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West Pier Centre Summer opening times

During the summer the centre is open 11.00 am – 5.00 pm  every day except Tuesday & Wednesday. 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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Andy Garth Profile  

Andy Garth, a Brightonian and local historian, has created  an Aladdin’s cave of Brighton, Hove and Sussex history.  His shop Brighton and Hove Stuff is an ephemera of pictures, maps, from a bygone era. The shop is based in one of the city’s main shopping districts of Hove and is regularly visited by enthusiasts, residents and tourists alike. It plays an important role…
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Library of Memories

We were recently visited at WPT by 97 year old Dorothy (Dot) Medhurst. She visited with her granddaughter Anja, to share with us some of her early memories of Brighton seafront. Dot lived in Brighton from 1921 – 1940 after which she moved to Rodmell. It was fascinating to hear her recollections of Brighton in the…
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West Pier Trust’s Chief Executive, Rachel Clark

West Pier Trust’s Chief Executive, Rachel lives in Lewes and has worked for a range of non-profit organisations since leaving London University in 1981. She has worked at Brighton’s West Pier Trust since 1993.  As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? Film star – failed the screen test. Who…
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Rag’n’Bone Man at The Brits

What an amazing tribute to Brighton and the West Pier.  Rag’n’Bone Man performs at the Brits  – 21 February 2018.   
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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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