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PAST:PRESENT:FUTURE schools workshops at Fabrica

Fabrica – Past:Present:Future

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.

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.’

The first of our first Heritage Open Days, co-produced with Strike A Light, we will be providing local primary schools with workshops exploring the beautiful stained glass in the building – click here for more info or to book

Further details of are available on the project blog: https://fabricapastpresentfuture.home.blog

The project is funded by the Heritage Fund

Oral histories of Brighton and Sussex University Hospital needed

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is coordinating the collection of oral histories with people who’ve worked at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust to explore the history of the buildings and the people in them.

We are seeking new oral histories for this project and would like to interview new people about roles in the history of the hospital. We would come to either your home or a secluded spot at work and interview you with each interview taking around an hour.

Our purpose is to record memories of the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, the Sussex Eye Hospital, Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre and the Princess Royal Hospital, Hayward Heath.

This project is being directed by Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage through NIMBUS, in partnership with the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

We will create an archive that can be used for publications, websites, exhibitions, teaching and community events. Our plan is to recruit fifty respondents for interview and we are keen to record as wide a historical perspective of hospital life as possible.

These interviews will take place between August 2019 and March 2020 and will be conducted by trained volunteer oral historians from Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage.

If that’s something you would like to participate in, we’d be so pleased! Your interviews will form part of an exhibition at Jubilee Library in September as well as forming part of an archive into the future.

If you are interested, we can send one of our oral history interviewers to do this.

Participants will receive a copy of the oral history recording and the accompanying summary.

Also see our website here: https://strikealight.org/projects/current-projects/brighton-hospital-3ts-oral-history-project/

Please email Project Manager Nicola Benge – strikealight@rocketmail.com to arrange an interview.

We hope to hear from you soon!

PAST:PRESENT:FUTURE Fabrica gallery and Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage

Fabrica – Past:Present:Future

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.’

The first of our first Heritage Open Days, co-produced with Strike A Light, we will be providing local primary schools with workshops exploring the beautiful stained glass in the building – click here for more info or to book

Further details of are available on the project blog: https://fabricapastpresentfuture.home.blog

The project is funded by the Heritage Fund

Oral histories of Brighton and Sussex University Hospital wanted!

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is coordinating the collection of oral histories with people who’ve worked at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust to explore the history of the buildings and the people in them.

We are seeking new oral histories for this project and would like to interview new people about roles in the history of the hospital. We would come to either your home or a secluded spot at work and interview you with each interview taking around an hour.

Our purpose is to record memories of the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, the Sussex Eye Hospital, Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre and the Princess Royal Hospital, Hayward Heath.

This project is being directed by Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage through NIMBUS, in partnership with the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

We will create an archive that can be used for publications, websites, exhibitions, teaching and community events. Our plan is to recruit fifty respondents for interview and we are keen to record as wide a historical perspective of hospital life as possible.

These interviews will take place between August 2019 and March 2020 and will be conducted by trained volunteer oral historians from Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage.

If that’s something you would like to participate in, we’d be so pleased! Your interviews will form part of an exhibition at Jubilee Library in September as well as forming part of an archive into the future.

If you are interested, we can send one of our oral history interviewers to do this.

Participants will receive a copy of the oral history recording and the accompanying summary.

Also see our website here: https://strikealight.org/projects/current-projects/brighton-hospital-3ts-oral-history-project/

Please email Project Manager Nicola Benge – strikealight@rocketmail.com to arrange an interview.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Strike a Light at Legacies of First World War Conference – This weekend

Our creative director Nicola Benge is pleased to be speaking at the Legacies of the First World War Festival in Birmingham this weekend.
She will be looking at some of the projects Strike a Light have worked on over the past four years with a special focus on those which explore the black and minority ethnic contributions to the war. 
These projects include Dr Blighty, Trench Brothers and The Unremembered.
 
This two day community history conference is free to attend and has the noted historian David Olusoga as keynote speaker on the first day.
 
Come and experience some great histories and legacies of WWI.
You can book for any or all of the events including both conference days, and the evening event. Come join us!
 
Voices of War and Peace: the Great War and its Legacy is a First World War Engagement Centre funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The University of Birmingham Centre is a joint initiative across the Midlands with Birmingham City University, University of Wolverhampton and University of Worcester, and further afield with Cardiff University, University of Durham, Manchester Metropolitan University and Newcastle University.
The Engagement Centre is based in the Library of Birmingham and supports a wide range of community engagement activities, connecting academic and public histories of the First World War as part of the commemoration of the War’s centenary.

