We have teamed up with The Royal Opera House to showcase the talents of students at Purfleet station.

The winning designs from this year’s Royal Opera House Design Challenge are being displayed on posters at the station, close to the ROH’s Thurrock based High House Production Park.

Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House

The subject of this year’s Design Challenge was Richard Strauss’ opera Salome.  The four large posters show each of the winning entries in the following categories: Costume Design: Rosa Varlow from Richmond Upon Thames College, Marketing Strategy and Design: Eden Hedges from Sussex Downs College, Hair, Wigs and Make Up Design: Cheska Cavallaro from Greenhead College and Set Design and Director’s Choice Award: Elliot Lidgey from North Hertfordshire College.

Group Station Manager Lisa Hayter said: “The Royal Opera House’s home at the High House Production Park is a local landmark that you see from our trains, and we’re delighted to play our part in helping to show off the winning designs from the Design Challenge to our passengers. It builds on the station’s role as a focal point for the local community, and these posters really brighten up the morning commute.”

Students from 36 Further Education colleges from all over the country took part in the Design Challenge 2018 and judges from the Royal Opera House design and marketing teams spent a week judging the 69 finalists’ work.

Pictured l-r: Lisa Hayter, Group Station Manager, MollyBoughtwood , Design Challenge Coordinator Royal Opera House Project Manager and Gordon Park, Reactive Works Manager