The Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership (CRP) has teamed up with Off the Rails, the station gallery at Wivenhoe Station, to encourage people to travel by train to the upcoming Wivenhoe Art Trail.
Twice a year, thousands of visitors flock to the town of Wivenhoe on the Colne Estuary for the biannual Art Trail. From Friday 17 – Sunday 19 November, over 30 artists will display a vibrant range of artwork across 20 venues ranging from studios and homes to public spaces.
Anyone using Greater Anglia’s trains to arrive at the Wivenhoe Art Trail can claim a unique, limited edition set of six artist postcards by showing their train ticket at Venue 16 on the Trail, on Wivenhoe’s well-known Quayside.
Jayne Sumner of Essex and South Suffolk CRP said: “We are always on the hunt for exciting new ways of encouraging people to travel by train. We have shanty trains to Harwich, bucket and spade trains to Walton in the summer, and Christmas trains to Wickford – and now we’re delighted to be working with the Wivenhoe Art Trail and Off the Rails to encourage art lovers to visit Wivenhoe by train.”
Maureen Hume of Wivenhoe Art Trail said: “We love meeting people from across Essex and beyond on our Art Trails, and so when the opportunity came to work with the Essex and South Suffolk CRP and Off the Trails, we jumped at the chance. Our exclusive postcard set is just a small way of saying thank you to all the visitors who come by train.”
Keep up to date with future news, projects, and events from the Essex and South Suffolk CRP via their website.