Follow the art trail around Handforth

An exhibition of artwork is currently on display forming a trail through Handforth village centre.

Commissioned by the Crewe to Manchester Community Rail Partnership, the Station Connections artwork is a collection of pictures by local artist Eamonn Murphy which reflect the style of the UK's classic travel posters of the 1920s and 1930s. They celebrate places of interest accessible from railway stations in Greater Manchester and Cheshire, and include many in the Wilmslow and Handforth area.

Ian Ball (The Friends of Handforth Station, treasurer), who helped organise the exhibition, said "The exhibition takes the form of a trail linking more than 25 display sites within our village. Leaflets illustrating the trail are available from several of our public buildings."

The pictures are on display in Handforth from 1st August to 11th September. A preview of some of the pictures can be found on the Station Connections web-site here

Mark Barker, Chair of the Crewe to Manchester CRP said "Eamonn Murphy has created some truly iconic images of the communities on the Crewe to Manchester
line. It is great to see these images on display at so many businesses and public buildings in Handforth. It will be a pleasure touring round them to enjoy the artwork."

Mike Bishop, President of FoHS, added "We're also running a competition, for people to win one of several exciting prizes! For more details, pick up a leaflet and a competition entry form from the station, the library or the youth centre - or visit The Handforth Village Art Trail on our web-site here"


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