Eurostar’s Waterloo International launches new art exhibit to promote art, London and British International Motor Show 20-30 July

27 Jun 2006

--Eurostar is "International High-Speed Partner" to the Motor Show--More Continental travellers book on Eurostar to visit this major event--Artist, Rosemary Masson, creates unique artwork on a Vauxhall Zafira
Eurostar, the international passenger train operator which links the UK with France and Belgium, today (26/6/6) launches its art exhibit "Aphrodite's Battlewagon" by Rosemary Masson, at Waterloo International for Visit London's Exhibit V, which celebrates art, London landmarks and promotes the British International Motor Show's return to London for the first time in 30 years.
Eurostar is the "International High-Speed Partner" to the British International Motor Show 20-30 July which was formerly held at the NEC Birmingham and has relocated to London Docklands ExCel exhibition centre.
More Continental visitors than previously are now choosing to travel by Eurostar from Paris, Brussels and Lille. Over 500,000 visitors are expected over the exhibition period which promises to be more interactive and bigger and better than ever before.
Eurostar's exhibit at Waterloo International is located on the departures concourse and will be able to be seen by thousands of international travellers plus many thousands of commuters using the domestic station. The other four art exhibits which comprise Exhibit V are at The Royal Exchange, Covent Garden Market, Kensington Gardens and London Zoo
Artist, Rosemary Masson, has found inspiration from the Greek and Roman department at the British Museum to use a modern interpretation of some of these iconic images from charcoal drawings. Rosemary has created a scene which incorporates Aphrodite, warriors and the emblematic Griffin. The work has then been applied to a Vauxhall Zafira.
Eurostar's Communications Director, Simon Montague, said: "It's great news the British International Motor Show is back in London. It gives visitors from France and Belgium the opportunity to do an easy day trip on Eurostar to visit the show which is a truly international event."
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The British International Motor Show's principal partners are Visit London, Vauxhall and Magic FM.
Visit: www.britishmotorshow.co.uk
Editor's Notes:
Eurostar is the fast train service linking London, Ashford, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Avignon, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris and the French Alps.
2. Eurostar has won the title of "World's Leading Rail Service" for the last eight years at the World Travel Awards.
3. In autumn 2007, Eurostar will switch its UK operations to London's St. Pancras International. Journey times will fall further with London-Paris only 2h 15m; London-Brussels 1h 51m and London-Lille just 1h20m.
4. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are two entirely different companies with two different management teams. Eurostar is Eurotunnel's largest customer.
5. To book tickets for Eurostar, or to find out more information, go to www.eurostar.com , call 08705 186186 or contact your travel agent.