Illustration students from the University of Brighton, guitarist Bella Kardasis and Paul Farrington perform a live improvised soundtrack to accompany a screening of amateur 16mm films created between 1946 – 1954 by Roger Dunford, a member of Brighton Swimming Club.
Designer and Brighton Swimming Club member Paul Farrington discovered 23 reels of 16mm film hidden away in Roger’s garden shed. The films capture the antics of Brighton Swimming Club and life in Brighton, from filming Campbell’s liner at the West Pier and frolicking at the lido at Black Rock. The films are part of Floating Memories, a Heritage Lottery funded project to create an archive of the history of Brighton Swimming Club, one of the oldest in England. The project includes interviews with members of the club past and present, some of which will be played at the event.