Apologies to fans who were waiting for a Snowdogs post last week however our trails were hampered by a cold but this week we are back pounding the streets. For today's trail we decided to explore the North Laine and Cultural Quarter...
For my walk I used Brighton Station as my starting point, this can be reached by train (obviously!) from London, Gatwick and across the coast or if you are staying elsewhere in the city then there are plenty of buses to the station, the main ones are numbers: 6, 7 and 12.
|32. Frank - Artist: Jane Anderson / Sponsor: Bill's Restaurant|
From the Station turn right and then almost immediately left to go down Trafalgar Street (running under the station) wander down this street and then turn right onto Sydney Street. Both Trafalgar and Syndey Street are great places for shopping & cafés. At the end of Sydney Street turn right and you'll see Frank. This cute fellow has embraced the seaside city with images of Brighton Pier and the bandstand. Frank has been sponsored by Bills and make sure you scan the app to unlock a free cocktail (with main meal) at Bill's. Cheers!
|21. Snowman's Nightmare - Artist: Pure Evil / Sponsor: Art Republic|
Say goodbye to Frank and wander down Kensington Gardens, this may take a while as there are even more shops & cafés to be explored! At the end of the street turn left and then right down Jubilee Street. Just in front of Jubilee Library you will find Snowman's Nightmare. Not as friendly looking as some of the sculptures this chap as been designed by street artist Pure Evil and features some of his trademark tags. Take time out to pop into the library to see some of the SnowPups. Speaking of Snowpups there are a couple more in this area so we'll make a slight detour before we move on to the next Snowdog.
|Snow Pup at The Martlets Shop|
|Snow Pup 'Laika' at Art Republic|
|19. Lola - Artist: Deven Bhurke / Sponsor: Theatre Royal Brighton|
Carry on walking down Bond Street then turn left on to North Street and then right onto New Road. This marks the start of the Cultural Quarter so named as this is where you will find cultural venues including Theatre Royal Brighton; Brighton Dome; Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and of course the Royal Pavilion. Walk up New Road and you can't miss the bright yellow Snowdog outside Theatre Royal Brighton. This ray of sunshine will bring a smile to your face and once you see that her name is Lola you are bound to have the Kinks song stuck in your head, which is no bad thing! This year the theatre's big Christmas show will be The Kinks' musical 'Sunny Afternoon' so why not pop into the box office and book your tickets while you're here?
|20. Splash Hound - Artist: Lawrence Art Supplies Creative Team / Sponsor: Lawrence Art Supplies|
|22. Roodle - Artist: Isy Langhorne / Sponsor: Vervate|
|23. Merry-Go-Hound - Artist: Sean Sims / Sponsor: Brighton & Hove Rotary Clubs|
Places to look out for in the North Laine / Cultural Quarter trail area:
- The Colonnade
- Grow 40
- The Flour Pot
- The Chilli Pickle
- The Painting Pottery Café
- Get Cutie
- Gresham Blake
- Little Beach Boutique
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.