The Arts

Brighton & Hove Photographic Collection

Comtesse du Barry character in “Fete de France"

Comtesse du Barry character in “Fete de France"

QueenSpark Books has launched an online photographic collection of historic and contemporary images of the city.

This unique collection is a ‘People’s History’ of the city using images that have been collected over the last 18 months at community events, media appeals and via the Queenspark website.

Public events at the Jubilee Library, Saltdean Library, Patcham Library, Fabrica Art Gallery and Hove Library were led by volunteers and they collected some fabulous photographs, including this one showing a costumed actor at Brighton Dome in the 1930s. Fifty of the images donated by the general public also feature in a very special book offering a fascinating insight into the city’s people, places and events, both past and present. The website is a ‘live’ site, and local people are encouraged to submit their photos to the collection, which will be scanned and digitally stored.

www.photosbrightonandhove.org.uk

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