WHAT’S ON AT CRICK
It’s that time of year again, so here’s our guide to what’s on and who’ll be there
If you’re planning to visit this year’s show, you’ll want to know who’s going to be there, so here’s our guide to help you make plans for your trip and enjoy a great day out
It depends what you go to Crick for, whether it’s the boats, the bits or the music – if it’s boats and bits and pieces, you’re unlikely to be disappointed, and if it’s the latter, you’ll be interested to hear this year’s headlining act is songwriter Tom Robinson, probably best-known for his hit song 2- 4- 6- 8 Motorway.
As well as playing his classic hits on the Sunday evening, Tom and his band will perform material from his new album inspired by the new music he champions through his BBC 6 Music show.
Saturday night will be headlined by Blondied, a Blondie/Debbie Harry tribute band and the show will, of course, include all of Blondie’s hits.
But really Crick is about boats and boating and the confirmed line-up of exhibitors as we went to press can be found over the next few pages. By the time the show opens there will be more.
Looking around the boats is always popular, so don’t forget that some will be subject to booking for viewing, so if there’s a particular boat you wish to see, it’s worth contacting the builder in advance to ensure you can get a slot.
While the marina with its display of boats for sale will be one of the main areas of interest, the backbone of the show will be the marquee, filled with waterways products, services, associations and businesses ranging from marinas to lighting, paints to holidays and solar panels to stoves.
Outside, the Show Village will be home to the land-based boat display plus a large range of other exhibitors. Don’t forget to come and see us on the Canal Boat stand, Q39 close to the marina for a very special subscription offer you can’t miss.
Something new for this year, which needs booking in advance, will be boat handling taster sessions, providing steering instruction and first-hand experience aboard a narrowboat. More details can be found at crickboatshow.com. And, of course, if it’s knowledge you want there will also be seminars covering a number of boating topics throughout the weekend.
This year Crick will also be marking the birth of canal pioneer James Brindley (1716–1772), with a range of activities, displays and special talks. You’ll even be able to speak to Brindley himself...
All we need now is some good weather for a great show. See you there.