Brighton & Hove in WWI – Free event day: Friday 30th June 2017

We welcome you to a free event day exploring Brighton and Hove during WWI and showcasing two related projects The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme (Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage), and The Boys on The Plaque (Fabrica gallery).
We’ve got a great series of speakers throughout the day, and a lunchtime Q & A session, so bring a packed lunch, grab a cup of tea from Temptations cafe in the library, hear some fascinating tales, and watch archive film footage of Brighton and Hove a hundred years ago.
There will also be a book launch for The Boys on the Plaque project, and an exhibition based at Jubilee Library for The Orange Lilies project.
The event is a drop in event, but welcome to come all day!
Free to attend, but please book a place: Brighton & Hove in WWI – Free event day

B&H in WWI event 30th June 2017

Brighton & Hove in WWI – Free event day

Free WWI Community history event marking the end of both The Orange Lilies – Brighton & Hove in the Somme, and The Boys on the Plaque projects; exploring Brighton & Hove in WWI.

& 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:


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:

Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information Service, and Gateways to the First World War

with support from

Heritage Lottery Fund

New project activities – All welcome!

We’re pleased to be delivering some new activities and events in Brighton and Hove in 2016 and 2017 in partnership with Fabrica gallery, Gateways to the First World War, and Brighton and Hove Libraries and Information service, as well as The British Legion.

Portland Road School Hospital, Hove

With thanks to East Sussex in World War I project for permission to use these images

Our newest event which was agreed today, will take place from 1.30-3pm on 18th October at The British Legion pop in centre, 100 Queens Road, Brighton and will host a talk, slideshow and Q&A with The Orange Lilies project manager Nicola Benge. The session is free and tea and biscuits will be provided. Venue – The Royal British Legion pop in, 100-101 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3XF

We’ll be hosting a The Orange Lilies project afternoon with speakers and resources on 18th November in Brighton (Venue TBC) from 2-5pm, this is also a free and drop-in event, all welcome!

We’ve also now confirmed our final big event for the project on 30th June 2017 from 10am-4pm, and takes place at Jubilee Library, Brighton in the main space and will have speakers, film showings, plenary session, Q & As alongside academics and experts on Brighton and Hove in the Somme. this is a free, drop in event, but you’re also welcome to attend for the whole day too if you’d like!

The Orange Lilies project is delivered by


In Partnership with the following organisations:

Brighton and hove libraries logo (1) Fablogo GFWW

with support from