21.07 – 31.07
11am – 5pm.
Open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Free entry, free parking.
East Somerset Railway, Cranmore, Shepton Mallet BA4 4QP
East Somerset Railway, a ‘friendly’ heritage Brunel steam railway station, dates back to 1855. The railway was linked to the Strawberry line, mainly carrying passengers and rock for local quarries. It is connected to the arts through renowned wildlife artist David Shepherd. His love of steam trains brought him to ESR where he painted them. When Cranmore resident and IN:CH artist Fiona Campbell moved to Cranmore 22 years ago there was a special gallery for his work at ESR – now moved. A popular venue for families and train enthusiasts, the light, steam, tracks, shadows, sounds and smells conjure imaginings of past travel – an evocative and meaningful backdrop for art about transportation of ideas.
‘We are really looking forward to hosting the Inch by IN:CH exhibition here at the ESR in 2021. We will have our newly refurbished museum and nostalgic waiting room open by then too, so it will be a great visit for people to look forward to after lockdown.’ Elaine Lavender, Commercial Officer, ESR
‘As a Cranmore resident, I’m keen for the project to benefit locals as well as visitors from afar.’ Fiona Campbell.
Inch by IN:CH are extremely grateful to East Somerset Railway for supporting us.