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Studio/Office/Workshop space to rent

We have space in our central Brighton office and studio coming up to share!

Would you like to join us? The space available is a large desk, shelving, storage, kitchenette, Wifi, and use of workshop tables. There is also access to loading bays, trader discounts and meeting space.

This would be for long term use but we would consider short term use too.

The space is available from beginning March 2020 onwards and will be sharing with Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage and our occasional studio hires.

If you would like to find out more then do get in touch!

Our space is available any time from now onwards. Our current sub tenants are moving out on 9th April, but they have said if we find someone sooner they are happy to move out before so we are advertising it as avail asap.

You are welcome to come and view the space if you like. Address below.

Space is a desk and a fair amount of storage in the studio, along with use of the main meeting tables and whiteboard etc for meetings and so on. We currently have a shared diary with the current sub tenants so that we can make sure there’s no clash but that is for important meetings and studio bookings (which we have sometimes).
Otherwise it’s pretty informal and we are often in at the same time working on respective projects with no clash.

There’s also a shared kitchenette with sink, microwave, minifridge, storage, plates cups etc to use.

The space is accessible at the market from 8am-7.30pm Mondays to Fridays, 8-6pm on Saturdays and 9-5pm on Sundays, and we have a post box to receive our mail at the market with keys. Also accessible on the balcony.

The space is £285 pcm and includes all utilities, broadband, service charge and cleaning.

There are loading bays downstairs which you can use for delivery and unloading but not for parking. We are on the bus route and near Brighton train station too.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Prices and further information available on enquiry –https://strikealight.org/contact-us/

Studio space to rent

We have space in our central Brighton studio coming up to share!

Would you like to join us? The space available is a large desk, shelving,  storage, kitchenette, Wifi, and use of workshop tables. There is also access to loading bays, trader discounts and meeting space.

This would be for long term use but we would consider short term use too.

The space is available from beginning February 2020 onwards and will be sharing with Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage and our occasional studio hires.

If you would like to find out more then do get in touch!

Prices and further information available on enquiry –https://strikealight.org/contact-us/

We look forward to hearing from you.

Rise & View Krew – Kids Holiday Club

We are really pleased that Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage has been awarded funding to deliver holiday club activities with local children, and which is based in the Saunders Park area of Brighton.

The group is called Rise & View Krew after the names of the local streets – Saunders Park View and Saunders Park Rise and is free and open to accompanied children ages 5-11.

See our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/RiseandViewKrew/

The sessions will take place during the Easter holidays and summer holidays in April and August 2020. We aim for there to be eight three hour sessions offering a variety of creative activities.

Activities include the following:

  • Calico print making and flags
  • Faux stained glass
  • Clay makes
  • Mosaic creation

This includes a programme of sessions which incorporate learning age appropriate new skills such as print making, stained glass, clay sessions.

We will generate participation through promoting the group’s activities through posters publicising our sessions, a Rise & View Krew Facebook Group, sharing the information about the group’s activities on local area Facebook groups including Saunders Park Community Noticeboard, and Trust for Developing Communities Hollingdean and Saunders 
Park, as well as a Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage project page on our website.

To find out more, please contact strikealight@rocketmail.com

 

Reminiscence Training Dates – 2020

Stoner birthday postcard to sister
Two Day Reminiscence Training Course – Brighton
This two day training course based at Strike a Light’s studio in Brighton takes place on 17th & 18th June 2020 (10am-4pm).
It offers an overview of reminiscence work, including the 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 course, participants will have gained insight into what reminiscence is as a structured activity, and how it can be successfully and productively carried out.
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.
The 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.

Mazel Tov Brighton project magazine launch at Hyman Fine House,

BENEFITS OF REMINISCENCE
Stimulates social interaction and communication
Reduces the feeling of isolation
Shares and captures family and local history
Increases 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
Course fees: Two day training (per person): £195 organisation rate / £165 Individuals
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Studio space to rent

We have space in our central Brighton studio coming up to share!

Would you like to join us? The space available is a large desk, shelving,  storage, kitchenette, Wifi, and use of workshop tables. There is also access to loading bays, trader discounts and meeting space. This would be for long term use.

The space is available from beginning March or April 2020 onwards and will be sharing with Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage and our occasional studio hires.

