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Happy Halloween – Half term families event – 31st Oct 1-4pm

A free afternoon of trick or treating, wicked creative workshops, spooky storytelling, music and awards for the best costumes

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Sew Fabulous and Quiet Down There at Brighton Open Market present a free drop in Halloween half term family event on Thursday October 31st from 1-4pm.

We welcome children aged 11 and under, and their adults to come and take part in a variety of workshops at the Balcony studios, upstairs at Brighton Open Market, as well as spooky storytelling, and trick or treating in the market place.

Visit the Balcony studios (Quiet Down There, Sew Fabulous, Grace  Eyre Foundation, Woody, and Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage) for free workshops on bat making, Hijack Halloween crafts, Halloween window transfers, and badge making.

Local arts organisation Same Sky will mount a creative installation in the market place to create an All Hallows Eve vibe, along with a jam packed afternoon of half term family fun including storytelling, trick or treating (bring a bag!) and music.

We’ll be working with traders, artists and other organisations to create an inclusive and lively event attracting existing and new customers and participants.

In addition to Halloween, this live event will also form part of the Open Market’s 100 year anniversary. We will be launching our new open market zine at this event to help share and promote our work. Come and help celebrate the centenary of this landmark site!

Join us for:

  • SPOOKY STORYTELLING in the market place
  • Awards FOR BEST Costumes in the market place
  • TRICK OR TREATING with market traders
  • WICKED CREATIVE WORKSHOPS. Arts and crafts in the studios

Happy Halloween at the Open Market!

Anyone interested in participating should visit the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/994351787581116/

About Balcony Studios

A group of 12 diverse and creative studios situated on the balcony at Brighton Open Market. To find out more about the work of the Balcony Studios, follow @balconystudios_bn1 on Twitter and Instagram and use #balconystudiosbn1
http://www.brightonopenmarket.co.uk/market-studio-tenants/

About Brighton Open Market

Brighton’s only covered market destination.  The market is home to 45 permanent independent retail units, 12 artists’ studios and an exciting mix of plaza traders.
Showcasing a combination of traditional and contemporary market traders;
including cafes, local produce, clothing, toys, art, music, art, live music, workshops, and outreach events for the local community.
http://www.brightonopenmarket.co.uk/

Further information

This project has been funded by Brighton and Hove City Council Resilience Fund. The Resilience Fund aims to support groups that are already working with local people and communities. All applications must address any one of these three key outcomes:

  • Improving well-being
  • Building cohesion
  • Promoting fairness

https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/

For further information, images and interviews please contact:
Nicola Benge, Creative Director – Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage: strikealight@rocketmail.com


AFFORDABLE SPACE TO RUN YOUR WORKSHOP

AFFORDABLE SPACE TO RUN YOUR WORKSHOP

“Compact but well-equipped, this space is just right for small meetings. There is also a variety places to eat downstairs in the market.” Sussex Cohousing

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage has affordable space available to rent in its’ Brighton’s Open Market based studio (mezzanine level) between 9-7.30pm on weekdays and 9-5pm on weekends throughout the year.

If you’d like a cosy, central Brighton space to try out a new workshop activity, run training sessions, access hot desk space space, or to run a regular creative session for up to ten people each time (that’s our limit due to room size), then get in touch!

The space is currently available for the affordable price of £7.50 per hour for a minimum of three hours per session. This will increase to £8 per hour from 2020.

‘We loved it!’ Brighton Housing Trust

The studio offers Wifi broadband, a disability access lift, WC, heating, tables and chairs, flip chart holder.

We also offer a kitchen area with microwave, sink with running hot and cold water, and kettle, cups and teapots etc for your own refreshments.

Refreshments can also be provided for you as an extra cost, as can flip chart paper.

If you would like to find out more about this facility or view the space, please contact the Creative Director of Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage: strikealight@rocketmail.com / 07727006538

https://strikealight.org/

PAST:PRESENT:FUTURE schools workshops at Fabrica

Fabrica – Past:Present:Future

PAST: PRESENT: FUTURE is a project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which is being undertaken by Fabrica Gallery and some of its volunteers. This project will bring to light previously unexplored history about the exhibition space, a restoration of some of the churches key original features and an amazing learning resource in the form of a book detailing the story of the Holy Trinity Church.

Fabrica have partnered with Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage to deliver a series of three years of Heritage Open Days activities. These open days will be taking place in September 2019, 2020 and 2021.

These take the form of creative schools workshops based on restoration of stained glass at Fabrica gallery – part of the Holy Trinity Church 200th building anniversary.

Fabrica said: ‘This project will bring to light previously unexplored history about the exhibition space, a restoration of some of the churches key original features and an amazing learning resource in the form of a book detailing the story of the Holy Trinity Church.’

