For Christmas 2021 the Brighton Marina asked us to create a magical wonderland for families and we did just that. This multi-sensory walking trail included 8 festive themed environments with interactive installations and performers. At the start of the journey participants were entertained with stilt walking elf musicians, an ice king, street dance troupes , a magician and singers. Until the Ice queen summoned children and their families into the northern light snow clouds, she then challenged them to take a trip down the fabled ribbon alley to find the elves in their toy workshop, light laboratory & games station. Families took photos in each of the environments while children tested out their making skills creating illuminated star wands, they played the Elf on a shelf game and gathered essential elf points on route to see Father Christmas.
A big thank you to Artpod lead artists and performers Ewan Edwards, Shan Isherwood and Paris Fousuhene and trainee young artists/ performers Jemima, Rosie, Vivien, Ocey, Tom, Rosin ,Tilly, Phoebe and Lilly for all your hard work. A big shout out to our fellow creative collaborators at Fabricate and Joogleberry. To Ray Stead and Mat Stephens for capturing the event so well
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weekendswiththekids_uk - "We recently moved from the USA and it’s better than most things we ever saw out there. Kudos to you @artpodbtn ❤️"
Katie Deeley- "Thank you so much. Best Father christmas and the elves were amazing let's also not forget Beautiful ice queen and the cheeky elves at the start"
Katy Gould - "I have never seen a grotto with obviously so much effort put into it, we will treasure the memories."