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Children get crafty at Sunderland rail museum

All my own work - Anthony Spedding, six, came olong to a craft session at Monkwearmouth Station Museum with his auntie Ruth Spedding, both from East Boldon.

All my own work - Anthony Spedding, six, came olong to a craft session at Monkwearmouth Station Museum with his auntie Ruth Spedding, both from East Boldon.

CRAFTY kids got creative at a Sunderland museum.

Families went along to a collage session at Monkwearmouth Station Museum as part of a host of half-term activities.

They were invited to paint or make their own fiery steam train inspired by the Hot Coals and Ash exhibition, which features original paintings from Heritage Railway artist Steven Ward Fox and runs until April 7.

Kathryn Wilson, learning officer for the museum, said: “The paintings in the Hot Coals and Ash exhibition have these gorgeous billowing clouds of steam which are very characteristic of Steven’s work.

“We encouraged our little visitors to create their own versions of the artwork – you never know, we may find ourselves another heritage railway artist.”

The North East region’s rich railway heritage and preserved steam engines provide the inspiration for the Hot Coals and Ash exhibition of paintings and drawings by artist Steven Ward Fox. He was inspired from an early age by the colliery steam engines and coal wagons at Seaham and is a member of the Guild of Railway Artists.

 

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