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12th Aug, 2022

Community artwork to inspire train passengers

ARTWORK created by charity users has been spotted on trains between Stratford and London.

Escape Arts runs creative activities for young people and adults from its base at the Old Slaughterhouse in Stratford.

And the charity was commissioned by Chiltern Railways to create artwork for its latest timetables, with the inspiration being the ‘best things about Stratford’. The final image included paintings of the town’s historic buildings and the River Avon.

The new timetable – which comes into effect from Monday (May 20) – will see the number of trains between the town and London Marylebone more than double.

Escape Arts director Karen Williams said: “We were delighted to be asked to work with Chiltern Railways.

“Our different community groups worked on the individual pieces and we are so proud to see their work published.

“We are looking forward to seeing the name Escape Arts across the county on the train routes and at stations. We work with people of all ages and from across a number of communities, so it was a delight to bring them all together to work on this project.”

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