Strike a Light, in partnership with Brighton & Hove Library and Information Service, and Fabrica has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project, The Orange Lilies – Brighton and Hove Soldiers in the Somme, in Brighton and Hove.
Awarded through HLF’s First World War: then and now programme, the project will focus 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.
From June 2016 – June 2017, intergenerational 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.
We're currently seeking volunteer researchers and project participants, young filmmakers and those interested in making a WWI themed textile banner.
Find out more about the project and how to get involved.