If you would like to find out more then do get in touch!

Prices and further information available on enquiry –https://strikealight.org/contact-us/

We look forward to hearing from you.

Brighton Dome Brighton Festival – I Was There project

From Tea Dances to Rock n Roll, Bring Your Stories to Life for Our Heritage Project

Were you mesmerised by Pink Floyd’s first performance of Dark Side of the Moon? Did you sneak into David Bowie’s infamous 1973 Ziggy Stardust gig as a teenager? Have you got a special memory of taking part in Brighton Festival Children’s Parade? Or did you ever perform on the Brighton Dome stage?

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival want to record your memorable stories as part of a new heritage project, I Was There to capture our history for future generations.

Delivering the project is Sussex-based organisation, Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, who will be training a team of volunteers to conduct oral history interviews with participants.

The interviews and collection of memorabilia will be archived for future generations, and selected stories will be presented in an online exhibition and feature in a public programme of tours and talks at Brighton Dome.

Tea Dances at Brighton Dome 2013

Kate Richardson, Participatory Interpretation Manager, Brighton Dome said:

“We’d love to hear people’s unique recollections or from anyone who has a special connection to Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival – whether it was 50 years ago or more recently. We’re keen to speak to audience members recounting how they felt about seeing their favourite artist or witnessing a sporting event; performers and participants who took part in a show, as well as former employees who can tell us what it was like working behind the scenes.”

Since being converted into a performance venue 150 years ago, Brighton Dome’s three stages have seen a dazzling array of illustrious artists and musical icons such as Patti Smith, Beyoncé, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix, as well as hosting tea dances, wrestling matches and graduation ceremonies. And since 1967, Brighton Festival has brought thousands of international artists to the city with Guest Directors including Anish Kapoor, Laurie Anderson and Kate Tempest.

Jimi Hendrix on stage at Brighton Dome in 1966

  • The interviews will take place between February and July 2020 and will be conducted by trained oral historians.
  •  A member of our interview team will be in touch to organise where and when the recording should take place, at a time and place convenient to you.
  •  Each interview will take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
  • The recordings and edited transcripts will be archived.
  • Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival will have the rights to use archived material as a resource.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting the oral history project as part of their contribution towards the refurbishment of Brighton Dome’s Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre.

If you are interested in taking part or have any questions, please email nicola.benge@brightondome.org

Wishing you Festive Greetings from all at Strike a Light!

Strike a Light – Arts and Heritage wishes you Festive Greetings
from all at Strike a Light.

A Happy New Year in 2020!

Thank you!

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 2020.

We’re closed until 6th January, look forward to seeing you then.

2019 has been a busy year for us with numerous projects, new clients, training and activities.

** 2020 is our 10th anniversary! **

Keep you eyes peeled for exciting new developments in the new year.

Get in touch!

To keep up to date with Strike a Light’s free activities:

Follow our website here
Join us on Facebook
Twitter @strikealight
Email: strikealight@rocketmail.com
Instagram: Strikealight_artsandheritage

or drop in to our venue – Studio 8, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU

Halloween

Halloween event

Thanks to everyone who came to the free Balcony Studios and Brighton Open Market Halloween event in October. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Thanks to Brighton and Hove City Council for funding this.

We want your memories! History of Royal Sussex County Hospital


We want your memories!

Royal Sussex County Hospital: A People’s History

Sussex residents are invited to share their memories – both as staff and patients – for the final phase of a heritage project co-ordinated by Strike a Light- Arts & Heritage, and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH). We will be collecting memories until December 21st 2019.

Participants will be asked about their memories of the five BSUH hospitals: Princess Royal Hospital – formerly Cuckmere and Haywards Heath Hospital, Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Sussex Eye Hospital and Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre.

Oral history project manager Nicola Benge says: ‘We are interested to hear about training, about the social life of hospitals, of hierarchies and comradeship. We want to know about changes in the way that patients are treated, medical and technical innovations, in care and also, possibly, in difficulties or struggles. We very much want to collect the hitherto unrecorded or neglected story, for hospitals are more than bricks and mortar.’

Anyone interested in participating should contact: Nicola Benge (Project Manager) – strikealight@rocketmail.com

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