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Wild at Heart project

We have received  funding from The Homity Trust towards a new project called ‘Wild at Heart’. This project is a partnership between Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, the Low Carbon Trust based at Brighton’s Earthship, and the Restorative Justice Department of Children’s Services, in Brighton & Hove City Council.

Our project will deliver a series of planned activities to take place at the Earthship based in Stanmer Park Brighton (The Earthship  was built as a community centre for use by Stanmer Organics, a Soil Association accredited site in Brighton) to deliver training and skills around the environment and local plant life and planting with a group of dedicated young probationers with community service hours to invest in supported learning.

The participants will engage with activities with various groups based at Stammer Organics (next to the Earthship) including the Permaculture Association Plot and Green Woodworking.

With this project, Strike a Light plans to support the community to:

  • Transform a local area
  • Create ownership for service users and the local community
  • Improve local community relations
  • Revitalise the area
  • Pass on creative skills and education
  • Encourage environmental awareness

Between January  and April 2018, this will involve the delivery of a mosaic mural to be situated on the front of the Earthship which will be designed and created through training and workshops with probationers, Probation staff, Low Carbon Trust members, and volunteers. The mosaic would showcase local flora and fauna and be the first sight as visitors enter the Earthship area in Stanmer Park.

We will run 12 weekly sessions at the venue in the park to support this restorative justice, as well as self-managed learning with the young people attending the activities.

We will provide guidance and support for both the Restorative Justice Team, and the participants to learn about local flora and fauna, offer ornithological talks by the South Downs National Park Authority, (also based at Stanmer Park), increase understanding of the heritage of the area, explore the principles of permaculture, and create a beautiful mural which will remain in the location as a testament to this project, and be enjoyed by all visitors to the area into the future.

A key tranche of this scheme will be training ten young offenders, as well as Children’s Service coordinators and Low Carbon Trust Directors and volunteers to learn about the medium of mosaic with the end result being a the participatory creation and installation of community focussed bespoke mosaic mural. This will be sited on the font of the Earthship building on a long term basis to promote sustainable ideals and environmental awareness, including the venue being part of the South Downs National Park.

These activity and learning sessions sessions will be facilitated by a creative practitioner and supported by the Restorative Justice Team who would be responsible for the subsequent health and safety and supervising behaviour.

The participants’ ages range from 10 – 18 years old, with the majority of these being between 13-18 years old. The young offenders are a mix of male and female, however the client base is predominately male. All of the young people live in the Brighton and Hove area and in a mix of in school, college, some form of education, employment or NEET (not in education, employment or training). They include looked after children, as well as those living with parents.

This venue was the first Earthship to be built in England. Earthship Brighton is an off-grid building that heats, cools, powers itself from the sunharvests its water from the sky and treats its wastewater onsite using plants. The venue’s focus has been spreading a positive message of climate change education and helping people to modify their behaviour to live with a lighter carbon footprint through the training and events it offers.

The aims of the Earthship Brighton since it was built 20 years ago, has been deliver a sustainable community centre in response to a genuine local need, change values in the construction industry and inspire positive action in individuals to generate environmental change through modifying people’s behaviour to less carbon intensive lifestyles. This resonates soundly with our project aims to engage with disaffected young people and support their understanding for community involvement and development to the point where they are engaged in a way that means they would be less likely to re-offend.

This project offers a new opportunity for engagement, lifelong learning and enjoyment, whilst offering participants, volunteers and staff the facility to support youth involvement and gain relevant sills themselves. This project will also allow volunteers to contribute their own ideas to the project in the form of the final mural design.

Outcomes from this project will be:

  • The youth offending community to feel a proud sense of ownership within their locality
  • Improving lock spaces that require renovation
  • Creating a locally based project combining creative arts and environmental themes.
  • A new bespoke mosaic mural supporting a colourful, safe community spaces

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Summer youth arts activities on The Barge starts next week

Barge-ExteriorThis venue The Barge at Brighton Marina (our new home for the whole of next week) is looking a bit different now than it was earlier this year! Now, it’s all primed and ready to go.
Book your free workshop places for young people (ages 7-14) here for activities between 28th Aug and 1st Sept: http://bit.ly/2v2kb8K
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Film opportunities for 16-25 year olds in Brighton

FRESH PERSPECTIVES

FABRICA YOUNG FILM PROGRAMMERS

LOVE MOVIES? WANT TO CHOOSE WHAT GOES ON THE BIG SCREEN?

