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Creative Vision Board workshop

goal-settingStrike a Light is running an affordable creative vision board workshop on Sunday 10th September 2017.

The session runs from 1-4.30pm and costs £25 for the afternoon, all materials and refreshments included.

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-vision-board-event-fo…

Vision boards help to:
* 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.

The workshop 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.

At the end of the afternoon, you will leave with 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 2018.

Career and Work Vision Board workshop – 2nd April

goals-and-visionWe have only one place left on this Career and work themed vision board workshop which takes place on 2nd April 2017.

If you’d like to take part on this activity, then book soon!

It’s only £20 for the afternoon and all materials are included.

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A career focussed workshop which encourages a creative approach to your professional life on Sunday 2nd April 12.45-4.45pm

Want to set your intentions, wishes and help create your desires and plans for work and your career for 2017 but in a fun, creative way?

This resourceful afternoon is a inspiring and focussed way to look at your professional year ahead and the working life you would like to realise in the next twelve months.

This applies to individuals seeking a working focus, wanting to change career, improve your working life, or reduce stress and workloads.

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.

e102936a3e06b730c1aaf5b19e2c8bb7Vision 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 and your professional life into the New Year.

£20 for the afternoon – All materials provided along with refreshments on Sunday 2nd April 12.45-4.45pm

Bring nibbles to share!

There is only space in the venue for 8 people so book your place soon!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/create-your-work-and-career-vision-board-event-focus-on-your-professional-year-ahead-tickets-31482958376

 

 

Workshop cancellation

Unfortunately we have had a number of late cancellations due to ill health amongst other things this week for the Love Vision Board event – Focus on your relationships and romantic year ahead workshop.

At this late notice, it is impossible to find further participants to make the course viable this time. As a result, the decision has been taken to cancel the workshop.

We have a further workshop on 2nd April for a slightly different vision board workshop, for which there are only two places left to book.

If this is something you might be interested in, then you can book this here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/create-your-work-and-career-vi…

We do apologise for any inconvenience.

The Boys on the Plaque – Heritage Open Days a success!

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The Boys on the Plaque launches with Heritage Open Days events

THE BOYS ON THE PLAQUE – HERITAGE OPEN DAY

We celebrated the launch of our WWI heritage project this month with our first public events as part of Heritage Open Days. This was a free afternoon of activities, events and talks which was a great opportunity to get the word out about our Boys, followed by a walking tour event on Friday 8th September at Fabrica gallery (our project partners), where we invited local people to come and see the plaque and share their stories.

We have a diverse and interesting afternoon of making WWI love token mementos, talks on Brighton and Hove during the Great War and about the Royal Pavilion as a hospital for soldiers, as well as sharing personal and community connections with the Holy Trinity church where Fabrica is now based.

We were treated to a fascinating talk from researcher and oral historian for ‘War Stories: Voices of the First World War’, Jo Palache, plus an illuminating insight into The First World War in East Sussex project with Chris Kempshall. Gateways to the First World War‘s Lucy Noakes came to share project experiences and history and showcased part of a wider exhibition concerning WWI.

Project partner Brighton & Hove City Libraries shared WWI resources and images from their collection and encouraged people to find out more from their Ancestry software about their own personal heritage. In addition. Fiona Edwards our workshop artist for the event brought along a beautiful bundle of arts and crafts  and encouraged participants to make beautiful WWI keepsakes inspired love tokens from the war.

The project’s Volunteer Research Group was on hand to share their findings so far on the memorial and its’ Boys on the Plaque, including some family connections to our soldiers which really brought our project to life.

The Boys on the Plaque represent so many of the sons, brothers, fathers and uncles who fought and fell in the First World War, and this project will pay tribute to these men by telling their stories and considering the wider impact on the local community.

In 2017 it will be the Bi-Centennial of the Fabrica building, which was built in 1817, and it will be a fitting time to honour and celebrate the history of the building and its continuing presence as a place of contemplation and community in Brighton & Hove.

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WALKING TOURS

We hosted a free heritage walking tour the following day led by popular local historian Dr Geoffrey Mead. We took an interested group through Brighton’s Lanes area, from where many of our Boys on the Plaque lived. It was a really moving and enlightening experience, seeing buildings and venues in a whole new light and hearing the tales of residents past who went to war.

We even saw a hidden row of houses which despite having walked down that particular street many hundreds of times, have never noticed! The event was full booked and as a result,  Fabrica organised another tour for later in September to allow all those interested a chance to participate. We’re really pleased with how it went.

CONVERSATION CAFES 

For those interested in find out more about this project and these themes from WWI in the city of Brighton, then we will be running free, monthly Conversation Cafes every month from October 2015 – September 2016 at Fabrica gallery and Jubilee Library.

