Strike a Light in partnership with Fabrica gallery hosts two free Heritage Open Days events in Brighton this week – Thursday 10th and Friday 11th September, part of our The Boys on the Plaque project.
These events are now live on the Heritage Open Days website. All details for this event which is open to all below:
Fabrica –The Boys on the Plaque
40 Duke Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AG
During this special drop-in event, Fabrica will open it’s doors to the public for an afternoon of stimulating and engaging activities and exhibits to inspire new ways of considering our communities’ experience of the war. This free event will include creative workshops, heritage activities and screenings to explore personal memories relating to the war and the stories we were left with.
Guest speakers will include researcher and oral historian for ‘War Stories: Voices of the First World War’ Jo Palache, and Dr Chris Kempshall, Project Officer – First World War in East Sussex.
Visitors are invited to bring their own stories and keepsakes to share with volunteers and staff and contribute to our research project, which seeks to uncover the history of each of The Boys on the Plaque, as well as discovering the wider story of Brighton & Hove during WWI. A free afternoon tea, music and a warm welcome to people of all ages will be provided!
Thursday 10 September: 1300-1600
Book here: botphod.event
The Boys on the Plaque event is a free drop in activity and all are welcome even if only for 10 minutes. Free refreshments will be available at the event.To attend this free event, you can book here:http://botphod.event This event will also form the jumping off point for a series of monthly Free activities called Conversation Cafes which will look at aspects and reminiscences about the First World War including talks and trips to the Keep and the Rare Books Archive in Brighton.
Clare Hankinson, Project Manager – The Boys on the Plaque Fabrica 01273 778646
With thanks to the East Sussex in WWI website for image
WWI Walking Tour Brighton with Historian Dr Geoffrey Mead
Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AG
Led by local historian Dr Geoffrey Mead, this will be a unique, one-off Walking Tour of Brighton’s historic Lanes, exploring the history and changing social and architectural landscape of this area of the city in relation to the period of time around WWI.
Inspired by a selection of stories from local soldiers commemorated on a memorial plaque at the Holy Trinity Church, the tour will begin at Fabrica art gallery. This tour uses the WWI heritage project The Boys on the Plaque as a starting point. The tour will last 60-90 minutes and will take place on the streets of Brighton – sensible shoes and attire recommended. Event not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Friday 11 September: Walk 1800-1930
Go to: http://botpwalkingtour.eventbrite.com
Booking Contact: Clare Hankinson
Call: 01273 778646
All welcome. Accessible toilets on site. Accessible parking space (1) in front of building. This a walking tour so the tour will visit sites around the Lanes part of Brighton.
Max 30 people per tour/session. This walking tour may last 60 – or 90 minutes depending on the size of the group on the tour. Free but donations welcome.
FREE Workshop Activities ~ at Brighton’s Open Market
Sat 25th April
11am – 4pm
Breaking Bread running order – printable version here
Announcing programme highlights for our Bread Fayre event featuring free…
‘The Giant Jam Sandwich’ storytelling at the Food Shed
The wonderful Jo Oerton will whet our appetites with readings of classic illustrated story by Brightonian artist John Vernon Lord. No booking required but limited capacity. Suitable for all. Times – 12.30, 1.30 and 3pm. Location – The Food Shed shop (opposite Bread Fayre site)
The wonderful Lewes Bread Club will be selling their delicious ‘Real’ bread so come on down to buy a loaf or three! Also visit Selcher who will be selling their German bakery wares.
A growing collection of memories, photos and recipes from across Sussex, celebrating local baking traditions. The charity Freedom from Torture’s baking resources and recipes will also be available here to view. Come and contribute to our work in progress!
Image used with kind permission of Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove
Contemporary Connections presents…
You are cordially invited to take a place at this musical dining table……Sounding Food and Music explores the connections between food, diet, gender and music/sound. Contribute your own story of food and music. Suitable for all ages throughout the event.
‘Extraordinary Dough Shaping’ with Anna’s Kitchen
Suitable for beginners and enthusiasts. Adult only (16yrs+) 11.00 – 12.15pm
Location: Bread Fayre site in the centre of the Open Market
‘Daily Bread’ with Alex Moran
Suitable for beginners and enthusiasts. Adults only (16yrs+).
1.00pm – 2.00pm A Delicious Daily Brown
2.30pm – 3.30pm The easy 10 minute Ciabatta
Location: Bread Fayre site in centre of Open Market
Kids pizza making with The Dough Brothers
Suitable for 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Slices or full size pizzas also available to buy. No need to reserve – just come down anytime between 11.00am – 12.30pm Location: London Rd entrance to the Open Market
Vege Rolls with The Baking Society
Family workshop making tasty and healthy vege rolls with 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
Free Bread Making Workshops
***We still have places on our free workshops at the event…for details check our website and get signed up!***
Get in touch!
To find out more about this event and others in the Breaking Bread project, please contact Natasha Padbury, Project Coordinator via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve just added our new Ale Tales book and related Ale and Hearty postcards to our website for you to view for free. This is to celebrate the last month of our HLF funded Ale and Hearty project.
You can visit the link here to see and download them, as well as some of the images from our exhibition.
If you’d liketo see the exhibition for yourself, it will be having a final showing for one day only! This will be this coming Saturday 18th January at the St Thomas a Beckett Hall, Cliffe High Street, Lewes from 12-3.30pm.
We will be hosting a series of drop in creative activities, as well as the exhibition and Ale Tales film. It’s free and no need to book. Should you want further information,please email email@example.com
The evening event for this is now fully booked.