10th July 2017
Graphics and Fashion students have enjoyed working with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) to inject some sixties groove into their 60s Fest event, taking place over the weekend of 22nd/23rd July.
Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing students replicated specific 60s iconic garments from designers such as Mary Quant and Yves Saint Laurent to form part of the railway’s fashion exhibition, to be displayed at Pickering Station.
Extended Diploma Graphics students worked with the NYMR on the Revolution: 1960s project, to rebrand the event. The students' designs were judged and 16 year old Louise Kruse (formerly of Fulford School) was delighted to have her Sixities Fest logo selected for the Festival.
Chris Price, General Manager at NYMR, said: “One of the railways key objectives is to provide education for all ages and working with local colleges and universities helps us to do this. It is vital that we educate and encourage young people to get involved as they are crucial to the sustainability of the railway for future generations to enjoy.”
Sally Jackson, Graphic Design tutor at York College said: “The 60s Fest project for the NYMR gave students an opportunity to reflect on research from the era and to demonstrate their individual creativity. It’s been particularly pleasing to see the students working on a live project which will benefit the local community.”
Laura Strangeway, Head of Marketing at NYMR, said: "It is great to work with a local college, especially with the focus on marketing and events. Our 60s Fest just gets better every year and it’s always an event we look forward to.”
The 60s Fest will showcase everything sixties including music, fashion and of course locomotives. Pickering station will be rocking all weekend as it’s hosting a pop pirate radio show as well as performances by 'Beatles for Sale' tribute band and Motown band 'Shade of the 60s'. Passengers will be able to head back in time and visit Levisham station, which will be renamed ELVISham where passengers will be able to enjoy an Elvis impersonator performing the King’s greatest hits! Both Goathland and Grosmont stations will be decked out in individual sixties style, with a beer tent and live music from ‘Tex Leon & Friends’ and ‘Jive Express’ at Goathland and an “old and new" mini display at Grosmont.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the most historic lines in the North of England, taking visitors on picturesque journeys along an 18-mile railway line aboard steam and heritage diesel trains. The railway passes through stunning scenery, from wooded valleys to beautiful countryside, stopping at charming villages and spectacular seaside locations.