.

If you have memories, we’d love to speak to you!

View our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/496518427771737/

Come down to Jubilee Library in Brighton anytime between 1pm – 5.30pm on Friday 20th September to have your thoughts recorded to form part of a new archive collecting all of this history.

This is also an opportunity to view the BSUH exhibition and join in with this exciting project.

Email: strikealight@rocketmail.com to find out more

https://strikealight.org/projects/current-projects/brighton-hospital-3ts-oral-history-project/bsuh-oral-histories-wanted/

 

Share your memories of Brighton hospital – Vox Pops

Vox Pops day – Brighton and Sussex hospitals memories collection day

As part of the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) heritage project, Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will be at Jubilee Library (alongside the Nimbus exhibition about BSUH history) to collect oral histories of experiences of the hospital.

We are seeking people who’ve worked there, patients, visitors, and volunteers focussing on all aspects of the NHS and before in the city.

If you have memories, we’d love to speak to you!

View our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/496518427771737/

Come down to Jubilee Library in Brighton anytime between 1pm – 5.30pm on Friday 20th September to have your thoughts recorded to form part of a new archive collecting all of this history.

This is also an opportunity to view the BSUH exhibition and join in with this exciting project.

Email: strikealight@rocketmail.com to find out more

https://strikealight.org/projects/current-projects/brighton-hospital-3ts-oral-history-project/bsuh-oral-histories-wanted/

 

PAST:PRESENT:FUTURE schools workshops at Fabrica

Fabrica – Past:Present:Future

PAST: PRESENT: FUTURE is a project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which is being undertaken by Fabrica Gallery and some of its volunteers. This project will bring to light previously unexplored history about the exhibition space, a restoration of some of the churches key original features and an amazing learning resource in the form of a book detailing the story of the Holy Trinity Church.

Fabrica have partnered with Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage to deliver a series of three years of Heritage Open Days activities. These open days will be taking place in September 2019, 2020 and 2021.

These take the form of creative schools workshops based on restoration of stained glass at Fabrica gallery – part of the Holy Trinity Church 200th building anniversary.

Fabrica said: ‘This project will bring to light previously unexplored history about the exhibition space, a restoration of some of the churches key original features and an amazing learning resource in the form of a book detailing the story of the Holy Trinity Church.’

The first of our first Heritage Open Days, co-produced with Strike A Light, we will be providing local primary schools with workshops exploring the beautiful stained glass in the building – click here for more info or to book

Further details of are available on the project blog: https://fabricapastpresentfuture.home.blog

The project is funded by the Heritage Fund

Symposium – History of Royal Sussex County Hospital (20th September)

Our Creative Director Nicola Benge will be saying a few words at this event, it’s free and celebrates BSUH history. Come along and join us!
 
Symposium about the history of Royal Sussex County Hospital, ethics in healthcare, and the opportunities for participatory arts practice in health settings.
Speakers include:

There will be three speakers at the event, held at Jubilee Library, including:

  • Dr Carina Westling, who is co-director of The Nimbus Group, will speak about the history of the hospital, from its inception, through to its current state, including how the hospital’s work with the community has changed, and how healthcare has developed over the 200-year history of the hospital.
  • Daniel Locke is an artist and illustrator who has been commissioned to work with the public to create a new artwork for the new Royal Sussex County Hospital. Daniel will talk about working with health workers, patients and the community, and how they have contributed to and inspired new artwork.
  • Dr Bobbie Farsides, Chair of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics at the University of Sussex, specialises in research on ante-natal screening and testing, reproductive technologies, palliative care and issues around death and dying, and will talk about how personal and organisational perspectives come together in healthcare ethics.
Venue: Jubilee Library, Jubilee Square, Brighton BN1 1GE
Date and time: 1:30pm registration, finish at 4:30pm. Free refreshments provided.
 
There are limited spaces for this event, book your ticket on Eventbrite to avoid disappointment.
 
The symposium is part of a commemorative programme of events supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust.