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What's On June – October 2011


About Us

Pallant House Gallery Located in the heart of historic Chichester on the South coast, Pallant House Gallery is a unique combination of a Grade One Listed Queen-Anne townhouse and an awardwinning contemporary extension, holding one of the most significant collections of Modern British art in the country. Featuring a regularly changing internationally- important exhibition programme, talks, workshops and tours as well as a specialist bookshop and critically-acclaimed onsite restaurant, Pallant House Gallery is a must-see for any art enthusiast and a day out for all. ' The collection is a revelation. The highlights equal those of leading international institutions' Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times, 2011 ' Home to one of the UK's finest collections of 20th Century British art.' BBC, 2011

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Front Cover Nickolas Muray, Frida on White Bench Photo by Nickolas Muray, © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives Opposite Page Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Una escalera grande (Large ladder), 1932, Gelatin silver print © Colette Urbajtel/Asociación Manuel Álvarez Bravo Pallant House Gallery is a private company limited by guarantee under registered no. 5045130 (England and Wales) and a registered charity for England and Wales under no. 1102435.


Contents

What's On

Exhibitions Main Galleries De'Longhi Print Room Studio Events Talks Screenings Special Events Tours Workshops Children's Workshops

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Exhibition | Main Galleries

Few artists have captured the public's imagination with the force of Mexican painters Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) and Diego Rivera (1886–1957). Rivera is a socialist hero, famous for his large-scale political murals depicting workers and the class struggle. Kahlo is a feminist icon, whose self portraits present a challenging view of the female role. This major touring exhibition, which comes to Chichester for its only UK showing, is drawn from the prestigious Jacques and Natasha Gelman collection and brings together the iconic paintings of these two central figures of Mexican Modernism for the first time in this country. Rooms 12, 13, 14 An admission supplement applies. See back cover for details. Sponsored by

Supported by Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Conaculta, James and Clare Kirkman and the Aldama Foundation, Catherine and Franck Petitgas, Keith Clark, The Kahlo/Rivera Supporters' Circle

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Diego Rivera, Sunflowers, 1943, oil on wood © 2011 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / DACS.

Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: From the Gelman Collection 9 July – 2 October 2011


Exhibition | Main Galleries

Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Calabaza y caracol (Squash and Snail),1928, Gelatin silver print © Colette Urbajtel/Asociación Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Guillermo Kahlo 9 July – 2 October 2011 Little-known photographs by Frida Kahlo's father Guillermo Kahlo (1872–1941) depicting churches and cloisters around Mexico City and Tepoztlan and views from the castle in Chapultepec Park. Their inclusion allows the work of Frida Kahlo to be placed alongside the two most important men in her life for the first time in this country. Landing Gallery

Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo 9 July – 2 October 2011 A selection of photographs by a key artistic couple who offer a significant glimpse of Mexico's cultural history, the photographers Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002) and Lola Álvarez Bravo (1905–1993). Room 17 See accompanying events (from page 10).

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Exhibition | Main Galleries

Butlin's holiday resorts first opened in 1936 as holiday centres for the great mass of working-class families, becoming a familiar part of British culture and folklore. Contemporary photographer Anna Fox has been commissioned by Pallant House Gallery to photograph life at Butlins, Bognor Regis, in West Sussex (one of only three remaining resorts in the UK). Timed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this English icon, Anna Fox: RESORT provides a fascinating insight into the Butlins holiday experience. Rooms 15, 16 See accompanying events (page 10). Sponsored by

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Anna Fox, Ocean Hotel Restaurant, Summer 2010 Š Anna Fox, courtesy James Hyman Photography, London

Anna Fox: RESORT 25 June – 2 October 2011


Exhibition | Main Galleries

William Scott, Cup, 1974, Gouache and collage on paper/mixed media, Pallant House Gallery (The George and Ann Dannatt Gift, 2011), Š William Scott Foundation 2011

The George & Ann Dannatt Gift 23 July – 25 September 2011 A remarkable new addition to Pallant House Gallery's permanent collection, the George and Ann Dannatt Gift of Modern British Art features over 100 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints. This exhibition features highlights from the collection including works by the St Ives artists, and other British artists such as Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde, John Craxton, Elizabeth Frink, Alan Reynolds and Keith Vaughan, as well as prints by European Modernists such as Eduardo Chillida and Juan Gris. Room 4

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Exhibition | Installation

Inspired by JMW Turner's the 'Evening Star' (1830), Finch's neon light sculpture provides a startlingly contemporary counterpoint to the historic crystal chandelier hanging in the entrance of the 18th century house. Across the courtyard the artist has also created a corresponding light installation in the glass walls of the Loggia called 'Passing Cloud after Constable.' Staircase and Loggia Supported by

The Abbey Harris Mural Fund

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Spencer Finch, The Evening Star, 2010 , Š Spencer Finch, courtesy of Lisson Gallery

Spencer Finch: The Evening Star and Passing Cloud after Constable Ongoing


Exhibition | Permanent Collection

Richard Hamilton, Interior Study (c), 1964, collage, oil and pastel on paper Pallant House Gallery (Wilson Loan), courtesy of the artist

Modern British Art: The Collection On show throughout the year Pallant House Gallery boasts one of the best collections of Modern British art in the UK. Donated over the past thirty years, the collections tell the story of a number of individuals, all passionate collectors of art who generously donated their lifetimes' labours to the Gallery for the benefit of the public. The Collections include important works by amongst others: Andrews, Auerbach, Blake, Bomberg, Caulfield, Freud, Hamilton, Hodgkin, Nicholson, Moore, Paolozzi, Piper, Sickert and Sutherland. Rooms 1 to 11

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Exhibition | De'Longhi Print Room

Nick Blinko: The Visions of Pope Adrian 37th 27 June – 14 August 2011

Clifford Charles: Less ness 16 August – 9 October 2011 An exhibition of contemporary drawings of ink on paper by the South African-born artist Clifford Charles. These contemplatative drawings explore the ephemoral and changeable nature of water meeting ink. Charles' work draws inspiration from his travels and the conversations that have followed. Free entry to all De'Longhi Print Room exhibitions 8 www.pallant.org.uk

Nick Blinko, Untitled, c.1984/85, Ink on paper © The Artist

Nick Blinko has a loyal underground following as both an artist and lead singer of seminal early punk band Rudimentary Peni. This one man exhibition offers a unique opportunity for the public to experience and enjoy his beautifully intense works of art.


Exhibitions | Studio

Studio Exhibitions Chichester High School for Girls Textile Dept 5 July – 31 July An eclectic exhibition of textile works by AS and final year GCSE pupils at Chichester High School for Girls Stephen White - Outside In 2 August – 28 August A solo exhibition by the Step-Up participant and Outside In ambassador Stephen White

David Jones, Hunger © The Artist

2009 Outside In award winner David Jones 30 August – 2 October A solo exhibition by Outside In award winner David Jones Community Programme - First Steps in to the Gallery 4 October – 30 October An exhibition of selected works by participants from the Community programme Free entry to all Studio exhibitions

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Events | Talks

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Mexico: The International Perspective Thursday 14 July, 6pm During the early years of the 20th century Mexico attracted large numbers of international intellectuals - from Graham Greene to Leon Trotsky - eager to experience the radical changes taking place after the revolution. Dr Adrian Locke, RA Curator will examine how their experiences of Mexico impacted on their work. £7.50 (£6.50 students, £6 Friends)  Anna Fox Thursday 4 August, 6pm Contemporary artist Anna Fox has spent two years photographing life at Butlins, Bognor Regis for her exhibition RESORT to celebrate Butlin's 75th anniversary. In this talk she gives an insight into the project and her techniques. £7.50 (£6.50 students, £6 Friends) 

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Anna Fox, Bar Summer 2010 © Anna Fox, courtesy James Hyman Photography, London

Butlins 75th Anniversary Thursday 7 July, 6pm Butlin's holiday camps first opened in 1936 becoming a familiar part of British culture and folklore. Dr Roni Brown and Roger Billington, Head of Butlins Archive give an insight into the history of these iconic institutions. £7.50 (£6.50 students, £6 Friends) 


Events | Talks

Let's talk about Literature Thursday 18 August, 6pm Mexican writer Juan Pablo Villalobos has published travel stories, literature and film criticism. To mark the publication in the UK of his ground breaking novel 'Down the Rabbit Hole' by the publisher 'And Other Stories', Pablo will talk, straight from the Edinburgh Festival, about his passion for literature, love of books and the current trends in Mexican contemporary literature. £7.50 (£6.50 students, £6 Friends)  Clifford Charles in conversation Thursday 1 September, 6pm To accompany his exhibition in the De'Longhi Print Room, South African-born artist Clifford Charles talks about his contemplatative ink drawings in conversation with Curator Gilane Tawadros. £7.50 (£6.50 students, £6 Friends)  The Photographs of Juan Rulfo Thursday 8 September, 6pm Andrew Dempsey, freelance curator and author of a recent book on Juan Rulfo, will talk about the photographs of this major mid-century Mexican writer. Rulfo's stories were made into films with scriptwriters of the calibre of Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel García Márques but his photographs remained largely unknown despite his early contact with Manuel Álvarez Bravo. £7.50 (£6.50 students, £6 Friends)  Red Earth: Liminal landscapes Saturday 10 September, 3pm Red Earth Lead artists Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe talk about their installation and performance in the landscape, focusing on the CHALK project on Harting Down and Wolstonbury Hill. Free with Gallery admission (Free to Friends)

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Events | Talks

Frida Kahlo: The Autobiography of an Artist Thursday 15 September, 6pm Art Historian Frances Borzello, who recently co-authored the book 'Frida Kahlo: Face-to-Face' with the iconic artist Judy Chicago, explores the way that Frida Kahlo's life is explored in her art. £7.50 (£6.50 students, £6 Friends)  The Mexican Muralists and photomontage Thursday 22 September, 6pm Professor Dawn Ades (Essex University) speaks about the relationship between Mexican art and politics, the Mexican Muralists and Photomontage. £7.50 (£6.50 students, £6 Friends)  Ian Collins in conversation with Sir David Attenborough Thursday 29 September, 6pm Ian Collins, author of a newly-published book on the British artist, John Craxton, will discuss the artist's work and life with Sir David Attenborough, a collector of Craxton's work and author of the book's introduction. A book signing will follow the talk. £12 (£11 students, £10.50 Friends) 

FREE ARTWORK OF THE MONTH TALKS Learn more about a work from the Collection in these FREE monthly talks. Please meet at reception. No booking required. Peter de Francia, A Diary of our Times Triptych, 1974 Wednesday 27 July, 11.30am Barbara Hepworth, Two Forms with White, 1969 Wednesday 31 August, 11.30am Ivon Hitchens, Curved Barn, 1922 Wednesday 28 September, 11.30am Jann Haworth, Mae West Dressing Table, 1965 Wednesday 26 October, 11.30am

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Events | Screenings

Screenings Double Bill: The Life and Death of Frida Kahlo/ Diego Rivera: Revolutionary with a Paintbox Thursday 11 August, 6pm (contains 10 min interval) To complement the major summer exhibition this double bill kicks off with a screening of the original documentary that brought Frida Kahlo to a wider public. Narrated by the eleven people who knew her best, 'The Life and Death of Frida Kahlo' (1966, 40mins) traces a life that wavered on the cutting edge of art and politics during the 1930s. The second film shifts the focus to Diego Rivera who once stated that 'if art is not revolutionary, it is not art'. This fascinating documentary looks at how he began painting and his lasting legacy as one of the foremost Mexican muralists. (Arena, BBC, 1975, 60 mins) £5 (£4 students, £3.50 Friends)  Frida, Naturaleza Viva Thursday 25 August, 6pm This fictionalised documentary investigates the agonies and ecstasies that punctuated Frida Kahlo's life, in a series of dramatised flashbacks as she lies on her deathbed. Leduc's approach is painstakingly detailed, choosing an actress with an uncanny resemblance to the artist and using Kahlo's own clothes, bed and even paintings as props. (Paul Leduc, Mexico 1984, 108 mins, subs) £5 (£4 students, £3.50 Friends)  Frida and Diego Film Festival at Chichester Cinema at New Park 18 August – 4 September 2011 To complement the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester Cinema at New Park in partnership with the Gallery is presenting a series of related films and an illustrated talk during the Film Festival Full details will be available in the Festival Brochure, and on the website: www.chichestercinema.com Box Office 01243 786650

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Events | Special Events

Poetry Pascale Petit: What the Water Gave Me Thursday 28 July, 6pm Inspired by Frida Kahlo, What the Water Gave Me recreates the artist's colorful life through poetry, exploring her near-fatal bus accident and tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera. Petit's reading will be illustrated with a slideshow of the paintings. Each poem is an evocation of "how art works on the pain spectrum", laced with splashes of ferocious colour. £7.50 (£6.50 students, £6 Friends) 

PERFORMANCE Mexican Cantina Thursday 1 September, 8pm A celebratory Mexican evening in the courtyard garden with a tapas buffet, tequila and traditional Mexican entertainment. Expect guitar playing, singing, projected images, incense and candles. £17.50 (Friends £15) 

ART LUNCH Creative Couples – Part II Thursday, 15 September, 10.30am – 2.15pm André Breton described Frida Kahlo's work as 'a ribbon around a bomb'. This could also serve as a metaphor for the famously tempestuous marriage between Kahlo and Diego Rivera. An illustrated talk will explore the creative talent and vision shared by both artists and how their passionate and stormy relationship shaped their art. After a private lunch by Field & Fork, there will be a tour of the Gallery exhibition, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Masterpieces from the Gelman Collection. £60 (Friends £54)

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Events | Tours

EXHIBITION TOUR Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Curator's Tour Friday 9 September, 11am A chance to learn more about the major summer exhibition with Assistant Curator Julie Brown £8 (£4.50 students) FREE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COLLECTION TOUR Learn more about the Collections with a free tour every Saturday at 2pm. No need to book, meet at reception. FREE THEMED TOURS OF THE COLLECTION Discover a new perspective on familiar works with a FREE themed tour every Thursday at the new time of 5.15pm. No need to book, meet at reception. Gender and Identity: Artists, Models and Muses 14 July / 6 October Pop Art and the Swinging Sixties 21 July / 27 October Collectors and Collecting 28 July / 13 October The Eighteenth Century House: Fine Arts and Furnishings 4 August / 20 October Portraits: Image and Identity 11 August / 15 September Creative Liaisons 18 August / 22 September Landscape and Modernity 25 August / 29 September Still Life: The Language of Objects 1 September / 3 November The Architecture of Pallant House Gallery: Historic and Modern 7 July / 8 September www.pallant.org.uk

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Events | Adult Workshops

Artwork of the Month Workshops Please ring reception or refer to www.pallant.org.uk for details of materials required. Peter de Francia: A Diary of our Times Triptych, 1974 Wednesday 27 July, 1–3pm Take inspiration from Peter de Francia's triptych to make a work that refers to political events and explores the use of dynamic composition and political imagery. You will use collage alongside drawing and painting materials. £6 Barbara Hepworth: Two Forms with White, 1969 Wednesday 31 August, 1–3pm Working in 3D, you will explore the sculptural forms created by Barbara Hepworth. You will be modelling with clay to create a small scale model inspired by natural forms and objects. Participants will be encouraged to focus on shape with the addition of textured finishes in order to emulate the beautiful work of the artist. £7.50 Ivon Hitchens: Curved Barn, 1922 Wednesday 28 September, 1–3pm In this work Hitchens departed from forming a clearly defined foreground and background. You will explore the artist's method of constructing a painting and then create a composition of your own in which trees, buildings and other features of the landscape combine to form an exciting arrangement of shapes and colours. £6 Jann Haworth: Mae West Dressing Table, 1965 Wednesday 26 October, 1–3pm A box, fabric and stuffing, everyday objects, lights, some visual trickery and the imagery of distant stardom are the materials which make up this work. You will experiment with improvised appliqué, assemblage and card to build a boxed tableau exploring relationships between celebrity and self-image. £6

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Events | Adult Workshops

SUNDAY ART CLASSES The programme of classes on the theme of exploring the self. Please ring reception or refer to www.pallant.org.uk for details of materials required. Material Worlds Sunday 17 July, 1–4pm Over the centuries women have used textiles as a means of exploring their place in the world and of expressing their sense of self. Inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo this workshop will draw on this tradition to create soft sculptures embellished with stitch and paint. £9 Self-Portraiture 1 – The Outer Self Sunday 4 September, 1–4pm This workshop will take a traditional and analytical approach to the depiction of the outer self and will focus on the structure of the human head, and techniques of measurement and proportion. £9 Self-Portraiture 2 – A Study of the Self Sunday 18 September, 1–4pm This workshop will explore the study of the self in the style of Frida Kahlo. Work with acrylic paints and collage to create a self-portrait incorporating significant elements from your own life to create a rich, personal work. £9 Self-Portraiture 3 – The Inner Self Sunday 2 October, 1–4pm Kahlo and Rivera both made use of current and indigenous images including amateur retablos, primitivism and personal symbols. Participants are asked to bring imagery that holds personal meaning to create a work reflecting the artists' approaches. It might convey individual emotions or narratives and could vary from cut paper designs to a multi-image painting or an up-to-date retablo. £9

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Events | Children's Workshops

CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS Booking essential as places are limited Summer Sewing for Families Saturday 16 July , 10.15am – 12.15pm repeated 1.15 – 3.15pm In the spirit of a Mexican folk tradition, join us for creative doll-making. Taking inspiration from paintings in the Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera exhibition, you will work using pre-sewn panels, which will be inverted then stuffed and sewn up. These will act as a blank canvas for you to paint, draw on and decorate with a variety of materials to create your very own doll character. £7.25 per child, ages 7 and over (Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer) Decorative Portraits Saturday 17 September, 10.15am – 12.15pm Come and learn about monoprinting, and combine this technique with collage to create a series of exciting printed portraits of yourself, friends or family in the colourful style of Frida Kahlo. You will be inspired by the exotic backgrounds of flower and animal forms used by Frida Kahlo in her paintings. £6 per child, ages: 5-8 yrs (children must be accompanied by a parent/carer) Marvellous Masks! Saturday 1 October, 10.15am – 12.15pm Make bright, colourful masks inspired by the paintings of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. You'll create a theatrical character, bird or animal mask using papier mache techniques, which will then be decorated and embellished using a variety of materials. Please bring a container/carrier bag to carry your mask home. £6 per child, ages: 8+

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Events | Children's Workshops

FREE Children's Workshops Booking essential as places are limited Cheeky Monkey! Tuesday 2 August , 10.15am – 12.15pm repeated 1.15 – 3.15pm Can you hide those cheeky little monkeys in the jungle? Come and see Frida Kahlo's Self-Portrait with Monkeys, and make your own self-portrait. Then, using colour and collage, you'll create a jungle camouflage of exotic flowers and leaves for you and the monkeys to hide in. Ages: 5-11yrs; children aged 5-8 must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Nickolas Muray, Frida in Blue Dress Photo by Nickolas Muray, © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

Exotic Fruits Tuesday 16 August, 10.15am – 12.15pm repeated 1.15 – 3.15pm Be an artist like Frida Kahlo! We'll be working in the studio from a recreation of one of Frida Kahlo's exotic still-life paintings using collage, chalk and oil pastels to make our own vivid and colourful works of art. Ages: 8+

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Events | Children's Workshops

WORKSHOPS FOR UNDER 5's A series of four structured sessions for you to join in with your child's imaginative play and share their experiments with materials, inspired by the images of the natural world in the paintings of Frida Kahlo. Every child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please ensure your child wears suitable clothing. Book early as places are limited. Exploring the Forest Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 August, 10.15am – 12.15pm Exploring the forest atmosphere: use moss, leaves, stones and clay in small containers to make a rain forest landscape, and add water to make your pond; make drawings and rubbings in chalk on black paper and climb inside a forest shelter to hear stories about the creatures living there. £10 for each child (50% discount with PHG Community Card) Exploring the shapes of the forest Thursday 11 and Friday 12 August, 10.15am – 12.15pm Exploring the shapes of the forest: cut out shapes in paper and use torches to make shadows with them; make a huge painting by using ferns and palm leaves as stencils; and climb inside a forest shelter to hear stories about the animals who live there. £10 for each child (50% discount with PHG Community Card)

Open Studio Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 August, 2–4pm For parents/carers and young children: a special place to explore in the Studio with your child as part of your Gallery visit. Bring you own soft animal toy, listen to the sounds of the forest, and watch the leaves cast shadows inside your forest shelter. Some drawing materials and items to make your own sound effects will be available. Bring along a pair of coloured tights to make your own 'snake seat' to take home. Free. Additional snake-making materials will be available at a small charge of £1 to cover costs.

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Edward Burra, Market Day (detail), 1926, Watercolour on paper Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

FREE AFTERNOONS FOR young children


EdwarD Burra

Coming Soon October 2011– February 2012 The first major exhibition for 25 years of the work of the English artist Edward Burra (1905–1976) best known for his depictions of the urban underworld, black culture and the Harlem scene of the 1930s.


Visitor Information Booking Information Telephone 01243 774557, info@pallant.org.uk, www.pallant.org.uk 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ Opening Hours Tuesday–Saturday Thursdays Sundays, Bank Holidays Mondays Free Day

10am–5pm 10am–8pm 11am–5pm Closed (except Bank Holidays) Saturday 3 September 2011

Admission (Includes all exhibitions and the Collection)* Adults £8.25 (£7.50 without Gift Aid) Children £2.30 Family £18.70 (£17 without Gift Aid) Students £4 Friends Free Tuesdays All tickets half price Thursday Evenings (5–8pm) Free * Entrance to the 'Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera' exhibition carries an extra charge of £2.75 (£2.50 without Gift Aid, £1.20 children, excl. Friends/Carers/Unwaged). Please refer to website for full details.* Access A dropping off bay directly outside, blue badge holder parking, street level entrances and lift access to all floors. Wheelchairs are available. By Train Direct from London Victoria, Brighton, Portsmouth and Gatwick Airport. By Car M27 and A27 link Hampshire, Sussex and Kent across the coast and the M3 and A3 from London

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