Grand Central frame Roseberry Topping

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Grand Central Rail has officially launched their frame at Roseberry Topping as part of Ashley Jackson’s ‘Framing of the Landscape’ project.

A passenger train operator, Grand Central Rail has sponsored the latest frame to be erected in Yorkshire and marked the occasion by providing hospitality for 15 children, from St Peters C of E School, Bretton, to have a arts master class with Ashley Jackson.

The masterclass, hosted by Ashley, was set up to inspire the next generation of artists to capture the landscape, at Roseberry Topping, from an artist’s point of view.  

The ‘Framing of the Landscape’ project, where permanent free standing, oversized, metal picture frames are placed around Yorkshire’s countryside, was set up to inspire walkers to capture an artist’s view of different landscapes around Yorkshire.

Ashley Jackson, the Yorkshire Artist, commented: “I understand that the landscape can appear daunting and perhaps a little scary at times to the younger generation.  

“I hope that working in partnership with the National Trust and Grand Central will inspire the children to visit the safe, accessible locations and take a sketchbook, but most importantly, take a minute or two to look through the frames and see the diverse, dynamic stunning landscapes that we are privy too.”

Sean English, Acting Managing Director at Grand Central Rail, said: “We are pleased to support the Framing the Landscape project with Ashley Jackson. Each day, we bring people to Yorkshire to visit, work and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery. At Grand Central, we are closely bound to communities in the heart of Yorkshire and go above and beyond to make their journeys with Grand Central memorable. Working on this project is one way in which we are aiming to do just that.”


Notes for editors

1. Grand Central Railway Company Limited operates West Riding services between Bradford Interchange, Halifax, Brighouse, Mirfield, Wakefield Kirkgate, Pontefract Monkhill, Doncaster and London King’s Cross.

2. Grand Central Railway Company Limited also operates North East services between Sunderland, Hartlepool, Eaglescliffe, Northallerton, Thirsk, York and London Kings Cross.

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