West Pier to be illuminated to mark 150th anniversary of its opening

Posted On 04 Oct 2016 at 3:35 pm

A series of events to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the West Pier is to kick off with a special illumination of the remains of the Grand Old Lady this Thursday, with a flight on the i360 for members of the West Pier Trust.
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A year-long series of events will kick off next Monday with a celebration of the i360, hosted at the attraction’s Attenborough Room by architects David and Julia Marks.

A special showing of Oh What a Lovely War at the Attenborough Centre on Falmer campus, and a talk about the UK’s coastlines by Nick Crane at the i360 will also take place next month.

Later events will feature West Pier historian Fred Gray and novelist Peter James.

Thursday’s celebrations will start at sunset. Trust members will be invited to a drinks reception where a special birthday cake made by Hove Great British Bake Off contestant Kate Henry will be unveiled.

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