Nicola Benge, Creative Director of Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will attend The National Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on 11 November 2018, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
This will be on behalf of those from Brighton and Hove who took part in The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme project about the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1916 through Strike a Light.
Members of the Royal family, and religious and political leaders will be joined by members of the public who have contributed to the Centenary on a national, regional and local level.
Recognising the huge contribution the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and its First World War projects have made to the Centenary, the Department for Digital, Media and Sport invited HLF to nominate people to attend the Service.
As a result over 300 people who have been involved with HLF funded First World War projects across the UK will be attending the Service on Sunday.
Our Centenary project was made possible by a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which distributes the heritage share of National Lottery funding, supporting a wide variety of projects across the UK. HLF has invested £97million in 2,200 First World War Centenary projects.
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.
This is part of our 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.
*** See full programme of free events here: Project Dates – Conversation cafes ***
Conversation Cafe’s taking place this month at Jubilee and Hove Library – Run by Strike A Light.
The Boys on the Plaque Conversation Cafe’s will discover, collate and share objects, photographs and documents to tell Brighton & Hove’s personal and community history during World War 1.
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.
Session Two: Wednesday 11 November, 2.30-4.30pm. Meet at Jubilee Library, Free entry
Session Three: Wednesday 9 December 2.30-4.30pm. Meet at Hove Library, Free entry
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Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is a community interest company. We focus on exploring life stories and history through creative projects.