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Today! Free Half term Halloween events at Brighton Open Market

Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

31st October 2019 1-4pm

Where: Brighton Open Market and the Balcony Studios, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN2 4GU

What: A free afternoon of trick or treating, wicked creative workshops, spooky storytelling, music and awards for the best costumes.  

The Balcony Studios at Brighton Open Market present a free drop in Halloween half term family event on Thursday October 31st from 1-4pm.

We welcome children aged 11 and under, and their adults to come and take part in a variety of workshops at the Balcony studios, upstairs at Brighton Open Market, as well as spooky storytelling, and trick or treating in the market place.

Visit the Balcony studios (Arlo’s Cabin, Quiet Down There, Sew Fabulous, and Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage) for free workshops on bat making, Hijack Halloween crafts, Halloween window transfers, badge making and spooky photography.

Local arts organisation Same Sky will mount a creative installation in the market place to create an All Hallows Eve vibe, along with a jam packed afternoon of half term family fun including storytelling, trick or treating (bring a bag!) and music.

We’ll be working with traders, artists and other organisations to create an inclusive and lively event attracting existing and new customers and participants.

In addition to Halloween, this live event will also form part of the Open Market’s 100 year anniversary . We will be launching our new open market zine at this event to help share and promote our work. Come and help celebrate the centenary of this landmark site!

Join us for:

*       SPOOKY STORYTELLING in the market place

*       Awards FOR BEST Costumes in the market place

*       TRICK OR TREATING with market traders

*       WICKED CREATIVE WORKSHOPS. Arts and crafts in the studios

Happy Halloween at the Open Market!

Anyone interested in participating should visit the Facebook event at:Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

Half term Halloween events at Brighton Open Market

Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

31st October 2019 1-4pm

Where: Brighton Open Market and the Balcony Studios, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN2 4GU

What: A free afternoon of trick or treating, wicked creative workshops, spooky storytelling, music and awards for the best costumes.  

The Balcony Studios at Brighton Open Market present a free drop in Halloween half term family event on Thursday October 31st from 1-4pm.

We welcome children aged 11 and under, and their adults to come and take part in a variety of workshops at the Balcony studios, upstairs at Brighton Open Market, as well as spooky storytelling, and trick or treating in the market place.

Visit the Balcony studios (Arlo’s Cabin, Quiet Down There, Sew Fabulous, and Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage) for free workshops on bat making, Hijack Halloween crafts, Halloween window transfers, badge making and spooky photography.

Local arts organisation Same Sky will mount a creative installation in the market place to create an All Hallows Eve vibe, along with a jam packed afternoon of half term family fun including storytelling, trick or treating (bring a bag!) and music.

We’ll be working with traders, artists and other organisations to create an inclusive and lively event attracting existing and new customers and participants.

In addition to Halloween, this live event will also form part of the Open Market’s 100 year anniversary . We will be launching our new open market zine at this event to help share and promote our work. Come and help celebrate the centenary of this landmark site!

Join us for:

*       SPOOKY STORYTELLING in the market place

*       Awards FOR BEST Costumes in the market place

*       TRICK OR TREATING with market traders

*       WICKED CREATIVE WORKSHOPS. Arts and crafts in the studios

Happy Halloween at the Open Market!

Anyone interested in participating should visit the Facebook event at:Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market – 31st October 1-4pm

Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

31st October 2019 1-4pm

Where: Brighton Open Market and the Balcony Studios, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN2 4GU

What: A free afternoon of trick or treating, wicked creative workshops, spooky storytelling, music and awards for the best costumes.  

The Balcony Studios at Brighton Open Market present a free drop in Halloween half term family event on Thursday October 31st from 1-4pm.

We welcome children aged 11 and under, and their adults to come and take part in a variety of workshops at the Balcony studios, upstairs at Brighton Open Market, as well as spooky storytelling, and trick or treating in the market place.

Visit the Balcony studios (Arlo’s Cabin, Quiet Down There, Sew Fabulous, and Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage) for free workshops on bat making, Hijack Halloween crafts, Halloween window transfers, badge making and spooky photography.

Local arts organisation Same Sky will mount a creative installation in the market place to create an All Hallows Eve vibe, along with a jam packed afternoon of half term family fun including storytelling, trick or treating (bring a bag!) and music.

We’ll be working with traders, artists and other organisations to create an inclusive and lively event attracting existing and new customers and participants.

In addition to Halloween, this live event will also form part of the Open Market’s 100 year anniversary . We will be launching our new open market zine at this event to help share and promote our work. Come and help celebrate the centenary of this landmark site!

