Schoolchildren's festive art on display at Handforth Station

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Following the much praised Christmas "stained glass" windows display by St Benedict's Catholic Primary School last Christmas, the Friends of Handforth Station again asked local schools to provide Christmas art for the station.

This year, school children from the art club at Wilmslow Academy led by Helen Wright were chosen. They have created a number of ceramic arts pieces using a mixture of stencils and cutters for "The Twelve Days of Christmas" display.

It took them several lunchtime sessions to craft the pieces before they were glazed and the final touches added so they could be fired by Helen. Their artworks are further enhanced with a festoon of lights around the station booking office and in the trees provided by Handforth Parish Council.

Mike Bishop, founder of the group said "We are delighted with this creation by the schoolchildren from Wilmslow Academy and are grateful to Helen for her inspiration and to James Mander, our arts co- coordinator for curating this exhibition, the sixth in our unique gallery. Everyone is invited to enjoy the works and perhaps find out how many lords they can find leaping, how many ladies went dancing and how many French hens they can see."

The colourful display is now available for all to enjoy at Handforth Station until Saturday 6th January 2018.

The Friends of Handforth Station are inviting other artists to submit proposals for the next "Art in Box" via

Friends of Handforth Station, Handforth Station, The Wilmslow Academy


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Chris Wigley
Thursday 14th December 2017 at 7:00 pm
Whatever happened to the disabled access that was promised as part of the Section 106 for the south bound platform at Handforth? Again today I saw a mother struggling with a pushchair and a man in difficulty with a toddler.