We’re off to Westminster Abbey in London this Sunday 11th November for the special centenary commemorations of World War I along with the Royal Family, for our work with Strike a Light-Arts & Heritage on The Orange Lilies: Brighton & Hove in the Somme project from 2016 onwards. We’re very honoured to have been invited and feel like we’re representing all the fantastic Great War focussed projects in Brighton and Hove on a national level. Thanks to all our project partners – Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information Service, Fabrica Gallery and Gateways to the First World War, as well as our indispensible volunteers and participants who were involved in bringing this research to life during this time and helping remember the lives of the Royal Sussex Regiment during WWI.
The Orange Lilies project runs until July 2017, and we have free events and activities taking place throughout the rest of the project. We have been uploading memories and research to our project website which we’d love you to view.
Visit and view our textiles banner about the impact of the Somme on the city, and a selection of films made by young people about the centenary of the battle in an exhibition of our work at Jubilee Library in the Youth area from now until 4th July. Visit our project site for further information Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund https://theorangelilies.wordpress.com/
We welcome you to a free event day exploring Brighton and Hove during WWI and showcasing two related projects The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme (Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage), and The Boys on The Plaque (Fabrica gallery). There will also be a book launch for The Boys on the Plaque project, and an exhibition also based at Jubilee Library for The Orange Lilies project. The event is a drop in event, but welcome to come all day! Free but please book a place – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brighton-hove-in-wwi-free-event-day-tickets-34692314647 Free WWI Community history event marking the end of both The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme, and The Boys on the Plaque projects; exploring Brighton & Hove in WWI. & Launch of The Boys on the Plaque book Venue: Jubilee Library, Brighton, 11am – 4.30pm – 30th June 2017 Speakers 11 – 11.20am: Introductions by Nicola Benge, The Orange LiliesProject Manager & Clare Hankinson, The Boys on the PlaqueProject Manager 11.20am – 12.10pm: Dr Frank Gray – Director of Screen Archive South East shows vintage film clips & discusses Brighton during WWI 12.15 – 1.30pm: Brighton & Hove in WWI Q & A – chaired by Dr Sam Carroll + Speakers: Dr Chris Kempshall, Dr Alison Fell, Dr Geoffrey Mead & Dr Frank Gray 1.35– 2.25pm: Dr Alison Fell – First World War Women workers and strikes 2.35 – 3.25pm:Dr Chris Kempshall – Brighton, The Boar’s Head, and the Somme 3.30 – 4.20pm:Dr Geoffrey Mead – Laundry maids and Fishermen – Aspects of work in WW1 Brighton 4.45pm onwards: Unveiling of new Battle of Boars Head memorial at The Steine War Memorial, Brighton With: Battle of Boar’s Head exhibition courtesy of Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove; The Boys on the Plaque project resources, WWI exhibitions and resources from Brighton & Hove Libraries, Gateways to the First World War, and The Royal British Legion. Venue – Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE Queries to: email@example.com Websites: theorangelilies.wordpress.com boysontheplaque.wordpress.com The Orange Lilies project is delivered by Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage The Boys on the Plaque project is delivered by Fabrica gallery Both in Partnership with the following organisations: Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information Service, and Gateways to the First World War with support from Heritage Lottery Fund
As part of The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme project, we’ll be involving children and teachers of local primary school Middle Street Primary School in our explorations of the city during the Somme in 1916.
We’re inviting WWI historian Dr Chris Kempshall to speak to the pupils about this period of history in an engaging and lively way.
We’ll follow this with a film showing of the First World War linked Five Children and It, and make popcorn too!
When Britain entered the First World War it did not fully realise that the conflict would soon touch upon the lives of everyone; even children.
Dr Chris Kempshall will discuss how the people of East Sussex lived under the shadow of the First World War, and how local children became involved in the war effort.
The screening is for 32 x year 5 children and 3-4 teachers.
