Ahead of the event in September, staff from the theatre gave their backing to our central campaign message to BeMoreSnail. John Baldock, General Manager, Theatre This opportunity is now closed - thank you to those who volunteered! 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 joining our dedicated Martlets team and Fastnet were born in Brighton 23 years ago in and currently provide internet services Snailspace Learners Ambassador and award-winning illustrator, Nick Sharratt, took on an unusual challenge yesterday. They're here! Our giant snails have arrived in the city and have made a temporary home at Snailspace HQ, Hove.
We are very grateful to Matsim Properties for hosting our Snailspace HQ, which will also double up as a painting studio. Over the summer all of the snails Pupils from reception, Year 1 and 2 were thrilled to meet the famous illustrator and get to have their picture taken with him Martlets Care is the latest organisation to show their support for Martlets Hospice and the Snailspace campaign by signing up as sponsors.
Their snail will take its place on the Snailway in Brighton alongside 49 other giant gastropods. Martlets Care is a home care We are thrilled to announce that Peter James, a long-standing supporter of Martlets has signed up for his very own giant snail as part of our Snailspace campaign.
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Loch Associates Group are the latest company to show their support for Martlets and the Snailspace campaign by signing up as sponsors. A local firm, Loch Associates Group Martlets is delighted to announce the dates of our much anticipated Snailspace Art Event this autumn. With its office complex just around the corner from the Hospice, the company has been a consistent supporter, from undertaking fundraising activity to providing regular We are delighted to welcome Hanover Care to the Snailway as Snailspace sponsors.
Based in Hove, Hanover Care, provides high quality care and nursing support to people in Brighton, Hove, Worthing and Sussex, as well as nursing, care, and support work staff to nursing Premier art retailers, artrepublic, are already raising money for Martlets ahead of taking their place as Snail sponsors on the Snailway this Autumn. Over two weeks they opened a pop-up unit next to their shop on Bond St selling prints at discounted prices More used to moving bricks and mortar, local building firm, Pilbeam Construction, picked up a very unusual load last week. The Brighton-based musician and business-owner, Fatboy Slim, has been a much-valued supporter of Martlets for many years and enthusiastically fronted the Snowdogs by the Sea campaign in ; recently launching Snailspace for us in October.
Emma Knight, Head of The Towers will be part of the Snailway with their own giant snail Speaking about their decision to back Snailspace, Katja Garrood, By the look Next autumn the streets of Brighton and Hove will come alive with a colourful and magical art installation featuring up to 50 giant snail sculptures, in aid of Martlets Hospice. Snailspace, the much-anticipated follow up to Snowdogs by the Sea, is reaching out to The name actually All Rights Reserved.
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The road is steep and not accessible by motorhomes and caravans. Here are some of the pictures of the landscape on the way between Boulia and Middleton. On the way we stopped at the Middleton pub , known as one of the most remote pubs in Queensland.here
There is a rest area opposite that you can camp at. Pig has been raised there and thinks it is a dog so it goes out with Kelly to round up the cattle. There were some fabulous flat top hills called mesas, or locally known as jump-ups along the way. When we arrived in Winton we made our way to the Long Waterhole, about 4 kms out of town. As we drove in I recognised Nev, another Solo I had met at Goomeri, so we pulled up close by and set up camp. Winton is known as the home of Waltzing Matilda and their Information Centre has a fantastic display that illustrates the poem written by Banjo Paterson so long ago.
Did you know that he heard the music first, then wrote words to go with it? There are some interesting attractions at Winton, so we saw as many as we could. It was built from stuff from the rubbish tip cemented into a wall and there is everything there including the kitchen sink — and even a motor bike! Behind the historic Corfield and Fitzmaurice store there is also an old open air theatre with — you guessed it — the BIG deck chair. Had to have a go!
Nev left on Friday after cooking us Eggs Benedict for breakfast — how spoilt are we — so Rosanna and I headed back into town to do some washing and get a haircut. The museum is about 27kms from Winton, on a jump up mesa , and is a stunning building in a stark and beautiful setting. We arrived before sunset, tables were set up on the terrace so we took the last one available which was directly in front of the little stage area.
Off to the bar for a beer and we settled down to wait for the music, which was due to start at 6pm. The sun set as the band was playing — absolutely magic! This was just one of those out of the blue experiences — being in the right place at the right time — and we were treated to a very special night. There would have been less than 50 people there, it was free, the setting was spectacular and the performance brilliant.
