What’s on; March/April

8-9 Cheshire: Daystar canal painting at Audlem

8-9 Cheshire: Daystar canal painting at Audlem - Credit: Archant

Upcoming events from around the UK’s canals and waterways

MARCH 2014

5 Mar-29 Apr Cheshire: Rob Pointon exhibition at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port canalrivertrust.org.uk/events

5 Mar-29 Apr Cheshire: Port Arts Festival, plus Then and Now exhibition at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port canalrivertrust.org.uk/events

6 Thu W Mids: The Smethwick Pumping Engine, 7.30pm at Titford Pump House bcnsociety.co.uk

8-9 Cheshire: Anderton Boat Lift Top of the World Tours 01606 786 777

8-9 London: Monkey Business and The Birdman puppetbarge.com

8-9 W Mids: Work party at Tardebigge Lime Kilns, 10am-3pm w.lambert@ntlworld.com

8-9 Cheshire: Daystar canal painting at Audlem, 01270 811330 jane@day-star-theatre.co.uk

9 Sun Cheshire: Knitting, crocket and craft group at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port canalrivertrust.org.uk/events

9 Sun Warwicks: Warwick Canal clean-up in Leamington Spa, 10am-1pm info.warwickshire@waterways.org.uk

9 Sun Notts: CRT open day at Holme Lock, 10am-4pm canalrivertrust.org.uk

10 Mon Essex: IWA Branch AGM, 8pm at The New Inn, High Street, Roydon mike.jones@waterways.org.uk

11 Tue Middx: IWA Branch AGM, 8pm at Hillingdon Canal Club, Waterloo Road, Uxbridge middlesex.socials@waterways.org.uk

11 Tue Cheshire: Reflections upon the Canal du Midi, 7.45pm at the Tom Rolt Conference Centre, the Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port gillian.bolt@waterways.org.uk

12 Wed Derbys: Full day Derbyshire cruise from Tapton Lock, 10am-4pm book on 01246 551035

12 Wed London: IWA Branch AGM, 7.30pm at The Primary Room, United Reformed Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon 07774 890 750l alan.smith@waterways.org.uk

12 Wed Derbys: Ginny Davis at Hollingwood Hub, 7.30pm 01246 477569

12 Wed W Mids: Work party on the Staffs & Worcs at Kidderminster, 10am-3pm david.struckett@waterways.org.uk

13 Thu Staffs: Work party on the Caldon Canal at Froghall, 10am-3pm bob.luscombe@waterways.org.uk

15 Sat Cheshire: Work party at Lock 63, off Betchton Road, Malkins Bank, near Sandbach, 10am-4pm bob.luscombe@waterways.org.uk

15 Sat W Mids: Work party at Lapworth, 10am-3pm info.warwickshire@waterways.org.uk

15-16 Cheshire: How to Paint your Boat with Phil Speight at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, book on 0151 355 5017

15-16 Cheshire: Anderton Boat Lift Top of the World Tours 01606 786 777

15-16 London: Monkey Business and The Birdman puppetbarge.com

15-16 Surrey: Work party on the Basingstoke at Deepcut, 9am-5pm bookings@wrgbitm.org.uk

15-16 Wrexham: The Borders Cheese boat is at Chirk bcc1.vortext.org

16 Sun Cheshire: Crochet and crafts at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port canalrivertrust.org.uk/events

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17 Mon W Mids: IWA Branch AGM and members’ slides, 7.15pm at Coombeswood Canal Trust, Hawne Basin, Hereward Rise, Halesowen 01299 832 593

18 Tue Leics: 200 Years of History talk at Foxton Locks Canal Museum, 2-4pm 0116 2792 657

18 Tue Cheshire: Sociable crochet at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, 10am-12pm canalrivertrust.org.uk/events

19 Wed Surrey: Conserving the Waterways Heritage, 8pm at Pavilion, Recreation Ground,Station Road, Chobham, near Woking 01252 617364 basingstoke-canal.org.uk

19 Wed Staffs: IWA branch AGM, 7.30pm at Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane (off Walsall Road), Lichfield jstockland@virginmedia.com

19 Wed Derbys: Chesterfield Canal Trust AGM, 7.30pm, Hollingwood Hub chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk

20 Thu W Mids: Work party at Lapworth, 10am-3pm info.warwickshire@waterways.org.uk

20-22 W Mids: Explorers at the NEC, 10am-5pm canalriverexplorers.org.uk

21 Fri Yorks: IWA branch AGM, 8pm at Methodist Church Hall, Cottingham 01482 845099 roger.bromley@waterways.org.uk

22 Sat London: St Pancras Cruising Club Daffodil cruise theoldmainline@fastmail.fm

22 Sat Derbys: Full day Derbyshire cruise from Tapton Lock, 10am-4pm book on 01246 551035

22 Sat G Man: Work party at Bridge 6, Alfred Street, Hyde, 10am-4pm chairman@manchester-iwa.co.uk

22-23 Salop: The Borders Cheese boat is at Ellesmere bcc1.vortext.org

24 Mon Bucks: Lock Gates – building, repair & abuse, 7.45 pm at The Milton Keynes Village Pavilion, Worrelle Avenue, Middleton, book in advance rodneyevans48@gmail.com

24-28 Cheshire: STEM Festival at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, 9am-5pm 0151 355 5017

25 Tue Derbys: Talk on the Canal & River Trust, 8pm at 49 Derby Road, Borrowash, Derby

25 Tue Cheshire: Sociable crochet at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, 10am-12pm

26 Wed Bucks: What CRT are doing to improve the cruising experience, 8pm at Little Chalfont Village Hall, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont waterways.org.uk/Chiltern

28-29 Notts: Clean-up on the Erewash Canal working from Langley Mill to Trent Lock 07779 090915 alison.smedley@waterways.org.uk

29-30 Cheshire: The Borders Cheese boat is at Audlem bcc1.vortext.org

30 Sun W Sussex: Mothering Sunday cruises from Loxwood, book in advance 01403 752403 office@weyandarun.co.uk

30 Sun Yorks: Mother’s Day afternoon tea, 2-4pm at Standedge Tunnel, Marsden 01484 844298

30 Sun Cheshire: Anderton Boat Lift Top of the World Tours 01606 786 777

30 Sun London: Mother’s Day boat trips along the Regent’s Canal hidden depths canalcruises.co.uk

30 Sun Lancs: Mother’s Day cruises from Riley Green Marina 01254 667412 canalboatcruises.co.uk

MARCH WALKS

16 Sun London: Walk from Mile End to Limehouse, meet at 2.30pm at Mile End tube station roger.wilkinson@waterways.org.uk

18 Tue Warwicks: Walk about Earlswood Lake, meet at 10.30am at Craft Centre car park 01926 403179

27 Thu Cheshire: Walk around Tarporley, meet at 10.15am at Shady Oak, Bates Mill Lane, Tiverton

APRIL 2014

1 Tue Cheshire: Sociable crochet at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, 10am-12pm canalrivertrust.org.uk/events

2 Wed Warwicks: Work party at Hatton Locks info.warwickshire@waterways.org.uk

3 Thu W Mids: Waterways of Stoke-on-Trent, 7.30pm at Titford Pump House bcn-society.co.uk

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