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Great Railway Stations - invoking the spirit of romance and adventure Ian Swankie Wednesday 05 February 2020

If you think of St Pancras International or New York Grand Central you imagine long romantic journeys.  You know they are special places promising excitement and adventure.  But there are dozens of other glorious stations in the UK and abroad.  We will take a journey around some of the most evocative and splendid stations in the world.  We will look not only at the magnificence of the architecture and the brilliant engineering but will discover numerous artworks within the stations and examine many depictions of stations in art - like Claude Monet's Gare St Lazare or William Powell Frith's Paddington.

It may sound a bit anoraky, but it's definitely not.  It's lavish, colourful and fun.