Meet our new associates! Strike a Light hosts a dedicated group of related Associates who include specialists in an extensive range of related professional areas from Production Management to Arts Production to Teaching, and Administration.
Our free WWI reminiscence CONVERSATION CAFÉS continue this month, taking place on the second Wednesday of every month. This month’s session is onWednesday 11th November at Jubilee Library from 2.30-4.30pm. All welcome!
This month we welcome Cuthbert Williams MBE, Chair of the organisation Brighton Black History. He will join our group for an informal discussion about Indian soldiers at the Royal Pavilion and BME lives in the city during the Great War.
We will also have a brief look at our WWI themed book to accompany our sessions this winter: A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie. This has been kindly supplied by Brighton and Hove Library and Information Service.
Conversation Cafe’s taking place this month at Jubilee and Hove Library – Run by Strike A Light. Session Two this month takes place at Jubilee Library and is joined by Cuthbert Williams MBE from Brighton Black History for an informal discussion about Indian soldiers at the Royal Pavilion.
We hosted a really lovely session today with our new Conversation Cafe group at Fabrica gallery and the Friends Meeting House in Brighton. Reminiscence activities, new WWI novels, an update from the Boys on the Plaque research group co-ordinator Ross Hammond, a talk about our WWI memorial plaque, plus tea and biscuits.
Conversation Cafes poster for free WWI themed reminiscence activities, visits, book readings and more for the Boys on the Plaque project.
The Boys on the Plaque: Unearthing Hidden Histories of WWI Soldiers from Brighton & Hove. For those interested in finding out more about this project and these themes from WWI in the city of Brighton – join our Conversation Cafes for reminiscence activities, outings and events.
Free CONVERSATION CAFÉS taking place on the second Wednesday of every month, beginning on Wednesday 21st October at Fabrica gallery, Jubilee Library and other Brighton venues from 2.30-4.30pm. All welcome!
Keep eating! Celebrate food through the ages at The Keep’s Open Day
Date(s) – 26/09/2015
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: The Keep
The focus of The Keep’s Open Day this year is food! The Lewes Octoberfeast festival which supports creative and sustainable food culture in East Sussex is back for its sixth year, running from 18 September to 4 October. As part of this celebration, join us at The Keep on Saturday 26 September as we explore the history of food and drinking culture.
Visit the archives to investigate mealtimes from our past and find out more about what The Keep has to offer.
Explore our collections:
There will be exhibitions in the reading room from all three partners at The Keep. Material held by the East Sussex Record Office will explore food production and how the local area coped with food How to make raspberry creamshortages. The University of Sussex Special Collections exhibition will include material from the Mass Observation Archive with menus, diaries and posters, documenting food during the Second World War. The Royal Pavilion & Museums’ display will include material relating to food and cooking in Brighton during World War I, dining at Preston Manor and the Royal Pavilion itself, and one of Brighton’s more unusual food retailers, The Egg Shop, which used to be found in Gardner Street.