To register your interest, please email strikealight@rocketmail.com before 21st October.

Free Heritage Open Days events this week!

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Strike a Light in partnership with Fabrica gallery hosts two free Heritage Open Days events in Brighton this week – Thursday 10th and Friday 11th September, part of our The Boys on the Plaque project.

These events are now live on the Heritage Open Days website. All details for this event which is open to all below:

Fabrica –The Boys on the Plaque
40 Duke Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AG

During this special drop-in event, Fabrica will open it’s doors to the public for an afternoon of stimulating and engaging activities and exhibits to inspire new ways of considering our communities’ experience of the war. This free event will include creative workshops, heritage activities and screenings to explore personal memories relating to the war and the stories we were left with.

Guest speakers will include researcher and oral historian for ‘War Stories: Voices of the First World War’ Jo Palache, and Dr Chris Kempshall, Project Officer – First World War in East Sussex.

Visitors are invited to bring their own stories and keepsakes to share with volunteers and staff and contribute to our research project, which seeks to uncover the history of each of The Boys on the Plaque, as well as discovering the wider story of Brighton & Hove during WWI. A free afternoon tea, music and a warm welcome to people of all ages will be provided!

Event Times
Thursday 10 September: 1300-1600
Booking Details
Book here: botphod.event

The Boys on the Plaque event is a free drop in activity and all are welcome even if only for 10 minutes. Free refreshments will be available at the event.To attend this free event, you can book here:http://botphod.event This event will also form the jumping off point for a series of monthly Free activities called Conversation Cafes which will look at aspects and reminiscences about the First World War including talks and trips to the Keep and the Rare Books Archive in Brighton.

Contact:
Clare Hankinson, Project Manager – The Boys on the Plaque Fabrica 01273 778646
clare.hankinson@fabrica.org.uk

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WWI Walking Tour Brighton with Historian Dr Geoffrey Mead
Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AG

Led by local historian Dr Geoffrey Mead, this will be a unique, one-off Walking Tour of Brighton’s historic Lanes, exploring the history and changing social and architectural landscape of this area of the city in relation to the period of time around WWI.

Inspired by a selection of stories from local soldiers commemorated on a memorial plaque at the Holy Trinity Church, the tour will begin at Fabrica art gallery. This tour uses the WWI heritage project The Boys on the Plaque as a starting point. The tour will last 60-90 minutes and will take place on the streets of Brighton – sensible shoes and attire recommended. Event not suitable for children under the age of 12.

Event Times
Friday 11 September: Walk 1800-1930

Booking Details
Pre-booking: Required

Go to: http://botpwalkingtour.eventbrite.com

Booking Contact: Clare Hankinson
Call: 01273 778646
Email: clare.hankinson@fabrica.org.uk

All welcome.  Accessible toilets on site. Accessible parking space (1) in front of building. This a walking tour so the tour will visit sites around the Lanes part of Brighton.

Additional information
Max 30 people per tour/session. This walking tour may last 60 – or 90 minutes depending on the size of the group on the tour. Free but donations welcome.





New events and activities for September – Heritage Open Days

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Heritage Open Days 2015

We will be celebrating Heritage Open Days this September with a trio of exciting events to share and discover The Boys on the Plaque.

Daytime drop-in event

THURSDAY 10 September 2015

1-4pm, free entry

Fabrica Photo by Clare Hankinson
Fabrica
Photo by Clare Hankinson

During this special drop-in event, Fabrica (previously the Holy Trinity Church) will open it’s doors to the public for an afternoon of stimulating and engaging activities and exhibits to inspire new ways of considering our communities experience of the war.

This free event will include creative workshops, heritage activities and screenings to explore personal memories relating to the war and the stories we were left with. Guest speakers will include researcher and oral historian for ‘War Stories: Voices of the First World War’ Jo Palache, and Dr Chris Kempshall, Project Officer – First World War Commemorations in East Sussex.

Visitors are invited to bring their own stories and keepsakes to share with volunteers and staff and contribute to our research project, which seeks to uncover the history of each of The Boys on the Plaque, as well as discovering the wider story of Brighton & Hove during WWI.

A free afternoon tea, music and a warm welcome to people of all ages will be provided!

Click here to book or call 01273 778646 for more assistance

Organised by Strike a Light and Fabrica, in partnership with Brighton & Hove Libraries

Walking Tour – The Lanes

With local historian Dr Geoffrey Mead

6pm, Friday 11th September 2015. Free to join, donations welcomed.

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This will be a unique, one-off Walking Tour of Brighton’s historic Lanes, exploring the history and changing social and architectural landscape of this area of the city in relation to the period of time around WWI.

