Heritage Open Days

As part of Boys on the Plaque, Fabrica is celebrating Heritage Open Days with some special events that open our eyes to the city and it’s wonderful people…

Keep the Home Fires Burning

A daytime drop-in event

THURSDAY 8 September 2016

1-4pm, free entry

Join us for this special drop-in event, to explore and contribute to our local heritage project, The Boys on the Plaque!

Keep the Home Fires Burning brings together local research, creative workshops and exhibitions, heritage activities and screenings to explore personal memories of Brighton & Hove residents during WWI wartime and the stories that have been left behind for us to rediscover.

Fabrica is a contemporary art gallery housed in the former Holy Trinity Church in Brighton, which was built in 1817 and has a rich and fascinating history. For one day only, Fabrica will open it’s doors to the public for an afternoon of stimulating and engaging activities and exhibits to discover more about our local community and inspire new ways of considering our home front experience of the Great War.

Keep the Home Fires Burning is a relaxed free drop-in activity and all ages are welcome. Free hot and soft drinks and are available throughout, as well as some lovely cakes, and guests are invited to relax and chat whilst enjoying the event and activities.

Visitors are also 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 95 local soldiers who are commemorated in the church. Could you be a relative of one of the Boys? They mostly lived in the streets surrounding the church – you can find a list of the names online here boysontheplaque.wordpress.com/the-names-on-the-plaque/

Film Screening – details tbc

THURSDAY 8 September 2016

7.30pm, £5 / £3 entry

Details tbc

Walking Tour – The Boys on the Plaque

With local historian Dr Geoffrey Mead

6pm, Friday 9th September 2016. Free to join, donations welcomed.
6pm, Thursday 15th September 2016. Free to join, donations welcomed.

Led by local historian Dr Geoffrey Mead, this will be a unique Walking Tour of Brighton’s historic Old Town and North Laine area. Exploring the stories of local soldiers that we have discovered as part of a local heritage project, we get to know the young men who lived in these streets over 100 years ago, before joining a war that took them far from home.

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 is part of a WWI local heritage project The Boys on the Plaque boysontheplaque.wordpress.com

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. Free to join, donations welcomed.

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In September 2015 we celebrated Heritage Open Days with a trio of exciting events to share and discover The Boys on the Plaque.

The Boys on the Plaque

A daytime drop-in event

THURSDAY 10 September 2015

1-4pm, free entry

Fabrica Photo by Clare Hankinson
Fabrica
Photo by Clare Hankinson

During this special drop-in event, Fabrica (previously the Holy Trinity Church) 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 Commemorations 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!

Click here to book or call 01273 778646 for more assistance

Organised by Strike a Light and Fabrica, in partnership with Brighton & Hove Libraries

Film Screening with Live Score

THURSDAY 10 September 2015

7.30pm, £8 / £6 entry

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with Live Score

Fabrica is thrilled to be hosting this special screening of a masterpiece of the German Expressionist movement. First released in 1920, the script was inspired by various experiences from the lives of writers Janowitz & Mayer, both pacifists who were left distrustful of authority after their experiences with the military during World War I.

Arguably the most visually influential movie of the silent period. Every stark expressionist frame now seems archetypal, as carnival hypnotist Caligari unleashes the somnambulist Cesare to do his wicked bidding. Horror cinema was built upon such milestones, but this gothic masterpiece has seeped into the very soul of movie-making itself, continuing to cast its unbreakable spell – thrilling, chilling, electrifying. – Mark Kermode, The Observer

Artists collective Partial Facsimile will be providing an improvised, live soundtrack to accompany the screening on the night.

Presented in partnership with Filmspot and Partial Facsimile

Click here to book or call 01273 778646 for more assistance

Walking Tour – The Lanes

With local historian Dr Geoffrey Mead

6pm, Friday 11th September 2015. Free to join, donations welcomed. FULLY BOOKED

3pm, Sunday 20th September 2015. Free to join, donations welcomed. Booking info below

Holy Trinity Church (now Fabrica)
Holy Trinity Church
(now Fabrica)

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.

The tour is inspired by a selection of the stories from our discoveries about the local soldiers commemorated on the memorial plaque at the former Holy Trinity Church, which now houses Fabrica art gallery.

Beginning at Fabrica, the tour will last 60-90 minutes and will take place on the streets of Brighton – sensible shoes and attire recommended.

Click here to book for Sunday 20th September, or call 01273 778646 for more assistance

Event not suitable for children under the age of 12.

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