An event to celebrate Black History Month
Nicola Benge – Creative Director of Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will be speaking at Shoreham Wordfest next week about the period of history around Indian Soldiers at Brighton Pavilion in WWI.
This will be an hour long talk with images including a conversation with writer Umi Sinha, followed by a live Q+A.
Monday 8th October 7.30pm at Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham.
Tickets available for £6: http://www.shorehamwordfest.com/
We welcome you to a free event day exploring Brighton and Hove during WWI and showcasing two related projects The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme (Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage), and The Boys on The Plaque (Fabrica gallery).
There will also be a book launch for The Boys on the Plaque project, and an exhibition also based at Jubilee Library for The Orange Lilies project.
The event is a drop in event, but welcome to come all day!
Free but please book a place – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brighton-hove-in-wwi-free-event-day-tickets-34692314647
Free WWI Community history event marking the end of both The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme, and The Boys on the Plaque projects; exploring Brighton & Hove in WWI.
& Launch of The Boys on the Plaque book
Venue: Jubilee Library, Brighton, 11am – 4.30pm – 30th June 2017
11 – 11.20am: Introductions by Nicola Benge, The Orange LiliesProject Manager & Clare Hankinson, The Boys on the PlaqueProject Manager
11.20am – 12.10pm: Dr Frank Gray – Director of Screen Archive South East shows vintage film clips & discusses Brighton during WWI
12.15 – 1.30pm: Brighton & Hove in WWI Q & A – chaired by Dr Sam Carroll + Speakers: Dr Chris Kempshall, Dr Alison Fell, Dr Geoffrey Mead & Dr Frank Gray
1.35– 2.25pm: Dr Alison Fell – First World War Women workers and strikes
2.35 – 3.25pm: Dr Chris Kempshall – Brighton, The Boar’s Head, and the Somme
3.30 – 4.20pm: Dr Geoffrey Mead – Laundry maids and Fishermen – Aspects of work in WW1 Brighton
4.45pm onwards: Unveiling of new Battle of Boars Head memorial at The Steine War Memorial, Brighton
Battle of Boar’s Head exhibition courtesy of Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove; The Boys on the Plaque project resources, WWI exhibitions and resources from Brighton & Hove Libraries, Gateways to the First World War, and The Royal British Legion.
Venue – Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE
Queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Orange Lilies project is delivered by Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage
The Boys on the Plaque project is delivered by Fabrica gallery
Both in Partnership with the following organisations:
Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information Service, and Gateways to the First World War
with support from
Heritage Lottery Fund
An exhibition of 80 light boxes in 65 windows throughout Lewes, 1916: Lewes Remembers will show work from the years of the First World War by Benjamin Reeves, grandfather of the present Reeves owner Tom Reeves.
The Lewes Tourist Information Office will supply a free map of the light box trail.
In addition to the lightbox exhibition, there will be:
An exhibition in Lewes Town Hall bringing together photos of men from WWI and contemporary veterans, taken by Benjamin Reeves and Tom Reeves;
An exhibition in the Edward Reeves Studio gallery of studio portraits and town views taken by Benjamin Reeves during WWI;
Study Day in the All Saints Centre on Sunday 30 October 2016, featuring the 1916 War Office film The Battle of the Somme;
Also on Sunday 30 October 2016: Walk & Talk Tours of the light box display; Edward Reeves Studio Open Day featuring WWI exhibits, music, and readings 2-4pm; Town Hall Exhibition 1-4pm;
Remembrance Sunday event at the Lewes War Memorial, 13 November 2016;
Esterhazy Chamber Choir concert, Saturday 19 November 2016 – on the day after the Battle of the Somme ended 100 years ago the choir performs Songs of Farewell at St Michael’s Church, Lewes, 7:30pm.
See more about the Reeves archive here
This was the first session and took place at Jubilee library with the support of the Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information Service. This was also the first opportunity for everyone to meet each other and the new Research group Coordinator Ross Hammond.
Get involved with our new The Orange Lilies project which has just begun and which is researching and commemorating the role of Brighton and Hove born Royal Sussex Regiment soldiers in the battle of the Somme in 1916.
We’re seeking volunteer researchers, project participants, young people who are interested in learning about making short films, and creative young people to participate in a series of free textile workshops between June 2016 and June 2017. If you would like to find out more, then have a look at our new project website here or email email@example.com to participate in the project.
We’d love to hear your stories, find out about family history, uncover information about Brighton and Hove at home during the battle of the Somme, and those city soldiers abroad who served on the battlefields and what happened to them.
We’ve started to uncover stories about soldiers like Private Frederick George Stoner who died on 28th October 1916 and who’s name is engraved on the memorial at Thiepval in the Somme, France. Here he writes a postcard is to his sister Ellen (‘Nellie’) Elizabeth Stoner (later Simmons) in 1916. The front of the postcard shows ‘Inside of the church’ at Eclusier-Vaux in the Somme.
Images both with kind permission of the Letter in the Attic project from QueenSpark Books.