Art Exhibitions on a Narrowboat?

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idle women (on the water) is a touring arts centre, which navigates the canals and waterways.

Constantly cruising the project reaches women in countryside, towns and cities. Hosting a series of artists-in-residence, workshops & events it provides both visiting arts venue and arts resource centre for women.

Over the [...]

Canal Boat Dwellers to Keep Moving or Face Eviction

Canal boat owners with “continuous cruiser” licences must keep moving to a new place every 14 days. Many people who live on their boats are complaining that being forced to travel only in one direction means their children can’t go to school, as reported on the BBC website.

One family is currently moored at [...]

Crick Boat Show 25th – 27th May 2013 (video)

Crick Marina has hosted the highly successful Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival annually since 2000.

Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival 2013 will be held 25th – 27th May, 2013.

Plans are well advanced for the 2013 show, which is organised by Waterways World Ltd. Please visit for more details and ticket information. [...]

Swan body parts found along Foss Dyke Canal, Lincoln

Swans are protected birds and the Crown retains the right to ownership of all unmarked mute swans in open water.

Despite this, RSPCA officers and Lincolnshire Police said they had seen a rise in reports in the last year of swans being killed, possibly for food.

Since December, five birds have been found dead on [...]

Volunteers needed for Coventry canal clean-up

How do you fancy helping clean up Coventry’s canals and towpaths ahead of the 2012 Olympics?

Coventry’s Ricoh Arena will see Olympic football matches and the University of Warwick is being used as a training venue.

The Canal Basin and Swan Lane will hold a clean-up on 29 October and is part of Make [...]

Roadworks threaten trip-boat service

A scheme to replace gas pipes in Uppermill in Saddleworth threatens disruption that could affect businesses including boat trips along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal . The scheme by the National Grid, costing £750,000, will bring so much roadworks disruption that most visitors are expected to stay away. Read full article in towpathtalk [...]

Dudley Canal Tunnels Awarded Red Wheel Plaque as New Heritage Site

A commemorative plaque is to mark the Dudley Canal Tunnels’ importance to Britain’s transport heritage.

Once a vital link to limestone mines, the Dudley Canal Tunnels are restored and proving to be a popular tourist attraction. Read more on this on the BBC website. Click here.