The tour is inspired by a selection of the stories from our discoveries about the local soldiers commemorated on the memorial plaque at the former Holy Trinity Church, which now houses Fabrica art gallery.

Beginning at Fabrica, the tour will last 60-90 minutes and will take place on the streets of Brighton – sensible shoes and attire recommended.

Click here to book or call 01273 778646 for more assistance

Event not suitable for children under the age of 12.

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Outdoor Programme for Brighton Festival – Volunteer Opportunities

Brighton Festival Volunteer Opportunities – WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Please sign up or ask questions by emailing Natasha Padbury: fleeting@brightonfestival.org or call: 07966 880 290

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FLEETING
Company: And Now
Show Date: Evening of Sunday 24th May 2015
Location: The Beach Between the Piers
Website: http://brightonfestival.org/event/5957/fleeting/

And Now: Are looking for a large number of volunteers to take part in the finale installation event for Brighton Festival. Ideally the volunteers would have some dance, movement, performance experience but this is not essential. The participants must be 16 or over. The event is a large scale fire installation with choreographed performed punctuations taking place on the beach near the West Pier.

Rehearsals:
• 4pm – 7pm Sun 17th May in the Corn Exchange, Brighton Dome – workshop for group leaders and volunteer participants in early May
• Saturday 23rd May afternoon and all evening on the beach rehearsals
• Sunday 24th May afternoon rehearsals then the “show’ in the evening on the beach
Date of Performance: Evening of 24th May
• Volunteer participants would need to commit to attending the rehearsals and being there for the ‘show‘

Activity:
The performance elements will be simple and carried out in a ‘follow the leader’ type way. It may involve carrying and manipulating a simple prop. It is outside so performers must be willing to work in all weather, and be physically fit as there will be movement on shingle. It will involve moving as an ensemble, a chorus on the shingle beach, up and down the banks and along paths created within the installation. It may involve making some noise, spoken word, a chatter or murmur rather than clearly spoken narrative. Please note that the performance takes place at outdoors and at night which can be physically demanding.

Contact:
There will be professional performance direction, stage management and experienced show crew and a volunteer coordinator to manage communications and welfare with all performers. What the festival brochure says about the event:

Fleeting: A one-off festival commission
Ever witnessed a murmuration of starlings over the West Pier? Shape-shifting without borders or boundaries as thousands of chattering individuals move as one? Like the precarious pier that’s gradually being reclaimed by the sea, it’s a magnificent expression of the impermanence of our world. Fleeting is a punctuated installation on the beach created by And Now: who specialise in creating unexpected visual experiences. And Now often use fire to connect with people, drawing on its universal cultural presence, symbolic strength and power to focus and inspire. As daylight fades, hundreds of individual points of fire are lit to create swathes of glowing light. Move closer; is that the sound of erosion, of rusting perhaps? Or maybe this is what progression sounds like? Is it the sound of birds in flight, or of time passing? Is it the sound of the shifting, ever-changing population, maybe you can hear memories of migration? Evoking a sense of calm and contemplation, Fleeting is at once a tribute to the West Pier, the people of Brighton and Hove and the transforming power of nature – a fitting finale to Brighton Festival 2015.

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451

Company: Periplum
Show Dates: Saturday 16th May 2015
Preston Barracks
Website: http://brightonfestival.org/event/5863/451/

Periplum: Are looking for 12 local volunteer performers plus 2 volunteer assistants to help assist the pyrotechnicians during the performance (No previous pyrotechnic experience is required and full training will be given) who can be community members and/or student performers of 18 years old and above.

Rehearsals:
Friday 15th May
6pm -Volunteers arrive on site
10pm – Tech dress rehearsal
11.15pm – Vols leave site
Date of Performance:
Saturday 16th May
5pm -Vols arrive on site
10pm-10:45 Show
11.15pm Vols leave site

Activity: Periplum trains the volunteers into the performance/steward role through an on-site briefing and rehearsals.
It is vital that all the volunteers attend the dress rehearsal the night before the first performance in order to learn their role and carry it out safely. All volunteers should wear appropriate footwear and dark trousers made of natural fibres.
Please note that the performance takes place at outdoors and at night which can be physically demanding.What the festival brochure says about the event:

Co-Commissioned by Brighton Festival
Inspired by Ray Bradbury’s visionary novel Fahrenheit 451, this incendiary outdoor performance recounts the story of a society in which books are banned and firemen are employed to burn them. Bradbury’s classic text has proven prophetic, reflected in the rise of the ipad, surveillance, interactive media, the televised pursuit of fugitives, and the continuing radical power of the written word.