Join us for:

*       SPOOKY STORYTELLING in the market place

*       Awards FOR BEST Costumes in the market place

*       TRICK OR TREATING with market traders

*       WICKED CREATIVE WORKSHOPS. Arts and crafts in the studios

Happy Halloween at the Open Market!

Anyone interested in participating should visit the Facebook event at:Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market – Free families event

Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

31st October 2019 1-4pm

Where: Brighton Open Market and the Balcony Studios, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN2 4GU

What: A free afternoon of trick or treating, wicked creative workshops, spooky storytelling, music and awards for the best costumes.  

The Balcony Studios at Brighton Open Market present a free drop in Halloween half term family event on Thursday October 31st from 1-4pm.

We welcome children aged 11 and under, and their adults to come and take part in a variety of workshops at the Balcony studios, upstairs at Brighton Open Market, as well as spooky storytelling, and trick or treating in the market place.

Visit the Balcony studios (Arlo’s Cabin, Quiet Down There, Sew Fabulous, and Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage) for free workshops on bat making, Hijack Halloween crafts, Halloween window transfers, badge making and spooky photography.

Local arts organisation Same Sky will mount a creative installation in the market place to create an All Hallows Eve vibe, along with a jam packed afternoon of half term family fun including storytelling, trick or treating (bring a bag!) and music.

We’ll be working with traders, artists and other organisations to create an inclusive and lively event attracting existing and new customers and participants.

In addition to Halloween, this live event will also form part of the Open Market’s 100 year anniversary . We will be launching our new open market zine at this event to help share and promote our work. Come and help celebrate the centenary of this landmark site!

Join us for:

*       SPOOKY STORYTELLING in the market place

*       Awards FOR BEST Costumes in the market place

*       TRICK OR TREATING with market traders

*       WICKED CREATIVE WORKSHOPS. Arts and crafts in the studios

Happy Halloween at the Open Market!

Anyone interested in participating should visit the Facebook event at:Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market – Free families event

Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

31st October 2019 1-4pm

Where: Brighton Open Market and the Balcony Studios, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN2 4GU

What: A free afternoon of trick or treating, wicked creative workshops, spooky storytelling, music and awards for the best costumes.  

The Balcony Studios at Brighton Open Market present a free drop in Halloween half term family event on Thursday October 31st from 1-4pm.

We welcome children aged 11 and under, and their adults to come and take part in a variety of workshops at the Balcony studios, upstairs at Brighton Open Market, as well as spooky storytelling, and trick or treating in the market place.

Visit the Balcony studios (Arlo’s Cabin, Quiet Down There, Sew Fabulous, and Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage) for free workshops on bat making, Hijack Halloween crafts, Halloween window transfers, badge making and spooky photography.

Local arts organisation Same Sky will mount a creative installation in the market place to create an All Hallows Eve vibe, along with a jam packed afternoon of half term family fun including storytelling, trick or treating (bring a bag!) and music.

We’ll be working with traders, artists and other organisations to create an inclusive and lively event attracting existing and new customers and participants.

In addition to Halloween, this live event will also form part of the Open Market’s 100 year anniversary . We will be launching our new open market zine at this event to help share and promote our work. Come and help celebrate the centenary of this landmark site!

Join us for:

*       SPOOKY STORYTELLING in the market place

*       Awards FOR BEST Costumes in the market place

*       TRICK OR TREATING with market traders

*       WICKED CREATIVE WORKSHOPS. Arts and crafts in the studios

Happy Halloween at the Open Market!

Anyone interested in participating should visit the Facebook event at:Happy Halloween at Brighton Open Market

Rise & View Krew

Rise & View Krew – Kids Holiday Club

We are really pleased that Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage has been awarded funding to set up a new group and deliver holiday club activities with young residents of 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 , but is open to all families across Brighton and Hove.

It is free and open to accompanied children ages 5-11. The sessions are taking place during the summer holidays, and we offer a variety of creative activities along with a healthy snack.

See our  project Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/RiseandViewKrew/

Sessions are free, but booking is essential!
https://bit.ly/2QPUQ9N

To find out more, please contact strikealight@rocketmail.com
https://strikealight.org/rise-view-krew/

  

Nominate Strike a Light for an Award!

We’ve been shortlisted for an award for our activities. Please vote for us in the 2019 Hoop Awards!

The deadline is midday on Friday 29th March so don’t delay!

Tick Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage on question number 4 (Best for Creative Fun)

The Hoop Awards recognise and celebrate the the family activity organisers that go above and beyond to entertain, educate and inspire children nationwide. Tell us who has had the biggest impact for you and your child in the last twelve months.

