Seafront Plinth given the go ahead

Besi Besemar April 26, 2013

Mike Weatherley, MP
Mike Weatherley, MP

A plinth that will display a series of temporary sculptures and changing art installations has been given the go ahead at a Council Planning Committee on April 24.

The Hove Civic Society plans to install the plinth on the King’s Esplanade, opposite the statue of Queen Victoria to the south end of Grand Avenue.

The Society feels that the initiative will provide a link between the heritage and history of the area and the contemporary world and will showcase stimulating sculptures that will be both borrowed and commissioned, and will provide opportunities for the involvement of local artists and cultural partners.

Support for the initiative has been expressed from a wide range of potential partner organisations including Brighton Festival, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, and Same Sky.

The Society is a registered charity that has been in existence for over 50 years. The society encourages high standards of architecture and town planning, and their campaigns strive to celebrate and improve the character of Hove.

Mike Weatherley. MP for Hove & Portslade who backed the proposal is thrilled with the news.

He said:

“Receiving planning permission for the plinth is excellent news for the exciting project. With so much creative talent in the city, I know that this space for showcasing art and sculptures will be an enormous success. I have no doubt that Hove Civic Society are delighted by the news and look forward to the unveiling of the plinth.”

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