The first of our first Heritage Open Days, co-produced with Strike A Light, we will be providing local primary schools with workshops exploring the beautiful stained glass in the building – click here for more info or to book

Further details of are available on the project blog: https://fabricapastpresentfuture.home.blog

The project is funded by the Heritage Fund

PAST:PRESENT:FUTURE Fabrica gallery and Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage

Fabrica – Past:Present:Future

PAST: PRESENT: FUTURE is a project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which is being undertaken by Fabrica Gallery and some of its volunteers. This project will bring to light previously unexplored history about the exhibition space, a restoration of some of the churches key original features and an amazing learning resource in the form of a book detailing the story of the Holy Trinity Church.

Fabrica have partnered with Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage to deliver a series of three years of Heritage Open Days activities. These open days will be taking place in September 2019, 2020 and 2021.

These take the form of creative schools workshops based on restoration of stained glass at Fabrica gallery – part of the Holy Trinity Church 200th building anniversary.

The first set of our activities at Fabrica will include:

* Discussion about stained glass and examples
* Workshop on making faux stained glass with children
* Differentiation activity with scratch relief stained glass effect

Fabrica said: ‘This project will bring to light previously unexplored history about the exhibition space, a restoration of some of the churches key original features and an amazing learning resource in the form of a book detailing the story of the Holy Trinity Church.’

The first of our first Heritage Open Days, co-produced with Strike A Light, we will be providing local primary schools with workshops exploring the beautiful stained glass in the building – click here for more info or to book

Further details of are available on the project blog: https://fabricapastpresentfuture.home.blog

The project is funded by the Heritage Fund

Rise & View Krew – Kids Holiday Club

Our Summer holiday free kids creative activity group starts up again this month!

Rise & View Krew has six sessions over the summer holidays and is free and open to accompanied children ages 5-11. We offer a variety of creative activities along with a healthy snack.

Sessions over the summer are on the following dates (Click on the date to book a free ticket):

Tuesday 30th July
Tuesday 6th August
Friday 9th August
Tuesday 13th August
Tuesday 20th August
Tuesday 27th August

See our  project Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/RiseandViewKrew/

Sessions are free, but booking is essential!
https://bit.ly/2QPUQ9N

To find out more, please contact strikealight@rocketmail.com

https://strikealight.org/rise-view-krew/

  

Rise & View Krew

Rise & View Krew – Kids Holiday Club

We are really pleased that Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage has been awarded funding to set up a new group and deliver holiday club activities with young residents of the Saunders Park area of Brighton.

The group is called Rise & View Krew after the names of the local streets – Saunders Park View and Saunders Park Rise , but is open to all families across Brighton and Hove.

It is free and open to accompanied children ages 5-11. The sessions are taking place during the summer holidays, and we offer a variety of creative activities along with a healthy snack.

See our  project Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/RiseandViewKrew/

Sessions are free, but booking is essential!
https://bit.ly/2QPUQ9N

To find out more, please contact strikealight@rocketmail.com
https://strikealight.org/rise-view-krew/

  

Rise & View Krew

We are really pleased that Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage has been awarded funding to set up a new group and to deliver holiday club activities with young residents of the Saunders Park area of Brighton.

The group will be call the Rise & View Krew after the names of the local streets – Saunders Park View and Saunders Park Rise and will be free and open to accompanied children ages 5-11.

See our new Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/RiseandViewKrew/

The sessions will take place during the Easter holidays and summer holidays in April and August 2019. We aim for there to be ten three hour sessions offering a variety of creative activities along with a health snack.

Activities will include the following:

  • Calico print making and flags
  • Faux stained glass
  • Clay makes
  • Mosaic creation

We will encourage young participants to try new pursuits and acquire new skills, whilst meeting friends and accessing dedicated facilitation from staff and freelancers at Strike a Light to support this.

There are currently no other groups for children in Saunders Park, and we would like to encourage a group to start and grow (to publicise activities and also to create more in-kind support with parental help).

We aim to show that even with limited time and funds; it is still achievable to set up a group offering educational, nurturing, sustainable and enjoyable activities whilst factoring in healthy eating, cooperative play, sharing, and healthy living. This is in addition to supporting families and especially isolated mums.

We have in-kind support from Trust for Developing Communities- Hollingdean and Saunders Park who are committed to providing a free space to develop activities for children and families in the area at the United Reform Church on the corner of Lewes Road and Saunders Park Rise, as the only venue in the area to deliver sessions.

This group development we believe encourages more families to join in community activities. We will do this through the development of inclusive and participatory activities and events for children.

This will include a programme of sessions which incorporate learning age appropriate new skills such as print making, stained glass, clay sessions. These sessions will incorporate numeracy and literacy to support learning.