JOIN FRESH PERSPECTIVES AND HAVE YOUR SAY.

This autumn, Fabrica Film Club is supporting a group of film enthusiasts aged 16-25 in realising a series of professional and collaborative film screenings at Fabrica.

Successful candidates will:

Genuinely influence our programming by working with the Fabrica Film Club team to co-curate four monthly film events from August – November 2017. The first film will be selected by the group from three options (see Your Application section), whereas the following three film screenings will entirely co-curated by the Fresh Perspectives group.

Participate in eight tailored Peer Group sessions, facilitated by Fabrica Film Club. Members will have a supportive and relaxed environment to share their knowledge, skills and ideas. The group will receive valuable input and advice from specialist guest speakers who will illuminate different aspects of successful film programming. One session will be a group outing to a movie screening of the group’s choice.

Peer Group sessions will take place at Fabrica approximately every two weeks, starting in August.

Gain professional development through hands-on experience, specialist guidance and peer support. This project will give you the skills to collaborate and realise your vision alongside people who are as passionate about film as you are.

The placement is FREE to all participants, but you must apply. Any queries, please contact the Fabrica Film Club Project Manager, Clare Hankinson (details below).

Your Application:

Please send us the following information:

  1. Please write a statement of 200 words, detailing your interests and any relevant experience, including why you’d like to participate in this opportunity. Applications are welcome from those with varying backgrounds and experience, but a passion for sharing film is a must.

 

  1. List your availability after 5pm on all dates from Monday 7th – Monday 28th August

 

  1. Challenge: We have chosen three recent titles, all working to a general theme of Young Voices and Outsiders, alongside Fabrica’s current exhibition, Peter Hudson’s In Colour.

Please number and list the films in order of selection (1. First Choice, 2. Second Choice, 3. Third and last choice). Alongside your first choice, please write 100 words explaining why this is your top selection. There’s not right or wrong answer, we’re just interested in your point of view and how you’ve made your selection. The most popular choice will be selected as our August screening.

Film Choices: Spaceship (2017) / The Wolfpack (2015) / Tangerine (2015)

 

Send us your completed application with your full name, telephone number and email by5pm on Tuesday 1st August

You can send your application via email to clare.hankinson@fabrica.org.uk or by post to Fabrica, CO/ Clare Hankinson, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG.

You can contact the Fabrica office on 01273 778646.

 

All applicants will be contacted by 3 August 2017. Successful applicants will be sent a confirmation email with key dates enclosed.

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This programme is kindly supported by Film Hub South East.

Crustacean Collage & Underwater Odyssies: Free Arts Workshops for Children and Young People

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Illustrator and community artist Tina Tighe will be running a series of free workshops for Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage on The Barge kids summer arts residency in Brighton Marina next month.
 
Places are FREE but booking essential!
 
Crustacean Collage & Underwater Odyssies: Free Arts Workshops for Children and Young People (ages 7-14)

The Orange Lilies film

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Film maker Tracey Gue has made a lovely little evaluation film for our just completed project The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme.
 
You can watch it here on the Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage You Tube channel, along with other project short films made by young people for the project:
 
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Fishing Fun – free Sumer kids workshops in Brighton & Hove

09a779889abea76dcb213e349dfcb94b--fishing-toy-diy-magnetic-fishing.jpgOnly 5 free tickets left for our free youth arts Fishing Fun workshop taking place at The Barge based in Brighton Marina on Monday 28th August at 10.30am.

We’ll be making our own magnetic fish and fishing poles to take away with you!

There is still space on the afternoon session which is the same and starts at 2.30pm.

Book your free place now!

Activities all take place on a floating barge in Brighton Marina.

Booking essential

Free Pirate Puppet Workshops for kids on a floating Brighton barge

16142552_1234454636646195_2500953693484883386_n.jpgTalented puppeteer Fran Malone of Herringbone Arts will be running six Pirate Puppet making workshops for Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage at our youth arts summer residency in August.

Bring your kids and young people (ages 7-14) for these free piratical puppetry sessions on 29th August, 31st August and 1st September – each day there are two workshops at 10.30am and 2.30pm.

 

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Activities all take place on a floating barge in Brighton Marina.

Free!

 

 

The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme

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/

News from our project – The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme

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 Somme project 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.


Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund

Free Workshop: Drawing with Textiles. Saturday 11th March

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!

First session 11am-4pm at Jubilee Library, Brighton on Saturday 11th March.

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This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund

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