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Brighton Lecture: ELPP, Feb 2010

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Brighton Lecture: ELPP, Feb 2010

  1. 1. BRIGHTON LECTURE ELPP, FEBRUARY 2010
  2. 2. HISTORY FAMOUS EVENTS ARCHITECTURE FACTS & PEOPLE ACTIVITIES & PLACES
  3. 3. 450: ANGLO-SAXON SETTLEMENT 1086: BRISTELMESTUNE Fishing village 1540: BRIGHTHELMSTONE Burnt to ground by French BEGINNINGS
  4. 4. BRIGHTON 1740s: HEALTH CURE SPA FOR TOURISTS Dr Richard Russell 1783: VISIT OF PRINCE REGENT Popularity as resort
  5. 5. 1841: ARRIVAL OF RAILWAY London day-trippers Population growth 1837- : VICTORIAN ERA 1901 Building of major attractions BRIGHTON
  6. 6. WWI & II: 1914-1918 / 1939-1945 Pavilion used as hospital Beach mined / city bombed 1960’s : MODS & ROCKERS Gang fights on beach BRIGHTON
  7. 7. BRIGHTON 1984: BRIGHTON BOMB IRA bombing of Grand Hotel 2000: CITY OF BRIGHTON & HOVE Queen grants city status 2002: BIG BEACH BOUTIQUE II Fatboy Slim plays to 250,000 people
  8. 8. BRIGHTON WHAT CAN YOU REMEMBER?
  9. 9. ARCHITECTURE ROYAL PAVILION <ul><ul><li>BUILT AS SEASIDE RETREAT FOR </li></ul></ul><ul><li> PRINCE REGENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>REDESIGNED BY JOHN NASH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BETWEEN 1815 AND 1822 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>INFLUENCED BY INDIAN AND ISLAMIC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STYLES, WITH CHINESE INTERIORS </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. ARCHITECTURE THE WEST PIER <ul><ul><li>BUILT IN 1866 BY EUGENIUS BIRCH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HEYDAY IN 1920’S AS THEATRE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AND CONCERT HALL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLOSED IN 1975, PARTIAL COLLAPSE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IN 2002, DESTROYED BY FIRE IN 2003 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. ARCHITECTURE REGENCY STYLE <ul><ul><li>PERIOD REFERS TO FIRST THIRTY </li></ul></ul><ul><li> YEARS OF 18 TH CENTURY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MANY SQUARES AND CRESCENTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BUILT IN THIS TIME </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KEY FEATURES INCLUDE BOW WINDOWS, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TERRACED HOUSING AND CLASSICAL PILLARS </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. FACTS <ul><ul><li>NICKNAMES INCLUDE ‘ LONDON-BY-THE-SEA ’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AND ‘SILICON BEACH’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SOME OF THE WORLD’S FIRST FILMS WERE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MADE IN BRIGHTON AND HOVE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THE VOLKS RAILWAY WAS THE WORLD’S FIRST </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ELECTRIC RAILWAY – STILL RUNNING TODAY, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FROM THE PIER TO THE MARINA </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. PEOPLE I <ul><ul><li>RESIDENT POPULATION: 247,817 (2001 CENSUS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NUMBER OF ANNUAL TOURISTS: 8 MILLION (WIKIPEDIA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NUMBER OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: 30,580 (WIKIPEDIA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: 1,000 S </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. PEOPLE II FAMOUS FACES: LIVE OR LIVED WINSTON CHURCHILL CATE BLANCHETT CHRIS EUBANK PAUL MCCARTNEY
  15. 15. BRIGHTON WHAT CAN YOU REMEMBER?
  16. 16. WHAT TO DO I <ul><ul><li>EVENTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BRIGHTON FESTIVAL LARGEST </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ARTS FESTIVAL IN ENGLAND </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SPORTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FOOTBALL, CRICKET, WATER, EXTREME… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SHOPPING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CHURCHILL SQUARE, THE LAINES… </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. WHAT TO DO II <ul><ul><li>NIGHTLIFE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LIVE MUSIC, CLUBS, PUBS, CINEMA… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THE BEACH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BARS, CLUBS, SPORTS, RESTAURANTS… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FOOD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SEAFOOD, EUROPEAN, ASIAN, MIDDLE EASTERN… </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. WHERE TO GO <ul><ul><li>BRIGHTON PIER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BRIGHTON MUSEUM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BRIGHTON MARINA </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. WHERE TO GO <ul><ul><li>SOUTH DOWNS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ROTTINGDEAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LEWES </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. BRIGHTON WHAT HAVE YOU DONE HERE?

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