451 combines immersive sound and sensory theatre to depict a dystopic society where literature is outlawed and acts of violence are rewarded. As we witness a rise in monitoring and attacks on freedom of expression we might even believe that there could be a future where books may once again hold a secret knowledge…

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The Company of Wolves
Company: Burn the Curtain

Show Dates: Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th May
Location: Stamner Park
Website: http://brightonfestival.org/event/5847/the_company_of_wolves/

Burn the Curtain: Are looking for a 1 stage manager assistant 16 years +
Rehearsals: Afternoons and evening (times TBC) Tues 5th – Thurs 7th May
Date of Performances: 6pm – 11pm 7th – 9th May

Activity: Assist the company stage manager to deliver site, prop and costume tasks. This is an exciting opportunity to get hands on experience with a site specific outdoor show. Please note that the performance takes place at outdoors and at night which can be physically demanding. Working on shows of this nature and role can demanding, challenging yet very rewarding. There will be lifting/shifting/guarding etc so must be physically capable. What the festival brochure says about the event:

Based on stories by Angela Carter
A promenade theatre adventure for walkers and runners. ‘One beast, and only one, howls in the woods at night.’
A young girl puts on her red cloak and heads into the forest, watched by unseen eyes. She begins to run, and so the hunt begins. Run or walk with us, and help to sniff out those who are hairy on the inside…

Burn the Curtain (The Adventures of Don Quixote by Bicycle, Brighton Festival 2013) turns Angela Carter’s macabre imagination into a spine-tingling outdoor experience. The tale unfolds as you progress along the route, which will be between two and five miles long, depending on which path you take. You can choose to be fleet of foot or eagle-eyed; to pick up the pace or tread carefully. But stray from the path for one instant, and the wolves will eat you. Choose to be a Runner or a Walker and remember that some of the action will take place in the dark, so please bring a torch or head torch. Please wear suitable footwear and dress appropriately for the weather. Please note this event is not wheelchair accessible.

Please sign up for all/any of these events or ask questions by emailing Natasha Padbury: fleeting@brightonfestival.org or call: 07966 880 290

If you go down to the woods today …… Strike a Light recommends this Brighton Fringe Festival event

10169252_10151972202000216_115220220947594809_nStrike a Light will be off to this lovely new Brighton Fringe Festival event this weekend. Organised by a set designer who has worked for brilliant theatre company DreamThinkSpeak, it promises to be a creatively exciting and quirky event!

“If you go down in the woods today…”

Visit our little house on the edge of the woods and escape the bustle of city life.

Inside: an assortment of artisans’ work including glass, recycled jewellery, painting, photography & ceramics.

Outside in a hidden woodland: a thought provoking environmental art installation for all ages, questioning humanity using curiously familiar creatures!

Stop a while for tea and cake round the fire. Then wander through the trees to find a veritable menagerie of mysterious beasties.

10th, 11th, 17th & 18th May

11.30am to 4.30pm

46 Golf Drive, BN1 7HZ

Brighton Fringe.

 

 

New book and postcards!

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OS map of Lewes including malthouses and breweries with kind permission of the East Sussex Record Office.

We’ve just added our new Ale Tales book and related Ale and Hearty postcards to our website for you to view for free. This is to celebrate the last month of our HLF funded Ale and Hearty project.

You can visit the link here to see and download them, as well as some of the images from our exhibition.

If you’d liketo see the exhibition for yourself, it will be having a final showing for one day only! This will be this coming Saturday 18th January at the St Thomas a Beckett Hall, Cliffe High Street, Lewes from 12-3.30pm.

We will be hosting a series of drop in creative activities, as well as the exhibition and Ale Tales film. It’s free and no need to book. Should you want further information,please email aleandheartylewes@gmail.com

The evening event for this is now fully booked.

Ale and Hearty drop in event this weekend. Free!

Ale and Hearty- A Lewes Heritage Project
Final Event 

Ale_v3_webSaturday January 18th 2014
12pm -3.30pm Free drop-in

Thomas A Becket Church Hall, 
Cliffe High Street, Lewes

Free Exhibition, 
Craft Workshop, Raffle, Wild Inspired Food

Ale and Hearty is a social history project about brewing and related agriculture and industry around Lewes.

Family and Fun Craft Activity – make a “Sweet Dreams are Made of These” pillow with hops and scented herbs. Dried hops are a traditional sedative and slumber aid whilst rosemary and lavender promote peacefulness. Bring your own dried herbs to add too.

Sew and decorate with ribbons, embroidery and buttons. Suitable all ages.

Free but donations welcome. 

“Wild Feast”- savouries, cakes and refreshments on sale.

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