The Floating Memories project was set up to archive and make accessible the past 150 years of the sporting and sea bathing heritage of Brighton Swimming Club, of which I am a member. Apart from cataloging and making sense of the immense archive of material, there are lots of upcoming events to help make the history come alive and create a narrative from the Club’s great story.
One of the events is a series of talks featuring Professor Fred Gray, Dr Mark Harper, Susie Parr and myself. Susie Parr will be speaking about the social and cultural history of swimming in the UK. Dr Mark Harper, an anaesthetist and fellow Brighton Swimming Club member, will talk about the effects of cold water on the body and how it adapts. Professor Fred Gray will be discussing Brighton’s architecture for seaside bathing and swimming. I will be speaking about my experiences documenting Brighton Swimming in and out of the water since 2004.
My talk is at 12pm on Saturday 5th May at the Brighton Fishing Museum. The others are at: 1:30pm Susie Parr, 3pm Dr Mark Harper and 4:30pm Professor Fred Gray. For more information check the Floating Memories website here.
To book your free place on any or all of the talks please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If seeing digital projections of my swimming photos is not enough for you, you can also see a selection of my Brighton swimming photos at the 21a Brunswick Square Open House which is open every weekend in May from 11am to 6pm. For more information on the open house and the 10 other artistes involved check out http://21abrunswicksquare.tumblr.com.