Volunteers wanted for city art snail trail

Geronimo the snail sculpture
Geronimo the snail sculpture

Fifty giant snails are set to hit the streets of Brighton and Hove this autumn, and now organisers are looking for volunteers to help run the arts project.

Snailspace, a fundraising trail for Martlets Hospice in Hove, follows the success of Snowdogs by the Sea in 2016.

Martlets trail makers as part of Snowdogs by the Sea in 2016 (Photo by Liz Finlayson/Vervate)

Martlets trail makers as part of Snowdogs by the Sea in 2016 (Photo by Liz Finlayson/Vervate)

It will launch in September, with snails designed by local celebrities such as author Peter James and DJ Noman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) as well as businesses, schools and other organisations.

A Snailspace spokesman said: “Are you a closet performer? A humble historian or an art addict? Want to meet people, re-discover this vibrant city and help a wonderful cause? If so, then sign up to be a volunteer Route Master as part of the Snailspace art project, being run by Martlets, this September.

“Following on from the amazing popularity and success of Martlets Snowdogs by the Sea, this Autumn 50 giant and 50 junior snail sculptures will slide onto Brighton and Hove streets to create the city’s biggest visitor attraction of the year.

“Your role as a Route Master will be to help visitors find their way around the trail (various locations throughout Brighton and Hove) and direct them to key destinations on the route map. This may involve showing them how to download the Snailspace App, talking about the sculptures, helping with ‘Snailfies’ and much more! At times you may also be asked to collect money for the Martlets.”

Route Masters will work in pairs on four-hour shifts from 11am to 3pm, on Thursdays to Sundays between September 9 and December 4.

To find out more, visit: www.themartlets.org.uk/snailspace-route-masters

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