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Architecture-on-Sea: An Evening of Buildings, Stories and the Seaside

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Deal Pier Café

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"Coastal architecture has distinct qualities. Its exposure to wind and rain and sea spray has shaped its form, as have the historic activities of seaside towns such as fishing, smuggling and seafaring. The advent of tourism has given it other qualities to do with escape, amusement and pleasure. Like people, architecture at the seaside often loosens up, kicks off its shoes and has a bit more fun." (Charles Holland, Architect)

Architecture-on-Sea: An Evening of Buildings, Stories and the Seaside is an architecture-focused event which celebrates the installation of the ninth and last of the CHALKUP21 trail plaques on the Deal Pier Café building at the end of the refurbished Deal Pier.

There will be two speakers – Architect Charles Holland and writer and broadcaster Travis Elborough. The Deal Bookshop will provide a ‘pop-up’ bookshop stocked with books by Travis as well as others referenced in the talks on the architecture of East Kent.

The prospective new tenants of the Café, Rebecca and Tim of Deal Pier Kitchen Ltd, will also be present.

Please wear suitable clothing - the cafe is between tenants, and will not be heated.

Charles Holland is an architect, teacher and writer. He is the principal of Charles Holland Architects, a Deal-based architecture practice that works locally as well as nationally and internationally. Together with the artist Grayson Perry, Charles was the designer of A House for Essex, a holiday home that explores the county of Essex through art, architecture and sculpture. His current projects include new houses in Kent, Surrey and Holland and he has recently completed a summer pavilion for the National Pavilion at Fountains Abbey. Charles lives in Walmer and is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Brighton and so spends a large part of his time traveling the coast of Kent and Sussex. He is a writer on architecture and design for numerous magazines and publications and lectures regularly on the work of practice.

Travis Elborough is the author of Wish You Were Here, A history of the British seaside, along with other books on social and popular culture. He has been a freelance writer, author and cultural commentator for nearly two decades and his books include The Bus We Loved, a history of the Routemaster bus; The Long Player Goodbye, a hymn to vinyl records and London Bridge in America: The Tall Story of a Transatlantic Crossing. His most recent book, A Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People’s Institutionwas published by Jonathan Cape in June 2016 and described as ‘a fascinating, informative, revelatory book’ by William Boyd in The Guardian.


The Deal Pier Café building completed in 2008 was commissioned by Dover District Council and designed by Niall McLaughlin and is included on the CHALKUP21 trail celebrating significant 21st century art and architecture on the East Kent coast between Capel-le-Ferne and Deal. The CHALKUP21 trail is conceived and curated by Dover Arts Development (DAD) and the plaques are designed by Charles Holland Architects.

For more information on the CHALKUP21 Trail click here



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