Is The Gardner Arts Centre too far from the City?

Is The Gardner Arts Centre Really Too Far From The City (from The Argus): my letter about the closure of the Gardner Arts Centre at Sussex University, Falmer. Can someone explain how the excellent Gardner Arts Centre in Falmer is considered too far away from the city centre for Brighton and Hove City Council to continue funding it ("Arts centre faces closure", The Argus, December 8), but that the proposed football stadium, across the road in Falmer, is close enough to be treated as a city resource? Do sports fans exist in a different space/time continuum to arts enthusiasts? Alan (Fred) Pipes, Gerard Street, Brighton

1 comment:

Nick said...

If you like in London (as I do), you don't think twice about travelling across town for an hour to see a film or a gig.

Only in Brighton can a 10 minute train ride for a night out be described as 'too far'.

I've seen quite a few films at the Gardner Arts Centre (a superb large screen) and many gigs too (Richard Thompson, Yo La Tengo, Penguin Cafe Orchesta etc). A real shame if the venue closes.