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!
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.event This 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.
Clare Hankinson, Project Manager – The Boys on the Plaque Fabrica 01273 778646
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.
Friday 11 September: Walk 1800-1930
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.
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.
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
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.
Book your free ticket for the daytime event here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/centennial-tickets-11944471235
And for the free film event here: http://filmclubsept.eventbrite.com
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:
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969, 144mins, PG)
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!
This will be a fun free family event with a heritage twist through the Mass Observation Archive based at The Keep archive in Brighton. Information below and available via form attached.
There are further free events the same week, which also form part of the free and accessible Heritage Open Days events nationwide.
1-3pm, Saturday 13th September
This September, come and discover the Mass Observation Archive at The Keep. Through a specially designed drama workshop and a guided tour, you’ll explore original archive materials, learn about conservation and have the opportunity to participate in Mass Observation style activities.
Location: The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton, BN1 8BP
Suitable for the whole family, especially children age 7-11.
FREE but booking essential via: 01273 482349 or www.thekeep.info/events
Strike a Light is taking part this year on Thursday 11th September at Fabrica in Brighton.
It’s all free so come and join in!
|Towers and tunnels, factories and follies, chapels and synagogues – thousands of England’s most unique and undiscovered historic sites will be throwing open their doors for free in September, as Heritage Open Days celebrates its 20th anniversary.
“2014 is a landmark year for Heritage Open Days,” says Loyd Grossman, Patron of Heritage Open Days and Chairman of the Heritage Alliance. “Over the last two decades we’ve enabled millions of people to visit thousands of places that are normally closed to the public, helping to put local heritage at the forefront of community life throughout England. This summer we’re looking forward to our most spectacular festival ever – a unique national celebration that brings our hidden history to life.”
The four-day festival promises a more diverse array of events than ever before, ranging from 1950s tea-dances to Elizabethan garden parties. Join guided walks, visit secret archives, discover hidden works of art – or simply pack a picnic and soak up the sunshine in a garden of your choice.
Join the Celebration: Thursday 11 – Sunday 14th September www.heritageopendays.org.uk