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West Pier seafront community takes shape: Meet Michael Bremner from new restaurant Murmur

Great British Menu 2017 winner and 64degrees founder Michael Bremner has just opened a new restaurant overlooking the West Pier and Golden Spiral. Named Murmur after the famous West Pier starlings and their breathtaking ‘murmurations’, the restaurant has already received rave reviews for its beautiful setting and honest cooking. Michael talks to us about what brought him to…
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Roger Bamber Come In Number 42

Roger Bamber and the West Pier: The image and the story

I first began photographing the West Pier in 1988. It was just after I’d left the Sun and had joined the Observer, and shortly after that began working for the Guardian as well. The Observer and Guardian both used dramatic “stand alones” – pictures that were reliant on their visual merit with just a small…
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The Golden Spiral: A story of the West Pier in twenty-four columns

The twenty-four cast-iron columns now standing within The Piazza, east of the British Airways i360, were originally part of the substructure of the West Pier. The Piazza is an area dedicated to the heritage of the West Pier, celebrating its unique personality and charm. A large flexible space for visitors to enjoy. It’s part of…
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west pier ruin

West Pier Ruin – Danger Warning

The West Pier ruin is not stable, it is unsafe and liable to collapse. On the seabed there are many sharp obstructions which could cause serious injury. Often these are beneath the water and not visible. Please keep away from the structure at all times. Do not swim, surf, kayak or sail near it.
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New Chairman for West Pier Trust

We’re delighted to welcome Professor Michael Farthing, previously Vice Chancellor of the University of Sussex, as new Chairman of the West Pier Trust.  Professor Michael Farthing has a distinguished background in medicine, both as a physician and an academic, in a career spanning more than 30 years. Before moving to Sussex he was Principal of…
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Intransience art work

Intransience: The art of memory

A multimedia installation examining the legacy of the West Pier is currently in progress, which asks – How do places survive through stories? And what if we could, collectively, decide how the West Pier will be remembered? A site-specific immersive installation, the work aims to create a debate around the construction of a legacy for a place…
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