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Voices of the the Great War show by Threadbare Theatre

image002100 years ago, as war raged abroad, a visit to the Music Hall helped raise the spirits of those at home, missing their loved ones.
Written during one of the most troubling times our country has seen, the music and plays of the time give us a fascinating insight into the experience of WW1, for both the men at the front and the men and women left at home.
This special performance features two short plays from iconic writers of the era, A.A.Milne (best known for Winnie-the-Pooh) and J.M.Barrie (best known for Peter Pan), accompanied by a live string ensemble from Brighton Youth Music playing classic songs including ‘It’s A Long Way To Tipperary’ and ‘Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty’.
This exciting event, presented by Gateways To The First World War in association with Threadbare Theatre Company, sees both performers and audience on the stage of Theatre Royal Brighton, with a themed refreshments bar in the wings and an opportunity to view some of Theatre Royal Brighton’s archive material in the dressing rooms.
Only 50 tickets available – book now  
for more information please contact Jackie Alexander jackiealexander@theambassadors.com 01273 764415

WWI Community History Event – places still available on 18/11

the-orange-lilies-community-history-event-18th-nov-2016-1To commemorate the end date of The Battle of the Somme and its’ effects on Brighton and Hove, we are holding a Community History Event at the University of Brighton this week.
We have seven free places left on this Brighton & Hove in the Somme event this Friday 18th November 2-5pm in Brighton.
If you’d like to attend this activity, then please book here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brighton-hove-in-the-somme-free-wwi-community-history-event-tickets-806544396
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Hove in WWI

A big thank you to Margaret Curson of the Brighton and Hove Libraries Service Rare Books Archive for her fascinating talk about the archives and special collection related to World War One at Hove Library in December 2015.
This event was part of our monthly Conversation Cafe session, as part of the Fabrica run Boys on the Plaque project, and funded by the Heritage Lottery.


We really enjoyed looking through some rare and special resources at this library, complete with its’ own WWI War memorial.
The annexe at Hove Library was once a smoking balcony for readers at the library, but a behest in the early part of the 20th century, allowed for the room to be re-built as part of Hove Library proper.

Brighton and Hove in WWI -Conversation Cafe Wednesday December 9th 2015.

Bton seafront.jpgThis month, we’ll be meeting for our WWI themed Conversation Cafe at Hove Library.
We’ll be hosting an event with Margaret Curson of the Rare Books Archive and discussing other city based WWI memorials amongst other things.
Refreshments will be provided free of charge. All welcome!
Wednesday December 9th 2.30-4.30pm- Meeting at Hove Library, Church Road, Hove BN3. 

Future sessions in 2016 are as follows – All welcome:
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January 13th – Meet at Jubilee Library
Group session to discuss our own families in WWI, with personal experiences, photos and memories. Look at WWI book A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie.
 
·         February 10th – Meet at Jubilee Library
Dr Chris Kempshall of WWI in East Sussex project will speak to the group.
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Conversation Cafes start tomorrow!

Conversation Cafe posterOur 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 

01273 778646 

clare.hankinson@fabrica.org.uk

https://boysontheplaque.wordpress.com/

BOTP LogoThere 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.
  • Brighton and Hove Library Services: Jubilee and Hove Libraries: Lucy Castle and Kate Regester – Community Engagement Managers www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/libraries.org
  • 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

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