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Rise & View Krew – Kids Holiday Club Summer 2020

We’re pleased to announce that Rise & View Krew activities will be going ahead this summer!

Due to social distancing, we won’t be able to have physical sessions as we did last year, so instead we’re going to be delivering specially created packs to families in the Saunders Park area to make at home.

These will be a range of activities created by one of our talented artists which will be aimed at ages 5-8/9-11 and packs will be delivered to your door on 30th July!

These Art Packs are FREE, but you will need to register for these (max 2 per household) by 24th July 2020.

To have your summer sessions at home this year, please email: strikealight@rocketmail.com for a short registration form

Thanks to both National Lottery and BHCC for funding this scheme.

Studio/Office/Workshop space to rent

We have space in our central Brighton office and studio coming up to share!

Would you like to join us? The space available is a large desk, shelving, storage, kitchenette, Wifi, and use of workshop tables. There is also access to loading bays, trader discounts and meeting space.

This would be for long term use but we would consider short term use too.

The space is available from beginning March 2020 onwards and will be sharing with Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage and our occasional studio hires.

If you would like to find out more then do get in touch!

Our space is available any time from now onwards. Our current sub tenants are moving out on 9th April, but they have said if we find someone sooner they are happy to move out before so we are advertising it as avail asap.

You are welcome to come and view the space if you like. Address below.

Space is a desk and a fair amount of storage in the studio, along with use of the main meeting tables and whiteboard etc for meetings and so on. We currently have a shared diary with the current sub tenants so that we can make sure there’s no clash but that is for important meetings and studio bookings (which we have sometimes).
Otherwise it’s pretty informal and we are often in at the same time working on respective projects with no clash.

There’s also a shared kitchenette with sink, microwave, minifridge, storage, plates cups etc to use.

The space is accessible at the market from 8am-7.30pm Mondays to Fridays, 8-6pm on Saturdays and 9-5pm on Sundays, and we have a post box to receive our mail at the market with keys. Also accessible on the balcony.

The space is £285 pcm and includes all utilities, broadband, service charge and cleaning.

There are loading bays downstairs which you can use for delivery and unloading but not for parking. We are on the bus route and near Brighton train station too.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Prices and further information available on enquiry –https://strikealight.org/contact-us/

Brewing talk coming up

For those interested in the theme of our Ale & Hearty project – Brewers and brewing, there’s an interesting talk coming up by Steve Homewood who we also spoke to during our own project about his heritage.

This is East Sussex Breweries and their Bottles, talk by Steve Homewood – Monday 17 February 2020, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Venue: Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre, High Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AZ

Entry: Free entry and refreshments served. Guests most welcome.

Further information from Bob Cairns  at rjandljcairns@btinternet.com

Studio space to rent

We have space in our central Brighton studio coming up to share!

Would you like to join us? The space available is a large desk, shelving,  storage, kitchenette, Wifi, and use of workshop tables. There is also access to loading bays, trader discounts and meeting space.

This would be for long term use but we would consider short term use too.

The space is available from beginning February 2020 onwards and will be sharing with Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage and our occasional studio hires.

If you would like to find out more then do get in touch!

Prices and further information available on enquiry –https://strikealight.org/contact-us/

We look forward to hearing from you.

Reminiscence Training Dates – 2020

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Two Day Reminiscence Training Course – Brighton
This two day training course based at Strike a Light’s studio in Brighton takes place on 17th & 18th June 2020 (10am-4pm).
It offers an overview of reminiscence work, including the background to the subject and will consider the benefits to be derived by both the people who reminisce and those who listen. We will explore a wide variety of reminiscence activities, which can be used to trigger personal memories and help a group to work well together.
By the end of the course, participants will have gained insight into what reminiscence is as a structured activity, and how it can be successfully and productively carried out.
The training days will offer a more expanded exploration of reminiscence work. It will include a detailed background to the subject and consider the benefits to be derived by both the people who reminisce and those who listen.
We will explore a wide variety of reminiscence activities, which can be used to trigger personal memories and help a group to work well together.
The days will be interspersed with opportunities for the group to experience reminiscence activities, and group members will be encouraged throughout to contribute their own experience and ideas.
By the end of the training, participants will have gained insight into what reminiscence is as a structured activity, and how it can be successfully and productively carried out.
A free training pack with resources for each participant is provided as part of the course.

Mazel Tov Brighton project magazine launch at Hyman Fine House,

BENEFITS OF REMINISCENCE
Stimulates social interaction and communication
Reduces the feeling of isolation
Shares and captures family and local history
Increases feeling of self-worth
Helps keep the mind stimulated
Allows participants to reflect on past and present
An enjoyable experience
Builds confidence
Generates community and support
PARTICIPANT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Share ideas with training group
Use resources, photos and artefacts in reminiscence delivery
Increased confidence in delivery of activities
Group working skills
Awareness of the effects of dementia
Course fees: Two day training (per person): £195 organisation rate / £165 Individuals
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Studio space to rent

We have space in our central Brighton studio coming up to share!

Would you like to join us? The space available is a large desk, shelving,  storage, kitchenette, Wifi, and use of workshop tables. There is also access to loading bays, trader discounts and meeting space. This would be for long term use.

The space is available from beginning March or April 2020 onwards and will be sharing with Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage and our occasional studio hires.

If you would like to find out more then do get in touch!

Prices and further information available on enquiry –https://strikealight.org/contact-us/

We look forward to hearing from you.

