Boys on the Plaque will be hosting a free Heritage Open Day on Thursday 8th September 2016 from 1-4pm at Fabrica Gallery. This event includes creative workshops, heritage activities and screenings to explore personal memories relating to the war and the stories we were left with.
Forming a part of the nationwide Heritage Open Days free events across England and Wales, this is an afternoon drop-in to commemorate the centenary of World War I. It profiles and examines aspects of our experiences of the war through the use of diaries, moving image, wartime songs, creative workshops, and talks, exploring our shared and personal memories relating to the war, and the stories we were left with.
A WWI historic walking tour will also take place on Friday 9th September, which will be led by historian Dr Geoffrey Mead (donations welcome).
More information about these will be posted nearer the time. These events are part of The Boys on the Plaque WWI project being run by Fabrica, in partnership with Strike A Light and Brighton & Hove Library Services. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.