We went off to the launch yesterday at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton of the Dr Blighty project Educational Learning Toolkit we created for the London based organisation Nutkhut in 2016 and 2017.
We were pleased to see this newly finished learning toolkit which is available for Brighton and Hove schools (Key stages 2 & 3) to learn more about the history of Indian Soldiers in the city during WWI.
Strike a Light has just finished the schools and activity delivery of the Dr Blighty project for Nutkhut after a hectic six weeks in Brighton and Hove! Last we we rounded things up with a trip to the Royal Pavilion with curator Kevin Bacon who gave the Brighton and Hove Home Education Group pupils a talk about Indian Soldiers in the city during World War I.
Free Brighton creative schools workshops for Dr Blighty Indian soldiers project all month
Sunday 30th October 10am-5pm
We’ll be delivering free drop in Diwali themed activities for Nutkhut’s Dr Blighty project at this family day at the Brighton Dome on Sunday 30th October. A free all day, family celebration, taking place in Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum.
10am-4pm Friday 28th October
Come along and join in the Diwali festival of light celebration fun over Brighton and Hove half term week with free workshops – artists, food, Bollywood dance and more.
Make colourful Diwali lanterns
Make clay diya lights
Listen to Indian music,
Bollywood Dance display
Henna tatoos stall
… and more
Activities free and suitable for children ages 5 and upwards
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will be running a series of free educational workshops in Brighton and Hove as part of the Dr Blighty project in October and November 2016.
If your school or educational provider would be interested in accessing free activities do please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organised by Nicola Benge of Strike a Light, Jo Palache from Brighton Museum came to give a talk to to Conversation Cafe group (part of The Boys on the Plaque) project about Indian Soldiers in Brighton in World War I, and to share learning on this topic for the Dr Blighty project.
Strike a Light in partnership with Nutkhut and Brighton and Hove Libraries Service hosted a lunchtime event today at Jubilee Library.
This month’s session is on Wednesday 11th May at Jubilee Library, Brighton from 2.30-4.30pm. Free and all welcome!
Jo Palache from Brighton Museum will be our speaker at next month’s Conversation Cafe. She will talk about piecing together the stories of the Pavilion Military Hospital from it’s beginnings treating Indian Soldiers to its work with British amputees.