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Get ready for Birmingham Canal Festival on 16th and 17th September. A festival is coming to Birmingham’s canals that will feature fishing, a floating market, film screenings and much more

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With the August Bank Holiday approaching and (touch wood!) the current weather forecast suggesting that there might at least be a few sunny intervals over the weekend, here are a selection of waterways events that you might be tempted to visit…

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Get set for Crick Boat Show 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

From Saturday 27th - Monday 29th May, Crick Boat Show is back

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Our walk begins in urban Banbury but the Oxford Canal quickly heads out to a more rural setting with a charming collection of lift-bridges

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Sign up, get your trainers on and prepare for a picturesque half marathon or 10k

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A busy month lies ahead - plan from this range of activities and events taking place on the waterways

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Red suits, white beards, tinsel- and reindeer-decorated canoes – a splash of Santas isn’t the usual wildlife you’d expect to see on the canal network

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The halls are getting decked, the bells will be jingled and Santa Claus is checking his list – the festive season is upon us. So hats, scarves, gloves and thick winter coats on, because it may not be a white Christmas but the UK’s waterways promise to make it wonderful

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Behind the scenes tours around the bridge works site and talks on the project will run on Saturday 26 November

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It may be colder and darker but there is still a busy month ahead - plan from this range of activities and events taking place on the waterways!

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Get involved with the plans for repairs and improvements as the three-year Gem in the Landscape project is officially launched

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Are you a budding artist? Do you love to draw? Or have you got ideas you wish you could capture on paper? If so, bring along your imagination to the Grand Union Canal for a half-term activity filled with colour

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Historic short boat Kennet is recreating the inaugural passage of 1816 and expected to reach Liverpool this Sunday

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Bubbles and boats at Banbury Canal Day

Friday, September 30, 2016

Thousands of people will bring the Oxford Canal to life with an entertaining family day celebrating the town’s waterway heritage on Sunday 2 October

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If you’re in the Long Eaton area and what to find out more about the workings of a lock and what it takes to restore them, why not visit the Erewash this weekend (Sunday 2 October)

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Nottingham Canal Festival: 1 October

Friday, September 30, 2016

Castle Wharf in Nottingham prepares for the return of the waterside celebrations of the local canals and the city’s River Trent

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Wey & Arun Canal celebrates 200 years

Friday, September 30, 2016

Calling all those in West Sussex: horse-drawn boat trips, traditional games, small boat rallies and the chance to dress up in 19th-century clothing – it’s all part of a packed weekend on the Wey & Arun

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Plan for a busy month with this range of activities and events taking place on the waterways!

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