Film: The Origins of the Apple

The Origin of Apples

Saturday 31 May 2014
7:30 - 9:30pm
(Doors open at 6:45pm)

Brighthelm Centre
North Road
BN1 1YD (Directions)
Just a five-minute walk from Brighton Station and many bus routes.

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The film

Come and view the documentary "The Origins of the Apple" by French film-maker Catherine Peix, about the extraordinary political, personal and scientific challenges which lay in the path of visionary biologists in Kazakhstan, the USSR, and the UK. Learn how apples crossed the globe from their wild origins, and how perilously close we are to losing this rich genetic resource. The film lasts about a hour.


The film will be followed by a Q&A with:

  • Catherine Peix, the French director of the film
  • Dr Barrie Juniper of Oxford University. His research, featured in the film, prove the link between our cultivated apples and the wild apples of Kazakhstan.
  • Local apple activists


Prior to the film there will be two short talks:

  • "Sussex Apples" by Peter May

There are 32 apple varieties that originate from, or have a strong association, with Sussex; most are rare and include a number of distinctive and delicious varieties. Peter will describe some of these varieties and talk about how we are working to preserve them at our National Collection at Stanmer Park and elsewhere.

  • "Community and School Orchards" by Anne-Marie Bur and Bryn Thomas

A very brief inspirational look at some of the many community and school orchards in Brighton & Hove and Sussex that Brighton Permaculture Trust and its partners have helped to create.


£5.00 - Regular ticket
£3.50 - Concessionary ticket

Concessionary rates are available to people in receipt of a state pension, means-tested benefits (including housing benefit, council tax benefit, Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance or the guarantee credit part of Pension Credit, Working Tax Credit (income does not exceed £16,190) and/or Child Tax Credit), and full-time students.

Sorry, no refunds will be available on cancelled bookings. See our cancellations and refunds policy.


Advance booking is recommended in order to ensure your place. You can book online until noon the day of the event.

If the event is not sold out, then admission can be paid at the door, but be advised that only cash or cheques will be accepted. If you plan to pay at the door, please check this page after 4pm to ensure that tickets are still available.

When you complete the booking process, you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you haven't received that email within the next few hours, please contact us immediately, as this email contains vital information regarding your booking.

Paying for your place

You can pay online using a credit/debit card or PayPal, or you can tick the 'Pay later' box (in the Event Fee section), which gives you the option to pay by BACS or send us a cheque after you have booked.  If you tick that box, you will have 7 days to complete your payment. Bookings that remain unpaid on our system for longer than that will expire. You will receive notification of this expiration by email. If you then decide you want to come, you will need to contact us to see if there is a still a place available for you.

If you are booking within two weeks of the event, you will not have the option to pay later. Instead, you will need to pay immediately at the point of booking using a credit card or PayPal. This will also be the only option available if the event is nearly fully booked.

Be certain that you understand ALL the information on this page, then:
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"The Origins of the Apple" is being shown as part of Orchards without Borders / Vergers sans Frontières, a partnership project with Brighton & Hove Food Partnership and Collines Normandes CPIE.



Contact us

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Brighton & Hove Food Partnership CPIE Collines Normandes

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