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Slow down for the snails

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We’re very excited to be overrun with snails this autumn as we’re taking part in Snailspace to raise money for Martlets Hospice.

The Snail’s Pace trail has 50 large models of cheeky, brightly coloured molluscs all around the city of Brighton & Hove to raise money for charity. The sculptures follow the huge success of the Snowdogs by the Sea in 2016 which raised over £330,000.

Pop along to our museums to see a range of beautifully decorated snails designed by local artists, schoolchildren and organisations.

Photo of model snail made to look like an ice creamOn the Royal Pavilion estate, there are five snails attracting lots of attention from visitors.  We have Inca Snail, an Aztec inspired chap by Art + Believe by the Indian Gate.  By Brighton Museum & Art Gallery we have FABtastic who looks like a delicious ice-cream.

Inside the museum (don’t worry you don’t have to pay to see them) we have three very cute junior snails by Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, St Peter’s Primary school and nursery and The Towers School.

At Hove Museum, we have five junior snails by West Hove schools, Pumpkin Patch nurseries, Hangleton Primary and Hove Park School.

There are snails at the Booth Museum of Natural History decorated by St Christopher’s Prep school and Windlesham School and Nursery.

Photo of model snail

The Snail project is aimed at raising money for Martlets Hospice which offers care and support for people with terminal illness.

The idea behind #BeMoreSnail, is to encourage people to slow down, enjoy the moment and spend more time with the people they love. It resonates with the philosophy behind the life-changing care provided by the hospice, and, at the end of the event, the sculptures will be auctioned off to raise money for it.

Download a Route App or pick up a paper copy at venues around the city. It’s a great way to get out and about around the city, visit local landmarks and support a local cause.

Caroline Sutton, Press Officer