The Orange Lilies – Brighton and Hove Soldiers in the Somme is a partnership project led by:
Strike a Light
Strike a Light is a community arts and heritage organisation based in Sussex. It focuses on involving people’s life stories and local memories to engage a wide range of groups and individuals in creative and heritage activities, encouraging engagement and outreach as well as involving memories and archive material; making art to transform public and private spaces. The organisation also centres on capturing history and memories in creative ways through creative reminiscence, oral history and exhibitions to bring together diverse communities.
with support from
Brighton and Hove Libraries Services
Brighton & Hove’s 14 Libraries are uniquely placed in the heart of communities. Libraries champion creativity and creative thinking, working in partnership with other organisations to support local people to engage in national and local initiatives and cultural activities and the development of libraries into community hubs which reflect and represent the communities they serve. More than one million people visited Brighton’s Jubilee Library last year making it the second most popular library in the country.
Fabrica is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of Brighton’s historic Lanes. Based in the former Holy Trinity Church, Fabrica responds to the building and its history through a programme of site-specific exhibitions and a diverse engagement programme, using creative and social activity to provoke investigation into how audiences look at the world.
Image – Men of the Southdowns regiment who had served at the Somme recovering in hospital. With thanks to the East Sussex in World War I project for image use.
The Orange Lilies project is delivered by
In Partnership with the following organisations:
with support from