The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme Brighton & Hove in WWI – Free Event Day Free WWI Community history event marking the end of both The Orange Lilies project, and The Boys on the Plaque project marking the Somme centenary, and exploring Brighton & Hove in WWI. Venue: Jubilee Library, Brighton, 11am – 4pm – 30th June 2017 Speakers Introductions by Nicola Benge, The Orange Lilies Project Manager and Clare Hankinson, The Boys on the Plaque Project Manager Dr Frank Gray, Director of Screen Archive South East shows vintage film clips & discusses Brighton during WWI Brighton & Hove in WWI Q & A session: chaired by Dr Sam Carroll + Speakers: Dr Chris Kempshall, Dr Alison Fell & Dr Frank Gray Dr Alison Fell – First World War women workers and strikes Dr Chris Kempshall of East Sussex in WWI – Talk on Brighton and The Battle of Boars Head and speakers still TBC With: Battle of Boar’s Head exhibition courtesy of Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove; WWI exhibitions and resources from Brighton & Hove Libraries, Gateways to the First World War, and The Royal British Legion. Venue –Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE Queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org theorangelilies.wordpress.com https://boysontheplaque.wordpress.com
The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme Put a date in your diaries for this FREE final The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Sommeproject event this year on Friday 30th June 11am-4pm, at Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE It’s come round very quickly, but we’re programming the one day event at present. We’ll have speakers during the day including Dr Frank Gray (Screen Archive South East) showing Sussex in WWI film clips, Dr Chris Kempshall discussing East Sussex in WWI, Gateways to the First World War, Dr Alison Fell on Women Workers in WWI, and further speakers to be confirmed. We’ll also have exhibitions in the main area, and a Q& A lunchtime session chaired by Dr Sam Carroll. We’ll be encouraging people to both drop in, or stay all day, and sit and eat your lunch whilst hearing more about this fascinating period of history with a Brighton perspective. Watch this space for updates. We’ll also be exhibiting our textiles from the project alongside a series of bespoke short films about the city in WWI (made by young filmmakers), for the BFEST Brighton Youth Festival starting on 28th May. This exhibition will continue until 4th July 2017 before touring to other city venues. The Orange Lilies project runs until July 2017, and we have free events and activities taking place throughout the rest of the project. If you’d like to take part, become a research volunteer or come along to an event, visit our project site for further information.
Getting ready for the start of our free Drawing with Textiles workshops (part of The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme project). Activities for 12-24 years age participants, and accompanying parents or carers. Our artist Rosie James says – I’m getting ready for the workshop on Saturday! Looking forward to it! This is a picture of some bunting made for a previous project in Dover. We will be drawing with the sewing machine as well as applique to create a wall hanging to commemorate Brighton’s involvement in WW1. Come along and join in!
As part of The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme project and to encourage youth engagement, we will be running four free creative textiles workshops, looking at the themes arising from Brighton in The Somme, and using materials including Edwardian table cloths and ephemera to create a series of displays for exhibition.
If you know anyone between 11-24 who might be interested in attending these free workshops, then please circulate this information.
FREE Creative drop in activities for young people aged 11-24 (part of Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage The Orange Lilies project). On Saturday 11th March 2017 from 11am – 4pm at Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE. This will take place in the Young Peoples area in the library. Sessions continue after this on Thursdays 16th, 23rd & 30th from 4 – 6pm, also at Jubilee Library. Drop in activities, no need to book! Free workshops run by professional textile artist Rosie James include: Using a sewing machine, stitching and drawing with a machine textile art using collage in textiles Rosie James is an artist working mostly in textiles. Her work explores the use of the sewing machine as a tool for drawing. Her focus falls mainly on people and the kinds of crowds that form when people gather, she is looking for the individual within the crowd. Her work also encompasses the use of the stitched line to create drawings which explore the whole world of stitch, textiles, fashion, craft etc. The ways in which stitching and textiles figure in our everyday lives is a continuing fascination. Rosie using screen printing as well as machine stitching and applique to create layers of imagery. Recently she has become interested in the ways in which a line is created on the sewing machine and how lines are everywhere we look. These lines link us together. Part of The Orange Lilies – Brighton and Hove in the Somme project – Try a new skill with textiles and sewing machines, find out more about the city and its’ inhabitants in WWI; make a collage for exhibition in BFEST (Brighton Youth Festival) poster, and find out more about Brighton & Hove’s local memories. Activities free and suitable for young people aged from 11-24. Find out more about The Orange Lilies project here: https://theorangelilies.wordpress.com/ With support from project partners Fabrica Gallery, Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information Service, and Gateways to the First World War. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. https://www.facebook.com/events/601644246707872/permalink/601804030025227/
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is a community interest company. We focus on exploring life stories and history through creative projects. Based in Brighton, Strike a Light works with and for the wider community across Sussex