Instead of our usual World War I themed Conversation Cafe for the Boys on the Plaque project at Jubilee Library, we’ll be going on an outing for those who can attend, to the Pavilion Blues exhibition at Brighton Museum instead.
UPCOMING EVENTS – 2016
Our free Heritage Open Days events taking place in 2016 will be at Fabrica on Thursday 8th September from 1-4pm.
A WWI historic walking tour will also take place on Friday 9th September, which will be led by historian Dr Geoffrey Mead
Come join us this Thursday for a free lunchtime heritage and literary event for the Dr Blighty Indian Soldiers project, part of Brighton Festival.
This is a lunchtime event. Feel free to bring your own lunch, and Temptations cafe in the library will also be open for lunches and refreshments. They will serve a specially made Indian Chai drink to accompany the event.
Thursday 12th May 12-1.30pm, Jubilee Library, Jubilee Square, Brighton
Strike a Light is organising this free lunchtime event for the Dr Blighty project, Brighton on Thursday 12th May 12-1.30pm
Thank you to those who attended our Conversations Cafe session this week. We hosted a session viewing the amazingly drawn diorama of the first day of the battle of the Somme (1st July 1916) by cartoonist Joe Sacco. There is a fascinating 6 minute short about it which you can view here. It is available in the graphic novel section of Jubilee Library and I urge you to look at it. It’s so long that our whole group held each section of it!
The main theme though of our session this month was with the very well-informed Stoolball England officer Anita Broad, discussing all things related to this Sussex based sport and its’ link to World War I and rehabilitation
Our free WWI reminiscence CONVERSATION CAFÉS continue this month, taking place on the second Wednesday of every month.
This month’s session is on Wednesday 9th March at Jubilee Library, Brighton from 2.30-4.30pm. All welcome!
We’ll be looking at the rich history of stoolball from its early origins, via the Victorians and WWI through to the present day, specifically in the rehabilitaton of injured soldiers. This will be presented by Stoolball England officer Anita Broad.
Strike a Light is pleased to announce joining a new collaboration for Brighton Festival with lead companyNutkhut.
The ambitious, large-scale, immersive outdoor experience Dr Blighty recalls Brighton’s WWI wartime history, bringing the experiences of Indian soldiers – and the locals who came to care for them – movingly back to life via an immersive walk-through installation across the Royal Pavilion Estate.
The Dr Blighty project team will be holding some voice recordings in the Music Room at the Royal Pavilion on the evening of Thursday 10 March (5.30pm – 10.30pm) and are looking for some older voices to record as part of this.