Next month celebrations begin to mark the 150th year of our iconic Grade 1 Listed Victorian Pier and we are delighted to be involved.
The events kick off on 27th May with a huge birthday extravaganza including live music, dancing and fireworks, as well as a much-anticipated public airing of the Pier archive – a fascinating collection of photographs, documents and memorabilia dating back to 1864.
WIN A PICTURE OF THE PIER
To mark the occasion we have donated a picture of The Pier created by one of our most popular artists Clare Wright. To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic piece buy the 32 page souvenir brochure available from Easter at the Pier Shop, Books on the Hill and the Pier website.
INSPIRING ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS
Over the last 15 years many of our artists have drawn inspiration from the Pier. Edward Waite’s stunning contemporary approach to painting the Pier graces the wall at Murray’s Restaurant in Hill Road as well as a number of houses in Clevedon and overseas. Gabbie Gardner’s beautiful and timeless silver jewellery collection ‘Impressions’ was inspired by the patterns on the railings of the Pier’s pagoda, and on a visit to the gallery last year marine artist David Chambers couldn’t leave without putting oil to canvas.
So as we look forward to the birthday celebrations we say a big thank you to The Pier and all those who have worked and continue to work so hard to build it, save it, maintain it and secure its future.