Brighton Prints Evening
November 22 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Launching our latest website project: historic prints
The Regency Society has been working with Steve Myall and the Society of Brighton Print Collectors on a new website of Regency and Victorian Prints of Brighton and Hove. As a result we will soon be able to launch it. We will demonstrate the site this evening at the Keep.
The new site contains several hundred prints from the 1780s to the 1890s. Some are well known, others very rare. It will be a wonderful companion site to the James Gray Collection of historic photographs.
During the evening, Steve Myall will talk about the techniques used to make the prints. He has also promised to bring some of the originals for us to see.
A book to go with the website about some of the people behind the prints
At the same time we will be launching Steve's new book (co-authored with Andy Grant), The Chronicler's of Brighton and Hove. The Regency Society is delighted to be publishing this book with RS Trustee David Fisher as the editor. It tells the stories of 4 of the personalities most responsible for putting our heritage on record in the 19th century. There will be a very substantial reduction on the £20 cover price for RS members who purchase on the night. Chroniclers is a useful addition to any bookshelf on the history of Brighton and Hove. It will make an excellent Christmas present for anyone fascinated by our heritage.
Tour of the Keep
Before the launch, there is a tour of The Keep, Brighton and Hove's world-class centre for archives. Members who have not yet had an opportunity to see this new building will have an opportunity to find out what is there. The Keep opens up access to several collections. These include all the collections of the East Sussex Record Office (ESRO) and the Royal Pavilion & Museums Local History Collections. There are also the internationally significant University of Sussex Special Collections. It is a fascinating resource. If you haven't been there yet, don't miss this opportunity. There are limited places on the tour - be sure to book early.
Drinks and light canapés will be served.
How to book
Places at this event are limited and must be pre-booked. and will be free of charge. We will update this page in late August 2017 with further information on how to book and details of the excellent public transport links.
Illustration (top): Ovington near Brighton, aquatint engraving by and after William Daniell, published in his 'Voyage around Great Britain' of 1823. It shows Thomas Read Kemp’s new house in Brighton, the Temple, on Montpelier Road. in the foreground is the trackway that became Clifton Hill, and left of that is the cornfield on which Powis Square and Powis Villas were built some 23 years later. The fencing that surrounded Vine’s Mill can also be seen. The couple in the left foreground is probably the young Mr. & Mrs. T.R. Kemp, with their butler in attendance, walking back to their home, the Temple, built just four years before this print on Montpelier Road. The natural inlet of Shoreham Harbour is seen in the distance.
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