Martlets Hospice announce dates for the 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, September 15 until Sunday, November 18, 2018.
The colourful creatures will be on show for nine weeks, encouraging locals to be tourists in their own city while 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 Hospice 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, offering another reason for day-trippers to visit while enticing 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, October 12, 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.
Put the dates in your diary (September 15 until November 18) and don’t miss the chance to be part of this unique snailey event.