A snailey good date for your diary

27 Apr 2018

Martlets is delighted to announce the dates of our much anticipated Snailspace Art Event this autumn. The 50 giant snail sculptures, each uniquely decorated by artists, will sneak their way onto the streets of Brighton & Hove from Saturday 15th September until Sunday 18th November 2018. The colourful creatures will be on show for nine weeks, encouraging locals to be tourists in their own city and generating a giant snail sized ‘feel-good’ factor. This will be followed by a celebratory Farewell Event; a chance to see all the snail sculptures together. Finally, these giant gastropods will be auctioned to raise money for Martlets and its life-changing care.

As a busy city, with a vibrant events calendar, autumn is a perfect time for an event of this size and scale. It offers another reason for day-trippers to visit and will entice tourists to stay longer in the city. It’s also a great opportunity for residents to spend time with family and friends exploring the ‘snailway’, especially during Brighton’s two week October half term. As part of Snailspace, on Friday 12th October Martlets are organising a Snailway Safari, a sponsored walk with a difference. For one night only the Snailway will become an evening spectacular, with sights, surprises and entertainment along the way.

The giant gastropod sculptures will also be joined by a host of more than 50 smaller snails as part of the Junior Snailway. Schools and youth groups will decorate their own snails which will be displayed in accessible locations across the city.

So, get the dates in your diary and don’t miss the chance to be part of this snailey unique event.

Martlets Ambassador, Fatboy Slim, alongside children from Pumpkin Patch Nursery announce dates for Snailspace

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