In 2003 Brighton’s West Pier was gutted by fire and it was last time when it drew such attention. But last night, it was lit up in a breathtaking light show according to UK’s DailyMail report.
The first event in a series organised by Tiger Beer was “A pier appears” to celebrate the Chinese New Year, with lasers and a light show bringing the pier alive. It has been standing forlorn off the beach at Brighton for six years, following a series of collapses. Five events will celebrate the elements of the Chinese zodiac: earth, wood, metal, water, and fire, bringing each to life.
Emerging artist Josef Valentino said: “I was adamant to work with a collection of talent who would revolutionise the way people interacted with Chinese New Year. The end result is a series of diverse and engaging exhibitions that respond intuitively towards the five elements of the zodiac, whilst also demonstrating a rich breed of talent from across the UK.”
Other events will follow in the second half of the month. The Brighton’s West Pier was opened in 1866, with a pavilion added in 1893. Extensions continued in the early 20th century, with a concert hall and top deck entrance added. It fell into disrepair after a short-lived plan to develop it by a company that owned hotels and entertainment venues. Tours of the pier were conducted until a major collapse in 2002, after which a series of fires and collapses quickly claimed it. [via DailyMail]