Fabricating Lureland: shifting perspectives of Peacehaven

Saturday, 14th October 2017

2:00 PM, Shoreham Centre
Ticket Cost: £6

As part of her ongoing PhD research project, Julia Winckler, Photographer and Senior Lecturer at University of Brighton, has tracked the shifting perspectives of Peacehaven. During the interwar years, the new Peacehaven estate was marketed as a garden city by the sea, a home for heroes and a sunny seaside resort. Others, such as Virginia and Leonard Woolf, saw the
new development as a blot on the previously unsullied Sussex Downs that sparked the national movement, which became the current Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE).

Julia has also engaged with older residents and descendants of the original settlers to explore how the early aspirations matched the eventual development. Some of them will join Julia for this Wordfest talk.

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