West Pier Memories

The Centre recently hosted its first afternoon session for those living with Dementia and their carers from DMob and Cornerstones, two locally-based monthly peer support groups. “We were there for a very enjoyable couple of hours,” Alice Ellis, the Dementia Services Co-ordinator for Age UK West Sussex and Brighton & Hove, said. “There was a presentation by a local historian, Jackie Marsh-Hobbs, taking us…

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West Pier Walk & Talk July – September 2022

Anyone who fancies stretching their legs as well as seeing our beautiful Pier through the eyes of an expert will want to take part in one of our Walk and Talk sessions in July, August and September. These 45 mins – 1 hour walking tours are suitable for all ages and full of facts, characters and fun!…

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Iridescence by Steve Geliot – Exhibition 6/10/22 – O3/23

Steve Geliot has been observing starling murmurations alongside similarly entranced friends in Brighton for over eight years, and with his artist colleague Lou McCurdy established the Save Our Starlings campaign in February 2022 during their acclaimed Undercurrents exhibition at Phoenix Artspace last winter. These dazzlingly intimate images of Brighton’s famous starlings have emerged from Steve’s film…

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Back Beside the Seaside 7th July – 18th August 2022

7th July – 18th August  “Back Beside the Seaside’ is a summer roadshow and touring exhibition by The Fedora Group in association with Littlehampton Museum and inspired by its McGill collection. McGill and his comic postcards (saucy and otherwise) are forever linked in the popular imagination with the Great British seaside holiday and his talents were…

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The West Pier – An evening of art and poetry on 18/8/22

An evening of art and poetry celebrating the launch of ‘West Pier’, a new poetry pamphlet by Hugo Williams and exhibition* by Dan Llwyelwn Hall. Special guest poetry readings by Hugo Williams, Oliver James Lomax and Geraint Jones. *The exhibition will be transferring to West Pier Centre from 20th August – 2nd October 2022.Plugin Backup…

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Flea-Pits & Picture Palaces 28/7/22

Flea-Pits & Picture Palaces: The history of cinema-going in Brighton & Hove The fascinating history and expansion of cinema and cinema-going from the early pioneers who lived and filmed in Brighton, Hove and Shoreham (where cinema experiments started), to the ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’ era of the Fifties where the youth of Brighton congregated round the…

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Quiet Corners of the Sussex Coast – 26th May 6-7 pm

A talk by Geoffrey Mead at the West Pier Centre ‘Quiet Corners of the Sussex Coast’ looks at aspects of the physical and human landscapes of some of the less well-known spots along the coast, with examples from the far western and eastern extremes of the county coastline. Geoffrey Mead was born and raised in…

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Reporting the West Pier Fires – 16th June 2022

Book today for Paul Caruana Galizia’s Talk following his fascinating investigation for Tortoise Media into the arson attacks on the West Pier. The West Pier fires have all the ingredients of a great story: a mystery, a picture perfect setting, a mix of characters high and low. All the ingredients, that is, except the most…

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Patrick Hamilton’s ‘West Pier’ Study Day

Study day Tuesday 12th July and 16th August 2022 at West Pier Centre. An exciting & unusual event Patrick Hamilton’s “The West Pier” followed by tea or cocktails at the Metropole. Find out more and to book: Eventbrite Further dates now available 16 August 11am – 4pm Eventbrite 

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