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The Trench Brothers Exhibition and workshops


  • Newhaven Fort Fort Road Newhaven BN9 9DS England (map)

THE TRENCH BROTHERS INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION: A CREATIVE RESPONSE TO THE HIDDEN STORIES OF ETHNIC MINORITY SOLDIERS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Take an ID card to follow the journeys of soldiers from the Indian Army and British West Indies Regiment through photographic documentation, uniformed model puppets, children’s artwork and audio recordings of their Letters Home set to music with composers, and interactive elements exploring uniforms and rations. Make a poppy with your own message for our special remembrance wall.

New for the South East are findings of a new research project exploring the Indian Military Hospitals in Brighton and the British West Indies Regiment training camp in Seaford.

The Trench Brothers Exhibition is supported by a programme of Public Events which you can find out more information about below.

Wednesday 8th August, 2pm – 4pm

Meet the Curator

Explore some of the Fort’s First World War Artefacts and bring your own. These sessions are drop-in so no need to book.

Normal Fort charges apply

Sunday 19th August

All Day – Nursing at the Front – come and meet new recruit Nurse Peggy as she prepares for work at the Front.

10.30am – 12.30pm – Take Cover – First World War based drama workshop for Children aged 8-13 yrs, led by Freya Wynn-Jones, animateur and Director of the Trench Brothers performance at Brighton Dome.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Please call 02173 517622 or email fortinfo@waveleisure.co.uk to book.

1pm – 4pm – Make a Poppy or Sopwith Camel – drop-in craft sessions

Normal Fort charges apply

Wednesday 22nd August, 2pm – 4pm

Meet the Curator

Explore some of the Fort’s First World War Artefacts and bring your own. These sessions are drop-in so no need to book.

Normal Fort charges apply

Sunday 26 August

All day – make a poppy or Sopwith Camel drop-in craft sessions

2pm – Trench Brothers: The Sussex Connection

Local researchers talk about exploring the unknown stories of ethnic minority soldiers. Introduction to the project and Q&A session

Places must be booked in advance by calling the Fort on 01273 517622 or emailing fortinfo@waveleisure.co.uk

Normal Fort charges apply for both

 

The Trench Brothers Exhibition was created in 2017 to develop the themes and creative approach developed in the Trench Brothers primary school project which has visited 40 schools in London and Lancashire since 2014. It offers a range of arts-embedded heritage activities such as artefacts handling, costumed interpreter, composition and puppet making workshops which culminate in performances of the specially commissioned music theatre work by composers Julian Joseph and Richard Taylor set to a libretto by Tertia Sefton-Green which will be performed at Brighton Dome on 17 October at 7pm. www.brightondome.org

For more information about Trench Brothers visit HMDT Music’s website: http://www.hmdt.org.uk/hmdtmusic/trenchbrothers/

Later Event: August 15
Procession Parasol Workshops