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.
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.