Vote and automatically be entered to win £500 to spend on family classes and activities in 2019!

Winners will be contacted by Monday 10th April, 2019

https://hoop.co.uk/2019-hoop-awards/?fbclid=IwAR1-ZvPlE8NhtTcJcrALfcXm-J26h-oFPtkO4L7rB8kVZczLM1NIxOq8GZM

Rise & View Krew

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage has been awarded funding to set up a new group and to deliver holiday club activities with young residents of 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 will be free and open to accompanied children ages 5-11.

Join our Facebook group to find out more! https://www.facebook.com/RiseandViewKrew/

Activities are free, and for residents of Saunders Park.

The sessions will take place during the Easter holidays and summer holidays in April and August 2019.

We will have ten three hour sessions offering a variety of creative activities along with a healthy snack.

Dates:

1.       Friday 12th April

2.       Tuesday 16th April

3.       Thursday 18th April

4.       Thursday 30th May

5.       Tues 30th July

6.       Tues 6th August

7.       Fri 9th Aug

8.       Tues 13th August

9.       Tues 20th Aug

10.   Tues 27th August

Activities will include the following:
Calico print making and flags

Faux stained glass

Clay makes

Mosaic creation

We will encourage young participants to try new pursuits and acquire new skills, whilst meeting friends and accessing dedicated facilitation from staff and freelancers at Strike a Light to support this.

Booking details to follow

Rise & View Krew

Rise & View Krew

We are really pleased that Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage has been awarded funding to set up a new group and to deliver holiday club activities with young residents of the Saunders Park area of Brighton.

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

See our new Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/RiseandViewKrew/

The sessions will take place during the Easter holidays and summer holidays in April and August 2019. We aim for there to be ten three hour sessions offering a variety of creative activities along with a health snack.

Activities will include the following:

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

We will encourage young participants to try new pursuits and acquire new skills, whilst meeting friends and accessing dedicated facilitation from staff and freelancers at Strike a Light to support this.

There are currently no other groups for children in Saunders Park, and we would like to encourage a group to start and grow (to publicise activities and also to create more in-kind support with parental help).

We aim to show that even with limited time and funds; it is still achievable to set up a group offering educational, nurturing, sustainable and enjoyable activities whilst factoring in healthy eating, cooperative play, sharing, and healthy living. This is in addition to supporting families and especially isolated mums.

We have in-kind support from Trust for Developing Communities- Hollingdean and Saunders Park who are committed to providing a free space to develop activities for children and families in the area at the United Reform Church on the corner of Lewes Road and Saunders Park Rise, as the only venue in the area to deliver sessions.

This group development we believe encourages more families to join in community activities. We will do this through the development of inclusive and participatory activities and events for children.

This will include a programme of sessions which incorporate learning age appropriate new skills such as print making, stained glass, clay sessions. These sessions will incorporate numeracy and literacy to support learning.

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 the 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.

We will also encourage word of mouth promotion, and our partner TDC has pledged to print leaflets to support promotion of this to residents through letter boxes.

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

Free drop in families puppet making session at Jubilee Library – Sunday 25th November

4D6861CD-F3FA-46D9-AB05-0369B6305770Free drop in families puppet making session (Ages 5 +) – The Unremembered Project

This free workshop takes place at Jubilee Library from 11am-1pm on Sunday 25th November.

Venue address: Jubilee Library, Jubilee Square, Brighton 

We’ll be exploring the theme of The Unremembered in World War I in a child friendly way. Come join us!

See more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/256086941925313/

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is delivering free families workshops in October and November 2018 in venues across Brighton and Hove to look at the theme of The Unremembered – commemorating the Labour Corps service personnel in World War I.

With support from creative facilitators, we’ll be creating articulated puppets on templates designed, created and compiled by children.
We will be using fabric scraps, wrapping paper and wall paper to create overlaid uniforms for these puppets and to bring them to life.
marionetteA sample of the articulate puppets we’ll be making in our workshop, popular during World War One. We’ll be making simplified and much less militaristic versions of the image.

The puppet theme for this project is two-fold – An engaging and accessible way to teach young people and community groups who are unaware of this lost period of history about the Labour Corps, and also puppets as a symbol for the role of the Labour Corps in terms of having no control over their work or location, that they were moved around like mules and treated as such.

This will help to remember some of the soldiers who served with the Labour Corps and their link with Sussex and draw this forgotten history into the light.

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We’re pleased to have been commissioned to become a hub in Brighton and Hove by the Big Ideas Company to develop activities with local community groups to explore the history of the Labour Corps – service personnel during World War I, and often forgotten in this part of history.