Brighton & Hove in WWI – Free event day
& Launch of The Boys on the Plaque book
Venue: Jubilee Library, Brighton, 11am – 4.30pm – 30th June 2017
11 – 11.20am: Introductions by Nicola Benge, The Orange LiliesProject Manager & Clare Hankinson, The Boys on the PlaqueProject Manager
11.20am – 12.10pm: Dr Frank Gray – Director of Screen Archive South East shows vintage film clips & discusses Brighton during WWI
12.15 – 1.30pm: Brighton & Hove in WWI Q & A – chaired by Dr Sam Carroll + Speakers: Dr Chris Kempshall, Dr Alison Fell, Dr Geoffrey Mead & Dr Frank Gray
1.35– 2.25pm: Dr Alison Fell – First World War Women workers and strikes
2.35 – 3.25pm: Dr Chris Kempshall – Brighton, The Boar’s Head, and the Somme
3.30 – 4.20pm: Dr Geoffrey Mead – Laundry maids and Fishermen – Aspects of work in WW1 Brighton
4.45pm onwards: Unveiling of new Battle of Boars Head memorial at The Steine War Memorial, Brighton
Battle of Boar’s Head exhibition courtesy of Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove; The Boys on the Plaque project resources, WWI exhibitions and resources from Brighton & Hove Libraries, Gateways to the First World War, and The Royal British Legion.
Venue – Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE
Queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Orange Lilies project is delivered by Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage
The Boys on the Plaque project is delivered by Fabrica gallery
Both in Partnership with the following organisations:
with support from
Getting ready for the start of our free Drawing with Textiles workshops (part of The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme project). Activities for 12-24 years age participants, and accompanying parents or carers.
Our artist Rosie James says – I’m getting ready for the workshop on Saturday! Looking forward to it! This is a picture of some bunting made for a previous project in Dover.
We will be drawing with the sewing machine as well as applique to create a wall hanging to commemorate Brighton’s involvement in WW1. Come along and join in!
First session 11am-4pm at Jubilee Library, Brighton on Saturday 11th March.
A memoir of a soldier serving with the Royal Sussex Regiment in France during WWI was found at the West Sussex Record Office archive recently. This is the diary of Raplh Ellis an Arundel man who was also an accomplished artist.
If you’d like to find out more, you can visit the archive to see it in Chichester in person, or through the link online: