PAST: PRESENT: FUTURE is a project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which is being undertaken by Fabrica Gallery and some of its volunteers. This project will bring to light previously unexplored history about the exhibition space, a restoration of some of the churches key original features and an amazing learning resource in the form of a book detailing the story of the Holy Trinity Church.
Fabrica have partnered with Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage to deliver a series of three years of Heritage Open Days activities. These open days will be taking place in September 2019, 2020 and 2021.
These take the form of creative schools workshops based on restoration of stained glass at Fabrica gallery – part of the Holy Trinity Church 200th building anniversary.
The first set of our activities at Fabrica will include:
* Discussion about stained glass and examples
* Workshop on making faux stained glass with children
* Differentiation activity with scratch relief stained glass effect
Fabrica said: ‘This project will bring to light previously unexplored history about the exhibition space, a restoration of some of the churches key original features and an amazing learning resource in the form of a book detailing the story of the Holy Trinity Church.’
Our free WWI CONVERSATION CAFÉS start tomorrow Wednesday 21st October. Why don’t you try them out! They will then take place on the second Wednesday of every month at Fabrica gallery and other Brighton venues from 2.30-4.30pm. See full programme of free events here: project-dates-conversation-cafes
We will be hosting a series of twelve Conversation Café’s at Fabrica from October 2015, facilitated by Nicola Benge (Strike A Light), will use Holy Trinity, the plaque and the local area to look into participant histories.
You can book your free place by contacting:
Clare Hankinson, Project Manager – The Boys on the Plaque
There will be talks from Dr Chris Kempshall, project Coordinator of the WWI in East Sussex project, outings to the Rare Books Archiveand more including discussions will be led around themes inspired by The Boys on the Plaque, including life in Brighton & Hove during WWI, historical experiences of ordinary men and women, and life after the war. We will also consider wider themes about the church in the community, and Holy Trinity’s history with its bi-centennial in 2017. Participants will gain an in-depth knowledge of Holy Trinity as church and gallery over the project.
Sessions organised in partnership with:
Strike a Light: A local voluntary arts and heritage organisation using people’s life stories and memories to transform public and private spaces, specialising in intergenerational projects and working with people in the third age.
University of the Third Age(U3A) Local History Group: A learning co-operative of people no longer in full time employment. With over 450 members and educational, creative and social. Alan Cooke – Chairman of Brighton and Hove U3A and Coordinator of U3A Local History Group. www.brightonandhoveu3a.org.uk
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
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.eventThis 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 email@example.com
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
Pre-booking: Required Go to: http://botpwalkingtour.eventbrite.com Booking Contact: Clare Hankinson
Call: 01273 778646
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.
My colleague and studio mate- photographer and artist Lorenza Ippolito, will be hosting a session Conversation Piece linking into the current exhibition at Fabrica gallery in Brighton this month, with a discussion about the seas and fishing with local fisherman Alan Hayes. It should be a good event. It’s free and refreshments are provided.
UPDATE: Unfortunately Alan Hayes will no longer be able to make the event on Monday. Instead, experienced speaker and Professor, Geoff Mead will be talking about Brighton and it’s seafront as a central leisure destination for millions of Briton in last hundred years. Please STILL join us to discover, some un-discorved secrets buried deep down in the pebbles of Brighton Beach.
Reef by Simon Faithful
Conversation Piece – A Personal History of Fishing in Brighton with Alan Hayes
17th November 2:30-4:00pm
A relaxed heritage-focussed discussion group, led by Lorenza Ippolito. Topics for conversation focus
on local history and debate, and draw on themes in the current exhibition. Each event welcomes a
local speaker with specialist knowledge on the theme of choice.
REEF by Simon Faithful is a unique collaboration between the artist, arts organisations, marine
industries and conservationists, divers and specialist technicians. It is a remote piece completely
imagined for the bottom of the sea. A boat, on it’s last journey, will become – in time – a reef and
will hopefully help strengthen an endangered ecosystem.
Seas and oceans are, in fact, vast ecosystems all on the brink of loosing the delicate balance which
allows them to exist. They are also a source of food for us, fishermen have been working off the
South Coast of Britain for centuries, often in dangerous waters, bringing back food.
But now with dwindling fish stocks and polluted oceans, do fishermen recognise the need for
regulation? How has the fishing industry changed? What did Brighton’s fishing community look like
50 years ago? And what does it look like now?
Join Lorenza Ippolito and Alan Hayes, fisherman born in Ship Street and Christened in the Church
which is now Fabrica Gallery, to take a look back at how fishing has changed in Brighton from the
last century to now.
Strike a Light is organising an event this week at Fabrica gallery in Brighton as part of 2014’s Heritage Open Days.
It’s free and offers lots of interesting activities to participate in, as well as lots of tea and cake. Come along and join us!
When: Thursday 11th September 2014 (1-4pm)
Where: Fabrica gallery, 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG
What:Special Daytime Event – Free drop in
On gallery in collaboration with arts and heritage organisation will be hosting a free and specially created event
On Thursday 11th September (1-4pm),Fabrica gallery in collaboration with arts and heritage organisation Strike a Light will be hosting a free and specially created event Centennial.
Forming a part of the nationwide Heritage Open Days free events across England and Wales, this is an afternoon drop-in to commemorate the beginning of the centenary of World War I. It profiles and examines aspects of our experiences of the war through the use of diaries, moving image, wartime songs, creative workshops, and talks, exploring our shared and personal memories relating to the war, and the stories we were left with.
The event will offer art activities, film showings, workshop activities, talks, and free afternoon tea. In addition, Fabrica will be revealing a plaque honouring the parishioners who fought and died in WWI, hidden from public view for decades.
The event will be followed by a free evening film showing of musical romp Oh! What a Lovely War with low cost bar & nibbles.
Aimed at all and especially older people, visitors can relax, and encounter visual art in entrancing, fun, creative way. This event also welcomes everyone including families, babies and children of all ages. Free transport is available for the elderly and disabled. Please get in touch to arrange this.
To find out more about this event and others in the Special Daytime Events programme at Fabrica, please contact Clare Hankinson, Fabrica Project Coordinator on 01273 778 646 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.fabrica.org.uk
To find out more about the arts and heritage organisation Strike a Light please contact Nicola Benge email@example.com or web: http://www.cloud8.uk/new/
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!
A free drop in event at Fabrica, celebrating the them of laughter. An exploration of the joys that bind, shared laughter and experience through generations which work across the age divide. Creative workshops, exhibition, talks and free cafe. Aimed at the whole community, especially older people, visitors are invited to encounter art in a relaxed and exciting way.
In collaboration with Strike a Light. In conjunction with Cinecity.
Film screening The Artist
Thursday 14 June, 6-8.30pm
A cosy evening showing of The Artist with cushions, wine, nibbles and cocoa – all for £1.
A homage to the silent era of movie, The Artist is a black and white (mostly) silent film. Jean Dujardin stars as George Valentin a world famous silent movie star, who’s life takes a dramatic turn with the onset of talking pictures. Co-starring Bérénice Bejo as Peppy Miller a young talented dancer.
In collaboration with Strike a light. In conjunction with Cinecity.