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Trench Brothers concert – Wed 17th October, Brighton Dome

Trench Brothers

A new music theatre work commemorating in Brighton the contributions of ethnic minority soldiers during the First World War through music, theatre and puppetry.

Strike a Light has been part of the Trench Brothers project with HMDT Music and this great event is part of this on Wednesday 17th Oct at the Brighton Dome. There’s still tickets available here: https://brightondome.org/event/18306/trench_brothers/

Trench Brothers concert

Music: Julian Joseph and Richard Taylor

Libretto: Tertia Sefton-Green

Trench Brothers is a new music theatre work commemorating in Brighton the contributions of ethnic minority soldiers during the First World War through music, theatre and puppetry, bringing to life their hopes and fears, their longing for home, their camaraderie, courage and valour.

Directed by Clare Whistler and Freya Wynn-Jones to Neil Irish’s designs, it features over 250 children from local primary schools in Brighton, Newhaven, Lewes and Seaford alongside acclaimed jazz vocalist of the year and MOBO nominated Cleveland Watkiss and ‘superb’ (The Times) opera singer Damian Thantrey.

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Renowned jazz composer Julian Joseph and award-winning composer Richard Taylor are joined by composers Michael Betteridge, Jenny Gould, Matthew King, James Redwood and Omar Shahryar in a unique collaboration drawing together work developed with schools across London, Lancashire and the South East since 2014.This powerful centenary event is made all the more poignant by its location in Brighton Dome, which served as an Indian Military Hospital during the war.

There will be a pre-performance talk about the creation of Trench Brothers with Julian Joseph, Richard Taylor and Tertia Sefton-Green. Tickets to the evening performance also give access to the pre-performance talk.

http://www.hmdt.org.uk/hmdtmusic/trenchbrothers/performance/

HMDT
Trench Brothers project in partnership with Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage
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That’s all from AfrikaBa 2018!

That’s AfrikaBa for another year! Thank you to all the wonderful people who came to our varied cultural activities in Hastings in September and October.

We hope to see you again in 2019!

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Strike a Light partnered with AfriKàBa, the Hastings based festival of African and Caribbean heritage, arts and culture, alongside Hastings Borough Council, and the Electric Palace Cinema.

AfriKàBa is an annual festival that showcases high quality work from artists with African and Caribbean heritage and engages audiences with unique and enriching experiences.

We had funding to provide free activities that positively promote African Caribbean culture, crafts and food including:

  • African Caribbean family activities for the public, all ages and backgrounds.
  • Drumming and singing workshops
  • Storytelling for families
  • Demonstration and tasting of East African  cooking at the flagship facility Classroom on the Coast.

We received funding from the Chalk Cliff Trust to deliver these activities and for this many thanks!

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Fat 45 play Knees up for Nepal!

downloadJust confirmed for our fab Knees up for Nepal fundraiser is….. The Fat 45!

A blistering eleven piece big band bringing back the dance music of the 1940’& 50’s with their slick quiffs, sharp suits, swingin hips & high heels.

Crowned by the rich soulful voice of Dale de Ville, the Fat 45 play rock & roll, rhythm & blues and jump jive, setting the dance floors alight wherever they go, guaranteed to make every party shake, rattle & roll…

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Knees up for Nepal – Fundraiser for Nepal earthquake victims

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The organisation Strike a Light is organising a benefit gig to help support Nepal earthquake victims.

 

The event will be a jam-packed night of live music, comedy, cabaret, comperes and a DJ set, all taking place at The Latest Music Bar in Brighton on Friday 19th June 7.30pm-2am. Save the date!

Bands, performers, organisers and venue are volunteering their time to perform at this event, to help fundraise to support all those affected in the earthquake in Nepal. Arts and heritage organisation Strike a Light will donate all funds from the evening to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Music will be provided by three well known bands, who live and work locally, and who have agreed to do guest slots at the venue to support the fundraiser. Other acts will be a compere, comedy and cabaret, topped off with a DJ set to keep you dancing into the night!

More details of these will follow soon, so keep an eye on this page for regular updates!

“Donations will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee to help provide shelter for the homeless and food water and essential items to those who have lost everything.”

Advance tickets for this will be available direct from The Latest Music Bar on 14-17, Manchester Street, Brighton BN2 1TF (or will be later this week – so keep an eye out).

There will also be tickets available on the door on the night on a first come-first served basis. £10 (£8 conc).

For more information, or if you’re interested in helping out on the night, please contact strikealight@rocketmail.com