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Free Dr Blighty Schools workshops and events

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Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage will be running a series of free educational workshops in Brighton and Hove as part of the Dr Blighty project in October and November 2016.
We are currently scheduling our activities and a variety of workshops for both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 in the city, as well as a variety of free outings too. We can currently offer the following activities, and are happy to come to your school more than once for a different workshop too if you would prefer.
Our Brighton and Hove based organisation Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage (www.cloud8.uk/new/) is pleased to be delivering these activities on behalf of the company Nukhut for the duration of the project.

Activities booking form here:
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Schools information here:
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If your school or educational provider would be interested in accessing free activities do please contact us: strikealight@rocketmail.comWorkshops offered:
Key Stage 2:
Diwali creative workshop
Clay diyas workshop
Kandil paper lanterns
Indian Soldiers – Design a memorial
Indian Soldiers – Make a Recruitment poster
Postcards or Letters Home – WWI
Key Stage 3:
Diwali creative workshop
Clay diyas workshop
Kandil paper lanterns
Indian Soldiers – Design a memorial
Indian Soldiers – Make a Recruitment poster
Postcards or Letters Home – WWI
Soldier biographies  – WWI
Dr Blighty Free Outings:
Free Half Term Diwali event day – 10am-4pm Friday 28th October, Open Market, Brighton – Come along and make Diwali lanterns, clay diya lights, listen to Indian music, have henna tatoos, and more (age 5 upwards)
Outings to Royal Pavilion, and Indian Soldiers exhibition, Brighton – Week days in November, dates to suit schools 1-1.5 hours duration (or with added talk for longer session) (Key stage 2 and 3)
The Battle of the Somme film showing – Tuesday 8th November 10.30-12.30pm (ages 12 upwards)
Testament of Youth Film Showing – 9.30-12.30pm Tuesday 22nd November at Fabrica gallery, 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG. (ages 11 upwards).
This is a special schools free screening of the 2014 film Testament of Youth, a World War One drama based on the best-selling memoirs of British writer and anti-war campaigner Vera Brittain. The screening will also host a speaker to give historical context, as well as free popcorn and drinks for viewers.
This screening is aimed at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 pupils in Brighton and Hove at Secondary Schools, Sixth Forms, Colleges and also alternative educational groups, such as Home Education Networks. Ages 11 upwards.
To book a class on this event, find out more here: http://bit.ly/2codJzN
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Strike a Light moves to Brighton's Open Market


Strike a Light moved its’ premises recently to the up and coming Brighton’s Open Market. We’re now located on the Mezzanine level of the market in Studio 8. We’re really happy to be here.
We’re now based here for work, and also sell a selection of titles from local history publisher QueenSpark Books which you can buy at discounted prices. In the near future, we will be running activities, events and workshops here too.
To find out more about this, join our website mailing list and you’ll receive regular updates. Just press the Follow button on the website and add your email address.
We haven’t quite finished renovating the space yet so we won’t be having our launch party for a wee while, but we definitely will soon, so stay tuned, as we’d love you to come and celebrate with us!

Free Heritage Open Day event

Come along and find out more about our WWI themed project and look at ways to learn about film making and get involved with training and activities as well as research skills.

Strike a Light, in partnership with Brighton & Hove Library and Information Service, and Fabrica showcases its WWI themed project The Orange Lilies – Brighton and Hove Soldiers in the Somme.
Frederick Geroge Stoner 1914The project focusses the city’s legacy of the Somme and a significant event on the eve of this (where huge numbers of Brighton soldiers fell), The Battle of Boar’s Head (also known as The Day that Sussex Died), as a key part of WWI, and its’ subsequent impact on Brighton and Hove.
Frederick George Stoner (1914)

Come along and find out more about this epic piece of local history, and find out ways to get involved with the project, learn about film making and gain research skills. Arts and heritage organisation Strike a Light and partners will – through key activities, training, collaboration and mentoring – work with young people to commemorate the effects of the Battle of the Somme on the city, uncovering Brighton’s Great War heritage for future generations.
LITA - Black RockUsing archives and artefacts to inform creative learning, our unique approach involves young people researching and producing a series of short films to share this WWI centenary theme; creating textile interpretations of significant battles; and attending talks and study days; whilst receiving support from local historians, including a local Royal Sussex Regimental military expert.
https://theorangelilies.wordpress.com/

Image courtesy of Letter in the Attic project from QueenSpark Books


Opening Times

  • Friday 9 September: 1-7pm
  • Saturday 10 September: 1-5pm

Booking Details

No booking required

Access

Inside Brighton’s Open Market (off London Road) on the top Mezzanine Level. Access lift beside stairs to the Mezzanine level

Additional information

Through The Orange Lilies project, we will aim to show the seismic changes in Brighton and Hove society as a result of the Somme. On 1st July 1916, the start of the battle of the Somme, it was said you could hear the cannons from France at a cricket match in Brighton. This project focuses on the city’s legacy of the Somme and a significant battle on the eve of this, Boar’s Head, as a key part of WWI, and its’ impact on Brighton and Hove. We seek to explore, through the lives of the local soldiers and residents, the effects on the life of the city as a result.