We will generate participation through promoting the group’s activities through posters publicising our sessions, a Rise & View Krew Facebook Group, sharing the information about the group’s activities on local area Facebook groups including the Saunders Park Community Noticeboard, and Trust for Developing Communities Hollingdean and Saunders 
Park, as well as a Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage project page on our website.

We will also encourage word of mouth promotion, and our partner TDC has pledged to print leaflets to support promotion of this to residents through letter boxes.

To find out more, please contact strikealight@rocketmail.com

The Unremembered project

IMG_2934We’re pleased to have been commissioned to make a wreath for The Unremembered project in Hastings and St Leonards.
This is with the Big Ideas Company to develop activities with local community groups to explore the history of the Labour Corps – service personnel during World War I, and often forgotten in this part of history.


We created the wreath with 22 older people who meet at the Elizabeth Blackman Centre in Hastings, East Sussex. The session was facilitated by Strike a Light Director Cath Tajima Powell and it went really well. We’re really pleased with how it’s turned out!

The Unremembered project background:
This project is about the Labour Corps – Service Personnel in the British Army who have essentially been pretty forgotten and aren’t really commemorated anywhere. The aim is to raise the profile of the Labour Corps and share this learning with community groups.
Who were the Labour Corps?

 Image: Collection of John Sheen author of histories of the Northumberland Fusiliers and Durham Light Infantry.
 The Labour Corps supplied the army with weapons and ammunition, food and fodder, water and fuel. They built and maintained roads and railways. They were essential to the war effort.
British and Allied Forces struggled to cope with the demand for manpower after the huge losses of men during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. From January 1917, manpower was drawn from the UK, China, India, South Africa, Egypt, Canada, the Caribbean and many other places within the British Empire.
Tens of thousands travelled thousands of miles to defend freedom and although they rarely saw service in the frontline, many died or were seriously injured. Today their contributions and sacrifice are all but forgotten. They are The Unremembered.


 
 
 
 
 

Free drop in families puppet making session – 25th November, Jubilee Library, Brighton

Free drop in families puppet making session – The Unremembered Project

Workshop takes place at Jubilee Library, Jubilee Square, Brighton on Sunday 25th November 11am-1pm.

We’ll be exploring the theme of The Unremembered in World War I in a child friendly way. Come join us!

Ages 5 +).

See more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/256086941925313/

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Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is running free activities this November 2018 in venues across Brighton and Hove to look at the theme of The Unremembered – commemorating the Labour Corps service personnel in World War I.

With support from creative facilitators, we’ll be creating articulated puppets on templates designed, created and compiled by children. We will be using fabric scraps, wrapping paper and wall paper to create overlaid uniforms for these puppets and to bring them to life.

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A sample of the articulate puppets we’ll be making in our workshop, popular during World War One. We’ll be making simplified and much less militaristic versions of the image.
The puppet theme for this project is two-fold – An engaging and accessible way to teach young people and community groups who are unaware of this lost period of history about the Labour Corps, and also puppets as a symbol for the role of the Labour Corps in terms of having no control over their work or location, that they were moved around like mules and treated as such.
This will help to remember some of the soldiers who served with the Labour Corps and their link with Sussex and draw this forgotten history into the light.
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We’re pleased to have been commissioned to become a hub in Brighton and Hove by the Big Ideas Company to develop activities with local community groups to explore the history of the Labour Corps – service personnel during World War I, and often forgotten in this part of history.

Free drop in families puppet making session- 25th November, Jubilee Library, Brighton

Free drop in families puppet making session (Ages 5 upwards) – The Unremembered Project

This workshop takes place on Sunday 25th November 11am-1pm at Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton.

We’ll be exploring the theme of The Unremembered in World War I in a child friendly way. Come join us!

Ages 5 +).

See more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/256086941925313/

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will be running free activities this October and November 2018 in venues across Brighton and Hove to look at the theme of The Unremembered – commemorating the Labour Corps service personnel in World War I.

With support from creative facilitators, we’ll be creating articulated puppets on templates designed, created and compiled by children.
We will be using fabric scraps, wrapping paper and wall paper to create overlaid uniforms for these puppets and to bring them to life.
marionetteA sample of the articulate puppets we’ll be making in our workshop, popular during World War One. We’ll be making simplified and much less militaristic versions of the image.
The puppet theme for this project is two-fold – An engaging and accessible way to teach young people and community groups who are unaware of this lost period of history about the Labour Corps, and also puppets as a symbol for the role of the Labour Corps in terms of having no control over their work or location, that they were moved around like mules and treated as such.
This will help to remember some of the soldiers who served with the Labour Corps and their link with Sussex and draw this forgotten history into the light.
unremembered-logo-blackv2-1

We’re pleased to have been commissioned to become a hub in Brighton and Hove by the Big Ideas Company to develop activities with local community groups to explore the history of the Labour Corps – service personnel during World War I, and often forgotten in this part of history.