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Film opportunities for 16-25 year olds in Brighton

FRESH PERSPECTIVES

FABRICA YOUNG FILM PROGRAMMERS

LOVE MOVIES? WANT TO CHOOSE WHAT GOES ON THE BIG SCREEN?

JOIN FRESH PERSPECTIVES AND HAVE YOUR SAY.

This autumn, Fabrica Film Club is supporting a group of film enthusiasts aged 16-25 in realising a series of professional and collaborative film screenings at Fabrica.

Successful candidates will:

Genuinely influence our programming by working with the Fabrica Film Club team to co-curate four monthly film events from August – November 2017. The first film will be selected by the group from three options (see Your Application section), whereas the following three film screenings will entirely co-curated by the Fresh Perspectives group.

Participate in eight tailored Peer Group sessions, facilitated by Fabrica Film Club. Members will have a supportive and relaxed environment to share their knowledge, skills and ideas. The group will receive valuable input and advice from specialist guest speakers who will illuminate different aspects of successful film programming. One session will be a group outing to a movie screening of the group’s choice.

Peer Group sessions will take place at Fabrica approximately every two weeks, starting in August.

Gain professional development through hands-on experience, specialist guidance and peer support. This project will give you the skills to collaborate and realise your vision alongside people who are as passionate about film as you are.

The placement is FREE to all participants, but you must apply. Any queries, please contact the Fabrica Film Club Project Manager, Clare Hankinson (details below).

Your Application:

Please send us the following information:

  1. Please write a statement of 200 words, detailing your interests and any relevant experience, including why you’d like to participate in this opportunity. Applications are welcome from those with varying backgrounds and experience, but a passion for sharing film is a must.

 

  1. List your availability after 5pm on all dates from Monday 7th – Monday 28th August

 

  1. Challenge: We have chosen three recent titles, all working to a general theme of Young Voices and Outsiders, alongside Fabrica’s current exhibition, Peter Hudson’s In Colour.

Please number and list the films in order of selection (1. First Choice, 2. Second Choice, 3. Third and last choice). Alongside your first choice, please write 100 words explaining why this is your top selection. There’s not right or wrong answer, we’re just interested in your point of view and how you’ve made your selection. The most popular choice will be selected as our August screening.

Film Choices: Spaceship (2017) / The Wolfpack (2015) / Tangerine (2015)

 

Send us your completed application with your full name, telephone number and email by5pm on Tuesday 1st August

You can send your application via email to clare.hankinson@fabrica.org.uk or by post to Fabrica, CO/ Clare Hankinson, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG.

You can contact the Fabrica office on 01273 778646.

 

All applicants will be contacted by 3 August 2017. Successful applicants will be sent a confirmation email with key dates enclosed.

www.fabrica.org.uk

This programme is kindly supported by Film Hub South East.

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The Orange Lilies film

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Film maker Tracey Gue has made a lovely little evaluation film for our just completed project The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme.
 
You can watch it here on the Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage You Tube channel, along with other project short films made by young people for the project:
 
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Schools film showing for The Orange Lilies project

5 children and itAs part of The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme project, we’ll be involving children and teachers of local primary school Middle Street Primary School in our explorations of the city during the Somme in 1916.
We’re inviting WWI historian Dr Chris Kempshall to speak to the pupils about this period of history in an engaging and lively way.
We’ll follow this with a film showing of the First World War linked Five Children and It, and make popcorn too!
When Britain entered the First World War it did not fully realise that the conflict would soon touch upon the lives of everyone; even children.
Dr Chris Kempshall will discuss how the people of East Sussex lived under the shadow of the First World War, and how local children became involved in the war effort.
The screening is for 32 x year 5 children and 3-4 teachers.
Thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund for helping with this event, and to Fabrica gallery for organising it on behalf of Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage.

Film screening cancelled today

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the film screening for The Orange Lilies project due this morning at Fabrica gallery in Brighton ‘A Testament of Youth’ by the organisation Into Film has been cancelled.
We hope to reschedule early in 2017 with a different film.
Apologies for the short notice of this.

 

Hope Springs Eternal – watch our short film on the positives of aging!

Strike a Light set up a You Tube channel for its’ work recently and the first post for us was a film we made a few years back with filmmaker Si Mitchell of The Mono Grande (a film production company). We wanted to find ways to celebrate the positives of aging and compiled interviews and events with older people in Brighton and Hove.

The film is just under 15 mins long and It’s called Hope Springs Eternal hope springs eternal flyer sept 2011View it by clicking on the film title.

The film continues to receive positive responses. The fim was previously screened at the wonderful event White Night 2011 in Brighton as part of a wider event organised by Strike a Light also called ‘Hope Springs Eternal’.It was shown again in December at Fabrica gallery as part of the ‘Relativity’ event.

The White Night programme for events in Brighton had the theme Utopia and Strike a Light’s event took place at Pavilion Gardens, Brighton and around 1,000 people attended.

You can see the White Night programme here: http://www.whitenightnuitblanche.com/brighton/events/hope-springs-eternal/

‘Taking part in the ‘Hope Springs Eternal’ film was an interesting experience. I so hope that such a film will help to inspire similar events’.

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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With thanks to the East Sussex in WWI website for image

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 Djs confirmed for Knees up for Nepal event

New PosterStrike a Light is happy to confirm that Oscillator DJs will be playing a back to back jump up DJ set for our Knees up for Nepal gig on Friday 19th June. Greekboy will also be spinning top tunes to make you groove late into the night. All this and three bands too!

Check out our event film here: https://vimeo.com/127500967

You can buy advance tickets for Friday 19th June’s Knees up for Nepal benefit gig through The Latest music bar booking line: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/319606

Nepal promo film for Brighton benefit gig

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A short promo film to highlight the Nepalese earthquake and promote the Knees up for Nepal fundraising gig at The Latest Music Bar in Brighton on Friday 19th June. The interview is with two Nepalese members of the Sussex Nepalese Society and features music from bands Oscillator and Fat 45 who will be performing on the night, alongside The Gyratory Allstars.

The event will help support the work of the Disasters Emergency Committee in the region.

Thanks to filmmaker Si Mitchell for donating his time. Si Mitchell is an award winning print journalist and founder member of the Guerillavision Collective, Si’s first documentary (Big Rattle in Seattle), shot among the teargas, blood and the tears of the 1999 Seattle barricade of the WTO was selected to open the San Francisco Doc Festival in 2000 and was broadcast worldwide.

Heritage Open Days free Brighton film showing

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Oh! What a Lovely War (1969, 144mins, PG)Fablogo

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!

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Strike a Light events in 2014

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Strike a Light has just booked a date for new events and film showings at Fabrica gallery this year for it’s special Daytime events, as part of their Growing an Older Audience project.

This will have a special World War 1 related theme – linking in with the centenary commemorations which are happening nationally in the UK between 2014-18.

The date for your diary is Thursday 11th September 1-5pm 2014.

We will be curating this daytime event, and following it up with a related evening film.

The event will host creative workshops, exhibitions, talks, and a free cafe.

This event in September will also be part of the national Heritage Open Days events.

We are currently planning this year’s theme, so please check our web pages over the summer for updates on what exciting things we are planning to have at our next event.

Aimed at all, and especially older people. Visitors can relax, and encounter visual art in entrancing, fun, creative way.

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