It was a useful way to discuss the project with potential partners and spend some time with our Royal Sussex military advisor Rodney Patterson (top right) too. We found a soldier from Brighton (Lt Eric Archibald McNair) who was killed at The Somme through the Royal Sussex’ exhibition boards which was fascinating to discover. More to follow on this.
We enjoyed some performances from Max Miller impersonators, and a trip of singers alongside vintage music as well as live poetry and spoken word introduced by Brighton Black History’s Davinder Dhillon.
Our new project The Orange Lilies will be taking part at Brighton’s Armed Forces Day this year on. It’s a free day and will see exhibitions, performance, music and drop in activities taking place at the Dome Studio and on New Road too.
Why not come along and say hello and share your family history about Brighton and Hove in the Somme!