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January 20, 2018

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New archway unveiled at The Level in Brighton & Hove

A stunning new archway has been unveiled at The Level. The new pedestrian archway, known as The Happenstance, welcomes visitors entering at the southern entrance of The Level Park at St Peter’s Place. The sculpture has been designed by a team of artists and architects from local creative architectural practice Alter & Company, winners of a national arts competition to develop a pedestrian archway.

The sculpture has been funded from section 106 contributions from Zise Two Ltd, developer of the new Kings Education International School in Ditchling Road.

The Happenstance (which means a chance meeting or event) is made from mirrored stainless steel and reflects its surroundings and the people passing by.

But look more closely and you’ll see names and faces of historical figures that have importance to The Level and Brighton and Hove emerging from the metal perforations. The images were chosen following widespread consultation with park users.

The history of The Level goes back as far as the 1700s, when it was open grassland set within an agricultural landscape.

Since then its use has been continuous and varied— it has served as a cricket ground for the Prince of Wales, a venue for livestock fairs, a pony racing course, and a place to celebrate events such as the overthrow of Napoleon Bonaparte and the coronation of both George IV and Queen Victoria. For a short time from 1944 it even served as a base for the Royal Engineers regiment of the British army.

This new archway reflects this history and marks a new chapter in the Level’s story.

Grant Shepherd, Architect of Alter & Company said: “Our aim was to embed the vast amount of history and memories collected of The Level over the past 300 years into a beautiful piece of interactive art.

“The characteristic Elm trees that surround the park and the entrance provide shade and an intimate dappled atmosphere which is reflected in our design.”

Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee said: “This stunning new sculpture is an exciting addition to one of the city’s most popular parks. I’m sure it will be enjoyed by the hundreds of people who pass though the Level every day, both now and well into the future.”

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