IWA fes­ti­val heads for the BCN

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FOL­LOW­ING A FES­TI­VAL in Northamp­ton with weather best de­scribed as ‘mixed’, the In­land Wa­ter­ways As­so­ci­a­tion an­nounced that next year’s Au­gust Bank Hol­i­day event will be on the Birm­ing­ham Canal Nav­i­ga­tions.

At least a sunny Satur­day saw a good start to the Northamp­ton Fes­ti­val of Wa­ter, with the event in Becket’s Park opened by Ti­mothy West and Prunella Scales (pic­tured), and a good turnout by vis­it­ing boats and the public. The event which in­cluded wa­ter-based ac­tiv­i­ties and a range of stalls and dis­plays, marked 200 years since the canal ar­rived in the town.

This is the sec­ond of a se­ries of smaller-scale IWA events that have in part taken the place of the for­mer Na­tional Fes­ti­val. It fol­lows the Stroud event in 2014, and will be fol­lowed by a fes­ti­val at Pel­sall on the Wyr­ley & Ess­ing­ton Canal on the Au­gust Bank Hol­i­day in 2016, aim­ing to tempt boaters onto the un­der­used north­ern BCN.

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