Strike a Light Arts and Heritage and Fabrica Gallery 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).
We've got a great series of speakers throughout the day, and a lunchtime Q & A session, so bring a packed lunch, grab a cup of tea from Temptations cafe in the library, hear some fascinating tales, and watch archive film footage of Brighton and Hove a hundred years ago.
There will also be a book launch for The Boys on the Plaque project, and an exhibition based at Jubilee Library for The Orange Lilies project.
The event is a drop in event, but welcome to come all day!
Free to attend, but please book a place: Brighton & Hove in WWI - Free event day
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 Lilies Project Manager & Clare Hankinson, The Boys on the Plaque Project 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 & Hove Libraries and Information Service, and Gateways to the First World War
with support from
The Heritage Lottery Fund
Our event day is also followed by a Brighton Museum organised memorial at The Steine for Royal Sussex regiment men who fell at The Battle of Boars Head on 30th June 1916.