The Pepperpot is unveiled, and an exciting free event.

The restoration of historical landmark the Pepperpot in Queen’s Park will be unveiled on Friday followed by a free public event the following week.

The scaffolding around the 19th century listed building will be taken down to reveal the £70k council-funded project to restore the Pepperpot to its former glory.

Alex Sutton-Vale, secretary of the Friends of the Pepperpot spoke of the “fantastic transformation” and “stunning windows” after the covers were removed on Monday.

The Friends formed in January last year and at a meeting on Tuesday, discussed future work and the event taking place on 28-29th October.

Rachel Fryer, chair of the Friends said, “We are delighted with the improvements and really pleased that the scaffolding will be down in time for this event.”

‘The Tower of Dreams’ part of Shared Space and Light’s Whitenight celebrations will project a 20-minute film over the facade of the Pepperpot’s tower, to be repeated from 7.30pm-10.30pm.

The film features responses from the community as to how the Pepperpot could be used in the future and there will be refreshments provided.

There are also discussions as to whether the Friends will take ownership from Brighton and Hove Council in the future.

The Friends of the Pepperpot are in the early stages of a Heritage Lottery Fund application with breakdowns including inside restorations, education, installation of solar-panel lighting and open community forums.

The Pepperpot can be found in Tower Road, Brighton, BN2 0FZ.  For more information visit: pepperpot.info. The Friends of the Pepperpot are also on Facebook.