Well as promised here is our second Snowdogs post of the week to make up for not doing one last week :) So today we will be taking in the Western Road / Regency area of the city...
For this trail we will be starting at Churchill Square Shopping Centre, if you are travelling by train the centre is a 10-15 minute walk just head south down Queens Road and turn right at the Clock Tower. If you are staying in the city, the shopping centre is easy to get to on foot as it's a short walk from the seafront and The Lanes or you can use a Brighton & Hove Bus as almost all the main bus routes include a stop at or near Churchill Square.
Our first Snowdog is sitting outside the centre sitting in between the Twins - this is the official name of the big round sculptures here. To be honest this is probably my least favourite dog, the artwork is fantastic but there is something sinister about the big mouth and the teeth. I do like the smiley lolly though :)
|13. Blot the Dog - Artist: Iownthis.ART / Sponsor: Brighton & Hove Buses|
You won't have to walk far for the next dog although if you get distracted by all the shops it might take a little while to get there! Our next dog is inside the shopping centre on the lower level and Mod Dog is sure to raise a smile. As most of you are probably away Brighton was (still is!) synonomous with the Mod scene which was famously captured in the classic film Quadrophenia featuring a legendary soundstrack by The Who. Mod Dog includes all the key elements from Parkers to Scooters.
|14. Mod Dog - Artist: Steve Mason / Sponsor: Churchill Square|
|8. Bobby - Artist: Katherine Griffin / Sponsor: Sussex Police|
|7. Flower - Artist: Kai and Sunny / Sponsor: Mackley Construction|
|6. Pebbles - Artist: Joanna Martin / Sponsor: Yellowafish|
|5. Dave the Dog - Artist: Totally Dynamic / Sponsor: Golden Lion Group|
Other places to look out for in the Western Road / Regency trail area:
- T.H. Baker
- St Paul's Church
- The Regency
- The New Club
- The Lollipop Shoppe
- Artist Anon
- Brighton Photography
- Lavender Room
- La Cave a Fromage
- Art Shop & Pottery
To download the full trail map head to our website or pick one up from one of our Visitor Information Points. Don't forget the Snowdogs are art sculptures so please respect them and do not climb on or graffiti them. The Snowdogs are supporting the Martlets so if you would like to donate text SDOG16 £3 to 70070.