This week’s Snailway tour takes us round the snails in the North Laine, starting at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery where you’ll find Fabtastic. Companion to Scoopalicious, this snail looks good enough to eat – particularly as I visited on a day that was definitely sunny enough to be described as ice cream weather (though it’s got a lot colder since!).

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From here, turn left onto Church Street and you’ll spy a lovely splash of colour in the form of Slimon, outside Brighton Dome. Designed by Guest Director of last year’s Brighton Festival, David Shrigley, I love the colours on Slimon and have to agree with the message on top of his head – he does look nice!

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Next, carry on along Church Street until you reach Jubilee Street and then turn right towards Jubilee Library. Outside, you’ll find L’Escargot Fantasie, who is a riotous display of colour and portrays the renowned (and feared) French chef Jacques Le Marchant, who has found a cunning way to infiltrate Snail Kingdom in search of ingredients for his restaurant’s most popular dish. Beware!

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We then head back along Jubilee Street, cross over the road onto New Road and outside Theatre Royal is located the gorgeous Snellie. Snellie in all her finery is a tribute to the remarkable Mrs Ellen Nye Chart, who took over as owner and manager of Theatre Royal in 1875 and built its reputation, putting Brighton firmly on the theatrical map.

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The final snail in the North Laine is outside the Royal Pavilion’s India Gate. Inca Snail is a pun on the Inca Trail and is adorned with a colourful spiralling path. Designers Art+Believe are Brighton based graphic artists and their work is recognisable for its use of bold colours to highlight geometric forms within architectural landscapes.

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This is another short walk that you can fit into a lunch break but if you plan it for a Saturday or Sunday morning, from Inca Snail you can head to Old Steine and hop on a bus to Stanmer Park, where you’ll find Inner Beauty. Although the humble snail could never be described as typically beautiful, it plays an important part in our ecosystem – highlighting that it’s what’s on the inside that counts!

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To truly embrace the spirit of #BeMoreSnail, follow your snail spotting with a walk around the gorgeous Stanmer Park. We think this Snailway route has the makings of a great weekend day out!

Things to look out for on the route:

Katie

You can download the full trail map from our website or pick up a printed copy from one of our Visitor Information Points. Don't forget the Snails are art sculptures so please respect them and do not climb on or graffiti them. The Snails are supporting the Martlets so if you would like to donate text Slow18£3 to 70070 and/or download the official Snailspace app.

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As the leaves turn golden in Autumn 2018, Martlets and Wild in Art will be coming out of their shells as The Snailway arrives in Brighton & Hove. #BeMoreSnail

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