Strike a Light are delighted to be partnering with AfriKàBa, the Hastings based festival of African and Caribbean heritage, arts and culture. AfrikaBa takes place tomorrow – 29th September at Stade Hall, Hastings TN34 3DW from 2 – 9pm. All events FREE! Afternoon from 2 – 6pm
FREE family activities Stade Hall and Classroom on the Coast
Musical and singing workshops
Storytelling for families
Demonstration and tasting of authentic East African cooking at the flagship facility Classroom on the Coast.
Evening 7 -9pm – AfriKaBa at Stade Saturdays
FREE concert Musa Mboob & Xam Xam
Gambian master percussionist Musa Mboob comes to the Stade Hastings bringing an electrifying fusion of traditional West African rhythms with modern electronic guitars. Come and share in the vibrant music from the smiling coast of Africa. (special guest appearance by Vocal Explosion and Dende)
The Stade has level access and disabled toilets.
Strike a Light is organising an event this week at Fabrica gallery in Brighton as part of 2014’s Heritage Open Days.
It’s free and offers lots of interesting activities to participate in, as well as lots of tea and cake. Come along and join us!
When: Thursday 11th September 2014 (1-4pm)
Where: Fabrica gallery, 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG
What:Special Daytime Event – Free drop in
On gallery in collaboration with arts and heritage organisation will be hosting a free and specially created event
On Thursday 11th September (1-4pm),Fabrica gallery in collaboration with arts and heritage organisation Strike a Light will be hosting a free and specially created event Centennial.
Forming a part of the nationwide Heritage Open Days free events across England and Wales, this is an afternoon drop-in to commemorate the beginning of the centenary of World War I. It profiles and examines aspects of our experiences of the war through the use of diaries, moving image, wartime songs, creative workshops, and talks, exploring our shared and personal memories relating to the war, and the stories we were left with.
The event will offer art activities, film showings, workshop activities, talks, and free afternoon tea. In addition, Fabrica will be revealing a plaque honouring the parishioners who fought and died in WWI, hidden from public view for decades.
The event will be followed by a free evening film showing of musical romp Oh! What a Lovely War with low cost bar & nibbles.
Aimed at all and especially older people, visitors can relax, and encounter visual art in entrancing, fun, creative way. This event also welcomes everyone including families, babies and children of all ages. Free transport is available for the elderly and disabled. Please get in touch to arrange this.
To find out more about this event and others in the Special Daytime Events programme at Fabrica, please contact Clare Hankinson, Fabrica Project Coordinator on 01273 778 646 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.fabrica.org.uk
To find out more about the arts and heritage organisation Strike a Light please contact Nicola Benge email@example.com or web: http://www.cloud8.uk/new/
Fabrica Film Club is marking the Centenary of the First World War with this classic musical, directed by Sir Richard Attenborough and partly filmed on our very own West Pier of Brighton.
Based on Joan Littlewood’s 1963 stage musical, Oh, What a Lovely War! this adaptation is packed with British stars (Olivier, Gielgud, Redgraves’) follows some of the most noted stages of the war, and revolves around the marching songs of the soldiers.Filled with satire, this daring anti-war film reflects Britains experience of losing an entire generation to the conflict.
“Oh! What a Lovely War” does recreate this time, in a bitter mixture of history, satire, detail, panorama and music. Especially music. There is something paradoxical in the thought of singing about a war, and yet cheap popular songs often capture the spirit of a time better than any collection of speeches and histories. Miss Littlewood, and Attenborough after her, present the war as a British music hall review; there’s a lot of smiling up front, but backstage you can see the greasepaint and smell the sweat, and the smiles become desperate, and there begins to be blood. – Roger Ebert
Comfy chairs, bean bags, blankets and free nibbles. Low-cost pay bar. Doors open 6pm, film starts promptly at 6.30pm.
Film Club is free to book, but please ensure if you have booked that you come, or if you find you can’t attend, let us know so someone on the waiting list can attend instead – we hate wasted seats!
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage CIC is a community arts and heritage organisation based in Brighton, working across Sussex.