'The Snowman'

Many Brightonians may not realise that there is a Brighton link whenever they hear ‘Walking in the Air’, the much-loved song from the animated film, ‘The Snowman’ which is very often screened at Christmas.

Howard Blake, the composer attended Brighton, Hove & Sussex Grammar School in the 1950s. I was fortunate enough to hear his already accomplished playing whenever I visited his house and the nearby St Augustine’s Church, where he played the organ and accordingly the music invariably brings a host of additional memories, even though the piece was written later.

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  • And, of course, the snowman and the boy fly over Brighton from their house on the Downs. The Pavilion and the pier are clear landmarks in Raymond Briggs’ drawings.

    By David Fisher (21/12/2006)
  • You can also see the Pavilion and the central pier in the animation when they start taking off..

    By Liam (21/12/2006)

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