It will be locked away in my memory forever. As we left you could see the lights of Winton in the distance. We headed back to our camp and enjoyed a farewell barbeque together as Rosanna was staying on and I was leaving the next morning. There is a dump point in Winton and a large parking area for vans only one block back from the main street. The Long Waterhole is about 2 kms out of town on the Jundah Road and camping is about 2kms in from the turnoff.
There are no facilities at The Long Waterhole, but there was water in the creek and shady trees around. Take your binoculars as there is a mass of birdlife and emus wander through the camp. The only known dinosaur stampede in the world happened at Lark Quarry conservation park, about kms south west towards Jundah — 55 kms of made road and 55kms of dirt.
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You have to do a tour to see the stampede, where over footprints of dinosaurs of all sizes are preserved in stone. Australian Age of Dinosaurs at the Jump Up. The turn off is 13kms south of Winton on the Longreach Road and then 13kms of dirt road to get to the museum. Water is from Artesian Bores and really stinks of sulphur, but once you let it sit the smell goes.
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The best laid plans…….. August 29, by The Snail Trail 1 Comment. What a wonderful experience living in Mt Isa has been! I have seen and done so much in the nearly 8 weeks I have been here and met some great people who became firm friends in such a short time. The Mt Isa Rodeo was on the week before I left and yep, I got roped in to some volunteer work for the Lions — this time serving hot chips from their chip van at The Mailman Express.
This is a horse race where the horses race against the clock over metres rather than against other horses. There was a great crowd there and we sold cups of hot chips that night. I never want to see hot chips again! The race is named in honour of a local racing identity Wally Mailman, who is also the father of actress Deborah Mailman. This photo was taken early in the evening before the crowd arrived. They have been included in previous blog posts.
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There were a few gasps when I started reading the one about Bev as people recognised who I was talking about but I was there with Bev and she loves the poem so that was ok. At the end of the recitals everyone who took part was presented with a little clock as a memento and thank you for participating.
The weekend the rodeo was on the Variety Club Bash hit town, and you guessed it, I was volunteered again! This time it was with Meals on Wheels who had won the tender to feed the Bash participants. During the week I helped make about 30kgs of savoury mince for them and then helped serving up dinner on the Friday night and then breakfast on Sunday morning. The Bash crews were all dressed up to match the way they had decorated their cars and trucks so we had the Beverley Hillbillies, pink fairies, clowns, policemen, firemen, lawn bowlers and even Dame Edna Everage!
They were great fun and played their parts really well, keeping in character most of the time. A lot of them went to the rodeo on the Saturday night so there were a few sore heads at breakfast on Sunday morning after which they took off on their next leg to Normanton. On the Sunday afternoon I took myself off to the Mt Isa Rodeo — after all it is billed as the biggest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere. I stayed for a couple of hours and saw bareback bucking bronco riding, bull riding, cattle roping and the flag parade of all the sponsors.
Paul and Shirley, owners of the house I have been looking after, arrived home the following week so my time in Mt Isa was coming to an end. I was farewelled in spectacular fashion with a sunset barra barbie at Lake Moondarra. Dave organised it, mainly as a thank you for his little team of volunteers that went to Avon Downs but it was my last night so it was a lovely way to leave. Joy and Dave are sitting in the front. As a tribute to the friendship Joy offered me when I first arrived, and in recognition of all the amazing experiences that she roped me in to, I wrote the following poem.
July 31, by The Snail Trail 2 Comments. More about being in the nick later. The border is not far from Camooweal and the drive is through the Barkly Tablelands — grasslands. Camooweal has the longest main street in the world — about kms — and it goes from Mt Isa to Camooweal.
Apart from that the roadhouse there makes a decent coffee, which was very welcome after our 6am start. A lot of the local ringers, girls and guys, from stations in the area also came along for the day — and night. We opened the bar about midday and provided much needed refreshments for the cricket teams on this hot day.
Part of the fun was the dress-ups — the NT cops really got into it while the Qld team had their maroon jerseys on. It got pretty hot out on the pitch so a couple of the guys stripped down to these wonderful duct tape g-strings — well, they thought it was a good idea until they had to rip it off! It was thirsty work and the beer and bundy flowed until late into the night. Everyone was having a great time. A charity auction was held and the bidders were really generous as so many of them had used the services of the RFDS.
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