West Pier transformed by light show

The West Pier has been illuminated by a light show two nights running, prompting online speculation about the reason for the display.

Picture by Andy Garner

The pier was lit up last night (Thursday 6 July) and the night before, with Facebook user Andy Garner posting colourful photographs of the beautifully illuminated remains in the Brighton People group.

The images show bright colours and abstract shapes projected on to the ruined pier.

Picture by Andy Garner

The light show was designed by Production Bureau, an agency specialising in events, creative work and communications.

The agency said: “We produced the event for a corporate client and we are unable to share their details. This would breach our contract with them.

“We are based in Norwich and Edinburgh and have been staging conferences and events in Brighton for 30 years. It’s the first time we have worked in the event space at i360.”

Picture by Andy Garner

Production Bureau tweeted: “We had an amazing time lighting up the west pier from the @BA_i360 @Pb_Ltd @PbScotland #Brighton #lighting #eventprofs #tech”

The i360 said that the show last night was part of a private event and the night before was “a trial run for a private event”.

The West Pier Trust said: “Although the event is not connected with the trust, we always like to see the pier ruin illuminated. It looks wonderful and is popular with residents and visitors.”

  1. Charlie Bones Reply

    Real shame the pier is lit like this more regularly then. Same as the i280, which is very poorly lit at night.

  2. Robert inUSA Reply

    From across the pond, it’s good to hear the West Pier, in spite of being down, is not beaten. A seaside education center sounds like a great use for the area and a way to keep the West Pier dream alive.

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