Ghostly Laser Light Show Brings Brighton’s Ruined West Pier Back to Life

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.

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]

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