Thursday, 23 September 2010

Brighton Street Party, 7-9pm

Thursday September 23, 2010

Join us in Trafalgar Street under the bridge at Brighton Station to witness the celebrity unveiling of the stunning Pullman Wall Mural and the Glamour of Brighton exhibition within the entrance area of the Brighton Toy and Model Museum.

This event is hosted by the Brighton Toy and Model Museum and the 5BEL Trust.

Chris Littledale's design for the mural (above)
There will be LIVE special sound effects< for all forms of transport and more besides...

Museum Director Chris Littledale performing his Sound Effects Show

The Brighton Toy and Model Museum and the 5BEL Trust are celebrating the eagerly anticipated return of a much loved Brighton icon – the world’s only all electric Pullman train – the elegant Art Deco style Brighton Belle. The 5BEL Trust’s £1 million restoration by professional railway engineers is to ensure the train’s return, in Olympic year 2012, to the mainline on the 80th anniversary of its construction.

The dramatic near life size Mural depicts the train drawn up at a platform in Brighton Station. The windows of the Pullman come alive with contemporary figures from the train’s heyday.

Closeups of the mural panels (above and below)

Within the Museum, the new Glamour of Brighton exhibition depicts Brighton’s history through to the present, featuring a series of spectacular exhibits from the Museum collections.

The base of the exhibition display has a 3D relief of the Victorian cast iron Brighton Seafront Railings and those organisations, whose generosity with money and “in kind” help has facilitated these “public benefit projects”, are being acknowledged with placards hanging from the handrail (click to visit our Sponsors Page).

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