Final farewell to the city’s Snails
Meet the stars of the Snailway for a Festive Farewell at St Augustine’s in Stamford Avenue, Brighton from Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December.
It is hoped that this final farewell to the city’s much-loved Snails will raise up to £20,000 for us.
This is your last chance to snap a Snailfie with your favourite sculpture before the Snails are auctioned to raise money for Martlets and the Junior Snails are returned to the schools of their young artists.
It is the only time that all 50 Snails and the 57 Junior Snails have been together, so now’s the time to catch any that you might have missed to fill the gaps in your collection.
Imelda Glackin, our CEO said, “It’s sad but it’s now time to say goodbye to our wonderful Snails, who have brightened up Brighton and brought happiness to Hove throughout the autumn.
“This has been such an important campaign for the city; raising essential funds to support Martlets.
“We’ve been delighted with the enjoyment and fun that our Snails have brought; they have really captured everyone’s imagination. The Snailway has been a well-beaten path, from toddlers with the tiniest toes right through to pensioners in mobility scooters all determined to meet as many of our Snails as they possibly could.
“Our Farewell event is going to have a festive theme, with hot chocolate, mulled wine and chestnuts for visitors to enjoy and stocking-friendly Snail memorabilia and gifts to buy. We’ll also have the last few copies of our collectable Snailway Souvenir Guide for you to snap up before they all go.
“We’re pleased to be able to partner with St Augustine’s, who are hosting all our Snails in their beautiful space. It’s the perfect location to give our Snails their final showcase.”
Tickets for the Festive Farewell need to be booked in advance and cost £6 per adult and £3 per child, children under the age of two are free.
For more details and to book visit https://www.themartlets.org.uk/Event/snailspace-farewell