Strike a Light at Legacies of First World War Conference

Our creative director Nicola Benge will be speaking at the Legacies of the First World War Festival in Birmingham on 22nd and 23rd March 2019.
 
This two day community history conference is free to attend and has the noted historian David Olusoga as keynote speaker on the first day.
 
Come and experience some great histories and legacies of WWI.
You can book for any or all of the events including both conference days, and the evening event. Come join us!
 
Voices of War and Peace: the Great War and its Legacy is a First World War Engagement Centre funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The University of Birmingham Centre is a joint initiative across the Midlands with Birmingham City University, University of Wolverhampton and University of Worcester, and further afield with Cardiff University, University of Durham, Manchester Metropolitan University and Newcastle University.
The Engagement Centre is based in the Library of Birmingham and supports a wide range of community engagement activities, connecting academic and public histories of the First World War as part of the commemoration of the War’s centenary.

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage to attend Armistice National Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey

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Nicola Benge, Creative Director of Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will attend The National Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on 11 November 2018, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
This will be on behalf of those from Brighton and Hove who took part in The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme project about the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1916 through Strike a Light.

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Members of the Royal family, and religious and political leaders will be joined by members of the public who have contributed to the Centenary on a national, regional and local level.

Recognising the huge contribution the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and its First World War projects have made to the Centenary, the Department for Digital, Media and Sport invited HLF to nominate people to attend the Service.

As a result over 300 people who have been involved with HLF funded First World War projects across the UK will be attending the Service on Sunday.

Our Centenary project was made possible by a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which distributes the heritage share of National Lottery funding, supporting a wide variety of projects across the UK. HLF has invested £97million in 2,200 First World War Centenary projects.

ST PETER’S – PRESTON PARK WORKSHOP DATES

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We are very pleased to be commissioned by The Friends of St Peter’s – Preston Park, Brighton to deliver a series of six creative workshops at St Peter’s, Preston Park between May-September 2018.
The workshops are a key part of their HLF-funded Project Restoring the Chancel: Highlighting the 20th Century History of St Peter’s, Preston Park and are intended to engage local people around St Peter’s to:

  • Visit the church for the first time.
  • See the church as an enjoyable place to spend time.
  • Look afresh at the church and particularly the stencilling in the chancel.
  • Find out more about St Peter’s and the history of the surrounding Preston Village area.
  • Find out more about the practice and history of the art of stencilling.

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Activities:
We will deliver six creative drop-in workshops at St Peter’s on the following dates: 31st May, 24th June (Preston Village Day), 14thJuly, 31st July, 16th Aug, 8th September. Each workshop will run from 11-4pm, though the timings for 24th June, Preston Village Day, are still to be finalised.
Each workshop will focus on one core creative activity, with some simpler and/or quicker activities running alongside. The activities to be delivered at each workshop will each respond to some element of the church’s interior, exterior or history, or the creative processes embodied within the building, including stencilling, repetitive patterns, print making, mosaics, etc.
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage activities will include:

  • Block printing on paper/calico in the form of flags, pennants or large hangings.
  • Creating your own portable letterpress
  • Small mosaics
  • Other forms of printing
  • Stained glass making (using plastic)
  • Geometric pattern making with spirographs.
  • Brass rubbing

All welcome, and especially families with children up to the age of around 11. However both older/younger children can attend and the range of activities will cater for this.
Children will remain the responsibility of their parents/carers and will not be left in the care of Strike a Light.
Adult Workshop:
One of our event days on Saturday 14th July, is intended to be an adult-focussed activity and will encourage adults to try new things, so this particular date isn’t open to children.
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Strike a Light will be working alongside Hare and Humphreys, the conservators who will be undertaking the conservation of the chancel. Hare and Humphreys start work in late-May and from that time on parts of the chancel will be covered with scaffolding, obscuring some of the stencilling.
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The Orange Lilies film

The orange lilies website
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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The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme

The Orange Lilies project runs until July 2017, and we have free events and activities taking place throughout the rest of the project.
We have been uploading memories and research to our project website which we’d love you to view.

Visit and view our textiles banner about the impact of the Somme on the city, and a selection of films made by young people about the centenary of the battle in an exhibition of our work at Jubilee Library in the Youth area from now until 4th July.
Visit our project site for further information
Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund
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