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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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BLACK PANTHER – Film Screening for AfrikaBa festival this Saturday!

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BLACK PANTHER – Film Screening

We’re showing this Marvel film through the AfrikaBa festival as part of Black History Month UK this Saturday 6th October 2018 at Electric Palace, Hastings

DIRECTOR: RYAN COOGLER
CAST INCLUDES: CHADWICK BOSEMAN, MICHAEL B. JORDAN, LUPITA NYONG’O

Rating 12A
All Tickets only £5

A special showing of this widely acclaimed superhero and African extravaganza, featuring outstanding acting, memorable action sequences, and surprising depth.

A young king T’Challa returns home to claim his rightful place but faces treachery and conflict. He must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther.

Set in the secret land of Wakanda, a high tech futuristic vision is combined with a thumping score by Kendrick Lamar and Ludwig Göransson.

“Warriors both male and female fight for control of a vividly rendered African kingdom in this handsome superhero epic” – 4 stars, The Observer

http://www.afrikaba.co.uk

‘STASH’ Film Screening at AfrikaBa Festival plus Live Music from HKB FINN

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We’ll be showing the film Stash with musician HKB FiNN at the Electric Palace, Hastings this Saturday 6th October at 7.30pm as part of the AfrikaBa Festival.

A group of degenerates live outside of society. STASH centers on Stephanie having difficulties with love, life, her sanity and her safety. The film portrays the complexity of women in powerful positions, recognizing that strength and power can also come wrapped in soft coating and vulnerability.

HKB FiNN is a pioneering spoken word artist whose work explores universal themes of despair, joy, hope and re-affirmation of our shared humanity.

As a musician and composer, his sound encompasses Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues and Reggae. Collaborations have included: Nitin Sahwney, Nojazz, Robert Mitchell, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Tunde Jegede Ensemble, The Royal Opera House, Orphy Robinson, Electro & Ntoumos.

You saw him perform previously to a full house at Electric Palace. Come hear him again introduce this his latest feature film ‘STASH’.

All tickets £10

Part of AfriKaBa Festival http://www.afrikaba.co.uk

AfrikaBa presents Betty: They Say I’m Different film screening

As part of the AfrikaBa Festival during Black History Month Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will be showing this film at Electric Palace, Hastings on Friday 5th October 2018.
BETTY: THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT

A filmic blend of documentary and animation tracing the path of the free-spirited Black Power Goddess.

PLUS Q&A WITH DIRECTOR PHILIP COX

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An aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty arrived on the 70s scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music.

She befriended Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, wrote songs for the Chambers Brothers and the Commodores, and married Miles – startlingly turning him from jazz to funk. Without Betty there would not be “Bitches Brew”. She then, despite being banned and boycotted, went on to become the first black woman to perform, write and manage herself. Betty was a feminist pioneer, inspiring and intimidating in a manner like no woman before. Then suddenly – she vanished.

Creatively blending documentary and animation this movie traces the path of Betty’s life, how she grew from humble upbringings to become a fully self-realised black female pioneer the world failed to understand or appreciate.

After years of trying, the elusive Betty, forever the free-spirited Black Power Goddess, finally allowed the filmmakers to creatively tell her story based on their conversations.

A great way to celebrate Black History Month!

Booking here: https://www.electricpalacecinema.com/whats-on/betty-they-say-im-different

 

 

Strike a Light and free AfrikaBa events this month!

Hastings based festival of African and Caribbean heritage, arts and culture. 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’ve got funding to provide free activities that positively promote African Caribbean culture, crafts and food. These will take place on 29th September at Stade Hall, Hastings from 2 – 9pm.

Get updates on the activities here!

At the Stade, Hastings –
Saturday September 29th  2pm – 5.30pm
  • 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.

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Musa Mboob is at the Stade Open Space, Hastings – September 29th.

FREE concert starting at 7pm. 

Gambian master percussionist and lead vocalist Musa Mboob brings audiences an electrifying blend of Afro Manding fusion and tantalizing traditional West African rhythms stem from the deep roots of vibrant life and cultures of the smiling coast of Africa.

Blending and fusing the traditional instruments with modern electronic guitars to meet the demand of the 21st century diaspora, Musa has earned himself a reputation of a true entertainer and a master of the art through his creativity and innovative approach to the new style of West African Music. Come and share in the vibrant music from the smiling coast of Africa.

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AfrikaBa cinema!

All screenings at Electric Palace Cinema, Hastings Old Town – October 5th and 6th.

5th October:
Betty – They Say I’m Different 
The story of Funk Queen with Q&A with the film’s director. 8pm £7/8
6th October:
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  • Black Panther film screening – Noon (12pm).                                            All tickets only £5! With a 12A rating this is for young people and the young at heart.

 

 

 

 

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  • STASH a HKB FiNN film + performance by HKBFiNN + Q&A
    Film Duration 1hr 48 mins
    Event starts 7.30pm

    HKB FiNN will do a live set followed by a screening of his new film Stash.

STASH is a film about a group of degenerates who live outside of society. The film centres on Stephanie having difficulties with love, life, her sanity & her safety. The film portrays the complexity of women in powerful positions, recognising that strength and power can also come wrapped in soft coating and vulnerability.

The performance will be with HKBFinn a spoken word artist with a difference. His work explores the connections between cultures. His music is a unique combination of Jazz, Hip Hop & World Music. FiNN blends this mixture with Poetry on a range of topics from love to spiritual upliftment creating a unique soundscape that is fresh and somehow familiar.

An engaging performer, HKB FiNN has collaborated with a number of musical luminaries including:- The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Nojazz, Roots Manuva, Soweto Kinch, Orphy Robinson, Nitin Sahwney, Kasse Mady Diabate, Tunde Jegede, The Royal Opera House, Robert Mitchell’s Panacea and many more. HKB FiNN is a cultural ambassador from the UK who has performed in over 25 countries.

Background to our project

AfriKàBa started October 2010 in Hastings. It was conceptualised and delivered by Gwyneth Wint, supported by funding from Arts Council England, Hastings Borough Council and other strategic partners.

AfriKàBa works with schools, colleges, academies and libraries to give children and young people the opportunity to experience the rich diversity of Africa and learn of her universal legacy.

AfriKàBa also programs an exciting, annual program for Black History Month, a time to challenge clichéd ideas, re-contextualise history, and regain perspective on the rich and diverse continent that is Africa, showing her strengths and contributions seen in culture, creativity, in resources, minerals, scientific discovery and the legacy in her children across the world.

We’ve been lucky to receive funding from the Chalk Cliff Trust to deliver these activities and for this many thanks!

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history, and regain perspective on the rich and diverse continent that is Africa, showing her strengths and contributions seen in culture, creativity, in resources, minerals, scientific discovery and the legacy in her children across the world.

We’ve been lucky to receive funding from the Chalk Cliff Trust to deliver these activities and for this many thanks!

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Community Works Mentoring Programme


Community Works – Mentoring

Our Creative Director Nicola took part in a short film for Brighton charity Community Works recently about their mentoring scheme.

If you’re interested in either being mentored or mentoring in 2018, we heartily recommend the project.

You can watch it here! 

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.

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.