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Sydenham Society trip to Brighton

Sydenham Society

Annual Day Trip To Brighton

Wednesday 17 August

We will travel from Sydenham station and  visit Brighton

Museum in the morning (entrance £5.50/ concessions

£3.70/ arts fund free).

The current major exhibition is Fashion Cities Africa.

Explore fashion and style in four cities at the compass points of the African continent – Casablanca in Morocco, Lagos in Nigeria, Nairobi in Kenya and Johannesburg in South Africa. The exhibition focuses on the style choices of individual ‘fashion agents’ from each city from designers and stylists to photographers and bloggers. The exhibition includes a wide range of apparel, from couture to street style – alongside images, film and sound evoking the drama, creativity and dynamism of the four distinctive cities.


Other collections of distinction and well worth a visit are the galleries dedicated to 20th century Design and Art and the Willett gallery.


The Design and Art Gallery includes the Mae West Lips sofa designed by Salvador Dali as well as furniture designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Ron Arad and Charles Eames as well as an extensive collection of Clarice Cliff ceramics. The Willett Gallery is dedicated to Henry Willett who helped found the museum in 1837 with examples of the types of pottery used by people of the time and offer talking points at the time


We will travel by bus to Rottingdean for lunch at Ye Old Black Horse around 1.30. (Menu includes local fish and chips – £10, dressed crab and prawn salad –  £16, meat/ veg burgers, chicken, risotto etc- similar prices.) Rottingdean is an interesting very walkable small town with the’Green Flag’ Kipling Gardens, Grange Art Gallery, six Burne Jones windows in the local church and the windmill.

Please email Jackie – by 8 August for

travel details.