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14 December 2018Art @ the Station

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Art @ the Station
Friday 14 December 2018

On 14th December we launched a new and exciting Young Arts Project – Art @ the Station – a permanent exhibition inside Ascot station, of artwork produced by pupils in local schools, working with South Western Railway and Barclay Interiors of Ascot, who generously sponsored the project. The schools taking part in the first exhibition are the Marist School – Early Years and Senior Phase, Cheapside School and the Licensed Victuallers’ School. The ages of the artists range from 3 to 12 years. Some of the youngest contributors from the Marist School attended the launch, together with parents and teachers, committee members of The Arts Society Ascot, representatives from The Arts Society West Surrey Area, and from Barclay Interiors as well as the stationmaster, Monaj Bhardwaj.

The event sparked a lot of interest and delight from rail travellers as each of the frames was unveiled. Those attending enjoyed mulled tea (as the station had no alcohol licence!) and a selection of delicious bite-sized cakes and festive chocolates for the children. 

The work displayed will be changed every three to four months, allowing a greater number of schools to have their art exhibited. 

To see more pictures from the Launch click Here and go to Events, and have a look at the current display next time you're near Ascot Station.