Address

The Royal Pavilion,
Brighton,
UK,
BN1 1EE.
01273 290900
http://www.royalpavilion.org.uk/

Ages

All

Cost

£8.50 for adults
£5.10 for children (5-15 years old)
£6.50 for concessions
£4.25 for Brighton & Hove residents (with I.D.), accompanied children go free.

Facilities:

Check website for details.

How to get there:

The Royal Pavilion is situated in Brighton town centre and is fifteen minutes walk from Brighton station. Buses stop either outside the Royal Pavilion on Steine Gardens, or on North Street which is within 5 minutes walk.

Extra Info:

The Prince Regent, who later became King George IV, first visited Brighton in 1783, as his physician advised him that the seawater would be beneficial for his gout. In 1786 he rented a farmhouse in the Old Steine area of Brighton. Being remote from the Royal Court in London, the Pavilion was also a discreet location for the Prince to enjoy liaisons with his long-time companion, Mrs Fitzherbert. The Prince had wished to marry her, and may have done so secretly; however this was illegal owing to her Catholic religion.
Henry Holland was soon employed to enlarge the building. The Prince also purchased land surrounding the property, on which a grand riding school and stables were built in an Indian style in 1803, to designs by William Porden.
Between 1815 and 1822 the designer John Nash redesigned the palace, and it is the work of Nash which can be seen today. The palace looks rather striking in the middle of Brighton, having a very Indian appearance on the outside. However, the fanciful interior design, primarily by Frederick Crace and Robert Jones, is heavily influenced by both Chinese and Indian fashion (with Mughal and Islamic architectural elements). It is a prime example of the exoticism that was an alternative to more classicising mainstream taste in the Regency style.

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Beside the Birdbath 2015

Come to our All-day Fund Raising Garden Party for Fun in Action on Sat 27th June - 12pm to 10pm. There's going to be a great line up of musicians to entertain you, including nine live acts, DJ’s between sets, two barbeques with veggie and non veggie food options, craft and plant stalls, beer, games for the kids, a raffle, lucky dip and two five foot ‘body puppets’ dancing around to keep things jolly! Loads of activities for children including a lucky dip, stalls and games.

Entry to the event is free but guests will be asked for voluntary contributions to a ‘hat’ that will go round during the day. In case of wet weather the event will still go ahead under cover.

 beside the birdbath 2015

Beside the Birdbath is an annual event organised by Paul Stapleton and a group of other local musicians and their friends and families. A previous charity that they supported was ‘Stay Out Late’ (Gig Buddies), but they regularly raise money for various local charities, in particular the Brighton Food Bank.

How to get there: Greenfield Crescent is on the 5B bus route towards Hollingbury and there are regular buses. If you need directions or have any questions, please get in touch.