Pier Day

Worthing Pier, Worthing, Sussex

12noon-4pm, 12 September 2010

You've missed it - but here's what people said...
'If we were on holiday and came across pier day, we'd think it was the kind of town we wanted to move to' Helena, Worthing resident
'Just a wonderful day - from a Londoner'
'After living here all my life (63 years) this is THE BEST experience I've had on this lovely pier.'
'How I wish I'd dressed up! What a fabulous day - look forward to next year!'
'A real oldie pier day - great. Have enjoyed the stalls - the music - the dancing - the children - the lot' Beryl, 78 years old

Pier Day Podcast

Make Do & Mend, Dig for Victory and Keep Calm and Carry On. Three well-known messages from the past which have a particular resonance today have inspired the organisers of this year's Pier Day, a one-day festival held on Worthing's art deco pier.

After being involved in running the event since its conception, this year Revolutionary Arts will be taking over the artistic direction of Pier Day, after securing the support of Worthing Borough Council. The annual event takes place on Sunday 12th September, from 12 noon-4pm.

Pier Day celebrates the architecture of Worthing's award-winning art deco pier. So this year, the event will have a historical flavour, celebrating seaside style from the 1930s-1950s. With a topical nod to an era that mixed austerity and celebration, organisers are bringing together artists, community groups and local businesses to celebrate grow-your-own, local food, austerity and the spirit of make do and mend with a great big street party on the pier. Revolutionary Arts will also be commissioning a range of original artworks inspired by the pier.

Attractions include: Artists, Bike clinic, Bookstall, Calypso, Cooking demonstrations, Crafts, Dance, Facepainting, Felt flower barrow, Food tasting, Knitting, Make-up 50s style, Patchwork, Punch & Judy, Seed swap, Stocks, Tattoo designs from 30s-50s, Tin can gardening, Vintage & retro stalls and more

Spilt Milk Say Dance - inspired by social dance crazes of the 20th Century, dances at the centre of popular culture are given a modern take and performed up and down the pier

Banners & bunting - Textile magician Madam Salami has handmade 250 metres of bunting from vintage fabric; meanwhile Mark Scott-Wood parades flags and banners up and down the deck

Seed swap - bring surplus seeds and swap them with other local growers - find Girl With A Spade's pier garden to join in

Strandline walk - explore Worthing foreshore with Dr Barbara Pilley-Shaw (Transition Town Worthing), meet outside Pavilion Theatre at 12 noon

Punch & Judy - Professor Glyn Edward's traditional Punch & Judy on the prom outside the Pavilion Theatre; shows throughout the afternoon

Dr Bike's Drop-in Clinic - cycle to Pier Day, park at the cycle racks outside the Pavilion and M's Cycle Hire will help you tune your bike up for peak performance

For children - Crafts, Facepainting, Games, Gardening, Music, Punch & Judy, Stalls

Twitter - please use the hashtag #pierday


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Revolutionary Arts would like to thank Worthing Borough Council for supporting Pier Day 2010







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