Directions

There is an accessible lift by the stairs to the Mezzanine level and doors upstairs are wheelchair accessible.

Website

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Bakers rise to bread workshop

Roll up Roll up- We made the Argus newspaper for our recent Bread Fayre as part of our Breaking Bread project! Our wonderful volunteer Lynn Tye who works at The Keep county archive is in the picture.

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Lynn Tye – Bread Fayre volunteer

A GOOD baker will always rise to the occasion – and that’s what organisers (Strike a Light) of a bread fayre did at a special workshop event. The fayre graced Brighton’s Open Market on Saturday with a selection of talks and workshops on all things bread baking.

As well as tasty dough treats and stalls, youngsters and their families were treated to storytelling activities and how-to guides on making brilliant batches of bread.

Traders were also invited to contribute to the event. They included cheery duo the Dough Brothers, who brought tasty offerings, and Alex Moran of Daily-bread.org.uk

Mediterranean bread workshop with Brighton charity Euro-Mernet

Some footage from a recent bespoke baking workshop run by our baker Alex Moran with Brighton charity Euro-Mernet (set up to promote good inter-community and inter-cultural relations in the Mediterranean regions of Europe) for Strike a Light.

The group made olive and orange bread with lots of olive oil – very mediterranean in flavour and very nice indeed!

Strike a Light will be running more bread baking workshops in the next month with Autism Sussex thanks to extra funding we’ve just received from the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership.

Thanks to Umit Ozturk of Euro-Mernet and Anna of Anna’s Kitchen for the images.

Last call for free baking workshops! Bread Fayre this Saturday.

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We are now FULLY booked for Bread Fayre workshops this Saturday 25th April with exception of our FREE kids ‘Vege Rolls‘ making session by The Baking Society at 2.30-3pm. *See details below

There is still plenty to see and do at the Bread Fayre at Brighton’s Open Market so come on down between 11-4pm. You can download the full programme here for storytelling activities, exhibitions and stalls. We hope to see you there!

* Vege Rolls with The Baking Society
Family workshop making tasty and healthy vege rolls with the Open Market’s resident baking shop. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Suitable for 5+.

2.30pm – 3.00pm
Location: Baking Society opposite the Bread Fayre site in the Open Market

Strike a Light funded to create new Breaking Bread project!

Breaking Bread

Strike a Light in partnership with creative producer Natasha Padbury is delighted to hear that we’ve just received funding from St Peters & North Laine Community First funders in Brighton.

This new project is due to start in January and run til May 2015 and is called….

Breaking Bread

Arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry.—1 Kings xxi. 7

The loaf is at the heart of our lives. It’s our connection with sustenance, community and creativity. It is the unsung hero uniting us in more ways than just providing us with a basic meal. Since time immemorial it has formed the heart of our communities.

This unique project brings together North Laine and London Road’s past, present and future bread baking traditions to create a bespoke public collective memory, a means of expressing ourselves and enabling people to connect through the physical act of Breaking Bread together.

Breaking Bread will deliver-

  • 2 x Community Workshops for members of local organisations.
  • Heritage archive display of recipes and reminiscences of London Road baking provided by residents, bakers and businesses. Material to be made into virtual postcards and accessible viewing on the Strike a Light website.
  • London Road Open Market Bread Fayre:                              
  • With: Sharing of a large scale communal bread  * 2 x 40 minute free participatory workshops for the general public * Local Trader Contributions * Baking demonstrations

Breaking the Bread

The making of a large scale communal bread baked in a wood-fired mobile oven. To be broken and shared for free with visitors to the event. T his is an homage to the local literature cult classic The Giant Jam Sandwich, illustrated by John Vernon Lord (University of Brighton).

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Heritage

Archive display of recipes and reminiscences of London Road baking to be provided by residents, bakers and businesses, with pop-up display for notes and postcards. Members of the public will be invited to add to the collection.

Samples of collated and archival material to be made into virtual postcards for free and accessible viewing on the Strike a Light website.

Local heritage providers Queenspark Books through their Brighton and Hove Photographic Collection, Screen Archive South East and MyBrightonandHove have already agreed the non-copyright use of a variety of related London Road images from archives to support this event.

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Objectives

Showing the objectives this project would meet and how:

  • Celebrates the local history of the London Road Open Market with an event in keeping with its original use
  • Promotes trade for North Laine and London Road businesses and organisations
  • Encourage local existing residents and new residents (through Hyde Housing Association and local universities) to engage with key aspects of London Road’s past, whilst learning new skills
  • Collect, record and create a unique archival product which can be promoted digitally and through a variety of media. Material will be used to further promote the Breaking Bread project, in turn promoting London Road as a cultural hub
  • Promotes cultural, social and creative activity in the area
  • Offering healthy eating/lifestyle promotion and creativity, by encouraging home baking and buying products from local suppliers
  • Invite public from outside the area to visit the area
  • Enhance community cohesion

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Business/organisation significance

 Strike a Light is a not-for-profit community arts and heritage organisation using people’s life stories and memories to engage a wide range of groups in creative and heritage activities, and making art to transform public and private spaces. Strike a Light believes in the idea of life skills and education through creativity, and aims to generate greater social inclusion by working with marginalised and vulnerable groups alongside all sections of the community.