Jarvis Cocker becomes ambassador for Eurostar
The former Central Saint Martins student and Pulp lead singer Jarvis Cocker, has been named as cultural ambassador for rail line Eurostar.
Cocker made an appearance at St Pancras International station in London, where a mural painted by CSM art students was being displayed.
Cocker's role is to promote the Culture Connect initiative, which involves promotional deals for 15 museums in London, Paris and Brussels.
This includes the National Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, le Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville in Paris, and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Belgium.
'Broaden your horizons'
"It seems to me that more and more people are taking advantage of the ease of travel between the cities to immerse themselves in another culture.
"As ambassador for Culture Connect, I’m encouraging everyone to get on a train and explore the culture of another country."
He added: "TV, films and the internet may be great at showing you what something looks like but they’re no substitute for seeing works of art with your own eyes."
Cocker studied film making at CSM in 1988, and famously sang about the university in his band's definitive song Common People, where he sung about a girl who studied sculpture at St. Martins College.
Pulp formed in 1978, but found fame in the mid-nineties, which a string of hits including Common People, Disco 2000, and This Is Hardcore.
Since the band's split in 2002, Cocker has released two critically and commercially successful solo albums.