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New free Heritage Open Days events in Brighton this September

imagesOur two free Heritage Open Days events in Brighton this September, part of our The Boys on the Plaque project, are now live on the Heritage Open Days website. All details for this event which is free and open to all below:

Fabrica -The Boys on the Plaque

24 Duke Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AG

Fabrica is a contemporary art gallery housed in the former Holy Trinity Church in Brighton, with a mission to increase access to contemporary visual art to as broad an audience as possible. The Boys on the Plaque is a new Heritage Lottery Funded project that is inspired by WWI soldiers commemorated within the church, and seeks to reveal the histories of local people in Brighton & Hove. https://boysontheplaque.wordpress.com/
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 Commemorations 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!
Booking is advised: http://botphod.eventbrite.com

Opening Times

  • Thursday 10 September: 1300-1600

Booking Details

Book here: botphod.event
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Access

Wheelchair ramp built into entrance. Guide dogs welcome. Accessible toilets on site. Accessible parking space (1) in front of building.

Additional information

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 clare.hankinson@fabrica.org.uk

Directions

The event takes place in a large contemporary visual gallery which is in a 19th century converted church in central Brighton opposite Browns Restaurant. It is ten minutes walk from Brighton seafront. Public Transport Directions: Brighton Railway Station is approximately 15-20 minutes walk. Local buses stop within walking distance. http://www.visitbrighton.com/culture/fabrica-p384651#location

Website

botphod.event
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Organised by

Strike a Light / Fabrica
 

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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 (https://strikealight.org/projects/the-boys-on-the-plaque/)
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.

Opening Times

  • Friday 11 September: Walk 1800-1930

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Pre-booking required!
Booking Contact: Clare Hankinson
Call: 01273 778646
Email: clare.hankinson@fabrica.org.uk
Go to: http://botpwalkingtour.eventbrite.com
Booking opens: 15 July 2015 09:00
Booking closes: 11 September 2015 18:00

Access

Wheelchair ramp built into entrance. Guide dogs 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.

Additional information

Max 20 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.

Directions

The Walk starts at Fabrica gallery, which is a large contemporary visual gallery in a 19th century converted church in central Brighton opposite Browns Restaurant. It is ten minutes walk from Brighton seafront. Public Transport Directions: Brighton Railway Station is approximately 15-20 minutes walk. Local buses stop within walking distance. http://www.visitbrighton.com/culture/fabrica-p384651#location

Website

botpwalkingtour.eventbrite.com
cloud8.uk/new//projects/the-boys-on-the-plaque/

 
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Special Daytime Events – Fabrica and Strike a Light

Special Daytime Events – Fabrica and Strike a Light participate in Fabrica’s gallery programme & enjoy contemporary art

Strike a Light will be creating a new Special Daytime Event at Fabrica Gallery in Brighton this autumn.
The event takes place at Fabrica on Thursday 10th September from 1-4pm as part of the wider The Boys on the Plaque project. This event is also part of the wider national Heritage Open Days events, so it’s all free! This event is also in partnership with the Brighton and Hove Libraries service.
Strike a Light has just booked a date for new events and film showings at Fabrica gallery this year for it’s special Daytime events, as part of their Growing an Older Audience project and linking with its’ Heritage Lottery funded The Boys on the Plaque project.
These will have a special World War 1 related theme – linking in with the centenary commemorations which are happening nationally in the UK between 2014-18. We will be curating this daytime event, and following it up with a related evening film. The event will host creative workshops, exhibitions, talks, and a free cafe.
We are currently planning this year’s theme, so please check our web pages over the summer for updates on what exciting things we are planning to have at our next event.
Aimed at all, and especially older people. Visitors can relax, and encounter visual art in entrancing, fun, creative way.
To find out more, or attend this event, please contact:
Clare Hankinson, Project Manager – The Boys on the Plaque
Fabrica
40 Duke Street, BN1 AGH
01273 778646
clare.hankinson@fabrica.org.uk
boysontheplaque.wordpress.com
@fabricagallery #boysontheplaque
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You can see more below about previous events of this kind which Strike a Light has organised for Fabrica.
Fabrica worked with  Strike A Light to provide the unique Special Daytime Events outside of exhibitions, during 2011 – 2014.
Each of the events explored a specific theme, and offered a mixture of drop-in arts activities, screenings, talks and performances which could act as a taster for how Fabrica responds to ideas, and what we have on offer throughout the ongoing programme. We aim to give participants a unique, enjoyable day which is an un-pressured introduction to Fabrica, or a chance to catch up with us and other participants.

‘To learn and see what was going on. I didn’t understand what Fabrica meant. What it was all about. So I wanted to come and see.’

Stories Of The City participant
With each event, we learned more about our visitors, and were able to hone the structure and thematic planning of the day into a more successful and enjoyable experience.

‘It has inspired me, because it’s so different.’

Relativity participant

2012

Rituals

Rituals Flyer

2012

Laughter Lines

laughter Lines Poster

2011

Relativity

Relativity

2011

Stories of the City, Stories of the Sea

stories of the city

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
‘I have met more people and made friends here today and we are going to meet afterwards.’
Stories Of the City participant
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