Friday, December 10, 2010
Advent-urous Artists Day 10
Tomorrow morning the Friends of March Station are putting on an event to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the opening of the platforms at the station. As part of the celebrations the Fenland Visual Arts Collective is having a railway/train travel themed art exhibition in one of the rooms that's being restored on one of the disused platforms. Although it's a small exhibition there is some lovely work, a nice variety on display. As the event tomorrow is only for the morning we have arranged for the exhibition to go back on display at The Boathouse in Wisbech during January so that more folk can have a look at the work. If you're local do pop along tomorrow, there's lots of other attractions at the event so there'll be plenty to see and do. If you fancy an early morning, there's a steam train passing through the station at 7.50am! ;o)
I've always loved train travel, as a child my family used to travel by train to visit my paternal grandparents and it was always carriages with compartments which I loved! On our recent FenVAC art day to the Nene Valley Railway the trains in steam were pulling carriages with compartments "just like in Harry Potter" as my daughter pointed out! ;o) I always find railway stations fascinating places, not just some of the glorious architecture but also as fabulous places to people watch!
Have a look at Ric and Rob's blog posts for today!