Seaside: Photographed

Event Start Date:
25th May 2019
Event End Date:
8th September 2019
Event Venue:
Turner Contemporary, Margate

This major exhibition will examine the relationship between photographers, photography and the British seaside from the 1850s to the present. It is Turner Contemporary’s first ever photography exhibition. Images of hotel life, the beach, the holiday camp, dressing up and dressing down, wild waves and coastlines all combine to create a rich picture of the British seaside. Further information about the exhibition can be found here.

Arcade Tales photography exhibition

Event Start Date:
15th March 2019
Event End Date:
3rd May 2019
Event Venue:
Daphne Oram, CCCU Canterbury Campus

ARCADE TALES: The George Wilson Collection. This exhibition of George Wilson’s seaside arcade photographs provides an important insight into the communities that formed in these liminal coastal spaces. Wilson’s ‘insider’ photography vitally brings to life a community that have until now, remained often invisible. These evocative arcade photographs, held since 2017 at CCCU’s South East Archive of Seaside (SEAS) Photography, remain one of the few documentary series of British amusement arcades. Further information on this event can be found here.

Charity walk from Walton Pier to Clacton Pier for St Helena Hospice

Event Start Date:
7th April 2019
Event End Date:
7th April 2019
Event Venue:
Walton and Clacton Piers

Pier to Pier is on Sunday 7th April, 9am registration, 10am start. Choose to start at either Clacton Pier or Walton Pier and walk 7 miles to the other pier, or challenge yourself by walking 14 miles there and back! Free to register to take part with a minimum of £30 sponsorship to raise please. To sign up visit sthelena.org.uk/piertopier19

Swanage Pier: Park to Pier Walks

Swanage Pier
Event Start Date:
12th May 2019
Event End Date:
12th May 2019
Event Venue:
Swanage Pier

Learn about the history and geology of Durlston Bay and the Jurrasic Coast on these guided walks to Swanage Pier. Walks from various locations take place throughout the year – for further information and booking please see Swanage Pier Trust events page.

Pier Review: What does the future hold for British seaside piers?

Boscombe Pier by Anya Chapman
Event Start Date:
7th May 2019
Event End Date:
7th May 2019
Event Venue:
Cafe Boscanova, Boscombe