The Arts

Our City’s Greatest Icon Needs You!

At the heart of our vibrant city lies the Royal Pavilion. Once the seaside home of the Prince Regent and afterwards Queen Victoria, this world famous building has played an important role in Brighton’s history. Today it embodies many aspects of our city’s culture: fun, extravagance, eccentricity and beauty.

This Christmas the Royal Pavilion & Museums Foundation, the charity that supports the Royal Pavilion is asking residents to support the Royal Pavilion by becoming members. As a member you’ll receive a great range of benefits including FREE entry to our city’s historic royal palace, invitations to Private Views, discounts in the Pavilion shop and much more. Importantly, you’ll be doing your bit to help conserve our city’s greatest icon. Since the Foundation formed it has raised monies through membership, donations and grants, to help conserve the Royal Pavilion, purchase important works of art, showcase exhibitions, and support learning and education programmes in our city’s museums. Membership starts from as little as £23 and you can also treat someone special to a truly unique Christmas gift membership.

“2011 will be a very special year for the Royal Pavilion,” says Abigail Dennison, who works for the Foundation. “We will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Regency Bill, the Act of Parliament that gave the Prince Regent the power and wealth he needed to transform the Pavilion to what we see today.” There are some great events being planned for the anniversary starting with a Regency dress exhibition in the Royal Pavilion, opening in February, with the coronation robes of King George IV taking centre stage I hope Brighton residents will get behind their most famous icon” says Abigail, “please join us to help conserve and support this wonderful building for another 200 years!”

To find out more, or to join, call Abi on 01273 292789, or go to www.pavilionfoundation.org and if you join before 31 December 2010 you’ll receive a FREE Royal Pavilion guide book.

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