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West Pier Trust Educational Sessions

We have recently relaunched our education programme aimed at primary  schools in the local area. Working in partnership with arts and heritage charity The Fedora Group, sessions are aimed primarily at KS1 and KS2. They feature video, hands-on activities, and a fun packed show from a real Punch and Judy ‘Professor’. Sessions can also be tailored on request to…
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New subtle lighting for the West Pier  

More than 40 years after it closed to the public, Brighton’s West Pier is now gently illuminated. Switched on in December, the new lighting installation, positioned on the British Airways i360 boarding deck, picks out the West Pier. Each evening after twilight and after the starling murmuration has finished, simple, subtle white beams are directed at the West…
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Piering into the Universe by John Rees White

Stunning Picture of Brighton’s West Pier Wins National Piers Society’ 2017 Photographic Competition

The National Piers Society has recently announced the Winner of their Photographic Competition 2017 ‘The Enjoyment of Piers’ – as John Rees White from Brighton, with his incredible image of the West Pier, entitled ‘Piering into the Universe’. Says, Paul Saunders one of the Society’s Judges, ‘All of the uploaded entries were worthy of merit…
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Gylne Edwards

That’s The Way To Do It! The West Pier Story as Told by Punch

The West Pier Trust’s education sessions often include a fun packed show from Britain’s ever popular seaside entertainer, Mr Punch. An opportunity of a Brighton Beach Punch & Judy is a bonus part of a school visit to the seafront. All the ‘seaside’ history reference materials supplied mention Punch & Judy, but it is only…
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West Pier Centre Winter opening times

During the winter the centre is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 10.30am – 4.30pm. Occasionally, in bad weather or to hold Trust meetings we may have to close. Please contact 01273 321499 or info@westpier.co.uk to check.  
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David Marks, MBE FRSA RIBA. 1952 – 2017

Marks Barfield Architects 9 October 2017 With the deepest sorrow, the family of David Marks and his colleagues at Marks Barfield Architects regret to announce that David died on 6th October 2017, following a long illness. David spent his last days at home with his family, his partner in life and work, Julia Barfield: and…
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