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.
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 Sommeproject about the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1916 through Strike a Light.
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.
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.
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
Other forms of printing
Stained glass making (using plastic)
Geometric pattern making with spirographs.
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.
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.
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 https://theorangelilies.wordpress.com/
We welcome you to a free event day exploring Brighton and Hove during WWI and showcasing two related projects The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme (Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage), and The Boys on The Plaque (Fabrica gallery).
There will also be a book launch for The Boys on the Plaque project, and an exhibition also based at Jubilee Library for The Orange Lilies project.
The event is a drop in event, but welcome to come all day! Free but please book a place – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brighton-hove-in-wwi-free-event-day-tickets-34692314647
Free WWI Community history event marking the end of both The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme, and The Boys on the Plaque projects; exploring Brighton & Hove in WWI.
& Launch of The Boys on the Plaque book Venue: Jubilee Library, Brighton, 11am – 4.30pm – 30th June 2017 Speakers 11 – 11.20am: Introductions by Nicola Benge, The Orange LiliesProject Manager & Clare Hankinson, The Boys on the PlaqueProject Manager 11.20am – 12.10pm: Dr Frank Gray – Director of Screen Archive South East shows vintage film clips & discusses Brighton during WWI 12.15 – 1.30pm: Brighton & Hove in WWI Q & A – chaired by Dr Sam Carroll + Speakers: Dr Chris Kempshall, Dr Alison Fell, Dr Geoffrey Mead & Dr Frank Gray 1.35– 2.25pm: Dr Alison Fell – First World War Women workers and strikes 2.35 – 3.25pm:Dr Chris Kempshall – Brighton, The Boar’s Head, and the Somme 3.30 – 4.20pm:Dr Geoffrey Mead – Laundry maids and Fishermen – Aspects of work in WW1 Brighton 4.45pm onwards: Unveiling of new Battle of Boars Head memorial at The Steine War Memorial, Brighton With:
Battle of Boar’s Head exhibition courtesy of Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove; The Boys on the Plaque project resources, WWI exhibitions and resources from Brighton & Hove Libraries, Gateways to the First World War, and The Royal British Legion. Venue – Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE
Queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org Websites:
boysontheplaque.wordpress.com The Orange Lilies project is delivered by Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage The Boys on the Plaque project is delivered by Fabrica gallery Both in Partnership with the following organisations: Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information Service, and Gateways to the First World War with support from Heritage Lottery Fund
The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme Brighton & Hove in WWI – Free Event Day Free WWI Community history event marking the end of both The Orange Lilies project, and The Boys on the Plaque project marking the Somme centenary, and exploring Brighton & Hove in WWI. Venue: Jubilee Library, Brighton, 11am – 4pm – 30th June 2017 Speakers Introductions by Nicola Benge, The Orange Lilies Project Manager and Clare Hankinson, The Boys on the Plaque Project Manager
Dr Frank Gray, Director of Screen Archive South East shows vintage film clips & discusses Brighton during WWI
Brighton & Hove in WWI Q & A session: chaired by Dr Sam Carroll + Speakers: Dr Chris Kempshall, Dr Alison Fell & Dr Frank Gray Dr Alison Fell – First World War women workers and strikes
Dr Chris Kempshall of East Sussex in WWI – Talk on Brighton and The Battle of Boars Head and speakers still TBC With:
Battle of Boar’s Head exhibition courtesy of Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove; WWI exhibitions and resources from Brighton & Hove Libraries, Gateways to the First World War, and The Royal British Legion. Venue –Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE Queries to: email@example.com theorangelilies.wordpress.com https://boysontheplaque.wordpress.com
Creative drop in activities for all
(part of Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage: The Orange Lilies project).
Every Thursday in March 2017 – Dates remaining are: 23rd & 30th from 4 – 6pm at Jubilee Library. This will take place in the Young Peoples area in the library. Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE
Drop in activities, no need to book!
Free workshops run by professional textile artist Rosie James include:
Using a sewing machine,
stitching and drawing with a machine
using collage in textiles
Rosie James is an artist working mostly in textiles. Her work explores the use of the sewing machine as a tool for drawing. Her focus falls mainly on people and the kinds of crowds that form when people gather, she is looking for the individual within the crowd. Her work also encompasses the use of the stitched line to create drawings which explore the whole world of stitch, textiles, fashion, craft etc.
The ways in which stitching and textiles figure in our everyday lives is a continuing fascination. Rosie using screen printing as well as machine stitching and applique to create layers of imagery. Recently she has become interested in the ways in which a line is created on the sewing machine and how lines are everywhere we look. These lines link us together.
Part of The Orange Lilies – Brighton and Hove in the Somme project – Try a new skill with textiles and sewing machines, find out more about the city and its’ inhabitants in WWI; make a collage for exhibition in BFEST (Brighton Youth Festival) poster, and find out more about Brighton & Hove’s local memories.
Find out more about The Orange Lilies project here: https://theorangelilies.wordpress.com/
With support from project partners Fabrica Gallery, Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information Service, and Gateways to the First World War. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. https://www.facebook.com/events/1195728430540355/
The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme
Put a date in your diaries for this FREE final The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Sommeproject event this year on Friday 30th June 11am-4pm, at Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE
It’s come round very quickly, but we’re programming the one day event at present. We’ll have speakers during the day including Dr Frank Gray (Screen Archive South East) showing Sussex in WWI film clips, Dr Chris Kempshall discussing East Sussex in WWI, Gateways to the First World War, Dr Alison Fell on Women Workers in WWI, and further speakers to be confirmed. We’ll also have exhibitions in the main area, and a Q& A lunchtime session chaired by Dr Sam Carroll.
We’ll be encouraging people to both drop in, or stay all day, and sit and eat your lunch whilst hearing more about this fascinating period of history with a Brighton perspective. Watch this space for updates.
We’ll also be exhibiting our textiles from the project alongside a series of bespoke short films about the city in WWI (made by young filmmakers), for the BFEST Brighton Youth Festival starting on 28th May. This exhibition will continue until 4th July 2017 before touring to other city venues. The Orange Lilies project runs until July 2017, and we have free events and activities taking place throughout the rest of the project. If you’d like to take part, become a research volunteer or come along to an event, visit our project site for further information.