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Indian Soldiers in Brighton & Hove in WWI talk- Shoreham Wordfest

This evening!
An event to celebrate Black History Month
Presented by Creative Director of Strike a Light- Arts & Heritage – Nicola Benge about the period of history around Indian Soldiers at Brighton Pavilion in WWI and also in conversation with author and teacher Umi Sinha, who will read and discuss extracts from her novel, ‘Belonging’.
https://ropetacklecentre.co.uk/events/indian-soldiers-in-ww1-nicola-benge/

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Trench Brothers project continues

The acclaimed ‘imaginative and inspiring’ Trench Brothers project commemorating the contributions and personal stories of ethnic minority soldiers in the First World War will culminate in Brighton and the South Eas https://archive.strikealight.org/projects/trench-brothers-wwi-project/t this year.

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Trench Brothers project starts!

Trench Brothers brings the First World War to life for students through the experiences and personal stories of Indian Army, British West Indies Regiment and black British Soldiers. It commemorates their contributions using puppetry, music, artefacts and cross-curricular learning and culminates in performances of a new music theatre work by composers Julian Joseph and Richard Taylor and librettist Tertia Sefton-Green, enabling students to develop a creative, artistic response to the stories and immortalise the deeds of these forgotten soldiers.

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Thanks to participants who have joined our new Volunteer Research Group for The Orange Lilies – Brighton and Hove in the Somme WWI focussed project. This was the first session and took place at Jubilee library with the support of the Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information Service. This was also the first opportunity for everyone to meet each other and the new Research group Coordinator Ross Hammond.
We will be having an Ancestry.co.uk genealogy training session at Jubilee library in the first week of September (Date TBC) to boost skills and development.

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