We are currently seeking a freelance facilitator with some experience in dance, music or movement to deliver two sessions for our upcoming Dancing with Dementia project in Brighton.
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).
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:
- To photograph key events and sessions for the Mazel tov Brighton project
- Liaise with Strike a Light regarding events and sessions for the project
- To work with Jewish care residents and staff to create an exhibition of 15 portraits to celebrate aging and Jewish Identity in Brighton & Hove
- 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
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)
- 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.
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!
“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
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
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage would like to thank the Mrs A Lacy-Tate Trust for joint funding us to deliver a series of activities at Brooke Mead, a new purpose built Dementia focussed sheltered housing scheme run by BHCC in Brighton and Hove.
The project is called Dancing with Dementia – Creating spaces for dance and movement.
This sum will make a huge difference in enabling us to develop and facilitate a programme of events for older people who will benefit immensely from this engagement.
Clare Hankinson – Fabrica gallery
Want to set your intentions, wishes and help create your desires but in a fun, creative way?
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will run a creative vision board workshop on Sunday 19th November 1-4.30pm at our studio, based upstairs at the Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton.
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 year ahead.
£25 for the afternoon – All materials provided along with refreshments.
There is only space in the venue for 8 people so book your place soon: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-vision-board-event-focus-on-your-future-tickets-35049364593
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is running a course Remembering Together: Making a life history book course this autumn.
A life history book is a homemade booklet compiled to capture memories and stories about a person’s life, whether to mark a significant birthday, a change in circumstances, the onset of Dementia or as a beautiful and creative gift for a loved one.
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will deliver a series of four workshops to support you to create a life history booklet for a family member’s life. This takes place on Thursdays 10am-1pm in November (2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd November) 2017.
Thanks so much for such a wonderful, inspiring and beautifully run day and thanks for your warmth and generosity. Thanks for the materials and hope we meet again soon. Course participant
Making a life history book can be an enjoyable and empowering activity for a person with dementia which may enable greater interaction and open up communication between someone with dementia and their carers, family and friends. A life history book may be something that visitors can look through with a person, or it can be referred to by professionals to learn more about the person they are providing care for.
The course can only accommodate 8 participants to create a supportive atmosphere so please book early to avoid disappointment. The cost is £100 (£80 concession) for the four week course which is three hours per week. The course will include the work book, resources, planning, materials and refreshments, as well as interim support and suggestions if needed.
Get in touch if you would like further information: firstname.lastname@example.org