The Trench Brothers 4th September - 4th November | Newhaven Fort

The Trench Brothers Interactive Exhibition: A creative response to the hidden stories of ethnic minority soldiers in the First World War

Please note that the elements of the exhibition relating to the Indian soldiers Manta Singh, Kulbir Thapa, Khudadad Khan and Hardit Singh Malik will be absent from the Fort from 26th to 29th October as they will be in use by the Royal British Legion at Diwali on Trafalgar Square.

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.

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/

There are lots of events and workshops surrounding the Trench Brothers Exhibition. Find out more below.

Sunday 5th August, 2pm

The History behind the Trench Brothers Story with First World War Specialist Dr Chris Kempshall.

To mark the opening of the Trench Brothers Interactive Exhibition we are delighted to welcome Dr Chris Kempshall back to the Fort for an illustrated talk giving background to the story of the ethnic minority soldiers who fought for Britain during the First World War.

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

Normal Fort charges apply

 

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.

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

 

Thursday 13th September 7pm – 8.30pm

The Trench Brothers Story

Find out about the Trench Brothers Project with HMDT Music’s Creative Director Tertia Sefton-Green

Tickets £6 to include the talk and refreshments

 

Saturday 15th September

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

2pm – 4pm – Make a Trench – Art workshop with Matt Edwards.

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

Normal Fort Charges apply

 

Saturday 29th September

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

2pm – 4pm – Make a Trench – Art workshop with Matt Edwards.

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

Normal Fort Charges apply

 

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