Christmas isn’t Christmas without The Snowman on Channel 4. Better still, last year it was followed by The Snowman and The Snow Dog, a sequel released in 2012 to mark the 30th anniversary of Raymond Briggs’ beloved classic. The original Snowman was made from 200,000 hand-drawn images and I’m yet to find an animation with a more beautiful – or tearjerking – ending!

Snowdogs By The Sea public launch. Photo by Simon Dack

Wednesday night saw the launch of the Snowdog sculpture trail at the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink. As of autumn 2016, Seadogs by The Sea will be Brighton and Hove’s biggest ever public art event, featuring more than 50 individually designed 1.5m tall Snowdog sculptures appearing throughout the city. To top it all, Brighton’s own Fatboy Slim is endorsing the excitement! The trail is raising funds for a local charity, The Martlets Hospice, who are working with Wild in Art, one of the UK’s leading creative producers of public art events.

This is a must-see for all Brighton visitors and a fantastic add-on to any conference or corporate event.