A new exhibition entitled ‘Through the Aperture: The View from Here’ will open at The Beachy Head Story this week.

The photographic exhibition – including pictures taken by members of the public and a selection of entries from last year’s VisitEastbourne photo competition – is on from Friday 15 January and runs until Thursday 31 March. It is within The Beachy Head Story, in the former Countryside Centre, next to the Beachy Head pub.

The exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to explore spectacular Downland landscapes and experience the effect of light and dark on this unique environment, while imagining the stories these scenes might hold.

People are being encouraged to look for one of their favourite views from the window in the exhibition and share their own Downland photos using #ThroughTheAperture or @BeachyHeadStory.

Eastbourne Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Tourism and Culture, Cllr Margaret Bannister said,“This exciting new exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to explore spectacular Downland landscapes through this impressive collection of photographs, which tell of journeys through extraordinary landscapes, familiar views seen in unfamiliar ways and of moments stolen in the seconds between light and dark.”

“Visitors can explore more of the Downland through these photographs and get a better idea of where some of the objects on display in the Beachy Head Story were found.”

“Since opening, the Beachy Head Story has attracted thousands of visitors and this new exhibition will add to the great experience of discovering the stories of people who have shaped our unique landscape and learn why Beachy Head is still a must-see tourist destination on the south coast.”

Entrance to The Beachy Head Story and gift shop is free but donations are welcome.

For more information visit www.heritageeastbourne.com