Brighton Dome Brighton Festival – I Was There project

From Tea Dances to Rock n Roll, Bring Your Stories to Life for Our Heritage Project

Were you mesmerised by Pink Floyd’s first performance of Dark Side of the Moon? Did you sneak into David Bowie’s infamous 1973 Ziggy Stardust gig as a teenager? Have you got a special memory of taking part in Brighton Festival Children’s Parade? Or did you ever perform on the Brighton Dome stage?

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival want to record your memorable stories as part of a new heritage project, I Was There to capture our history for future generations.

Delivering the project is Sussex-based organisation, Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, who will be training a team of volunteers to conduct oral history interviews with participants.

The interviews and collection of memorabilia will be archived for future generations, and selected stories will be presented in an online exhibition and feature in a public programme of tours and talks at Brighton Dome.

Tea Dances at Brighton Dome 2013

Kate Richardson, Participatory Interpretation Manager, Brighton Dome said:

“We’d love to hear people’s unique recollections or from anyone who has a special connection to Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival – whether it was 50 years ago or more recently. We’re keen to speak to audience members recounting how they felt about seeing their favourite artist or witnessing a sporting event; performers and participants who took part in a show, as well as former employees who can tell us what it was like working behind the scenes.”

Since being converted into a performance venue 150 years ago, Brighton Dome’s three stages have seen a dazzling array of illustrious artists and musical icons such as Patti Smith, Beyoncé, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix, as well as hosting tea dances, wrestling matches and graduation ceremonies. And since 1967, Brighton Festival has brought thousands of international artists to the city with Guest Directors including Anish Kapoor, Laurie Anderson and Kate Tempest.

Jimi Hendrix on stage at Brighton Dome in 1966

  • The interviews will take place between February and July 2020 and will be conducted by trained oral historians.
  •  A member of our interview team will be in touch to organise where and when the recording should take place, at a time and place convenient to you.
  •  Each interview will take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
  • The recordings and edited transcripts will be archived.
  • Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival will have the rights to use archived material as a resource.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting the oral history project as part of their contribution towards the refurbishment of Brighton Dome’s Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre.

If you are interested in taking part or have any questions, please email nicola.benge@brightondome.org

Wishing you Festive Greetings from all at Strike a Light!

Strike a Light – Arts and Heritage wishes you Festive Greetings
from all at Strike a Light.

A Happy New Year in 2020!

Thank you!

We’d like to say a big thank you for supporting us this year! To all of you who’ve attended sessions, worked with us, volunteered,or enjoyed our arts and heritage activities and events across Sussex.

We look forward to continuing forward with our unique blend of arts and heritage into 2020.

We’re closed until 6th January, look forward to seeing you then.

2019 has been a busy year for us with numerous projects, new clients, training and activities.

** 2020 is our 10th anniversary! **

Keep you eyes peeled for exciting new developments in the new year.

Brighton Dome Brighton Festival – Making Memories Oral History Project

We are delighted to be working with Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival to deliver a new project starting in January 2020 to capture memories of events, performance and shows at Brighton Dome over the years.

Graduations, tea dances, roller derbies, pop icons, Suffragette protests, cutting-edge art, silent discos, hairdressing championships, tear-jerking theatre, fierce debates and Eurovision winners. We’ve seen it all.

‘And since being converted into a performance venue 150 years ago,
our stages have been graced with a dazzling array of illustrious artists, writers, dancers, musicians, actors and directors – from Harold Pinter to Maya Angelou, Muddy Waters, Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Wonder to David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen and all the late Dancing Queens in between.’

As a volunteer, you will plan and hold interviews to creatively re-tell moving memories from Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival visitors.

This work will end up being part of an exciting story-telling project
about one of the most vital arts centres in heart of Brighton & Hove,
and the memories collected will be shared with generations to come.

Volunteers will:
• receive all training and equipment will be provided
• receive expenses
• need to be aged 18+
• need to commit to the project until July 2020
• need to attend a two hour research session once a month
• need to attend one day training sessions on 25th January 2020
and another date in April.

To find out more, you can download the research job description here Oral History Volunteer RD

If you would like to talk about the project and sharing your memories, please complete our contact form to get in touch!

Shalom Sussex Symposium – Extra tickets

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage hosts a symposium for the Shalom Sussex – Jewish People in WWI project tomorrow – Tuesday 10th December 2.30-6pm.

This event is free to attend but tickets must be booked, we have a few spaces left:
http://bit.ly/2OOzb4p

Speakers include – Dr Diana Wilkins – Shalom Sussex Research Coordinator, Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, and Professor Mark Connelly a specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s.

Event timings:

2.30pm: Event Start & Refreshments

2.40pm: Shalom Sussex Project Manager introduction

2.45pm: Professor Mark Connelly –  Director of Gateways to the First World War and specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s

3.45pm: Dr Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies discusses his new co-edited book and the wider topic of The Jewish Experience of the First World War

5pm: Shalom Sussex project findings with Dr Diana Wilkins and researchers

5.50pm: Shalom Sussex Project Manager conclusion

6pm: Ends

The symposium takes place at:
Room 105, University of Brighton, 154-155 Edward St, Brighton BN2 0JG

PROJECT INFORMATION

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage CIC, in partnership with the Centre for German-Jewish Studies,
Jewish Care and the Jewish Historical Society of England is facilitating this project
Shalom Sussex – The Jewish Community in WWI.

The project focuses on the contribution Jewish people in Sussex made during the First World War – both on the home-front and abroad on the battlefield.

To mark the end of the Centenary of the First World War, between March 2019-March 2020,  this  project is enabling people in Sussex to come together to preserve the memories and heritage of the Jewish people who lived locally during and post the First World War to collect these hidden histories.

http://shalomsussex.co.uk/